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Secretary Clinton Meets with LGBT Activists and Supporters from the Diplomatic Corps

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-06

Well, I just wanted to stop by and very briefly express my appreciation to all of you for what you do every single day. I understand that you have traveled... Read More

International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of LGBT Persons - Presidential Memorandum

President Barack Obama

2011-12-06

The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States commitment to promoting human... Read More

Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

2011-12-06

The United States remains deeply committed to supporting the democratic development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The presidential and legislative elections that took place as scheduled on... Read More

Clinton Defends Civil Society, Internet Freedom and Democratic Elections at OSCE Ministerial

Vilnius, Lithuania

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-06

Translation: عربي SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you and the president of the Republic of Lithuania and the government and people of your country for hosting this year’s for hosting this year’s... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The US Embassy Joins the Bahamas National Council for Disability

U.S. Embassy Nassau, Bahamas

2011-12-06

On December 2, the Bahamas National Council for Disability (BNCD) launched activities in observance of its annual Disability Awareness Week with a one-day forum focused on “Independent Living and Legislation... Read More

Community of Democracies Task Force for Moldova - First Meeting

Office the Spokesman

2011-12-06

On Wednesday, December 7th, the first meeting of the Community of Democracies Task Force for Moldova will take place at the Department of State in Washington, DC. The United States... Read More

Virtual Embassy Tehran

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-12-06

See also: Virtual Embassy Tehran Factsheet I am delighted to announce the online opening of the Virtual U.S. Embassy Tehran as a new and exciting engagement opportunity between the peoples... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on the President's Memorandum on International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

United Nations, New York

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

2011-12-06

Today, President Obama directed all agencies to protect and promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons abroad. At the United Nations, we have strongly supported efforts... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Address on the Human Rights of LGBT People (Video and Additonal Resources)

"Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights"

2011-12-06

Human rights are inalienable and belong to every person, no matter who that person is or whom that person loves. Since January 2009, Secretary Clinton has championed a comprehensive human... Read More

Upcoming Human Rights Day Events

2011-12-05

Human Rights Day recognizes the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. The Declaration outlines the inalienable rights of... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Statement by Amb. Susan E. Rice

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

2011-12-03

On December 3, we recognize the contributions of disabled people and honor all who fight for equal access, equal opportunity, and equal protection within our communities. Two years ago, I... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

President Barack Obama

2011-12-03

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recommit to ensuring people living with disabilities enjoy full equality and... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi

Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-02

Listen to the interview and related story from NPR QUESTION: I want to ask you first about just being at the house, Aung San Suu Kyi’s house, where she spent... Read More

Secretary Clinton with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Rangoon, Burma

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-02

MS. KYI: Are we all settled? I’d like to say that it’s a great pleasure and a privilege for us – can you hear me -- QUESTION: Yes. MS.... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Press Availability in Burma

Rangoon, Burma

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-02

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, let me begin by saying that as the first American Secretary of State to visit here in over 50 years, I am delighted to have a chance... Read More

The Human Rights Council’s Special Session on Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-02

Today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva took decisive action to reinforce the Syrian Government’s isolation and draw attention to the Asad Regime’s unacceptable and brutal treatment of the Syrian... Read More

Two-Year Mark of the Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross

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

2011-12-02

Tomorrow Alan Gross will begin his third year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba. He was arrested on December 3, 2009 and later given a 15 year prison sentence by Cuban... Read More

Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region: Taking Stock of the Situation Today

Statement before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission)

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

2011-12-02

Chairman Smith, Co-chairman Cardin, Commissioners—thank you for the invitation to testify before you today. Since its founding in 1976, the U.S. Helsinki Commission has dedicated itself to addressing human rights... Read More

Defense Secretary Panetta on Democracy in Egypt

Saban Forum, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, D.C.

2011-12-02

MR. POLLACK: Back to Egypt, Egypt just had elections, as you discussed, obviously Islamists and particularly Salafist parties did very well in that election. Do you believe this was –... Read More

Celebrating the International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Judith Heumann

2011-12-02

Judith Heumann serves as Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the Department of State. On the eve of December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it is... Read More



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