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U.S. Introduces Resolution on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

(Note: The Resolution was Adopted by Consensus) Mr. President and fellow members: Civil society organizations and related associations are facing an ongoing assault around the world.  On the margins of... Read More

U.S. Introduces Resolution on Syria at the Human Rights Council

(Note:  The resolution was adopted by a vote of 40/1/6) Thank you, Mr. President. On behalf of Qatar, UK, U.S., Turkey, Germany, Jordan, France, Kuwait, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Morocco,... Read More

USOSCE on Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information, Including Best Practices for Protection of Journalists

AS PREPARED Session 4: Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information, Including Best Practices for Protection of Journalists; Address by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media The United... Read More

New Donors Join the Lifeline Fund To Assist Embattled Civil Society Organizations

We know that civil society organizations (CSOs) in every region are all too often harassed, threatened, and attacked by both state and non-state actors because of their work, and so... Read More

USOSCE on Fundamental Freedoms II Including Freedom of Movement, National Human Rights Institutions and the Role of Civil Society in Protecting Human Rights

AS PREPARED Working Session 5: Session 5: Fundamental Freedoms II, Including: Freedom of Movement; National Human Rights Institutions and the Role of Civil Society in the Protection of Human Rights; Human... Read More

USOSCE Right of Reply Response to Statement by the Russian Federation

Session 3: Tolerance and Non-discrimination I, Including: Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men; Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality; Prevention of Violence against... Read More

Diplomacy in Action: The United Nations General Assembly

On September 23 and 24, President Obama joined Heads of State from all around the world at the opening of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. Over the... Read More

Ambassador Power on Human Rights Achievements, Shortcomings, and the Way Forward

Thank you very much. I thank President Fischer and my Austrian colleagues for organizing this important event and I offer my respects to High Commissioner Pillay and to her extremely... Read More

Interactive Dialogue on Assistance to Somalia in the Field of Human Rights

Stand-Alone High Level Interactive Dialogue on Assistance to Somalia in the Field of Human Rights U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister and... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Cambodia

Mr.  President, The United States thanks the, Professor Subedi, for his detailed and informative report of August 5, 2013, following his most recent two visits.  We note that he met... Read More

Focus on Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka, Yemen

Item 10: Focus on Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka, Yemen As Delivered Thank you, Mr. Vice President. The United States commends OHCHR and countries that are cooperating with it on... Read More

USAID Supports Global Call For Greater Innovation in Transparency and Accountability

Today President Obama renewed his call to promote transparent, effective and accountable government institutions to partner with civil society during a side event at the 68th Session of the United... Read More

President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  Each year we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution.  For most of recorded history,... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

President Obama announced today the United States will provide $339 million in additional U.S. humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria. This new announcement brings... Read More

USOSCE on Tolerance and Non-discrimination including Combating Racism, Xenophobia, Discrimination, Anti-Semitism, and Discrimination Against Muslims

AS PREPARED Working Session 2: Tolerance and Non-discrimination II, Review of the Implementation of Commitments on Promotion of Mutual Respect and Understanding: Prevention and Responses to Hate Crimes in the... Read More

USOSCE on Tolerance and Non-discrimination II (continued), Including Gender Equality and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children

AS PREPARED Working Session 3: Tolerance and Non-discrimination II (continued), Including: Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men; Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality;... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership to Expand Women’s Political and Economic Participation

THE PROMISE OF EQUAL FUTURES In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s political and economic participation, former Secretary of State... Read More

USAID on Promoting the Participation and Effectiveness of CSOs in the Implementation of Vietnam’s National Strategy for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control

HANOI -- Our experience both here in Vietnam and globally is that a vibrant civil society sector is essential to connecting individuals facing the greatest HIV risks to lifesaving services. ... Read More

Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) These FAQs are intended to provide guidance to individuals or corporations seeking to invest in Burma; they do not constitute binding legal... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Disability and Development

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning.  And it’s a great pleasure for me to be able to be here with all of you, an honor to be here for my first high-level... Read More



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