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US Supports Human Rights Training of National Police

Embassy Bogotá

2009-11-05

Thanks to the support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 55 policemen were certified on October 30 by police training schools and various operational units in Pedagogy... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey: Towards a Culture of Sustainable Communities, Economies and Environment Conference

Ambassador Margaret Scobey

2009-10-27

Good morning, and thank you very much Dr. Nadia Ebeid and Dr. Laila Iskandar, for inviting me to join you this morning with very distinguished Egyptian and international guests. As... Read More

Statement of President Barack Obama on Sudan Strategy

President Barack Obama

2009-10-19

Today, my Administration is releasing a comprehensive strategy to confront the serious and urgent situation in Sudan. For years, the people of Sudan have faced enormous and unacceptable hardship. The... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Sudan Strategy

Secrerary Hillary Rodham Clinton

2009-10-19

  SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. Good morning. Well, I’m very pleased to be joined today by our Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and the President’s Special Envoy to... Read More

A Comprehensive Strategy for Sudan

Special Envoy Scott Gration

2009-10-19

Click here for video of Secretary Clinton discussing the Comprehensive Strategy for Sudan. The White House Blog A Comprehensive Strategy for Sudan Posted by Scott Gration This morning Secretary Clinton... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Ekho Moskvy Radio

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2009-10-14

QUESTION: (In Russian.) SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. QUESTION: (In Russian.) SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, first, I would ask them, please, to recognize that President Obama is very committed and very sincere... Read More

Remarks at Reception for Civil Society Leaders

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2009-10-13

Good afternoon. And I wanted to thank (inaudible) for welcoming us all here at the Spaso House. I feel deeply honored to have a chance to meet with you this... Read More

Remarks En Route Moscow, Russia

Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon

2009-10-12

ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: The Secretary is going to Moscow as part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to rebuild an effective, constructive relationship with Russia on a wide range of areas... Read More

Third Anniversary of Death of Anna Politkovskaya

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2009-10-07

Today we mark with sadness the third anniversary of the tragic slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. To date, no one has been brought to justice in this case, similar to... Read More

Human Rights Council Adoption of Freedom of Expression Resolution

U.S. Department of State

2009-10-06

U.S. Department of  State October 6, 2009 The governments of the United States and the Arab Republic of Egypt take this opportunity to underscore the constructive partnership between our two nations... Read More

Intervention of Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights and Labor

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner

2009-09-30

As Prepared Mr. President, Thank you. I am pleased to address the Council as the new U. S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. I value... Read More

Geneva Press Briefing by Harold Hongju Koh and Michael Posner

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner and State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh

2009-09-28

Harold Hongju Koh: Let me say on behalf of President Obama and Secretary Clinton how delighted we are to be here. With the Obama administration’s renewed focus on the cooperative... Read More

James Steinberg: Speech on Administration's Vision of the U.S.-China Relationship

Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg

2009-09-24

Click here for video of Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Address. James B. Steinberg Deputy Secretary of State Keynote Address at the Center for a New American Security DEPUTY SECRETARY STEINBERG: Well,... Read More

President Obama's Address to the UN General Assembly

Responsibility for our Common Future

2009-09-23

On September 23, 2009, President Obama gave his first speech as president to the United Nations General Assembly.  The President emphasized the importance of nations and peoples coming together to... Read More

President Obama’s 2009 Speech to the United Nations General Assembly

President Barack Obama

2009-09-23

On September 23, 2009, President Obama gave his first speech as president to the United Nations General Assembly.  The President emphasized the importance of nations and peoples coming together to... Read More

UNESCO Member States Share USCIRF Concerns Regarding Egyptian Candidate

USCIRF

2009-09-23

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the news that the UNESCO executive board has rejected the candidacy of Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni to... Read More

U.S. Supports Human Rights University Contest in Santa Marta

Embassy Bogotá

2009-09-18

Thanks to the support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Colombian Ombudsman’s Office, the final round of the Seventh Human Rights’ University Contest will... Read More

Determination and Certification of Colombian Government and Armed Forces with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions

Embassy Bogotá

2009-09-11

On September 8, 2009, the Department of State determined and certified to Congress that the Colombian Government and Armed Forces are meeting statutory criteria related to human rights and paramilitary... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks Upon Receipt of the Roosevelt Institute's Four Freedoms Award at the Roosevelt Institute's Four Freedoms Medals Gala Dinner

2009-09-11

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you so very much. Oh, what an evening and what inspiration I certainly have derived from the stories and the words of our four honorees.... Read More

Chargé d’Affaires Fuller: Statement on Violence Against Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Russia

United States Mission to the OSCE

Chargé d’Affaires Carol Fuller

2009-09-03

 Madam Chairwoman, The United States joins the European Union in noting the deep concern expressed by OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Haraszti in his August 13 statement calling... Read More



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