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Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 24th Session

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-10-01

Explanation of Position, Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America The outcomes of the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Elections and Election Observation, Sharing Best Practices

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation Member, Gavin Weise

2013-10-01

Session 12: Democratic Elections and Election Observation: Sharing Best Practices AS PREPARED In 1990, the participating States pledged to hold free elections at reasonable intervals and in a manner that... Read More

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at Conference on Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ira Forman

2013-10-01

Conference on Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe AS PREPARED This conference couldn’t come at a better time, as we see Jewish communities grappling with rising anti-Semitism in Europe. ... Read More

U.S. Intervention at UNHCR Excom High-Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2013-09-30

Good afternoon. High Commissioner Guterres – thank you for convening this important meeting to discuss what you have rightly called “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity… unparalleled in recent history.” I also... Read More

USOSCE on Combating Trafficking in Persons

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

2013-09-30

Session 10: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments I: Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings As Prepared The United States... Read More

U.S. on Violence in Nigeria

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

Departmental Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-09-30

As Nigeria prepares to celebrate its 53rd year of independence, the United States stands with all Nigerians to reject the heinous violence that continues to be perpetrated by Boko Haram... Read More

U.S. on Government Crackdown on Protests in Sudan

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-09-27

The United States condemns the Government of Sudan’s brutal crackdown on protesters in Khartoum, including the excessive use of force against civilians that has reportedly resulted in dozens of casualties.... Read More

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



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