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

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-13

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

Canada Ukraine Foundation/ Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia

2012-03-13

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-03-13

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"

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-03-13

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

Human Rights Council, 19th Session Joint Statement under Item 4

2012-03-13

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

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

UN Human Rights Council – 19th Session, Geneva

2012-03-12

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

U.S. Consulate General in Lahore, Pakistan

Kathryn Kiser, Public Affairs Section

2012-03-12

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

2012-03-12

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

United Nations Security Council, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-12

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

United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-12

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

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Mr. Ahmed Shaheed) - Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva

Jill Hutchings, U.S. Department of State

2012-03-12

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

Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Charles O. Blaha, Political Counselor, USUN Mission to Geneva

2012-03-12

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

Human Rights Council 19th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

Casey L. Addis, Political Officer, USUN Mission to Geneva

2012-03-12

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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Meryl Streep

Lincoln Center, New York City

2012-03-10

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

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-09

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

U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-03-09

"] 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

United Nations, New York, New York

John F. Sammis, Deputy U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council

2012-03-09

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

Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal; Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith

2012-03-09

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

Tirana, Albania

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal and Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Anwar Pandith

2012-03-09

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

The 101st Anniversary of International Women's Day with Secretary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama

Secretary Clinton’s Address on the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony

2012-03-08

On Thursday, March 8, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s... Read More



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