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Commemorating the 'Lost Music of the Holocaust'

Video: Watch this piece of piano music written in the Dachau Nazi concentration camp during World War II by eventual survivor Leon Kaczmarek and premiered in Washington, D.C. by the... Read More

U.S. Response to Ambassador Gyorgy Szabó, OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes to the Permanent Council the Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, Ambassador Gyorgy Szabó. Ambassador, we thank you for your presentation and ongoing efforts to support... Read More

U.S. Response to the European Union Statement on Protests in Turkey

AS DELIVERED The United States shares many of the concerns noted by the EU on this topic. As we have stated before, the United States supports full respect for freedoms... Read More

Fact Sheet: President Obama Increases Humanitarian Assistance to Syrians

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. Today, during his meeting with G-8 leaders in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, President Obama announced over $300 million in... Read More

Statement by the White House on the Election in Iran

We have seen the announcement by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran that Hojjatoleslam Doctor Hassan Rouhani has been declared the winner of Iran’s presidential election. We respect... Read More

U.S. Explanation of Position on Technical Assistance to the Central African Republic in the Field of Human Rights

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States remains deeply concerned by the human rights situation in the Central African Republic and appreciates the Africa Group’s... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

General Statement on the Presidential Statement entitled “Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar as Regards to Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State and other Muslims” Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd... Read More

U.S. Explanation of Position on the Protection of Human Rights in the Republic of Guinea

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Explanation of Position on the Resolution Entitled “Strengthening of Technical Cooperation and Consultative Services in the Republic of Guinea” AS DELIVERED The United... Read More

U.S. Statement Following the Adoption of the PRST on Somalia

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States looks forward to further discussion about human rights in Somalia at the Human Rights Council. We are committed... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Resolution on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED General Statement by the Delegation of the United States on the Adoption of the Resolution Entitled “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate all... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe’s Introduction Statement on the Syria Resolution

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States, along with Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Kingdom, presents for adoption a resolution entitled “the deterioration of... Read More

U.S. Welcomes the Adoption of the Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Syria

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes the adoption today of the resolution on the deterioration of the human rights situation in the Syria... Read More

Ambassador Rice at a Security Council Stakeout on Syria

AS DELIVERED Good morning, everyone. It's much closer quarters here. As you now know, this morning the United States delivered a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, providing our... Read More

Ambassador Rice Remarks at United Nations Debate on Kosovo, Serbia

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif, for your briefing. The United States warmly welcomes both Prime Minister Thaçi and Prime Minister Dačić back to... Read More

U.S. Welcomes First UN Resolution on Freedom of Expression and Opinion for Women

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States enthusiastically welcomes the adoption by consensus today of the first UN resolution explicitly affirming the crucial role of... Read More

U.S. Explanation of Position on Promotion of the Enjoyment of the Cultural Rights of Everyone and Respect for Cultural Diversity

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED Mr. President, the United States continues to support the promotion of cultural diversity, pluralism, tolerance, cooperation and dialogue among people from... Read More

U.S. Explanation of Position on Enhancement of International Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution as we strongly support international cooperation in efforts to promote... Read More

U.S. Explanation of Vote on UN Declaration on the Right to Peace

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mister President. We would first like to take this opportunity to thank Costa Rica for its leadership on a... Read More

U.S. Supports HRC Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Belarus

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States is pleased to co-sponsor and vote in support of an HRC resolution expressing deep concern at the continuing... Read More

U.S. is Firmly Committed to the Right to Education: Follow-Up to Human Rights Council Resolution 8/4

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States strongly supports the right to education, and this resolution’s focus on it. We firmly believe in the importance... Read More



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