Donahoe: As Governments We Must Protect the Fundamental Freedoms of Our Citizens Online

Statement by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Panel on Freedom of Expression on the Internet Human Rights Council, February 29, 2012   Thank you, Mr. Vice President, We thank the Swedish delegation and the other co-sponsors for organizing this panel, and the esteemed panelists for their insights on this increasingly relevant topic.   I wanted to start ...
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Ambassador Kennedy: Comments on Presentations by Iran and North Korea at Conference on Disarmament

Statement of Ambassador Kennedy to the Conference of Disarmament, Feb. 28   Mr. President, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on several of the presentations we heard today.  With regard to the statement made by the representative of the DPRK, the content of his remarks was incorrect and unacceptable.   The record of the DPRK ...
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Ambassador Donahoe welcomes performance of ‘Human Writes’ at UN

The U.S. Mission supported the performance of Human Writes – a collaboration of acclaimed American choreographer William Forsythe and Columbia Law Professor Kendall Thomas at the United Nations in Geneva. The performance enabled spectators to reflect upon the history of human rights and the obstacles that prevent their full implementation; and it brought to life ...
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Agreement at Conclusion of Friends of Syrian People Conference

International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People Tunis, Tunisia February 24, 2012 Chairman’s Conclusions of the International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People, 24 February 1.  The first meeting of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People (“the Friends’ Group”), was held in Tunis on 24 ...
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U.N. Report Says Syrian Forces Committed Gross Human Rights Abuses

A United Nations report says the Syrian regime has committed “widespread, systematic and gross human rights violations.” The report, prepared by a three-member panel of investigators, was made public in Geneva on February 23 and will be discussed during the 19th Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council meeting which opens next week.
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Americans Abroad Video Profiles: Dr. Steven Goldfarb on CERN’s ATLAS Experiment

In the third video in our “Americans Abroad” profile series Dr. Steven Goldfarb, a research physicist from the University of Michigan, talks about the  ATLAS experiment at CERN and the quest for the Higgs boson particle. “The Higgs has been there since the beginning of time,” says Dr. Goldfarb, “but we haven’t yet had a ...
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U.N. General Assembly Resolution Sends Clear Message that World Stands with Syrian People

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the UN General Assembly Resolution on Syria Susan E. Rice U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, NY February 16, 2012   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the UN General Assembly sent a clear message to the ...
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Launch of Climate and Clean Air Coalition, new global effort to fight climate change

Remarks at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition To Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Initiative Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC February 16, 2012   SECRETARY CLINTON:Well, welcome to the State Department, to the Benjamin Franklin Room. Benjamin Franklin was not only our first diplomat, but our first great scientist. ...
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U.S. Businesses Look to Help Rebuild Afghanistan

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez and representatives from 12 U.S. businesses from the construction, mining, agribusiness and information technology sectors are in Kabul to explore how they can play a role in rebuilding the country, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).
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State and USAID – FY 2013 Budget

The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It ...
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Heart Disease Is World Killer; Obama Urges Heart Health

By Charlene Porter IIP Staff Writer Washington, February 2,  2012   Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the greatest single global killer, the cause of 30 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Members of the U.N. General Assembly in 2011 resolved to emphasize public awareness of this health risk in their ...
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