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USOSCE on Tolerance and Non-discrimination II (continued), Including Gender Equality and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children

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

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-24

AS PREPARED Working Session 3: Tolerance and Non-discrimination II (continued), Including: Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men; Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality;... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership to Expand Women’s Political and Economic Participation

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2013-09-24

THE PROMISE OF EQUAL FUTURES In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s political and economic participation, former Secretary of State... Read More

USAID on Promoting the Participation and Effectiveness of CSOs in the Implementation of Vietnam’s National Strategy for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control

U.S. Agency for International Development

Joakim Parker, USAID Mission Director

2013-09-24

HANOI -- Our experience both here in Vietnam and globally is that a vibrant civil society sector is essential to connecting individuals facing the greatest HIV risks to lifesaving services. ... Read More

Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

2013-09-23

Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) These FAQs are intended to provide guidance to individuals or corporations seeking to invest in Burma; they do not constitute binding legal... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Disability and Development

United Nations New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-23

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning.  And it’s a great pleasure for me to be able to be here with all of you, an honor to be here for my first high-level... Read More

Lifeline: Embattled Civil Society Organizations Assistance Fund

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2013-09-23

FACT SHEET There has been an increasing threat to and steady decrease of space for civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world. In response, the United States government, in cooperation... Read More

Secretary Kerry Announces New Initiative to Address Gender-Based Violence in Global Humanitarian Emergencies

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-23

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the provision of $10 million in funding for a new U.S. initiative, Safe from the Start, to prevent and respond to gender-based violence... Read More

Second Round of Presidential Elections in Maldives Postponed

U.S. Department of State

Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-09-23

We note the Maldivian Supreme Court's ruling to delay the second round of presidential elections, scheduled for September 28, as the Justices continue to hear arguments. While this judicial process... Read More

Joint Statement on the Promotion and Protection of Civil Society

White House

2013-09-23

We, the governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden,... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Civil Society

White House

2013-09-23

Today, President Obama met with heads of state and leaders of civil society, multilateral organizations, and the philanthropic community to discuss growing restrictions being placed on civil society organizations (CSOs)... Read More

Death of Cuban Economist and Activist Oscar Espinosa Chepe

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-09-23

We learned with great sorrow of the death of Cuban economist and former prisoner of conscience Oscar Espinosa Chepe. He was a tireless champion for improving economic policy and human... Read More

Equal Futures Partnership: A New Agenda for Progress

White House Blog

Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett

2013-09-23

Today, at the UN General Assembly, I had the privilege of co-hosting an event to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of the Equal Futures Partnership – a... Read More

Secretary Kerry Announces New Initiative to Address Gender-Based Violence in Global Humanitarian Emergencies

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-23

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the provision of $10 million in funding for a new U.S. initiative, Safe from the Start, to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in... Read More

The United States Congratulates Sri Lankan Elections

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-09-23

The United States congratulates the people of Sri Lanka on their successful elections in three provinces on September 21. These polls were a historic first for the Northern Province since... Read More

USOSCE Opening Plenary Statement Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-23

    AS PREPARED It is a pleasure for me to return to my colleagues in the OSCE in this new capacity, and to reaffirm the United States’ deep dedication... Read More

USOSCE on National Minorities and Aggressive Nationalism

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

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-23

AS PREPARED Working Session 1: National Minorities and Aggressive Nationalism As the institution of the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities enters its third decade, the United States warmly welcomes... Read More

Arbitrary Detention a Disturbing Trend in Countries Including Belarus, China, Cuba, North Korea and Syria

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-23

Thank you, Mr. President. The VDPA affirms that democracy and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms are interdependent and mutually reinforcing.  It goes on to state that “Democracy is... Read More

Ambassador Power on Supporting Civil Society at the Social Good Summit

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

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

2013-09-22

MR. CASHMORE: Well, thank you, Ambassador, for joining us at a conference that’s already getting a lot of momentum online. We’re excited to have you here, especially because the Social... Read More

Statement by the Minsk Group on the UPR of Azerbaijan

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Statement Read by the United States on Behalf of the Minsk Group

2013-09-20

UPR Report Adoption Intervention for Azerbaijan I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries, consisting of the United States, the Russian... Read More

U.S. Statement on UPR Report Adoption Intervention for Cuba

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

David Rosenblum of the Delegation of the United States of America

2013-09-20

The United States welcomes the opportunity to comment on the adoption of the Working Group’s report. We regret that the Cuban delegation dedicated considerable time and attention to distorting the... Read More



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