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Combating Anti-Semitism

Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Anwar Pandith

2010-06-29

Mr. Chairman, The United States places great importance on combating anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination around the world. I have the privilege to serve as the Special Representative to... Read More

Combating Intolerance and Discrimination Against Muslims

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2010-06-29

Mr. Moderator, As the United States government’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, I would like to thank the OSCE and the government of Kazakhstan for hosting this conference... Read More

Special Briefing on the Secretary's Upcoming Travel

Assistant Secretary Philip Gordon; Assistant Secretary Michael Posner

2010-06-29

MR. CROWLEY: Exciting conclusion to the latest entry of the World Cup. Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. Secretary Clinton departs tomorrow for an important trip to... Read More

The United States Supports Social Responsibility and Human Rights Training for Colombian Businessmen

Embassy Bogotá

2010-06-25

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the launching of the first Professional Certificate Program on “Social Responsibility and Human Rights in Business.” The event was held at the... Read More

U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue On Women Empowerment

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer

2010-06-25

Islamabad - As part of the U.S. - Pakistan Strategic Dialogue initiated in March, 2010 by Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Mr. Shah Mahmud Qureshi, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues... Read More

U.S.-Russia Relations: “Reset” Fact Sheet

Office of the Press Secretary

2010-06-24

In one of his earliest new foreign policy initiatives, President Obama sought to reset relations with Russia and reverse what he called a “dangerous drift” in this important bilateral relationship. ... Read More

Remarks at the U.S.-Russia "Civil Society to Civil Society" Summit

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-06-24

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I want to thank you and everyone who has really seen this vision and is working to realize it. I love the whiteboards on both ends with... Read More

The United States applauds the work of Colombian Human Rights Defenders

Embassy Bogotá

2010-06-24

The United States Ambassador, William R. Brownfield, met yesterday with the President of human rights organization Fundación Antonio Restrepo Barco, Marco Cruz. The Ambassador congratulated Mr. Cruz for his work... Read More

Multilateral Newsletter: Volume 2 – June 24, 2010

Bureau of International Organization Affairs

2010-06-24

Friends and Colleagues: It’s been a very busy two months in the multilateral world since my last letter, and I am pleased to once again share with you some recent... Read More

Remarks at the Floribert Chebeya Bahzire Memorial Service

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner

2010-06-23

I first met Floribert Chebeya in 1992 when he received the Reebok Human Rights Award. Initiated in 1988, the Reebok awards were given to young human rights activists. For the... Read More

Protecting LGBT Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz

2010-06-22

Thank you Bob, for that kind introduction. It is an honor to be here today with all of you to celebrate LGBT Pride Month, and to reflect on the challenges... Read More

Remarks at An Event Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Month

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-06-22

Thank you. Thank you all very much. (Applause.) Thank you. Gee, let’s do this every week. (Laughter.) It’s great after a hard week to tell you how delighted I am... Read More

African refugee map

Data visualization of human rights issue

Humanitarian Information Unit, U.S. Dept. of State

2010-06-20

On the occasion of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “World Refugee Day”, June 20, this map was created by the Department of State’s Humanitarian... Read More

African Refugee Map

Refugee populations in Sub-Saharan Africa greater than 1,000 persons in magnitude

U.S. Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit

2010-06-20

On the occasion of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “World Refugee Day”, June 20, this map was created by the Department of State’s Humanitarian... Read More

U.S.-Russia Relations Under the Obama Administration

Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon

2010-06-16

As prepared Thank you very much for having me here today. It’s great to be back at GMF and I look forward to this exchange of views. This is a... Read More

Nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-06-15

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the following statement regarding the nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom: I welcome the nomination of Dr.... Read More

Conference on sub-Saharan Africa : Women's Inclusion and Participation

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer

2010-06-14

AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Good afternoon to all of you. It is true that women confront some of the greatest challenges around the globe and that is certainly true in Africa. But... Read More

Mike Hammer: Statement on the International Criminal Court Appeals Court Ruling

2010-06-13

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States strongly supports international efforts to bring those responsible for genocide and war crimes in Darfur to justice and believes... Read More

Statement by the President on World Day Against Child Labor

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2010-06-11

Childhood is a time that should be spent in classrooms and on playgrounds, but for 215 million children around the world, it is a time spent working, often in dangerous... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Adoption of the UPR of Egypt

John C. Mariz

2010-06-11

Statement on the Adoption of the UPR of Egypt As Delivered by John C. Mariz U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council Geneva, June 11, 2010 Thank you, Mr. President. ... Read More



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