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Standing Up for LGBT Rights Around the World

The White House

Deputy National Security Advisor in the Office of the Vice President, Jeff Prescott

2014-03-25

“The rights of LGBT people an inseparable part of America’s promotion of human rights around the world,” Vice President Joe Biden declared to a packed audience at the Human Rights... Read More

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-03-25

The United States is providing nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan affected by the recent violence. With this new funding, the United States... Read More

U.S. Remains Deeply Committed to Fighting Racism and Racial Discrimination

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of the U.S. Delegation and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-25

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Fellow members of the Council, last August, President Obama stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in... Read More

High-Level Dialogue on Combating Sexual Violence in the DRC

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of the U.S. Delegation and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-25

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Thank you, Mr. President. The United States welcomes the candid discussion on this challenging and difficult topic by... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Côte d’Ivoire

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-03-25

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States welcomes the report of the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Côte... Read More

The Time is Now: Raising the Profile of Women’s Issues in Papua New Guinea

DipNote Blog

Natalia Capel, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

2014-03-25

“I am a woman, hear me roar,” could have been the informal motto of the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum -- a two-day powerhouse event organized by the U.S. Embassy... Read More

The Cost of Corruption

USAID - Washington, D.C.

Amira Taha, Regional Democracy and Governance Specialist, and John Harris, Regional DOC Specialist, OMEP

2014-03-25

Many consider corruption to be an unavoidable cost of doing business around the Middle East and North Africa. The costs of corruption are obvious, and widely acknowledged. It is commonly... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Debate on Haiti

U.S. Mission to the UN - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-03-24

Thank you, Madam President. And thank you, Special Representative Honoré, for your briefing, which, together with the Secretary General’s report, illuminates the impressive strides Haiti has made as well as... Read More

The Hague Declaration

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2014-03-24

1. We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission met... Read More

U.S. Concerned by Proliferation of New Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality

U.S. Concerned by Proliferation of New Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality

Head of the U.S. Delegation and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-24

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Mr. President, The Vienna Declaration notes: “While the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural... Read More

U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord's Resistance Army

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

Fact Sheet

2014-03-24

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to... Read More

Message from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on U.S.-Romanian Partnership

U.S. Department of State - Bucharest, Romania

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Ambassador Victoria Nuland

2014-03-24

This is an important year for Romania and for the transatlantic relationship. As Romania celebrates 10 years in NATO, the United States is grateful for your country's commitment to our... Read More

Promoting Regional Security and Protecting Human Rights in Uganda

The White House

Grant Harris and Stephen Pomper

2014-03-24

At the President’s direction, the United States has deployed CV-22 Ospreys, refueling aircraft, and associated support personnel to augment U.S. support for the African Union (AU) Regional Task Force’s counter-Lord’s... Read More

Protecting the Rights of Religious Minorities Around the World

Doha Istanbul Process Meeting

U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC Rashad Hussain

2014-03-24

AS PREPARED Your Excellency Secretary General Iyad Madani, Chairman of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) Dr. Ibrahim al Naimi, excellencies, esteemed colleagues and participants, ladies and gentlemen,... Read More

Ambassador Jacobson’s Remarks at the Launch of USAID-supported “Week of Women”

U.S. Embassy Pristina - Pristina, Kosovo

U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo, Tracey Ann Jacobson

2014-03-24

Thank you, Ms. Sahatqija. Madam President, Ministers, Madam Mayor. When we filmed that last year, nobody could say Madam Mayor, but now we can. So, that’s a very good sign... Read More

Remarks by the Vice President and Dr. Biden to the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner

The White House

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden

2014-03-23

DR. BIDEN:  Thank you, Chad, for that kind introduction.  Joe and I are so proud to be with you tonight, and you are doing a phenomenal job leading HRC.  (Applause.) ... Read More

Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University

The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama

2014-03-22

MRS. OBAMA: (Applause.) Thank you. Well, ni-hao. (Laughter.) It is such a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you at this great university, so thank you... Read More

NGO Participation is Essential to the UPR Process

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-03-21

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Delivered by Tabitha Snowbarger Thank you, Mr. Vice President. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process should ensure the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on the Decision on the Deployment of an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to 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 Baer

2014-03-21

The U.S. delegation played an active part in the formation of consensus on this important decision. This required considerable effort on the part of all delegations involved in the negotiation... Read More

Statement on the Continued Intimidation of Sri Lankan Civil Society

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-21

The United States is concerned by intensifying pressure on Sri Lankan civil society and human rights activists. We are especially concerned by the detention of well-known human rights defenders Ruki... Read More



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