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U.S. Explanation of Vote on Access to Medicine and the Right to the Highest Standard of Health

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-13

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Explanation of Vote on the Resolution entitled “Access to Medicines in the Context of the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the... Read More

Statement on Syrian Chemical Weapons Use

White House Office of the Press Secretary

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes

2013-06-13

At the President’s direction, the United States Government has been closely monitoring the potential use of chemical weapons within Syria. Following the assessment made by our intelligence community in April,... Read More

U.S. Response to the Head of the OSCE Center in Astana

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-06-13

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Zarudna, the United States warmly welcomes you to the Permanent Council in your capacity as Head of the Center in Astana. We thank you and your superb... Read More

U.S. Response to the Report of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

2013-06-13

AS DELIVERED The United States warmly welcomes OSCE Special Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic to the Permanent Council and thanks her for her latest report. Representative Mijatovic,... Read More

U.S. Statement on Media Defamation Suits and Judicial Integrity in the Slovak Republic

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Political Counselor, Jennifer Bosworth

2013-06-13

AS DELIVERED The United States is concerned that members of the Slovak judiciary are seeking high damage awards in lawsuits against the media. As Representative on Freedom of the Media... Read More

U.S. Encourages Countries in Transition to Work with Council, OHCHR to Help Protect Human Rights

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-12

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session General Debate on Item 10 AS DELIVERED Thank you Mr. President. The United States has spoken several times during Item 10 debates about... Read More

World Day Against Child Labor: No to Child Labor in Domestic Work

Barbara Shailor: Special Representative, International Labor Affairs

2013-06-12

Each year since 2002, the international community has come together on June 12 to mark World Day Against Child Labor. According to estimates of the International Labor Organization (ILO), over... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 2013 World Day Against Child Labor

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-12

“No” to Child Labor in Domestic Work We are proud to stand united with our partners in the international community on this World Day Against Child Labor, and with one... Read More

Winners of the 2012 Human Rights Awards

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

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

2013-06-12

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Human Rights Awards. The winner of the Diplomacy for Human Rights Award is Ambassador John Tefft... Read More

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons - Pride 2013

2013-06-12

Watch the Video of Secretary Kerry Remarks at the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) Pride Event "This month is about the assertion of equality and dignity. It... Read More

Ten Ways To Combat the Worst Forms of Child Labor

U.S. Department of State, DipNote Blog

Carina Klein: Labor Officer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2013-06-12

No individual or organization acting alone can eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but together we can make a difference. Individuals, governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and civil society groups... Read More

The U.S. Greatly Values the Work of Human Rights Defenders Around the World

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-11

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. We align ourselves with the statements previously made by Germany, the Czech Republic, Norway and Tunisia. The United States greatly values the work of... Read More

U.S. Intervention for the Panel on Democracy and the Rule of Law from a Human Rights Perspective

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-11

AS DELIVERED Statement The United States thanks the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for hosting this discussion on the common challenges facing States in their efforts to... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Report of the Independent Expert for Cote d’ Ivoire

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-11

AS DELIVERED Madame President, The United States thanks Independent Expert on Human Rights Doudou Diene for his work in Cote d’Ivoire. We also would like to express our appreciation to... Read More

Prosecution: No More Impunity for Offenders – Better Protection for Victims Rights

OSCE High-Level Conference on Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings - Kyiv, Ukraine - Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Delegation, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-06-11

Session 2 AS PREPARED There are roughly 6,000 trafficking prosecutions globally every year. Six thousand – when our best estimate on a number of victims worldwide is 20 million. This... Read More

Prevention: A Broad Concept and Targeted Measures to Decrease the Risks of Trafficking in Human Beings

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - OSCE High-Level Conference on Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings - Kyiv, Ukraine - Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Delegation - U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-06-11

Session 3 AS PREPARED In September 2012, President Obama announced at the Clinton Global Initiative a new Executive Order titled, “Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts” which... Read More

Protection: Immediate, Tailored to Individual Needs and Unconditional Assistance, and Long Term Social Inclusion

OSCE High-Level Conference on Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings - Kyiv, Ukraine - Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Delegation, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-06-11

Session 4 AS PREPARED In September 2012, President Obama announced that we would develop a comprehensive strategic action plan to help survivors of human trafficking in the United States get... Read More

International Cooperation: A Precondition for a Coordinated Response from Government Agencies and Civil Society

OSCE High-Level Conference on Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings - Kyiv, Ukraine - Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Delegation, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-06-11

Session 5 AS PREPARED The United States is committed to the idea that mixed migration flows must be addressed in a collaborative and effective manner. We have learned through our... Read More

Closing Session Statement: Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings

OSCE High-Level Conference on Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings - Kyiv, Ukraine - Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Delegation, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-06-11

Closing Session AS PREPARED Over the past two days, representatives from governments, international organizations, and civil society came together to discuss strengthening the OSCE’s response to trafficking in human beings. ... Read More

Joint Statement by 33 Nations on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-06-10

The United States and 32 other countries sponsored the following statement at HRC 23 under Item 8 The Statement was read by Norway. Mr. President, On this 20th anniversary of... Read More



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