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Political Counselor Christensen: Statement on Russian Federation’s Call for Protection of Human Rights Organizations in the North Caucasus Region

The United States and other delegations have repeatedly voiced concern here in the Permanent Council over the past year regarding the increased incidences of violence in Russia’s North Caucasus region... Read More

Jakarta Interfaith Event

The United States and Indonesia are co-sponsoring a conference of religious leaders and civic organizations on the subject of “Building Collaborative Communities: Enhancing Cooperation among People of Different Faiths.” The... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Internet Freedom

On January 21, 2010, Secretary Clinton delivered a speech at The Newseum on the importance of freedom of information and expression and the power of the Internet in helping millions... Read More

Arson Attacks on Etz-Hayyim Synagogue

We strongly condemn the January 5 and January 16 arson attacks on the Etz-Hayyim Synagogue in the city of Chania on the island of Crete. The Synagogue dates back to... Read More

U.S. Ambassador Meets with Indigenous Group

U.S. Ambassador William R. Brownfield met with representatives from ONIC, the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia on January 15, 2010. The Ambassador expressed his concern over the violence against the... Read More

Interview by Under Secretary William Burns with Gazeta.ru

Gazeta.ru: So what is your schedule, what are your meetings, with whom are you speaking? Under Secretary Burns: We have had a series of meetings with senior government officials, business... Read More

Press Briefing by Assistant Secretary Michael Posner

This is my first visit to Egypt as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. It is part of a visit to the region that includes also... Read More

Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Preside Uribe and signs Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality

Deputy Secretary James B. Steinberg met today with President Uribe at Ubérrimo Ranch.  They had a very productive meeting, during which they discussed the current state of their bilateral relationship... Read More

Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran

The United States strongly condemns the Iranian government’s decision to commence the espionage trial against seven leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community: Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif... Read More

Remarks on the Five Year Anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. Five years ago this week, the longest running war in Africa came to a close. The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan ended a... Read More

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Fifth Anniversary of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement

This week marks the five-year anniversary of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended Africa’s longest running war. It speaks to the will and endurance of the Sudanese people that... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on MONUC, Sudan and Eritrea at the Security Council Stakeout

Ambassador Rice: First of all, happy holidays. I want to address three topics. I want to begin with the resolution that we adopted today extending the mandate of MONOC. This... Read More

Human Rights: A Commitment to Action

In democracies, respecting rights isn’t a choice leaders make day-by-day, it is the reason they govern.” — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton The Obama Administration is committed to promoting,... Read More

Car Explosion in Ingushetia Strikes Relatives of Late Human Rights Defender

  The United States is deeply saddened by reports that four family members of late human rights defender Maksharip Aushev were victims of a car explosion in Nazran, Ingushetia. The... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey: December 2009 Webchat on U.S.-Egypt Bilateral Relations

Moderator : Hello and welcome to today's webchat with Ambassador Margaret Scobey. The topic of today's chat will focus on Egypt - U.S. Bilateral Relations. Ambassador Scobey will lead this... Read More

Press Statement on the Indictment of Chinese Activist Liu Xiaobo

Ian Kelly Department Spokesman Washington, DC The United States was deeply concerned by the formal indictment on charges of “inciting subversion” of the well-known Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo on... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century

In this speech to students and faculty at Georgetown University, Secretary Clinton set out the Obama Administration’s vision for human rights, democracy, and development, and described how they work together... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey in Tanta Gharbiya governorate

Ambassador: We are here for me to learn more about Egypt and to look for possible ways hopefully that we can cooperate with the University in the future. This is... Read More

President Obama's Remarks at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize

On December 10, 2009, International Human Rights Day, President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.  In his acceptance speech, President Obama acknowledged existing threats to global peace and the... Read More

President Obama's Remarks at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize

On December 10, 2009, International Human Rights Day, President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.  In his acceptance speech, President Obama acknowledged existing threats to global peace and the... Read More


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