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Executive Order -- Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-12-19

Executive Order -- Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United... Read More

Labor Migration: The Nexus of Foreign Policy and the Free Market

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor

2011-12-18

Barbara Shailor serves as Special Representative for International Labor Affairs. Since 2000, the international community has set aside December 18 to recognize the contributions of migrants to our communities. Please... Read More

Statement of President Obama on the death of Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC

President Barack Obama

2011-12-18

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Vaclav Havel, a playwright and prisoner of conscience who became President of Czechoslovakia and of the Czech Republic. Having... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Reports of Violence in Egypt

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-18

I am deeply concerned about the continuing reports of violence in Egypt. I urge Egyptian security forces to respect and protect the universal rights of all Egyptians, including the rights... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-18

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic’s first democratically elected president and leader of the Velvet Revolution. His death is a loss... Read More

Concerns About Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown

2011-12-18

The following is a joint statement issued by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton. Begin Text: Today we remember the one year anniversary of... Read More

Keynote Address by Secretary Clinton at the International Crisis Group's "In Pursuit of Peace" Award Dinner

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-16

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.) Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this... Read More

Remarks by the President at the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism

Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Maryland

President Barack Obama

2011-12-16

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Please, please have a seat. You’re making me blush. (Laughter.) Thank you, Eric, for that extraordinary introduction and for... Read More

Supporting Front Line Human Rights Advocates

2011-12-15

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Baer, Doug Rutzen of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and Brian Dooley of Human Rights First participated in a discussion about supporting human... Read More

Statement and Questions and Answers in Bahrain with Assistant Secretary of State Posner

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael H. Posner

2011-12-15

Translation available: بالعربية This is my third visit to Bahrain in the last year, and I welcome the opportunity to get another firsthand view of recent developments here. I am... Read More

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal After Their Meeting

U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Danish Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal

2011-12-15

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Sovndal for our first meeting here in Washington in his new role. And it is also clear... Read More

The Obama Administration's Strategy for Supporting Democracy and Human Rights in Russia

2011-12-14

The United States supports the efforts of all Russians, both within and outside of government, who strive to develop democratic governance and respect for universal values. Change within Russia will... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Istanbul Process for Combating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-14

For an overview of this topic, see U.S. Hosts Meeting on the Istanbul Process for Combating Intolerance, Discrimination, and Violence on the Basis of Religion or Belief  SECRETARY CLINTON:... Read More

The Cuban Government Should Respect Human Rights Week Activities

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-12-14

We are deeply troubled by reports of increased repression by the Government of Cuba against Cuban citizens peacefully expressing themselves. Of particular concern are reports that government officials and government-organized... Read More

Provisional Results of the Presidential Election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-12-14

The United States continues to follow closely the ongoing electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We have taken note of recent statements issued by international and... Read More

Press Gaggle Following Testimony on the State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia

Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

2011-12-14

See also: The Obama Administration’s Strategy for Supporting Democracy and Human Rights in Russia Following Testimony before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Question: Mr.... Read More

Yemeni National Consensus Government

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-12-13

The United States welcomes the formation of the Yemeni National Consensus Government and the holding of its first cabinet meeting on December 10. We commend Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansour... Read More

Treasury Sanctions Two Senior Iranian Officials for Serious Human Rights Abuses

2011-12-13

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Departments of Treasury and State today announced the designation of Hassan Firouzabadi, Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Abdollah Araqi, the Deputy Commander of... Read More

Remarks at Istanbul Process Meeting by Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

Washington, DC

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2011-12-12

For an overview of this topic, see U.S. Hosts Meeting on the Istanbul Process for Combating Intolerance, Discrimination, and Violence on the Basis of Religion or Belief As Prepared Good... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo at the Security Council Stakeout after a Briefing by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the Situation in Syria

United Nations, New York

U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2011-12-12

Note: This transcript is edited to include only remarks by U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative Rosemary DiCarlo. She was joined at the press conference by the Permanent Representatives from the United... Read More



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