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Response to the Closure of Human Rights Watch Office in Uzbekistan

United States Mission to the OSCE

Deputy Chief of Mission Carol Fuller

2011-06-23

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On March 24, the United States expressed our concern in the Permanent Council about the possibility of the Human Rights Watch Office being closed in Uzbekistan.... Read More

Response to the Statement on the Passage of the Parental Responsibility Law in Tajikistan

United States Mission to the OSCE

Acting Political Counselor Patrick Connell

2011-06-23

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States wishes to express its concern and disappointment that the lower house of Parliament in Tajikistan approved the “law on the responsibilities of parents... Read More

Response to the Report by Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović

United States Mission to the OSCE

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2011-06-23

The United States warmly welcomes you back to the Permanent Council today, Representative Mijatovic. We thank you for your detailed report, evidence of your tireless dedication to advancing the cause... Read More

Statement from the President on Sudan

President Barack Obama

2011-06-22

On Monday, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to reduce tensions in Abyei and allow UN peacekeepers from... Read More

Special Advisor Heumann Promotes Int'l Disability Rights in Trip to New York City

Engaging International Disability Rights Partners

The Office of the Special Advisor on International Disability Rights

2011-06-22

Judith Heumann, the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights promoted the inclusion of disability issues and persons with disabilities in a range of international initiatives during her visit to New... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Russian Ministry of Justice’s Refusal to Register the Party of People’s Freedom (PARNAS)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-22

The United States is disappointed by the refusal of the Russian Ministry of Justice to register the Party of People’s Freedom (PARNAS) today, effectively barring it from legally participating in... Read More

Honoring the National Endowment for Democracy's 2011 Democracy Award Recipients

Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.

Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns

2011-06-22

Thank you. On behalf of the State Department, I am delighted to be here this evening for the National Endowment for Democracy’s “Democracy Award.” Thank you to the Members of... Read More

Chromeo Supports 2011 Hours Against Hate

Stand Up and Speak Out!

HumanRights.gov Staff

2011-06-21

2011 Hours Against Hate is a campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, tradition, class, and gender. Launched by Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah... Read More

Secretary Clinton responds to questions from Jill Dougherty of CNN

Excerpt from the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto; and Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa

2011-06-21

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone. It is my pleasure along with Secretary Gates to welcome the foreign minister and the defense minister to Washington for this Security Consultative Committee meeting,... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on World Refugee Day

United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

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

2011-06-20

On World Refugee Day, the United States renews our commitment to providing relief to the world’s refugees and commends the world’s brave humanitarians, who take daily risks to administer food,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Agreement To Withdraw Forces from the Abyei Area of Sudan

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-20

Earlier today, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement signed an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which will reduce tensions in Abyei and improve the security and... Read More

Statement by the President on World Refugee Day

President Barack Obama

2011-06-20

As we mark World Refugee Day, I join with people around the globe in highlighting the plight of the 15 million refugees in the world today, and we reaffirm our... Read More

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



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