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Advancing Gender Equality through Food Security in Tajikistan

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan, Susan Elliott

2013-09-27

Investing in women and girls has long been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. As Secretary of State John Kerry said in an op-ed earlier this year, “No country can... Read More

Fact Sheet: Certification of the Colombian Government with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions

U.S. Department of State

2013-09-27

On September 11, 2013, the Department of State certified to Congress that the Colombian government and Armed Forces are meeting statutory criteria related to human rights. This certification, pursuant to... Read More

Ambassador Power at at the Sudan-South Sudan Consultative Forum

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

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

2013-09-27

Thank you, Mr. Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Chairman, and distinguished leaders. I appreciate this opportunity to share my government’s views on issues of international concern involving Sudan and South Sudan. ... Read More

Secretary Kerry Attends First UN Ministerial Event on LGBT Rights

DipNote blog

Acting Assistant Secretary for International Organizations, Dean Pittman; Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-09-27

The United States is committed to promoting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons and we believe the United Nations, individual governments, civil society, and corporations... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the United Nations Security Council

United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-27

Thank you very much, and thank you, Mr. Secretary General, distinguished minister members of the Security Council. Five weeks ago, the world saw rows upon rows of murdered children lying... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Briefing on Yemen

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

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

2013-09-27

Thank you Mr.President. Thank you Special Adviser Benomar for your briefing. As is reflected in our gathering today, the UN, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the international community as a... Read More

USOSCE on Freedom of Assembly and Association

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-27

Session 8:  Freedom of Assembly and Association As Prepared Moderator, States’ respect for the fundamental freedom of assembly is essential to the individual’s ability to act upon his or her... Read More

USOSCE on Freedom of Assembly and Association II

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-27

Session 9:  Freedom of Assembly and Association II At a Civil Society Roundtable in New York on September 23, President Obama described the critical role civil society has played in... Read More

U.S. Joins Resolution Condemning all Forms of Violence against Persons with Albinism

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-09-27

Technical Cooperation for the Prevention of Attacks Against Persons with Albinism Explanation of Position, Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America The United States joins the sponsors... Read More

World Programme for Human Rights Education

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-09-27

Technical Cooperation for the Prevention of Attacks Against Persons with Albinism The United States is pleased to join consensus on the resolution on the World Programme for Human Rights Education... Read More

Impact of Arms Transfers on Human Rights in Armed Conflicts

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-09-27

Explanation of Position, Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America The United States holds dearly the importance of promoting and protecting the human rights of all persons,... Read More

Transcript: Press Briefing Following Adoption of HRC Resolution on Syria

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-27

Press Stakeout Following Adoption of Syria Resolution Ambassador Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the U.K. Ambassador Mehmet Ferden Carici, Permanent Representative of Turkey Ambassador Nicolas NiemtchinowPermanent Representative of France Ambassador... Read More

Taking Our New Model of LGBT Inclusive Development to UNGA

USAID Impact blog

Senior Advisor, Office of Innovation and Development Alliances, Dr. Claire Lucas

2013-09-27

This week during United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings, USAID made important connections with leaders from other development organizations and private-sector institutions that work to advance global development. Among the... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2013-09-27

Thank you, Mr. Vice President. The United States would like to thank the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Dr. Mashood Baderin, for his report. As... Read More

USOSCE on Freedom of Religion or Belief

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Director of the Office for International Religious Freedom, Kari Johnstone

2013-09-26

Working Session 6: Freedom of Religion or Belief Thank you, Moderator. Freedom of religion or belief is a universal right that States must uphold and defend. Yet far too many... Read More

Ambassador Power at The EU/OCHA Ministerial Breakfast on the Central African Republic

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

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

2013-09-26

AS PREPARED Let me thank our hosts, Under-Secretary-General Amos, EU Commissioner Georgieva, and Foreign Minister Fabius, for holding this roundtable. But more importantly for their consistent leadership in drawing attention... Read More

Ambassador Power at the High-Level Meeting on the Sahel

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

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

2013-09-26

Thank you so much. I thank the Secretary-General for organizing this meeting and offer my respects to Special Envoy Prodi and the many other officials who are participating today. The... Read More

Ministerial Declaration on Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Individuals Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-09-26

The following is a declaration issued by members of the LGBT Core Group at the United Nations following their meeting. 1. We, ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, El Salvador, France,... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the LGBT Ministerial Event

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-26

Well, thank you very much (inaudible). Thank you, and I apologize to all of my colleagues for being a little bit late. I’m sorry about that. But it is an... Read More

The U.S. on the First Anniversary of Pastor Saeed Abedini's Detention in Iran

Abedini Vigil in front of the White House - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Jane Zimmerman

2013-09-26

I am here on this first anniversary of Saeed Abedini’s detention in Iran to stand in solidarity with those participating in vigils around the world, from Idaho to Brazil to... Read More



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