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

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

2010-01-08

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 Susan E. Rice

2009-12-23

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

Bureau of Public Affairs

2009-12-22

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

Department Spokesman Ian Kelly

2009-12-21

  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

Ambassador Margaret Scobey

2009-12-16

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

2009-12-15

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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2009-12-14

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 Margaret Scobey

2009-12-14

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

Olso, Norway

President Barack Obama

2009-12-10

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

President Barack Obama

2009-12-10

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

Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, Robert D. Hormats: Remarks to U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum

2009-12-10

As prepared for delivery Thank you very much for that kind introduction and thank you to Microsoft and the Internet Society of China for hosting this event and the numerous... Read More

Robert D. Hormats: Remarks to U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum

2009-12-10

Robert D. Hormats Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs San Francisco, CA As prepared for delivery Thank you very much for that kind introduction and thank you to... Read More

Secretary Clinton Honors Champions of Human Rights: Marks International Human Rights Day

Office of the Spokesman

2009-12-09

In commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honored two exceptional human rights champions and released the following statement: “As people across... Read More

Conference on Children and Armed Conflict: Risk, Resilience and Mental Health Opening Remarks

Deputy Assistant Secretary David Robinson

2009-12-07

I want to thank the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine for hosting today’s event and for inviting me to participate. I am pleased to have the opportunity to... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs, on Sudan and the ICC, in the Security Council Chamber

Rosemary A. DiCarlo, U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs

2009-12-04

  AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to welcome Prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo for his briefing to the Council and thank him for his briefing. We are pleased to... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Kenyan Consideration of a New Constitution

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2009-12-01

The United States welcomes the publication of the new draft constitution by Kenya’s Committee of Experts. On my visit this summer, I urged Kenya’s people and leaders to move forward... Read More

Honduran Election

Spokesman Ian Kelly

2009-11-29

We commend the Honduran people for peacefully exercising their democratic right to select their leaders in an electoral process that began over a year ago, well before the June 28... Read More

The Practice of Partnership: The 2009 Cyril Foster Lecture

Under Secretary William J. Burns

2009-11-26

Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s an honor to be back at Oxford, an institution for which I have enormous respect. It is a particular pleasure to speak to... Read More

Inauguration of Zarqa Girls' School

Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz

2009-11-16

Thank you. It is wonderful to be here in Jordan. I would like to thank UNRWA Director Richard Cook for organizing today’s inauguration ceremony, and to recognize and commend UNRWA... Read More

American Bar Association - Democratic Republic of Congo

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

2009-11-12

To stem gender-based violence (GBV) and help end impunity in the war-torn region of eastern Congo, DRL supported an initiative by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA... Read More



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