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

Office of the Spokesman

2010-09-15

On September 9, 2010, the Department of State determined and certified to Congress that the Colombian Government and Armed Forces are meeting statutory criteria related to human rights. This determination... Read More

Remarks on United States Foreign Policy

2010-09-08

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Richard. And it is a pleasure to be back here at the Council with two working arms. That is something that I am very... Read More

Statement at Round Table I: Article 19-Living Independently and Being Included in the Community

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann

2010-09-02

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States is extremely pleased to attend this Third Conference of States Parties and extends appreciation to the Bureau, UN-DESA, panel members, and all who... Read More

Statement by the U.S. Delegation at Informal Session on Article XI-Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Circumstances

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann

2010-09-02

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States is pleased that one of the sessions during this year's Conference of States Parties is devoted to Article 11's critical focus on the... Read More

Statement on Rights for the U.S. Department of State at Round Table II: CRPD Article 24-Inclusion and the Right to Education

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann

2010-09-02

The United States reiterates its great pleasure to attend this Third Conference of States Parties, and is highly appreciative that our Round Table today is focused on Inclusion and the... Read More

Attacks on Afghan School Children

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-08-31

 The United States is deeply concerned by the recent poisonings of Afghan school children in Kabul. While details of these attacks are still being verified, Afghan schools, teachers, and students,... Read More

Remarks on the 47th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2010-08-28

When I was studying to become a rabbi, I was often asked if I wanted to model my rabbinic life on my father, who was also a rabbi and a... Read More

Release of the U.S. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report

Office of the Spokesman

2010-08-24

On August 20, the United States submitted to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a report on the U.S. human rights record, in accordance with the... Read More

U.S. Ambassador's Statement on the National Bank of Romania's Decision to Issue a Commemorative Coin for Patriarch Miron Cristea

U.S. Embassy Bucharest

2010-08-20

I am very disappointed by the decision on the part of the National Bank of Romania to issue the coin commemorating Patriarch Miron Cristea. Cristea’s actions as Prime Minister –... Read More

Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

2010-08-20

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The Obama Administration has dramatically changed our course at the United Nations. The President’s new era of engagement has led to concrete... Read More

Statement by the President on World Humanitarian Day

2010-08-19

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Seven years ago today, terrorists heinously attacked the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, killing twenty-two innocent people who were in Iraq to support... Read More

Statement by NSC Spokesman Mike Hammer on the Detention of Article 31 Rally Participants

Detention of Article 31 Rally Participants Raises Human Right Concerns

Office of the Press Secretary

2010-08-03

The United States is concerned by the detention on July 31 of Russian citizens who were participating in rallies throughout Russia to demonstrate their support for Article 31 of the... Read More

Fact Sheet: The President's Engagement in Africa

2010-08-03

The White House Office of the Press Secretary “I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world, as partners with America on behalf of the future we want... Read More

James Steinberg: Remarks at Nixon Center

2010-07-27

DEPUTY SECRETARY STEINBERG: Thank you, it’s good to be here. We were coming up and Drew was describing the conversations taking place here beforehand. I offered to say nothing and... Read More

Remarks With Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister And Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-07-22

MODERATOR: (In Vietnamese.) MINISTER KHIEM: (In Vietnamese.) SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much. It is a real pleasure for me to be back in Vietnam. And I have had the... Read More

Senate Resolution 586 (S. RES. 586)

Senators Russell Feingold and John McCain

2010-07-20

SRES 586 IS 111th CONGRESS 2d Session S. RES. 586 Supporting democracy, human rights, and civil liberties in Egypt. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 20, 2010 Mr.... Read More

The United States Announces the U.S.-Pakistan Gender Equity Program

Office of the Spokesman

2010-07-19

After the bilateral Strategic Dialogue meeting in Islamabad today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new five-year, $40 million Gender Equity Program to be funded by USAID... Read More

Pakistan Gender Equity Program

2010-07-19

After the bilateral Strategic Dialogue meeting in Islamabad today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new five-year, $40 million Gender Equity Program to be funded by USAID... Read More

Anniversary of the Murder of Natalya Estemirova

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley

2010-07-15

Today we honor the life and work of Natalya Estemirova, a brave Russian human rights defender and journalist, who was abducted and murdered in the North Caucasus region of Russia... Read More

Interview of the President by South African Broadcasting Corporation (excerpt)

President Barack Obama

2010-07-14

Q Sudan. The International Criminal Court has added the charges of genocide to the arrest warrant of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir. There’s a view in Africa, certainly with the African... Read More



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