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Interactive Dialogue with the Human Rights Council's Advisory Committee

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Kim D’Auria Vazira

2013-09-18

Thank you Mister President. The United States welcomes this opportunity to address the role of the Advisory Committee. We recognize that the Advisory Committee has offered constructive advice at times,... Read More

Release of Political Prisoners in Iran

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

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-09-18

We welcome today’s reports that the Iranian Government has released several prisoners of conscience, including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. President Rouhani pledged repeatedly during his campaign to restore and... Read More

U.S. on the Second Round of Voting in Maldivian Presidential Elections

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

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-09-18

The first round of the Maldivian presidential elections on September 7 was widely hailed as a success and represented a victory for the democratic process in Maldives. The Commonwealth, United... Read More

U.S. Statement: Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-17

Interactive Dialogue with the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK (Mr. Michael KIRBY) Mr. President: The United States commends the Commission of Inquiry, under... Read More

U.S. Highlights Countries of Concern to the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-17

Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention AS DELIVERED Mr. President, The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations, especially in but not... Read More

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 24

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-17

U.S. Statement On Opening Day Of 24th Session Of Human Rights Council - September 9, 2013 UN Human Rights Council 24th Session - photos and videos at U.S. Embassy Geneva ... Read More

Ambassador Power at a General Assembly Session on the Sellstrom Report

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

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

2013-09-17

68th Session of the UN General Assembly Thank you, Mr. President, for convening this important session on the first day of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, and thank... Read More

Ambassador Power on UN Report on Chemical Weapons in Syria

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

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

2013-09-16

The Council heard this morning from the Secretary General on the findings of Dr. Sellstrom and his team of chemical weapons experts. Before I say anything else, let me do... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on the UN Report on Chemical Weapons Use

The White House

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-09-16

We welcome the report made public today by the United Nations mission established by Secretary-General Ban to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria. The U.N. report adds even... Read More

Secretary Kerry and UK, French Foreign Ministers on Syria

Quai d'Orsay - Paris, France

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-16

FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: (Via interpreter) (In progress) discuss the situation in Syria as well as the decisions to be taken over the next few days. And further to that meeting... Read More

Civil Society in Action for Human Rights

Reception on the Occasion of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Program - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-16

Thank you all for joining us tonight for this reception on the occasion of the World Federation of United Nations Associations’ program “Civil Society in Action for Human Rights” which... Read More

Launching the U.S. Network of UNESCO's Coalition of Cities Against Racism

U.S. Conference of Mayors

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Nerissa J. Cook

2013-09-12

Remarks to Mayors’ Day Breakfast AS PREPARED Thank you, Mayor Johnson and Mayor Bell for your inspiring remarks, and for hosting this special event. And thanks also to Tom Cochran... Read More

U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination: 10-Point Plan of Action

Washignton, D.C.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors

2013-09-12

In the 50 years since the murder of Medgar Evers in Jackson, the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham which killed four young girls, and the march... Read More

U.S. Priorities at the 68th UN General Assembly

Georgetown University

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Dean Pittman

2013-09-12

Thank you Professor Arend for that kind introduction and to the University, the Mortara Center, and the School of Foreign Service for so graciously hosting this morning’s conversation. I would... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe Meets with Bahraini Delegation on the Sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-09-11

The United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva notes its deep disappointment and concern over gross factual inaccuracies presented in Bahraini press following U.S. Ambassador to the Human... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Relocation of Remaining Individuals from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya in Iraq

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-09-11

The United States welcomes today’s safe arrival at Camp Hurriya of the remaining 42 individuals from the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) who had been residing at Camp Ashraf. These individuals were survivors... Read More

Russian Civil Society Leaders Inspire

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Michael McFaul

2013-09-11

Despite a packed G-20 schedule filled with meetings on economic issues and the situation in Syria, President Obama also took the time while in St. Petersburg to meet with representatives... Read More

U.S. Gravely Concerned About the Dire Situation of Children in Syria

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland 

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

2013-09-10

Following the Oral Presentation of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict The United States thanks Special Representative Zerrougi for her statement and for her... Read More

Secretary Kerry Testimony on Proposed Authorization to Use Military Force in Syria

House Armed Services Committee - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-10

Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, and distinguished members of the committee, I’m privileged to be here this morning with Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey, and we are all of... Read More

Secretary Kerry Weighing the U.S. Response in Syria

Google+ Hangout Interview

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-10

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a Google+ Hangout hosted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Lara Setrakian, founder of the digital news site Syria Deeply,... Read More



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