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USAID and Intel Expand Global Collaboration for Social and Economic Development

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Intel Corporation announced an expansion of their ongoing collaboration to utilize technology to further economic and social development around the world.... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Human Rights at the Opening Session of the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

In these frontline states and in all countries facing instability, we put a special focus on protecting universal human rights, increasing political participation, and enforcing the rule of law. It... Read More

Ukraine at the Crossroads Forum: Opening Remarks

Thank you and good evening. I am delighted to join you at the opening of this timely international forum, "Ukraine at the Crossroads." I commend the organizations who have brought... Read More

US Supports Human Rights Council Action on Sri Lanka to Promote Reconciliation and Accountability

QUESTION: Yes. A new footage showing execution of 12-year-old son of LTTE leader Prabhakaran has surfaced. Do you have any comments on that with the Sri Lankan delegation lobbying hard... Read More

Syria's Use of Landmines to Fence in its Own People "Horrific"

QUESTION:Yeah. On Syria, have you received any update from Kofi Annan regarding his mission? He was expecting an answer today from the Syrian authorities. Have you got any update? MS.... Read More

Human Rights Situation in Eritrea - Joint Statement to the Human Rights Council

The following statement was delivered by Somalia on behalf of the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia,... Read More

UN Report Shows Improving Human Rights Situation in Burma, But Considerable Remaining Challenges

The United States welcomes the report of Special Rapporteur Ojea Quintana and thanks him for all of his work. The United States welcomes his visits to Burma in August 2011... Read More

Poetry Sign Language Exchange

When I first floated the idea for this event to a friend of mine, he told me it sounded like a logistical nightmare: an exchange by DVC involving two separate... Read More

Human Rights Reports Translations

Translations for the 2011 Human Rights Reports will be added to this page when... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Libya, Yemen, Syria and Quartet Consultations

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much Foreign Secretary Hague for calling us together. Secretary General, thank you very much for your leadership. Today, we gather to discuss the wave of... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks to the Press on Afghanistan, Libya and Syria

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. Before I begin, let me say that like many Americans, I was shocked and saddened by the killings of innocent Afghan villagers this weekend. We... Read More

Statement on Iran by the US Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

Thank you, Madame President. The United States welcomes the report of Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed and thanks him for his thorough work. As demonstrated by the Special Rapporteur’s first two... Read More

U.S. deeply disturbed by ongoing human rights violations around the world

Madame President, The United States remains deeply disturbed by ongoing human rights violations around the world. In Syria, we condemn the slaughter, torture, kidnapping, and detention of peaceful protesters, journalists... Read More

HRC Report on Syria Makes Clear Assad Government Responsible for Gross Human Rights Violations

Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks the commission of inquiry on Syria for its exceptional reporting on the ongoing human rights crisis there and welcomes its most recent... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Women in the World Summit

MERYL STREEP: Thank you. I feel like I’ve been plugged into an energy source that’s bigger than the one generated by oil, gas, coal, or nuclear. It’s girl power. (Cheers.)... Read More

Secretary Clinton Presents the First Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls

On Friday, March 9, 2012, Secretary Clinton and The Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin announced the recipients of the Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. ... Read More

Albania: Practicing Respect With Great Sincerity

"] Hannah Rosenthal serves as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the Department of State. In my job as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, I... Read More

U.S. Response to U.N. Draft Resolution on Palestinian Women

Explanation of Vote at the Commission on the Status of Women on a Draft Resolution on the Situation of, and Assistance to, Palestinian Women Madam Chair, We take the floor... Read More

U.S. Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith Interview with Muhamed Veliu on Religious Freedom

Muhamed Veliu: First of all, welcome to Top Channel. It is a great pleasure for me to interview you and thank you for giving me this opportunity. Hannah, I’d like... Read More

Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith Interview With Muhamed Veliu on the "2012 Hours Against Hate" Campaign

QUESTION: First of all, welcome to Top Channel. It is a great pleasure for me to interview you and thank you for giving me this opportunity. Hannah, I’d like to... Read More



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