All articles from: February, 2012

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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Clinton’s Remarks Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Secretary Clinton: When I took this job, I saw a world that needed America, but also one that questioned our focus and our staying power. So we have worked together to put American leadership on a firm foundation for the decades ahead. We have ended one war and are winding down another. We have cemented our place as a Pacific power.

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Commerce Dept. Leads U.S. Trade Mission to Boost Ties with India

Senior U.S. government officials and private-sector leaders have successfully wrapped up a weeklong trade mission to India focused on building partnerships to increase two-way trade and investment and boost the economies of both countries, according to Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez.

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Ambassador Rice on U.N. Security Council’s Mission to Haiti

This trip gave us the opportunity to see the dedicated work that the men and women of MINUSTAH perform under very difficult conditions.

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Transcript: Brimmer, Donahoe Speak With Press During HRC Urgent Debate on Syria

Esther Brimmer and Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Speak with the Press

As we saw today the world has gathered to call attention to the heinous crimes being perpetrated against the Syrian people by their own government.

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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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Esther Brimmer: Statement at Human Rights Council Urgent Debate on Syria

Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer

The United States joins the many other nations gathered today, to again demand an end to the Assad government’s outrageous and ongoing crimes against the people of Syria, which it has escalated by deliberately bombarding populated cities and towns with heavy artillery.

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Sport is a Diplomatic Language that Crosses all Segments of Society

The language of sport is translated into ideas that transcend race, class, religion, gender and ethnic divide and can also be instrumental in fostering tolerance and respect.

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Great Women of the Twentieth Century – a photo gallery

Judith Jamison dancing

IIP Photo Galleries  This photo gallery presents several American women who made important contributions to the history and culture of the United States in the 20th century. It is a sampling of the photos from a virtual exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. View the photo gallery    

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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 the document that has guided the commitment of the United States and the international community to protect human rights since its adoption on December 10, 1948: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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