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Ensuring Greater Integrity in APEC Economies, Markets, and Supply Chains

Welcoming Remarks by ACT Chair, San Francisco, CA

Director for Anticrime Programs , Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David M. Luna

2011-09-13

Good Morning. I would like to thank the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for co-sponsoring, with the Anticorruption and Transparency (ACT) Working Group, this important dialogue on enhancing our APEC... Read More

U.S. Deeply Concerned about Use of Force Against Peaceful Protestors

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-13

Remarks delivered during a panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests Thank you, Madame President. The United States is deeply concerned... Read More

More Must Be Done to Protect Children in Armed Conflict

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-13

Remarks delivered during an interactive Dialogue with the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks Special Representative Coomaraswamy... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Rapid Appointment of HRC Team to Investigate the Situation in Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-13

The United States welcomes the rapid action by the President of the Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry on the situation in Syria as called for August... Read More

Award-Winning Chef Jose Andres Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as Culinary Ambassador

Helping to raise awareness of an issue that causes nearly two million deaths each year.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chef Jose Andres

2011-09-13

Chef Jose Andres joins the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as “Culinary Ambassador,” helping to raise awareness of an issue that causes nearly two million deaths each year: toxic smoke... Read More

July-December, 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

The Office of International Religious Freedom

2011-09-13

Countries of Particular Concern Burma China (Includes Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau)  Eritrea Iran Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Saudi Arabia Sudan Uzbekistan Front Matter Preface Introduction Executive Summary Addendum ... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe's Response to the Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-12

Thank you, Madame President. The United States welcomes the High Commissioner’s opening statement. At this moment, when the world is witnessing many societies in political upheaval and transition, we appreciate... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Detention of Sub-Saharan African Refugees and Migrants in Libya

The United States is deeply concerned about reports of arbitrary detention and abuse of sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-12

The United States is deeply concerned about reports of arbitrary detention and abuse of sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees. We also understand that some Libyans are also being victimized based... Read More

Remarks by David Luna at the APEC Anti-Corruption & Transparency Experts Working Group

San Francisco, CA

Director for Anticrime Programs , Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David M. Luna

2011-09-12

Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us here in San Francisco for the Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 3) of the year and the 13th APEC Anti-Corruption &... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland Offers Condolences on the Killing of Syrian Human Rights Activist Ghiyath Mattar

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-11

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of Syrian human rights activist Ghiyath Mattar while in the custody of Syrian Security Forces. We offer our deepest... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland Condemns the Mosque Attacks in the West Bank

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-09

The United States strongly condemns the dangerous and provocative attacks on the mosques in the Palestinian villages of Yatma on September 8 and Qusra on September 5. Such hateful actions... Read More

Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Inter-American Democratic Charter

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-09-09

On the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, we take note of Article 1 of the Charter: "the peoples of the Americas have a right to... Read More

Secretary Clinton on a Smart Power Approach to Counter terrorism

John Jay School of Criminal Justice, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-09-09

Thank you. Thank you very much, President Travis. And it is, for me, a great personal pleasure to be in this new facility for John Jay. I had the opportunity... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's Response to Statement on the Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2011-09-08

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remember that 9/11 was not only an attack on the United States, it... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania Ambassador Eugen Wollfarth

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2011-09-08

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States joins in welcoming Ambassador Wollfarth to the Permanent Council, and we thank you for your comprehensive report. We congratulate the people of Albania... Read More

Middle East and North Africa Programs

A snapshot of the programs administered by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

2011-09-08

For more information on programs administered by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), check out the DRL Programs page on State.gov! Algeria DRL's program in Algeria addresses the... Read More

Realizing Work and Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, U.S. Statement, Round Table on Article 27

Katherine Guernsey

2011-09-08

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Securing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities continues to be a top priority in the United States. In addition to the federal government’s long-standing and... Read More

Special Advisor Heumann's Remarks on Inclusive Development

Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith E. Heumann

2011-09-08

Thank you. As Special Advisor for International Disability Rights in the Department of State, I welcome the opportunity to address the Fourth Conference of States Parties. The Obama Administration has... Read More

Ensuring Effective and Full Participation in Political and Public Life for Persons with Disabilities

Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, U.S. Statement, Round Table 2 on Article 29

Katherine Guernsey

2011-09-08

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States is pleased to address Article 29’s critical focus on ensuring effective and full participation in political and public life. We are committed to... Read More

The Vital Role of Afghan Women in Peace, Security, and Economic Development Processes

Empowering Afghan Women Conference, The Hague, Netherlands

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer

2011-09-07

Good morning. It is such a delight for me to be back in the Netherlands. Your country and mine have enjoyed close ties for more than 400 years when Henry... Read More



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