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Celebrating World Press Freedom Today and Every Day

at World Press Freedom Day 2013 Conference

Assistant Secretary of State, Mike Hammer

2013-05-03

Each year on World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate the right to freedom of expression and recognize the challenges so many courageous journalists face, as we strive to promote universal... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Commemorating World Press Freedom Day 2013

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

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Tomorrow the nations of the world mark the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. The UN General Assembly proclaimed that, each third of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Russian NGO Law and Fining of the NGO Golos

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

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is concerned that Russian law enforcement, tax offices, and other regulatory agencies have continued to conduct unannounced inspections not only of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to Report of Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

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

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We welcome you, Secretary General Goran Svilanovic, back to Vienna and the Permanent Council in your new capacity with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC),... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Situation in the Security Zone in Moldova

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

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States notes with concern the incidents in the Security Zone in Moldova in which four checkpoints were unilaterally set up without notice... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Heart of Asia Ministerial Meeting in Almaty

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

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes the third Heart of Asia Ministerial meeting as part of the Istanbul Process in Almaty on April 26. We thank... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Barring of NGO from House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States wishes to express our deep concern over steps taken two weeks ago by the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina... Read More

Burma: Termination of Presidential Proclamation 6925

Office of the Spokesperson

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

2013-05-02

The Secretary of State has determined that Presidential Proclamation 6925, also known as the 1996 Visa Ban, which suspended entry into the United States as immigrants or non-immigrants of “persons... Read More

Spokesperson on Decision in Eskinder Nega’s Appeal Case

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

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-05-02

The United States is deeply disappointed that Ethiopia’s Federal Supreme Court upheld the conviction and harsh sentencing of journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition politician Andualem Arege under the country’s Anti-Terrorism... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Cameroon

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED We warmly welcome the Cameroon delegation. We applaud efforts to hold accountable... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Cuba

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States is concerned that Cuba has put in place a... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Cuba Promoting Human Rights Through Humanitarian Aid

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

Cuba's future must be freely determined by the Cuban people. Sadly, that has not been the case for decades, and it is not the case today. The people of Cuba... Read More

Fact Sheet on Business and Human Rights

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

View this fact sheet as a PDF. "Strong respect for human rights isn’t merely an indicator that a country is likely doing well. It actually unleashes a country’s potential, and... Read More

U.S. Government Approach on Business and Human Rights

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

View this page as a PDF. I. Context and Landscape II. Objective III. International Guidelines on Business and Human Rights IV. Business and Human Rights in Foreign Policy V. Support,... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Obama Administration’s Comprehensive Efforts to Prevent Mass Atrocities Over the Past Year

Washington, D.C.

The White House

2013-05-01

One year ago, President Obama announced a comprehensive Administration strategy to prevent atrocities. He underscored that “preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core... Read More

Update on Atrocity Prevention Strategy Implementation

The White House Blog - Washington, D.C.

NSS Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Stephen Pomper

2013-05-01

On April 23 of last year, President Obama visited the Holocaust Museum, and unveiled a comprehensive strategy to prevent mass atrocities. In his remarks at the Museum, the President reflected... Read More

Asistencia de los EE. UU. a Cuba Promoción de los derechos humanos a través de la ayuda humanitaria

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

“El futuro de Cuba lo tiene que determinar libremente el pueblo cubano. Tristemente, durante décadas ese no ha sido el caso, ni tampoco lo es hoy. El pueblo de Cuba... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili Before Their Meeting

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-01

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. It’s an enormous pleasure for me to welcome President Saakashvili of Georgia. We are good friends, well acquainted. I spent time with him in Georgia,... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Azerbaijan

U.S. Department of State

2013-04-30

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Minister Khalaf Khalafov and the delegation of... Read More

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Visits China

Office of the Spokesperson

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

2013-04-30

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer traveled to China April 22-25 to promote human... Read More



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