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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary F. Locke on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary F. Locke

2011-12-10

We celebrate International Human Rights Day on this sixty-third anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document, drafted by representatives from around the world, enshrines... Read More

U.S. Hosts Meeting on the Istanbul Process for Combating Intolerance, Discrimination, and Violence on the Basis of Religion or Belief

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2011-12-10

Video added December 15, 2011: Secretary Clinton on the Istanbul Process Key Points United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 focuses on concrete, positive measures that countries can take to... Read More

Ambassador Killion Applauds New UNESCO Initiative to Promote LGBT rights

U.S. Mission to UNESCO, Paris, France

Permanent Representative of the United States to the UNESCO, Ambassador David T. Killion

2011-12-10

U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO David Killion praised UNESCO’s announcement that it would hold the first-ever United Nations consultation on LBGT rights in schools, calling it “an important step forward in... Read More

Freedom Online—Preserving an Open Internet

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

2011-12-09

Today in the Netherlands, 23 countries from every region in the world, including the United States, have come together with technology corporations and civil society organizations to make tangible progress... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on Human Rights Day

United Nations, New York

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

2011-12-09

Today, we reaffirm our commitment to a 63-year-old declaration that the world’s people are “equal in dignity and rights”—words that have been fought for through the generations by heroes and... Read More

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Patrick S. Moon on International Human Rights Day

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Patrick Moon, U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

2011-12-09

On Saturday, we celebrate Human Rights Day, the 63rd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary of State Hillary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Internet Freedom (Video and Additional Resources)

2011-12-08

Updated December 13, 2011: At the Freedom Online conference hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs December 8-9, fourteen countries endorsed a declaration pledging concrete actions in support of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Internet Freedom - Transcript

Conference on Internet Freedom, The Hague, Netherlands

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-08

See also: video of the speech and additional resources Well, good evening, and it’s wonderful to be back in The Hague. I want to thank my colleague and friend, Foreign... Read More

Hearing on the Coptic Christian Community in Egypt

Statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, United States Congress

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick

2011-12-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing on the Coptic Christian community in Egypt, and for inviting me to testify. My statement will address the continued discrimination and threats... Read More

Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: Reflections on Secretary Clinton’s Remarks

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer

2011-12-07

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a historic speech in Geneva, Switzerland entitled “Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights.” I was honored to be in the audience... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis at Security Council Debate on International Criminal Tribunals

United Nations, New York

U.S. Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2011-12-07

Thank you, Mr. President. We wish to thank Tribunal Presidents Khan and Meron, and Prosecutors Jallow and Brammertz, for their briefings today. We also wish to congratulate President Meron on... Read More

Transcript: Secretary Clinton - "Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights"

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-06

See also: Video of the speech, fact sheets, and additional resources Translations available in 中文, Français, Español, and فارسی . Good evening, and let me express my deep honor and... Read More

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



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