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Resolving the Plight of Persecuted, Uprooted People Around the World

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2013-01-03

2012 was a challenging year for humanitarians trying to help displaced people around the world. The following summarizes some of the challenges addressed by the State Department's Bureau of Population,... Read More

Inaugural Caribbean Dialogue on Rule of Law and Gender-Based Violence: A Catalyst for Action

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Chief of Staff and Principal Deputy, Anita Botti, Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues

2012-12-31

On the heels of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), which ran from November 25 through December 10, the United States engaged with regional partners to spur... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Situation in the Central African Republic

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State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-12-31

We are deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). We call on the rebel alliance to cease hostilities and movements towards the capital. We... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the UN Security Council's DRC Sanctions Committee Designations

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

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-12-31

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes the decision today by the UN Security Council's Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Sanctions Committee to impose targeted sanctions on two armed groups operating... Read More

Faces of Iran: Citizens Unjustly Imprisoned

2012-12-27

Iranian law criminalizes dissent, and the Iranian government has arrested or imprisoned many of its own citizens for their political activities or beliefs, as well as for their religious beliefs.... Read More

Afghan Girls Lead Peer Education

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs, Dawn L. McCall

2012-12-26

The Internet may be important, but it's not everything. In rural Afghanistan, courageous and talented young women who have never heard of the Internet are using skills today often associated... Read More

Christmas in Kabul

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Cultural Affairs Assistant, Janet Heg

2012-12-26

As Christmas approaches, my husband and I are almost halfway through our year-long assignment to Kabul. Serving at an unaccompanied post was not something we had to do, but something... Read More

Geneva International Discussions on Georgia

U.S. Mission to the OSCE to the Permanent Council - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Permanent Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-12-20

The United States was pleased to participate in the December 12 round of the Geneva International Discussions. We continue to believe that these talks are an important forum for pursuing... Read More

Two Year Anniversary of the Suppression of Peaceful Protestors in Belarus

U.S. Mission to the OSCE to the Permanent Council - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Permanent Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-12-20

Yesterday marked the two year anniversary of the December 2010 presidential election in Belarus. Following that election, which fell significantly short of internationally recognized democratic standards, police violently broke up... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Airstrike Killing Palestinian Refugees in Yarmouk, Syria

U.S. Department of State

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-12-20

AThe United States is deeply concerned by reports that dozens of civilians, including women and children, were killed or wounded in Yarmouk, an area of Damascus home to 150,000 Palestinian... Read More

ICTR Convicts Former Rwandan Planning Minister for Genocide

U.S. Department of State

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-12-20

Today, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Augustin Ngirabatware, a former government minister in Rwanda, of genocide, incitement to commit genocide, and rape as... Read More

A Look Back at 2012

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2012-12-20

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 2012 has been a tough year for humanitarians trying to help displaced people around the world. In addition to aiding people caught up in protracted refugee... Read More

U.S. Government Leads New Action Plan for Children Facing Adversity

U.S. Agency for International Development

2012-12-19

Today at the White House, the U.S. Government released its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. The Plan is grounded in evidence that shows a promising future belongs to... Read More

USAID's Shah on Children in Adversity Action Plan

Children in Adversity National Action Plan Launch - Washington, D.C.

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator, Dr. Rajiv Shah

2012-12-19

AS PREPARED Good afternoon. Thank you, Cokie, for your kind introduction and serving as our moderator this afternoon. Before we begin, I would like to take a moment to reflect... Read More

Statement on the Prevention of Huynh Trong Hieu from Traveling to the United States

U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

2012-12-18

We are troubled by the intervention of Vietnamese authorities to prevent Huynh Trong Hieu from traveling to the United States to accept the Hellman Hammett prize from Human Rights Watch... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on International Migrants Day 2012

U.S. Department of State

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-12-18

On this 12th International Migrants Day, the United States recognizes the more than 214 million migrants in the world today, who constitute more than three percent of the world’s population.... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown

U.S. Department of State

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-12-18

Two years after the Belarusian Government launched its brutal crackdown on civil society, the democratic opposition, and independent media, we remember the political prisoners who remain in detention and reiterate... Read More

International Migrants Day: Finding Solutions for Migrant Children

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Catherine Wiesner

2012-12-18

On the occasion of International Migrants Day, I wanted to share my experience from the sixth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Port Louis, Mauritius. I led the... Read More

Syrian Refugees: Trying to Make It in Lebanon and Jordan

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2012-12-18

The recent visits of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and actress/director and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie to the Za'atri camp for... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: U.S. Embassy Brazzaville

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Congo

2012-12-17

Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy Brazzaville organized a two day celebration for the International Day of Persons with... Read More



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