No one country, no individual group of nations is going to resolve this problem by themselves. This is going to take a collective, global response.
It is unfortunate to affirm again this year that the people of Sudan continue to face enormous human rights challenges… Sudan’s human rights record remains one of persistent and increasing violations and abuse.
We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.
The Asad regime’s violations described in the most recent COI report include murder, hostage-taking, enforced disappearances, torture, rape, sexual violence, targeting civilians, and indiscriminate bombing.
Obama Proclamation on United Nations Day 2014 23 October 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. […]
The United Nations plays a vital role in contributing to the security and well-being of the Congolese people, including […]
The U.S. will keep tracking ISIL’s abduction, enslavement, sale, rape, forced marriage, and abuse of women and girls.
“Today the community of nations made an historic statement in support of LGBT rights, which are human rights.”
We are committed to the proper management of such hazardous substances and wastes.
We are pleased to see that today the international community is visibly and publicly upholding the rights of LGBT individuals.
We are glad that the Human Rights Council is addressing these important matters on the well-being of children.
This timely resolution underscores the important role civil society plays both in the promotion and protection of human rights, […]
The United States remains committed to the stability of the international financial system and to the development of its […]
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- U.S. Welcomes the Release of Civil Society Activists in Azerbaijan October 23, 2014The United States welcomes the October 17 pardon and release of four civil society activists in Azerbaijan, including Hasan Huseynli. Prior to his conviction in July on questionable hooliganism charges, Huseynli and his NGO worked with the U.S. Embassy in Baku on student exchanges and educational advising. Three young members of the N!DA Civic Movement, [.. […]
- U.S. Remarks at the UN General Assembly Third Committee on Rights of Indigenous Peoples October 22, 2014Thank you. Both the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples outcome document and the Secretary-General’s report on the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recognize the importance of supporting the principles and goals of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Doing so is essential to effecting tangible improvements […]
- United States Deeply Concerned by DRC’s Expulsion of MONUSCO Human Rights Officer October 20, 2014The United States is deeply concerned by the decision of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Government to expel the Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the DRC because of a report the UNJHRO released alleging serious violations by some members of the DRC security forces that resulted in […]