The United States thanks the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for hosting this discussion on the common challenges facing States in their efforts to... Read More
The United States thanks Independent Expert on Human Rights Doudou Diene for his work in Cote d’Ivoire. We also would like to express our appreciation to... Read More
There are roughly 6,000 trafficking prosecutions globally every year. Six thousand – when our best estimate on a number of victims worldwide is 20 million. This... Read More
In September 2012, President Obama announced at the Clinton Global Initiative a new Executive Order titled, “Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts” which... Read More
In September 2012, President Obama announced that we would develop a comprehensive strategic action plan to help survivors of human trafficking in the United States get... Read More
The United States is committed to the idea that mixed migration flows must be addressed in a collaborative and effective manner. We have learned through our... Read More
Over the past two days, representatives from governments, international organizations, and civil society came together to discuss strengthening the OSCE’s response to trafficking in human beings. ... Read More
The United States and 32 other countries sponsored the following statement at HRC 23 under Item 8
The Statement was read by Norway.
On this 20th anniversary of... Read More
The following statement was read by Tunisia on behalf of 70 countries
I have the honor of addressing the Human Rights Council on behalf of Algeria, Argentina, Australia,... Read More
Opening StatementTrain Flight Attendants, Others, and Create Unified Hot Line
June 10, 2013
In January of 2000, I received actionable information that eight Ukrainian women were being exploited by sex... Read More
The United States thanks the Chairman in Office for organizing this high-level event in Kyiv and for the initiative of selecting the issue of combating trafficking... Read More
Hello! I wanted to take a moment to join people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month.
This month is about the assertion of equality... Read More
The United States completely rejects and condemns the irresponsible call by Mr. Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, to investigate a legitimate and UN-accredited NGO,... Read More
Good morning. Thank you Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker and all the members of the committee for this opportunity to speak with you today regarding labor issues in... Read More
Thank you Mr. President.
The United States welcomes the recent efforts by the Government of Botswana to respond to many of the recommendations made here during its UPR... Read More
Good morning. Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting the Department of Labor to participate in this important and timely hearing concerning labor... Read More
Good morning. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to come before a group which is dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, promoting democratic values, and standing up for fair treatment... Read More
The following op-ed by Vice President Joe Biden appeared today in print in The Wall Street Journal.
Biden: The Americas Ascendant
The spread of free trade and democracy has been... Read More
We welcome the opportunity these panels present to evaluate the work done over the past 20 years to eliminate violence against women and girls and to plan the next steps... Read More
The United States supports an urgent negotiated resolution to Kidal that will permit the return of civil administration so that presidential elections can be carried out in the entire Malian... Read More