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Syria Human Rights Resolution in the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee

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

2011-11-22

Today, the United Nations General Assembly spoke up for the people of Syria and against the Asad Regime, which has repeatedly gone to horrific lengths to silence dissent. By overwhelmingly... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, U.S. Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, at a Security Council meeting on Timor-Leste

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

United States Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2011-11-22

AS DELIVERED Thank you Mr. President and welcome to the Council. I also wish to welcome the Foreign Minister of Timor-Leste and the Vice Minister of Brazil. Thank you, Special... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Human Rights Abuses in Iran, Burma, and North Korea

Statement to the United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee

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

2011-11-21

The United States welcomes decisions by the UN General Assembly's Third Committee to highlight human rights abuses in Iran, Burma, and North Korea. This year's resolution on Iran, which passed... Read More

ICTR Judgment Against Former Rwandan Mayor of Kivumu

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-11-18

Yesterday the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former Rwandan Mayor of Kivumu, for genocide and crimes against humanity. The court sentenced Ndahimana to 15 years. The... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on the Reinstatement of Libya to the UN Human Rights Council

United Nations, New York

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

2011-11-18

The reinstatement of Libya to the UN Human Rights Council marks the start of a new opportunity for the Libyan people. The General Assembly’s unanimous suspension of Libya nearly nine... Read More

U.S. Response to OSCE Commissioner on National Minorities

United States Mission to the OSCE Response to the High Commissioner on National Minorities Ambassador Knut Vollebaek

Ambassador Ian Kelly, U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2011-11-17

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Vollebaek back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his comprehensive report. We applaud your organization of a conference in Zagreb last month... Read More

President Obama Addresses Human Rights

Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

President Barack Obama

2011-11-17

Excerpt from President Obama's remarks (see entire remarks on the White House web site): As we grow our economies, we’ll also remember the link between growth and good governance --... Read More

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Discusses Human Rights of LGBT People

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Michael Owen, U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone

2011-11-17

These remarks were delivered to a workshop of civil society groups in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The workshop launched a project implemented by Global Rights to increase the capacity of Sierra... Read More

Anniversary of the Death of Sergei Magnitskiy

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-11-16

Today we honor the memory of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitskiy, who died of abuse and neglect two years ago in a Moscow prison after bringing corruption allegations against senior officials. ... Read More

Supporting Democratic Transitions and Economic Opportunity in a Changing Middle East

MEI Annual Banquet, Washington, DC

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2011-11-16

Thank you, Dick, for that kind introduction. I’m honored to be back at the Middle East Institute, for whose leadership, membership and mission I have enormous respect. And I’m especially... Read More

The Lessons of the Holocaust

Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti- Semitism

2011-11-16

The speech of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti- Semitism in the Obama Administration, delivered to the international conference “Totalitarianism and Tolerance. The Challenge to Freedom,” held in... Read More

Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade

2011-11-15

Today, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development and a coalition of private sector partners, civil society, and other organizations, launched the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible... Read More

The Situation Faced by the Coptic Christian Community in Egypt

Statement to the U.S. Helsinki Commission

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

2011-11-15

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for conducting this important hearing on the situation faced by Coptic Christian community in Egypt, and for inviting me to testify. As you know, this is... Read More

Explanation of Vote by John F. Sammis on the Third Committee Resolution, "Report of the Human Rights Council"

United Nations, New York

Deputy Representative to ECOSOC, John F. Sammis

2011-11-15

The United States does not see the benefit of this resolution. While the United States remains concerned about the Human Rights Council's disproportionate focus on Israel, there have been significant... Read More

Explanation of Position by John F. Sammis on the Third Committee Resolution on Combating Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief

United Nations, New York

Deputy Representative to ECOSOC, John F. Sammis

2011-11-15

The U.S. is pleased to join consensus on this resolution. We congratulate the sponsors of this resolution for what we hope is becoming a blueprint for constructive, meaningful actions that... Read More

President Obama on the Arab League's Actions Regarding Syria

President Barack Obama

2011-11-12

I applaud the important decisions taken by the Arab League today, including the suspension of Syria's membership, consideration of economic sanctions, and downgrading of diplomatic relations. After the Assad regime... Read More

Violence in Yemen

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-11-12

We are deeply troubled by reports of attacks against civilians in the city of Taiz. We extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. As we... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Arab League’s Actions Regarding Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-11-12

Today the Arab League took a strong and historic stance aimed at stopping the violence in Syria and protecting Syrian civilians. The United States commends the principled stand taken by... Read More

U.S Policy on Syria

Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Jeffery Feltman

2011-11-10

Chairman Casey, Ranking Member Risch, Distinguished Members of the Committee: thank you for inviting me to appear before you today to discuss our goals with regard to Syria and the... Read More

Elections in Nicaragua

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-11-10

The Nicaraguan government has announced that Daniel Ortega will serve another term as president. International and unaccredited domestic observers have publicly stated that the electoral process was marred by significant... Read More



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