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On the Decision by the Government of Bahrain to Find Assistant Secretary Malinowski Persona Non Grata and To Expel Him From Bahrain

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-07

The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s decision to demand the immediate departure of Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human... Read More

Secretary Kerry Statement on Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-07

I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan and of suggestions of a “parallel government” with the gravest concern. The United States expects Afghan electoral institutions to conduct a full... Read More

HDIM Session II: Responsibilities in the Framework of Freedom of Expression

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Sabeena Rajpal, Attorney Adviser, Human Rights and Refugees

2014-07-04

As prepared The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as referenced in the Helsinki Final Act, form... Read More

The Human Rights Council Is Making a Difference

DipNote blog

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith M. Harper

2014-07-03

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Human rights are at the very heart of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, and the 26th session of... Read More

Advancing Our Commitment to Gender Equality

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-07-03

The Obama Administration has made advancing the status of women and girls a central element of U.S. foreign policy, development, and national security objectives. We’ve made great progress.  From expanding... Read More

HDIM Session I: The Right to Freedom of Expression

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Counselor for Public Affairs, Christopher Midura

2014-07-03

Supplemental Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Expression As prepared The United States is very glad to address this Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Expression, one of the... Read More

U.S. Department of State Policy Guidance: Promoting Gender Equality and Advancing the Status of Women and Girls

Fact Sheet from the Office of Global Women's Issues

U.S. Department of State

2014-07-03

“The U.S. government is the world’s strongest advocate for unlocking the power and potential for progress that women and girls represent around the world.” --Secretary of State John Kerry Advancing... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-07-03

I apologize if I run slightly over—we have combined comments on SMM with our broader statement in order to give one, not two statements. The United States welcomes the unconditional... Read More

USOSCE on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

2014-07-03

As delivered by Acting Political Counselor Jennifer Bosworth to the Permanent Council, Vienna Thirty years ago, on June 26, 1984, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention Against Torture.... Read More

USOSCE Statement on Release of Ales Byalyatski

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

2014-07-03

As delivered by Acting Political Counselor Jennifer Bosworth to the Permanent Council, Vienna The United States welcomes the release of Ales Byalyatski as a positive development. Byalyatski received the State... Read More

USOSCE Statement on Kazakhstani Criminal Code

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

2014-07-03

As delivered by Acting Political Counselor Jennifer Bosworth to the Permanent Council, Vienna The United States wishes to express its concern about the new Criminal Code, Penal Code, Criminal Procedure... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Report of the External Auditor on the Financial Report and Statement for 2013 and to the Report of the OSCE Audit Committee, July 2013 – June 2014

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-07-03

The United States would like to thank the External Auditor and his staff for their comprehensive audit of the OSCE Financial Report and Statements for 2013, and also thank the... Read More

Ambassador Baer to the Secretary General’s Presentation of the Annual Evaluation Report on Implementation of the 2004 OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-07-03

The United States thanks the Secretary General for this comprehensive report. The United States supports efforts to integrate a gender perspective into policies, programs, projects, and activities in all three... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-07-03

We welcome UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to the Permanent Council.  It is great to have you here and to see our regional security organization actively engaged... Read More

GSP Action Plan Review Finds More Needs to be Done to Improve Worker Rights and Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Executive Office of the President

Office of the United States Trade Representative

2014-07-02

Bangladesh Washington, D.C. – An interagency review led by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has concluded that Bangladesh has made some important progress, but must do more... Read More

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Judith Heumann

2014-07-02

Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act – landmark legislation that broadly outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It was the... Read More

President Obama on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-02

In 1964, President Johnson put pen to paper and signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Fifty years later, few pieces of legislation have defined our national identity as distinctly,... Read More

Celebrating Our History & Commissioning Our Future: a Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Milwaukee, WI

2014-07-02

Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels Speaks at “Celebrating Our History & Commissioning Our Future: a Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" Thank you... Read More

Highlighting Women’s Empowerment in Zambia

Office of the Vice President - The White House

Dr. Jill Biden

2014-07-01

Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa. Dr. Biden is joined by Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency... Read More

U.S. Joins Consensus on Human Rights Council Resolution on Extreme Poverty

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-30

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Explanation of Position: A/HRC/26/L.10 on Extreme Poverty As Delivery by Stephen Townley Thank you, Mr. President. The United... Read More



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