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Presidential Study Directive on Mass Atrocities

PRESIDENTIAL STUDY DIRECTIVE/PSD-10 - MEMORANDUM:

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-08-04

THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF... Read More

Preventing Mass Atrocities and Serious Human Rights Violations

Press Statement

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-08-04

Preventing mass atrocities and serious human rights violations is both a powerful moral imperative and a compelling strategic interest for the United States. The new interagency Atrocities Prevention Board announced... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on Steps Directed by President Obama to Prevent Mass Atrocities

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

2011-08-04

Today, President Obama directed a thorough review to strengthen our national capacity to prevent mass atrocities. Crucially, the President will establish a new Atrocities Prevention Board with the authority and ... Read More

Ambassador Verveer's Remarks at the International Women's Economic Summit "Peace Through Business" Graduation Ceremony

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

2011-08-04

Thank you for that warm introduction. It is an honor and humbling to be here today with so many who are not content to simply dream of a better world,... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird After Their Meeting

Treaty Room, Washington D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird

2011-08-04

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hello, good afternoon, everyone. It’s a real pleasure to welcome Minister Baird here in his new capacity as the foreign minister. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with... Read More

Ambassador Ford's Interview with Christiane Amanpour of ABC’s This Week

Aired on August 7, 2011

Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford with Christiane Amanpour of ABC’s This Week

2011-08-04

QUESTION:  And this morning, news that Asad’s forces are trampling another Syrian town.  The best response the world has come up with so far is a United Nations statement condemning... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice on the Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria

Via Conference Call

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

2011-08-03

Click here for the United Nations Security Council Presidential Statement on the Situation in Syria Moderator: Ambassador Rice is on the line. Go ahead Ambassador. Ambassador Rice: Thank you. This... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks at Afhad Women’s University “Civil Society and U.S. Foreign Policy”

Khartoum, Sudan

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

2011-08-03

I wish all of you a happy and blessed Ramadan. At this time of self-reflection and renewal, I am especially pleased to be invited here.  I wanted to come to Afhad... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks After Meeting With Syrian Activists

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-08-02

I met today with a small group of U.S.-based Syrian activists and members of the Syrian-American community to express our profound sympathy for all Syrian victims of the Assad regime’s... Read More

Church Bombing in Kirkuk, Iraq

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

2011-08-02

We deplore the attack today outside the Holy Family Church in Kirkuk and extend our condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones. Attacks like this, which target religious minorities,... Read More

U.S. Representative to the Transitional National Council Chris Stevens on Libya

Special Briefing

United States Envoy to Libya Chris Stevens and Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-08-02

MR. TONER: Hey. Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the State Department. It’s our good fortune today to have with us Chris Stevens, a man you’ve heard a lot about over... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Continuing Violence in Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-08-01

The Syrian regime's violent assault on civilians continued today, even as Ramadan began, highlighting again the brutality and viciousness of the Assad regime. Yesterday, President Obama said that President Assad... Read More

Statement by the President on the Violence in Syria

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-07-31

I am appalled by the Syrian government’s use of violence and brutality against its own people. The reports out of Hama are horrifying and demonstrate the true character of the... Read More

Statement by Ambassador DiCarlo on the Role of UNAMID in Darfur

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

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2011-07-29

Mr. President, The United States supports the peacekeepers of UNAMID who continue to play a critical role in the safety and security of the people of Darfur. We are extremely... Read More

U.S. Policy and the OSCE: Making Good on Our Commitments in the Human Dimension

Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

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

2011-07-28

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Distinguished Members of the Commission: I appreciate your calling this timely hearing on the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as... Read More

U.S. Foreign Policy and the OSCE: From Astana to Vilnius

Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon

2011-07-28

As prepared Chairman Smith, Co-Chairman Cardin, Members of the Commission: Thank you very much for inviting me here today to discuss our agenda for the OSCE. Let me also take... Read More

U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Iran and Syria

Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael H. Posner and Assistant Secretary Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Jeffery Feltman

2011-07-27

Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Ackerman, Distinguished Members of the Committee: thank you for inviting us to appear before you today to discuss the Iranian and Syrian governments’ continuing and worsening... Read More

Remarks at the USAID Panel on Business and Human Rights at the National Press Club

National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Section Chief for Business and Human Rights Melike Yetken

2011-07-27

I want to thank USAID for sponsoring today’s conversation on Business and Human Rights which I believe to be a critical human rights issue in this day and age. I... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia on Eastern European Democracy

Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2011-07-26

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Chairman Burton, Ranking Member Meeks, and Members of the Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you today about the state of human... Read More

Return of Father Nguyen Van Ly to Prison

Father Ly has spent over 16 years in prison.

Department of State Acting Deputy Spokesperson Heide Bronke Fulton

2011-07-26

We are concerned by the Government of Vietnam’s decision to return long-time human rights defender Father Nguyen Van Ly to prison on July 25. We urge the Government of Vietnam... Read More



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