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Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine

2013-03-22

Almost every day, I have the opportunity to meet women who refuse to let restrictive environments hinder their determination to demand the same rights, opportunities, and futures as any person. ... Read More

Remarks by the President at the Hall of Children, Yad Vashem

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-03-22

THE PRESIDENT: “Unto them I will give my house and within my walls a memorial and a name…an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.” President Peres, Prime Minister... Read More

Announcement by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to Halt the Violence

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-03-22

The United States welcomes today’s announcement by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to halt the violence as a positive step toward ending more than three decades of tragic violence in... Read More

Statement by Secretary Kerry on Detained U.S. Citizen Saeed Abedini

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-03-22

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY I am deeply concerned about the fate of U.S citizen Saeed Abedini, who has been detained for nearly six months and was sentenced to eight years... Read More

Remarks Before the Organization of American States Special General Assembly

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

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns

2013-03-22

Mr. Chairman, Secretary General Insulza, thank you for convening this Special General Assembly. In a single generation, our hemisphere transformed from an exception to an example of the worldwide embrace... Read More

Remarks Before the Organization of American States Special General Assembly

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

Deputy Secretary of State, William Burns

2013-03-22

Mr. Chairman, Secretary General Insulza, thank you for convening this Special General Assembly. In a single generation, our hemisphere transformed from an exception to an example of the worldwide embrace... Read More

Testimony: Democracy and Human Rights in the Context of the Asia Rebalance

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Daniel Baer

2013-03-21

AS PREPARED Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today with my good friend and colleague, Acting Assistant Secretary... Read More

Testimony: Democracy and Human Rights In the Context of the Asia Rebalance

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs - Washington, D.C.

Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Joseph Yun

2013-03-21

Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today with my colleague Dan Baer to testify on the... Read More

U.S. Looks Forward to Enhanced Cooperation on Vital Issue of Combatting Religious Intolerance

Human Rights Council 22nd Session, Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-03-21

Combating Intolerance (Resolution 16/18) AS DELIVERED by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe The United States joins consensus on this important resolution on combating intolerance, discrimination, and violence on the basis of... Read More

Statement on Upcoming Local Elections in Macedonia

Permanent Council, Vienna

Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Gary Robbins

2013-03-21

AS DELIVERED The United States calls the Permanent Council’s attention to the local elections being held this coming Sunday, March 24, in Macedonia. We were pleased to see that leaders... Read More

U.S. District Judge Revokes Beatrice Munyenyezis U.S. Citizenship

U.S Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section

2013-03-21

On February 21, 2013, in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe revoked Beatrice Munyenyezi’s U.S. citizenship after a jury convicted her on two criminal counts of procuring citizenship... Read More

Now is the Moment for Haiti to Achieve a New Era of Democratic Governance and Accountability

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-20

Item 10: ID with the Independent Expert for Haiti AS DELIVERED by Erik Richardson Mr. President, The United States thanks the Independent Expert, Michel Forst, for his work on Haiti... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on Stabilization in Haiti

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

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

2013-03-20

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Acting Special Representative Fisher for your briefing. I would also like to welcome Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carrera, a fellow member of... Read More

Freeing of Journalist by Somali Supreme Court

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

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2013-03-20

The United States welcomes the Somali Supreme Court's March 17 decision overturning the conviction of Somali journalist Abdiasis Abdinur Ibrahim for interviewing a woman who alleged rape by Somali security... Read More

U.S. Releases First Ever Voluntary Principles Report

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokeperson

2013-03-20

Over the last 13 years, governments, major multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations have worked together in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative, in an effort to make... Read More

U.S. Gravely Concerned About Reports of Crimes Against Vulnerable Migrants and Refugees

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-03-19

Item 8: General Statement AS DELIVERED Mr. President, The United States is concerned about the vulnerability of migrants, including women, children and migrants in crisis situations.  We call upon countries... Read More

U.S. Remains Extremely Troubled by HRC’s Continued Biased and Disproportionate Focus on Israel

Human Rights Council 22nd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-03-19

Item 7: General Debate AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. The goal of the United States remains a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East. Ending the underlying conflict... Read More

Addressing the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

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

2013-03-19

The two-year anniversary of the Syria uprising coincides with another dark milestone: over one million refugees have fled Syria. More troubling, half of that number arrived in the last two... Read More

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Must be Protected

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

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns

2013-03-19

When Maria da Penha’s husband shot her in the back, leaving her paraplegic, it was the culmination of years of domestic abuse. In her battle for justice, she was fortunate... Read More

President Obama’s Nowruz Message to the Iranian People

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-03-18

  Dorood. As you and your families come together to celebrate Nowruz, I want to extend my best wishes on this new spring and new year. Around the world, and... Read More



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