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FACT SHEET: New Security Council Resolution Supports the Libyan People in their Transition to a More Democratic, Prosperous Future

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

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Affairs

2011-09-16

The Security Council has adopted a new resolution to promote Libya's recovery from its recent conflict and support its transition to a free society. This resolution mandates a new, three-month... Read More

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Rice at a Security Council Meeting on the Situation in Libya

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

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

2011-09-16

Through Resolution 2009, the Council has unanimously affirmed its willingness to support the Libyan people in their efforts to restore order and bring about democracy. In this resolution, as well... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at the Security Council Stakeout on Libya, the Middle East, and Sudan

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

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

2011-09-16

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon, everyone. Today has been an unusually good day at the United Nations. We saw the General Assembly act by an overwhelming margin to credential the new... Read More

Civil Society Provides the Critical Foundation for Promoting All 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

2011-09-15

Remarks delivered under Item 3, General Debate Thank you, Madame President. The United States is glad to have to the opportunity to affirm our unwavering commitment to the protection and... Read More

U.S. Statement at the HRC Dialogue on the Right to Drinking Water and Sanitation

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

John Mariz

2011-09-15

Remarks delivered during an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water and Sanitation Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States takes note with interest of the... Read More

A Misguided Assault: Why the United Nations Matters

Center for American Progress, Washington, DC

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Esther Brimmer

2011-09-15

(As prepared remarks) Thank you, John, for that introduction. Before we begin, I want to recognize the important work that CAP is doing on a range of key national security... Read More

Determination and Certification of the Colombian Government with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson

2011-09-15

On September 7, 2011, the Department of State determined and certified to Congress that the Colombian Government is meeting statutory criteria related to human rights. This determination and certification, pursuant... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Robbins' Response to Recent Events in Northern Kosovo

United States Mission to the OSCE

Charge d’Affaires Gary Robbins

2011-09-15

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes the EU and NATO coordinated plan to reintroduce normal customs controls at Kosovo’s northern border crossing points with Serbia, which have remained... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Robbins' Response to the Secretary General’s Report on the Implementation of the 2004 OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality

United States Mission to the OSCE

Charge d’Affaires, Gary D. Robbins

2011-09-15

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States joins other delegations in expressing appreciation for this very comprehensive report. We would like to thank the Secretary General, the Gender Unit, ODIHR,... Read More

Chargé d’Affaires Robbins' Statement on the Release of the July to December 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

United States Mission to the OSCE

Charge d’Affaires, Gary D. Robbins

2011-09-15

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On Tuesday, September 13, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton transmitted to the United States Congress the July to December 2010 Report on International Religious Freedom. We... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Political Transition in Yemen

The United States continues to support a peaceful and orderly transition that is responsive to the Yemeni people’s aspirations for peace, prosperity, and security.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-15

The United States has seen encouraging signs in recent days from the government and the opposition in Yemen suggesting a renewed willingness to implement a political transition, to include the... Read More

Celebrating 60 years of the U.S.-Australia Alliance

Presidio Golden Gate Club Ventana Room, San Francisco, CA

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith

2011-09-15

SECRETARY CLINTON:Good afternoon, everyone. It is a great pleasure for Secretary Panetta and I to welcome Foreign Minister Rudd and Defense Minister Smith and the entire Australian delegation, our friends... Read More

David Luna on Reducing Illicit Arbitrage Opportunities for Cleaner Markets and Supply Chains

APEC Workshop on Investigating and Prosecuting Corruption and Illicit Trade: Stemming the Flows of Counterfeits and Dismantling Illicit Networks, San Francisco, CA

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

2011-09-14

Good morning. It is an honor as the 2011 APEC Anti-Corruption and Transparency (ACT) Working Group Chair to co-host this workshop with Rodrigo Roque, the APEC Intellectual Property Experts... Read More

Assistant Secretary Blake on the Situation in Sri Lanka

A great deal still needs to be done to heal the wounds of war and ensure a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous Sri Lanka.

Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake

2011-09-14

As Prepared for Delivery It is a pleasure to be back in Sri Lanka and to see many old friends. Over the last two days I have had a wide... Read More

Making Right to Development a Uniting, Rather than Divisive, Issue on the Human Rights Agenda

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

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

2011-09-14

Remarks delivered during a panel on the Realization of the Right to Development Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We thank the panelists for their thoughtful presentations. The United States has some... Read More

Strengthening Health Systems to Respond to Needs of Women and Girls Must be a Political Priority

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

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

2011-09-14

Remarks delivered during a side event at the 18th Session of the Human Rights Council: “Applying a Human Rights Based Approach to Efforts to Eliminate Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity” ... Read More

Learn more about the Office of International Religious Freedom

Promoting religious freedom is a core objective of U.S. foreign policy.

The Office of International Religious Freedom

2011-09-13

The Office of International Religious Freedom has the mission of promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy. The office is headed by Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Release of the Report on International Religious Freedom

Shining a spotlight on violations of religious freedom around the world is one of our goals in releasing this report.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-09-13

Click here for the July-December, 2010 International Religious Freedom Report. SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone.  Here with me today are Michael Posner, our Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and... Read More

Faith and Development in China

Strengthening religious freedom will not only benefit U.S.-China relations, it will also create a firmer foundation for Chinese society.

Emilie Kao

2011-09-13

China’s Religious Believers Beginning to Meet Social Needs Despite years of government ambivalence and hostility, China’s religious communities are emerging as a strong force for meeting the country’s social welfare... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner and Ambassador Cook on the Int'l Religious Freedom Report

This report covers every country, every faith, and myriad forms of harassment, persecution, and abuse on the basis of religion.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner and Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2011-09-13

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Thank you. Good morning, everybody. As you know, the State Department is mandated by law to produce this report each year. The Secretary of State also designates... Read More



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