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United States Government 2012 Public Report on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

U.S. Department of State

2013-03-12

http://www.humanrights.gov/2012/03/30/new-organization-will-strengthen-human-rights-protection-efforts-in-extractive-industries/ Introduction This is the first public U.S. Government report on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) Initiative. Each member of the VPs Initiative is required to... Read More

The U.S. Remains Deeply Concerned about Deplorable Global Human Rights Situations

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

United States Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe

2013-03-12

Mr. President, The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations around the world. Iran continues to fail to protect the rights to religious freedom and expression. We... Read More

U.S. Joins Call for Commission of Inquiry into Widespread Human Rights Violations in North Korea

Human Rights Council 22 - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert King

2013-03-11

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (Mr. Marzuki DARUSMAN) Thank you Mr. President. The United States welcomes Special Rapporteur Darusman’s comprehensive... Read More

United States Government Recommendations on Best Practices for Companies with Operations in Bangladesh

U.S. Department of State

2013-03-11

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake hosted... Read More

U.S. Strongly Condemns Assad Regime's Brutality and Blatant Violations of Intl. Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-11

AS DELIVERED by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Thank you, Mr. President. More than 70,000 people have been killed in Syria since peaceful protests began in 2011.  The COI’s latest report ... Read More

Press Briefing: U.S. Comments on HRC Reports on North Korea, Syria, Iran and Burma

United Nations Office - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert King; U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-03-11

Ambassador King: It’s very good to be back in Geneva to discuss the situation of human rights in North Korea. As you know the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in... Read More

Human Rights in Burma: Encouraging Progress, but Considerable Challenges Remain

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-03-11

Item 4:  Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Delivered by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Human... Read More

International Women’s Day

Office of the Spokesperson - U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-03-08

On March 8, the United States joins people around the globe in honoring women and celebrating their contributions toward building a more peaceful, just, and prosperous world. The State Department,... Read More

2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners

Office of Global Women's Issues

2013-03-08

Malalai Bahaduri First Sergeant, Afghan National Interdiction Unit (NIU), Senior Instructor Afghanistan First Sergeant Malalai Bahaduri’s story is one of hope and perseverance that began in the mid-1960’s. At the... Read More

President Obama on International Women’s Day

The White House, Washington D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-03-08

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the many milestones on the road to gender equality, and recommit ourselves to fight for the rights and opportunities of women and girls around... Read More

Fact Sheet: Advancing the Status of Women and Girls Around the World

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2013-03-08

No country can get ahead if it leaves half of its people behind. This is why the United States believes gender equality is critical to our shared goals of prosperity,... Read More

Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

U.S. AID

Deputy Administrator, Don Steinberg

2013-03-08

Working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, around the world can be a challenge. There are difficult days when you wonder if your efforts are having a real impact... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the International Women of Courage Awards

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

Secretary of State John Kerry; Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman

2013-03-08

UNDER SECRETARY SHERMAN: Good afternoon, Mrs. Obama, Secretary Kerry, Mrs. Heinz Kerry, Secretary Sebelius, Congresswoman Edwards, Minister Collins of Australia, all of Your Excellencies with us today, distinguished guests, welcome... Read More

Too Many Governments Continue to Restrict Freedoms of Expression and Association

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-08

Item 3: General Debate AS DELIVERED by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Thank you, Mr. President. In this session Council members will deliberate on resolutions concerning both Human Rights Defenders and... Read More

U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State

2013-03-08

Download the Guidelines as a PDF. Overview Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments... Read More

OSCE Representative Statement on the Extension of the Mandate on Freedom of the Media

Permanent Council, Vienna

United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ian Kelly

2013-03-07

In connection with PC.DEC/1074, and under Paragraph IV.1(A)6 of the OSCE Rules of Procedure, the United States wishes to make the following interpretive statement: “The United States disagrees with the... Read More

Statement Welcoming the Extension of the Mandate of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Permanent Council, Vienna

United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ian Kelly

2013-03-07

The United States warmly welcomes the extension of the mandate of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic, and congratulates her and her experienced team. Representative Mijatovic has... Read More

Statement on International Women’s Day

Permanent Council, Vienna

United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-03-07

March 8 marks the 102nd anniversary of International Women’s Day. In the early years, the day honored the women’s rights movement, including advocating for the right to vote and to... Read More

Response to Report of the Head of the OSCE Mission in Montenegro, Ambassador Lubomir Kopaj

Permanent Council, Vienna

United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ian Kelly

2013-03-07

AS DELIVERED BY Ambassador Ian Kelly The United States joins in welcoming Ambassador Kopaj to the Permanent Council and we thank him for his comprehensive and informative report. The OSCE... Read More

Response to the Report by the OSCE Coordinator for Economic and Environmental Affairs, Mr. H. Yurdakul Yigitguden

Permanent Council, Vienna

United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ian Kelly

2013-03-07

AS DELIVERED BY Ambassador Ian Kelly The United States welcomes Mr. Yigitguden to the Permanent Council as he presents his first report as OSCE Coordinator for Economic and Environmental... Read More



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