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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in South and Central Asia

For more information on the human rights situation in countries around the world, check out the human rights reports. To create your own maps, or to find out more about... Read More

Anti-Semitism in Europe

For more information on the human rights situation in countries around the world, check out the human rights reports. To create your own maps, or to find out more about... Read More

Internet Freedom in the Middle East and North Africa

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The U.S. and Tunisian governments sign the Joint Political and Economic Partnership (JPEP)

On September 22nd, on the margins of the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York, the U.S. and Tunisian governments signed the Joint Political and Economic Partnership (JPEP). As... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at a UN High-Level Meeting on Somalia

Thank you very much, Secretary General. Thanks also to African Union Chairman Ping and to Prime Minister Abdullahi for your remarks. And to all of our colleagues, I have to... Read More

Statement by President Obama on Zambia’s Elections

On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Zambia on the historic September 20 presidential, parliamentary, and local elections, and I commend you for building on your... Read More

FY 2012 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Cultural Orientation Technical Assistance Program

Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-A-12-CA-DOM-092111 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.510 - U.S. Reception and Placement Program Announcement issuance date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Proposal submission deadline: Monday, November... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Tunisian Foreign Minister Mouldi Kefi At Signing Ceremony

SECRETARY CLINTON: I wanted to just say a very few words about how important this is to the United States. In the last year, the people of Tunisia have stood... Read More

The 10th Anniversary of the Durban Conference

Several months ago, the United States announced that we would not participate in the 10-year commemoration of the 2001 Durban Conference. Consistent with that decision, we are not attending today’s... Read More

Undersecretary Otero's Opening Remarks to the Power of Open Conference

Good morning. Thank you Alfred, for your generous hospitality today as we celebrate this momentous occasion: the formal launch of the Open Government Partnership. It's wonderful to be here. I... Read More

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Tunisia Joint Political and Economic Partnership

Preamble Though our bilateral friendship has existed for over 200 years, the events of December 2010 - January 2011 leading to the Tunisian Revolution have given the relationship between the... Read More

2011 Hours Against Hate

Stand Up and Speak Out. Hate is Hate, No Matter Who the Target Is. 2011 Hours Against Hate is a campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of... Read More

FACT SHEET: The Open Government Partnership

“In all parts of the world, we see the promise of innovation to make government more open and accountable. And now, we must build on that progress. And when we... Read More

Internet Freedom in North Africa and the Middle East

For more information on the human rights situation in countries around the world, check out the human rights reports. To create your own maps, or to find out more about... Read More

The U.S. Commitment to Breaking down Barriers to Women's Economic and Political Participation

"This week, the United States signed a new Declaration on Women’s Participation. Next year, we should each announce the steps we are taking to break down economic and political barriers... Read More

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. I would like to talk to you... Read More

FACT SHEET: Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

The Obama Administration has dramatically changed America’s course at the United Nations to advance our interests and values and help forge a more secure and prosperous world. We have repaired... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at High-Level Meeting on Libya

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. Mr. Secretary General, on behalf of us all, thank you for convening this meeting to address a task that must be the work of all of... Read More

Breakthrough in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

For decades, countries rich in oil, gas, or minerals have been cursed by conflict surrounding those resources. Companies in the extractive industries are often accused of complicity in violating human... Read More

The Human Rights Situation in Belarus has Deteriorated Sharply Since 2010 Elections

Remarks delivered under Item 4: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Oral Report on Belarus Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks High Commissioner Pillay for her oral report... Read More



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