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WSIS +10 HLE: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation

One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can... Read More

U.S. Statement on Women’s Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Agenda

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Annual Full-Day Discussion on Women’s Rights: Women’s Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Agenda As Delivered by Lisa... Read More

Ambassador Harper on Syria at the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Mr. President, Mr. President. We welcome... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.

Commentator: Hi, everyone. Ambassador Power: That’s all for you, so I’m feeling a little… she got way more applause than I did. Moderator: So welcome to the 2014 Girl Up... Read More

U.S. Embassy Statement on Aluthgama & Beruwela Violence

The U.S. Embassy Colombo condemns the violence that has spread over the weekend in Aluthgama and Beruwela. We urge the government to ensure that order is preserved and the lives... Read More

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Partnership With the Private Sector

Last week during a reception held in the Treaty Room of the Department of State, I was proud to address a group of America’s leading corporations and encourage them to... Read More

U.S. Statement on Dialogue on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice and on the Right to Education

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Elections in Afghanistan

The United States congratulates the people of Afghanistan on the completion today of the second round of voting in their historic presidential elections. These elections are a significant step forward... Read More

Fact Sheet: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence in Conflict

The United States has a longstanding commitment to support the prevention of, and accountability for, sexual violence in conflict. We have been a key partner in the United Kingdom’s Preventing... Read More

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. William, thank you very, very much. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests all, and particularly my colleagues in government, I know that we all... Read More

Secretary Kerry Joint Press Availability with UK Foreign Secretary Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

FOREIGN SECRETARY HAGUE: Well, thank you very much. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for coming to this, the concluding press conference of the Summit on Ending Sexual... Read More

HRC Dialogue on Independence of Judges and Lawyers on the Human Rights of Migrants

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States welcomes the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and thanks her for... Read More

U.S. Statement on International Solidarity and Trafficking

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on International Solidarity and Trafficking As Delivered by Kevin Whelan Independent Expert on Human Rights... Read More

Ambassador Power Remarks to Press in Gaziantep, Turkey

Bringing a stop to the horrific atrocities being carried out by the Assad regime is a top priority of the U.S. government, and a consistent focus of my efforts as... Read More

One Hundred Sixty-Eight Million Good Reasons To End Child Labor

Child labor is not unique to a particular country, ethnicity, culture, or ideology. Today, there are about 168 million child laborers around the world, with 85 million involved in hazardous work.... Read More

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 26

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 26th Session U.S. Opening Statement: Ambassador Harper Opening Statement Of The 26th Human Rights Council - June 10, 2014 ... Read More

Ambassador Baer Remarks on Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

Mr. Chairman, we remain deeply concerned that separatist forces continue to hold hostage eight OSCE Special Monitoring Mission monitors that they abducted on May 26 and May 29.  That’s two... Read More

USOSCE on Convictions in the Murder of Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

The United States welcomes the convictions on June 9 in Moscow’s highest criminal court of five individuals in connection with the 2006 contract murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and... Read More

USOSCE Condemnation of Illegitimate Elections in Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia Regions

The United States condemns the illegitimate “parliamentary elections” held in Georgia’s South Ossetia region on June 8 and the plans for a “presidential election” to be held in its Abkhazia... Read More

USOSCE on the 5+2 Talks on the Transnistria Conflict

The United States takes note of the second round of 5+2 Talks on the Transnistrian Conflict this year, which took place in Vienna on June 5 and 6.  We encourage... Read More


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