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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with the Sudanese Second Vice President

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

2010-12-24

Vice President Biden spoke with Sudanese Second Vice President Ali Osman Taha today regarding the upcoming referendum on the status of Southern Sudan. The Vice President underscored the United States'... Read More

Joint US-EU Statement on Post-Presidential Elections' Situation in Belarus

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton

2010-12-23

The following is a joint statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton on the post-presidential elections situation in Belarus. Begin text: The... Read More

Human Rights Watch Report on Israel and the Palestinians

Office of the Spokesman

2010-12-22

QUESTION TAKEN AT THE DECEMBER 22, 2010 DAILY PRESS BRIEFING Question: What is the State Department’s reaction to the report issued by HRW on Sunday focused on Israel and the... Read More

UN General Assembly Resolution on Iran's Human Rights Violations

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-22

The United States welcomes the UN General Assembly resolution calling on the Government of Iran to fully respect its human rights obligations. This resolution also reiterates the need for Iran... Read More

Zimbabwe Dialogue - The Copenhagen Statement

Office of the Spokesman

2010-12-22

The following statement was agreed upon by the countries attending a meeting of the Friends of Zimbabwe held in Copenhagen on December 10, 2010. Participants: U.S., Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland,... Read More

Readout of the President's Call with First Vice President of Sudan Salva Kiir

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

2010-12-22

Earlier this afternoon, President Obama called First Vice President of Sudan, Salva Kiir to discuss the status of peace negotiations and underscore the United States’ commitment to a peaceful and... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Adoption of U.S. Sponsored Amendment to Ensure Gays and Lesbians Are Covered By UN Resolution on Extrajudicial Execution

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2010-12-21

President Obama applauds those countries that supported the amendment offered by the United States to ensure that “sexual orientation” remains covered by the United Nations resolution on extrajudicial, summary, and... Read More

Announcement of New Iraqi Government

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-21

I congratulate Iraq’s political leaders on forming a new, inclusive government that respects the will of the Iraqi people, reflects the nation’s diversity, and demonstrates a commitment to democratic ideals.... Read More

UN General Assembly Action on Sexual Orientation

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-21

I am pleased by the UN General Assembly’s action today to include sexual orientation in a resolution condemning extrajudicial and summary executions. The United States introduced this language to send... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Belarusian Elections and Political Violence

Office of the Press Secretary

2010-12-20

The United States strongly condemns the actions that the Government of Belarus has taken to undermine the democratic process and use disproportionate force against political activists, civil society representatives and... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Cote d’Ivoire

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice

2010-12-20

Good afternoon, on behalf of the Security Council, I would like to read the following statement* on Cote d’Ivoire: The members of the Security Council after the unanimous adoption of... Read More

Another Chance for Egypt to Commit to Transparency

Washington Post Op-Ed

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2010-12-18

Although it has held a series of troubling elections this year, Egypt has an opportunity to fulfill the commitments its government has made to the Egyptian people as it prepares... Read More

Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-18

This is a historic step forward for all Americans, a step toward a more perfect union and a more perfect reflection of our core values. As the President and I... Read More

Secretary Clinton Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence

Office of the Spokesman

2010-12-17

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented Denimatrix, Cisco and Mars, Inc. with the Secretary of State’s 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) today. The ACE is given annually to... Read More

Announcement of U.S. Support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Office of the Spokesman

2010-12-16

President Obama today announced United States support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The announcement, made during the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the... Read More

Statement from National Security Council Spokesman Mike Hammer on Khor Abeche Attacks

National Security Council Spokesman Mike Hammer

2010-12-16

The United States is deeply concerned about reports that the Sudanese Armed Forces attacked and burnt the village of Khor Abeche in South Darfur.  According to the United Nations, the... Read More

Presidential Proclaimation: Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2010-12-10

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  More than 60 years later,... Read More

Remarks at Townhall on Human Rights Day

Assistant Secretaries Michael H. Posner and Philip J. Crowley, and Legal Advisor Harold Hongju Koh

2010-12-10

MR. CROWLEY: Good afternoon. Thank you. Good afternoon. Welcome to the Department of State. My name is P.J. Crowley. I’m the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, or as... Read More

Remarks at the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award Ceremony

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner

2010-12-10

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Welcome, everybody, and happy Human Rights Day. Please have a seat. Sixty-two years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which... Read More

Remarks at Human Rights Day Town Hall

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-10

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I wanted to come by and welcome and give you a little bit of a respite from hearing from the three advocates for human rights, each in... Read More



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