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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

USOSCE on Freedom of Religion or Belief II

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

USCIRF Vice Chair, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett

2013-09-26

Working Session 6: Freedom of Religion or Belief II During the past year, we have witnessed rising religious intolerance—particularly against Muslims and Jews—within the OSCE region. Research indicates that societal... Read More

Ambassador Power on Security Council Stakeout Following Consultations on Syria

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

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

2013-09-26

So as you know, we’ve all just come from the Council meeting on Syria where we tabled a draft resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons program. Just two weeks ago, tonight’s... Read More

The Human Rights of Older Persons

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-09-26

Explanation of Position, Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America Thank you, Mr. President.  We would like to thank the main sponsors and other delegations for their... Read More

U.S. Introduces Resolution on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-26

(Note: The Resolution was Adopted by Consensus) Mr. President and fellow members: Civil society organizations and related associations are facing an ongoing assault around the world.  On the margins of... Read More

U.S. Introduces Resolution on Syria at the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-26

(Note:  The resolution was adopted by a vote of 40/1/6) Thank you, Mr. President. On behalf of Qatar, UK, U.S., Turkey, Germany, Jordan, France, Kuwait, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Morocco,... Read More

USOSCE on Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information, Including Best Practices for Protection of Journalists

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

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2013-09-25

AS PREPARED Session 4: Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information, Including Best Practices for Protection of Journalists; Address by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media The United... Read More

New Donors Join the Lifeline Fund To Assist Embattled Civil Society Organizations

Dip Note blog

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-09-25

We know that civil society organizations (CSOs) in every region are all too often harassed, threatened, and attacked by both state and non-state actors because of their work, and so... Read More

USOSCE on Fundamental Freedoms II Including Freedom of Movement, National Human Rights Institutions and the Role of Civil Society in Protecting Human Rights

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

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-25

AS PREPARED Working Session 5: Session 5: Fundamental Freedoms II, Including: Freedom of Movement; National Human Rights Institutions and the Role of Civil Society in the Protection of Human Rights; Human... Read More

USOSCE Right of Reply Response to Statement by the Russian Federation

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

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-25

Session 3: Tolerance and Non-discrimination I, Including: Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men; Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality; Prevention of Violence against... Read More

Diplomacy in Action: The United Nations General Assembly

White House blog

Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Steve Pomper

2013-09-25

On September 23 and 24, President Obama joined Heads of State from all around the world at the opening of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. Over the... Read More

Ambassador Power on Human Rights Achievements, Shortcomings, and the Way Forward

Vienna+20 (World Conference on Human Rights) - Vienna, Austria

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

2013-09-25

Thank you very much. I thank President Fischer and my Austrian colleagues for organizing this important event and I offer my respects to High Commissioner Pillay and to her extremely... Read More

Interactive Dialogue on Assistance to Somalia in the Field of Human Rights

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-25

Stand-Alone High Level Interactive Dialogue on Assistance to Somalia in the Field of Human Rights U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister and... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Cambodia

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-25

Mr.  President, The United States thanks the, Professor Subedi, for his detailed and informative report of August 5, 2013, following his most recent two visits.  We note that he met... Read More

Focus on Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka, Yemen

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-25

Item 10: Focus on Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka, Yemen As Delivered Thank you, Mr. Vice President. The United States commends OHCHR and countries that are cooperating with it on... Read More

USAID Supports Global Call For Greater Innovation in Transparency and Accountability

UNGA 2013 - New York, N.Y.

2013-09-24

Today President Obama renewed his call to promote transparent, effective and accountable government institutions to partner with civil society during a side event at the 68th Session of the United... Read More

President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations General Assembly - New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2013-09-24

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  Each year we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution.  For most of recorded history,... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2013-09-24

President Obama announced today the United States will provide $339 million in additional U.S. humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. This new announcement brings... Read More

USOSCE on Tolerance and Non-discrimination including Combating Racism, Xenophobia, Discrimination, Anti-Semitism, and Discrimination Against Muslims

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

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

2013-09-24

AS PREPARED Working Session 2: Tolerance and Non-discrimination II, Review of the Implementation of Commitments on Promotion of Mutual Respect and Understanding: Prevention and Responses to Hate Crimes in the... Read More



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