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President Obama Excerpts on Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine and Venezuela

Patio Central Palacio de Gobierno - Toluca, Mexico

President Barack Obama

2014-02-19

Press Conference by President Obama, President Peña Nieto, and Prime Minister Harper In Venezuela, rather than trying to distract from its own failings by making up false accusations against diplomats... Read More

Ensuring a “Time to Thrive” for LGBTQ Youth

The White House

2014-02-19

Last weekend, the Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with the National Education Association and American Counseling Association, hosted the first-ever “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference... Read More

Vietnamese Government's Decision to Uphold Conviction of Le Quoc Quan

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-02-18

We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese Government’s decision to uphold the conviction of human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan to 30 months in prison on tax evasion... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Kerry on Democracy and Human Rights in Tunisia

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-18

SECRETARY KERRY: I’m very pleased to be here in Tunis at what is obviously a very important time for the country. On behalf of the United States of America and... Read More

Reports Regarding Expulsion of U.S. Officials in Venezuela

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-02-17

Regarding recent reports involving the expulsion of U.S. officials in Venezuela, the United States has not received any formal notification. The allegations that the United States is helping to organize... Read More

Release of the Final Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Human Rights Situation in the D.P.R.K.

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-02-17

We strongly welcome and support the final report released by the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.), which provides compelling... Read More

President Obama on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-02-16

As a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.  We believe that people everywhere should be treated ... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Geneva Conference and Situation in Syria

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Kerry

2014-02-16

There's no recess in the suffering of the Syrian people, and the parties and the international community must use the recess in the Geneva talks to determine how best to... Read More

Companies With a Heart: A Valentine’s Story of Corporate Social Responsibility

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

DipNote Blog

2014-02-14

  When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of greeting cards emblazoned with hearts, chocolates, and romantic dinners with a date. Chances are, corporate social responsibility would not be... Read More

De-escalation of Tensions in Ukraine

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-02-14

The United States welcomes today’s announcement in Ukraine of the release of all those detained in the EuroMaidan protests and commends the opposition for their decision to vacate occupied government... Read More

Ambassador Power on Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

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

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

2014-02-13

Hi everybody. As you know, Under Secretary Amos just briefed the Council and her report only re-confirmed what’s already painfully clear to everyone who has seen the images of emaciated... Read More

USUN Remarks at a Security Council Debate on UNMIK

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

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-02-11

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif, for your briefing. I would like to welcome Prime Minister Dacic and Prime Minister Thaci back to the Council and... Read More

Remarks on Labor Issues in Bangladesh at Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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

Associate Deputy Undersecretary (Acting) for International Affairs, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Eric R. Biel

2014-02-11

Good morning. Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting the Department of Labor to participate in this important hearing concerning labor issues in... Read More

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Labor Remarks on Worker's Rights and Safety in Bangladesh

Office of the United States Trade Representative - Washington, D.C.

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Labor, Lewis Karesh

2014-02-11

Good morning. Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, and Members of the Committee, thank you for another opportunity to testify before this committee concerning labor issues in Bangladesh. Since your last... Read More

Agreement to Protect Belizean Nationals' Rights Under U.S. Labor Laws

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

Office of Public Affairs

2014-02-11

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez signed a consular partnership agreement yesterday with Nestor E. Mendez, Ambassador of Belize to the United States. Under the agreement, the enforcement field... Read More

Ambassador Power on Israel's Membership in JUSCANZ

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

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

2014-02-11

Today, for the first time, Israel participated in one of the core coordinating groups focused on human rights and social policy at the United Nations.  Israel's participation in the "JUSCANZ"... Read More

Attorney General Holder Remarks at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala

New York, N.Y.

Attorney General Eric Holder

2014-02-10

Thank you, Chad , for those kind words; for your visionary leadership of this organization; and for the indelible – and truly historic – role that you and your colleagues... Read More

U.S. on Detentions of Activists in Cuba

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-02-10

We are deeply concerned about the recent increase in arbitrary detentions, physical violence, and other abusive actions carried out by the Cuban Government against peaceful human and civil rights advocates. ... Read More

The United States and Sweden: Partners and Champions for Human Rights

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

DipNote Blog

2014-02-10

“Values that give rise to dignity, equal opportunity, and justice for every segment of our people are anything but novel concepts. They are written into our nations’ founding documents. They... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Violations of Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-02-08

We are deeply concerned by reports of violations by both the Government of South Sudan and anti-government forces of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement that was signed in Addis Ababa... Read More



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