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Response to the Report by Professor Emmanuel Decaux

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. In addition to subscribing fully to the statement read on behalf of the 14 invoking states, I would like to add the following: We join in... Read More

Response to the Address by OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities, Ambassador Knut Vollbaek

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We warmly welcome Ambassador Vollebaek back to the Permanent Council and we thank him for his comprehensive report. The treatment of minorities is at the heart... Read More

FACT SHEET: The U.S. Commitment to Cookstoves in Africa

In September 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Clinton announced the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower... Read More

Request for Proposals: Civic Participation in Cuba

Public Notice Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Request for Proposals: To expand Cuban civic participation and strengthen independent civil society groups with a view to supporting the ability... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Interview with Kosovo Journalists

ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Maybe before I take any questions, just to get a few basics out there. To start by saying how pleased I am to be back in Kosovo... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Press Availability Following the MOU Signing Ceremony With the Kosovo Prime Minister

ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Prime Minister thank you so much for those kind words and for this warm welcome. I’m really pleased to be back in Pristina. This is my fourth... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain

Click here for the PDF of the Arabic translation of Assistant Secretary Posner’s remarks on the human rights situation in Bahrain. Thank you all for coming. I have welcomed the... Read More

Assistant Secretary Brimmer: Multilateral Cooperation Between The United States and Israel: Fighting Delegitimization, Moving Forward Together

(As prepared remarks) Good afternoon. I want to thank Rob Satloff and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for this invitation. It is truly a privilege to have this... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe's Press Statement Following the Delivery of a Joint Statement by Human Rights Council Members on the Situation in Syria

Joint Statement» Just six weeks ago the Human Rights Council held a Special Session on the urgent human rights crisis emerging in Syria. At that session, the Council unequivocally condemned... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Interview With Bojan Brkic of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS)

QUESTION: Mr. Gordon, thank you for this interview. The first question I wanted to ask you is when Mr. Biden came to Belgrade, he said that his visit was intended... Read More

Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

Thank you, Mr. President. The United States is deeply concerned about violent repression of peaceful protests in some countries around the world. Governments must be held accountable for violation of... Read More

Under Secretary Otero's Remarks at Norwegian Women and Security Network

Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here at the Women in Security Network of the Peace Research Institute. This is an important time for organizations such as yours. The... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Repression in Iran and Syria

Two years ago this week, Iranian citizens went to the polls in the hopes of expressing their democratic rights. But the authorities in Tehran had no interest in the will... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Security and Humanitarian Situation in Southern Kordofan, Sudan

The United States is deeply concerned by the rapid and significant deterioration in the security and humanitarian situation in the Southern Kordofan state of Sudan. The Government of Sudan has... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon on U.S. Policy in the Balkans

As prepared Thank you very much. It really is an honor and a pleasure for me to be back in Sarajevo, particularly with so many good friends and colleagues in... Read More

Closure of Human Rights Watch in Uzbekistan

The United States is concerned by the Uzbek Supreme Court’s decision to close the Human Rights Watch Office in Tashkent.  International NGOs such as Human Rights Watch have an important... Read More

Message from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Belarus

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President... Read More

Notice from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Belarus


Ambassador Johnson Cook's Remarks at the OHCHR Panel on 'Combating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief"

As Prepared Good afternoon. First, let me express my sincere appreciation to the Office of the High Commissioner in arranging for this panel and for the privilege of addressing you... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon's Interview With Balkan News Agencies

ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Welcome. Maybe I’ll just say a couple of very brief things at the beginning and then I’ll look forward to your questions. I’m very pleased to be... Read More


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