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Secretary Clinton on World Refugee Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-20

On this World Refugee Day, we pause to reflect on how far we have come over the last 60 years since the world's first convention on refugees, and recommit ourselves... Read More

USAID Administrator Raj Shah on An Expansion of Human Welfare

Democracy, Rights and Governance Conference 2.0, Arlington VA

USAID Administrator Dr. Raj Shah

2011-06-20

The defining story of the Arab Spring belongs to Mohammed Bouazizi, the young Tunisian fruit seller who set himself on fire, in protest of the humiliation he had received at... Read More

Ambassador Verveer on The Political and Economic Power of Women

Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington, D.C.

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

2011-06-20

Thank you Karen for your warm introduction. I’m delighted to be here with all of you for this conference, “Democracy that Delivers for Women.” We know that progress for women... Read More

What Role for the Jewish Media in a World of Growing Anti-Semitism?

Opening Remarks to the Second Annual European Jewish Press Conference

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2011-06-20

Good morning. Mazel tov on this conference – the second one of its kind – it’s encouraging to see that it has doubled in size from last year. I am... Read More

Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Judith Heumann

A lifelong advocate for disadvantaged people.

HumanRights.gov Staff

2011-06-17

Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Judith Heumann Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She has... Read More

United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-17

Today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the first ever UN resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. This represents a historic moment to highlight... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Historic Resolution Protecting the Human Rights of LGBT People

United States Mission to the United Nations, Delegation to the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2011-06-17

Click here for the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution "Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity." Mr. President, The United States is thrilled to join with our friends from... Read More

FACT SHEET:U.S. Accomplishments at the UN Human Rights Council’s 17th Session

U.S Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2011-06-17

The seventeenth session of the Human Rights Council came to an end in Geneva today.  This is the sixth regular session that the United States has participated in since joining... Read More

Explanation of Vote in the General Assembly on the Human Rights Council Review

United States Mission to the United Nations

United States Deputy Representative to ECOSOC John F. Sammis

2011-06-17

Thank you, Mr. President. In Geneva and New York, the United States has repeatedly urged our fellow members to join us in conducting a thorough, comprehensive review of the Human... Read More

Statement by the President on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-06-17

Today, for the first time in history, the United Nations adopted a resolution dedicated to advancing the basic human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. This marks... Read More

“There Is No Going Back in Syria”

Secretary Clinton Supports Syrian People in Asharq Al-Awsat Op-Ed

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-17

In an op-ed in the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemns the violent crackdown in Syria and calls for a transition to democracy. The full text... Read More

State Department and OIC Commit to Promote Women's and Girls' Engagement in Science

U.S Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2011-06-17

The State Department and National Science Foundation joined forces with the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on June 13 to sponsor a groundbreaking symposium entitled “Changing Mindsets to Promote... Read More

Briefing on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resolution at UN Human Rights Council

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs Suzanne Nossel; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer

2011-06-17

OPERATOR: Welcome, everyone, and thank you for standing by. At this time, I’d like to inform all participants that your lines are in a listen-only mode until the question-and-answer session... Read More

FACT SHEET UPDATE: U.S. Government Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Libya Crisis

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

2011-06-17

The United States is deeply concerned about the welfare of the hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced and caught up in the Libya conflict. We continue to call upon Libyan... Read More

Request for Proposals: Justice and Dignity Middle East Initiative

U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2011-06-17

Public Notice Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Request for Proposals: Justice and Dignity Initiative PLEASE NOTE: DRL strongly urges applicants to access immediately www.grants.gov in order to obtain... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

United States Mission to the United Nations

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2011-06-17

I am pleased that the UN Human Rights Council today adopted the first-ever UN resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. Today’s vote marks a... Read More

Adoption of the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers

The U.S. is pleased to take part in the effort to provide more effective protection to domestic workers worldwide.

The United States Delegation to the 100th Session of the International Labor Conference

2011-06-17

Click here for the PDF of the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Click here to visit the website for the 100th Session of the International Labour... Read More

Seminar on the Teaching of the Holocaust

Kaunas, Lithuania

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2011-06-17

Good afternoon! Ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to have this opportunity to visit Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city and its former capital. As an American; as a Jew; as... Read More

Additional African Nations to Join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2011-06-16

Secretary Clinton Helps Secure Seven Additional African Nations to Join the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves On the heels of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit to Africa, seven... Read More

Businesses and Transnational Corporations Have a Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer

2011-06-16

The Human Rights Council adopted by consensus June 16, 2011 a ground-breaking resolution on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.  Expressing U.S. government support... Read More



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