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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

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice After a Security Council Briefing on Syria

United Nations, New York

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-12-12

The United States welcomes today’s briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the appalling human rights crisis in Syria. Just two days after global celebrations of Human... Read More

Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez

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 I am very... Read More

Web Chat by U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman, Commemorating International Human Rights Day

Muscat, Oman

U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman

2011-12-12

CO.NX Moderator (Sarah): Welcome to U.S. Embassy Muscat's virtual space. Please join us for a webchat on December 12 at 3:00pm. Erin from Public Affairs: Welcome to everyone just joining... Read More

International Human Rights Day - Message from Secretary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-10

On December 10, 1948, world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly and pledged to uphold and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people. This promise, enshrined... Read More

Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week - Presidential Proclamation

President Barack Obama

2011-12-10

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION With the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly... Read More

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary F. Locke on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary F. Locke

2011-12-10

We celebrate International Human Rights Day on this sixty-third anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document, drafted by representatives from around the world, enshrines... Read More



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