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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

Cross Regional Statement on Freedom of Expression on the Internet

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-06-10

The following statement was read by Tunisia on behalf of 70 countries Mr President, I have the honor of addressing the Human Rights Council on behalf of Algeria, Argentina, Australia,... Read More

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

Special Representative of the OSCE PA on Human Trafficking Issues, Co-Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, U.S. Representative Chris Smith

2013-06-10

Opening StatementTrain Flight Attendants, Others, and Create Unified Hot Line June 10, 2013 In January of 2000, I received actionable information that eight Ukrainian women were being exploited by sex... Read More

Assessment of the Current Trends of Trafficking in Human Beings for All Forms of Exploitation

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

Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca

2013-06-10

Session 1 AS PREPARED The United States thanks the Chairman in Office for organizing this high-level event in Kyiv and for the initiative of selecting the issue of combating trafficking... Read More

Secretary Kerry Video Remarks Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-07

Hello! I wanted to take a moment to join people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month. This month is about the assertion of equality... Read More

U.S. Calls for the Resignation of Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-06-07

AS DELIVERED The United States completely rejects and condemns the irresponsible call by Mr. Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, to investigate a legitimate and UN-accredited NGO,... Read More

Labor Issues in Bangladesh

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert O. Blake, Jr.

2013-06-06

AS PREPARED Good morning. Thank you Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker and all the members of the committee for this opportunity to speak with you today regarding labor issues in... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Adoption of the Working Group’s Report on Botswana’s Universal Periodic Review

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-06

AS DELIVERED Thank you Mr. President. The United States welcomes the recent efforts by the Government of Botswana to respond to many of the recommendations made here during its UPR... Read More

Testimony: Labor Issues in Bangladesh

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Washington, D.C.

Acting Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, Eric R. Biel

2013-06-06

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 and timely hearing concerning labor... Read More

Stemming the Tide: Confronting the Rise of Global Anti-Semitism

American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum 2013 - Washington, D.C.

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

2013-06-05

Good morning. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to come before a group which is dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, promoting democratic values, and standing up for fair treatment... Read More

Op-Ed by Vice President Joe Biden in The Wall Street Journal: The Americas Ascendant

Office of the Vice President - The White House, Washington, D.C.

Vice President Joe Biden

2013-06-05

The following op-ed by Vice President Joe Biden appeared today in print in The Wall Street Journal. Biden: The Americas Ascendant The spread of free trade and democracy has been... Read More

U.S. Statement of HRC 23 Annual Full-Day Discussion on Women’s Human Rights

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-06-05

We welcome the opportunity these panels present to evaluate the work done over the past 20 years to eliminate violence against women and girls and to plan the next steps... Read More

U.S. Condemns Racially Motivated Acts and Supports Negotiations in Mali

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

State Department Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki

2013-06-05

The United States supports an urgent negotiated resolution to Kidal that will permit the return of civil administration so that presidential elections can be carried out in the entire Malian... Read More

Testimony: U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Relations

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Daniel Baer

2013-06-05

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for holding this hearing. We appreciate your concern about the human rights situation in Vietnam, and are pressing the government for... Read More

Testimony: U.S. Relations with Vietnam

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific - Washington, D.C.

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Joseph Yun

2013-06-05

Mr. Chairman, Mr. Faleomaveaga, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you very much for inviting me here today to testify on the United States’ relationship with Vietnam. It is also... Read More

White House on Situation in Qusayr, Syria

The White House - Washington, D.C.

White House Press Secretary

2013-06-05

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s assault on Qusayr, which has killed untold numbers of civilians and is causing tremendous humanitarian suffering. The Syrian... Read More

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Darfur

United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2013-06-05

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Prosector Bensouda, for your briefing. The United States welcomes the continued role of the International Criminal Court in the fight against... Read More

U.S. Statement on Item 3 General Debate Intervention on Freedom of Expression

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-04

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Thank you, Mr. President. At this session, the United States, as part of a broad cross-regional group, is proposing a resolution that stresses... Read More

U.S. Applauds Commission of Inquiry’s Tenacity in Documenting Violations of Human Rights and IHL by all Parties in Syria

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-06-04

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session We thank the Commission of Inquiry for its latest report, and agree with its expressions of serious concern for the unacceptable levels of... Read More

U.S. is Gravely Concerned About the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-06-04

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session U.S. Intervention on Individual Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Belarus Thank you Mister President. The United States would like to thank... Read More



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