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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2013-09-27

Thank you, Mr. Vice President. The United States would like to thank the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Dr. Mashood Baderin, for his report. As... Read More

USOSCE on Freedom of Religion or Belief

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Director of the Office for International Religious Freedom, Kari Johnstone

2013-09-26

Working Session 6: Freedom of Religion or Belief Thank you, Moderator. Freedom of religion or belief is a universal right that States must uphold and defend. Yet far too many... Read More

Ambassador Power at The EU/OCHA Ministerial Breakfast on the Central African Republic

U.S. Mission to the UN - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-26

AS PREPARED Let me thank our hosts, Under-Secretary-General Amos, EU Commissioner Georgieva, and Foreign Minister Fabius, for holding this roundtable. But more importantly for their consistent leadership in drawing attention... Read More

Ambassador Power at the High-Level Meeting on the Sahel

U.S. Mission to the UN - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-26

Thank you so much. I thank the Secretary-General for organizing this meeting and offer my respects to Special Envoy Prodi and the many other officials who are participating today. The... Read More

Ministerial Declaration on Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Individuals Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-09-26

The following is a declaration issued by members of the LGBT Core Group at the United Nations following their meeting. 1. We, ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, El Salvador, France,... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the LGBT Ministerial Event

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-26

Well, thank you very much (inaudible). Thank you, and I apologize to all of my colleagues for being a little bit late. I’m sorry about that. But it is an... Read More

The U.S. on the First Anniversary of Pastor Saeed Abedini's Detention in Iran

Abedini Vigil in front of the White House - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Jane Zimmerman

2013-09-26

I am here on this first anniversary of Saeed Abedini’s detention in Iran to stand in solidarity with those participating in vigils around the world, from Idaho to Brazil to... Read More

USOSCE on Freedom of Religion or Belief II

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

USCIRF Vice Chair, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett

2013-09-26

Working Session 6: Freedom of Religion or Belief II During the past year, we have witnessed rising religious intolerance—particularly against Muslims and Jews—within the OSCE region. Research indicates that societal... Read More

Ambassador Power on Security Council Stakeout Following Consultations on Syria

U.S. Mission to the UN - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-26

So as you know, we’ve all just come from the Council meeting on Syria where we tabled a draft resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons program. Just two weeks ago, tonight’s... Read More

The Human Rights of Older Persons

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-09-26

Explanation of Position, Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America Thank you, Mr. President.  We would like to thank the main sponsors and other delegations for their... Read More

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

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-26

(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

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-26

(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

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2013-09-25

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

Dip Note blog

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-09-25

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

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-25

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

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-09-25

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

White House blog

Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Steve Pomper

2013-09-25

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

Vienna+20 (World Conference on Human Rights) - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-25

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

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-25

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

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-25

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



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