All articles from: June, 2012

Secretary Clinton Press Availability Following the Meeting of the Action Group for Syria


As you’ve just heard from Special Envoy Annan, today the international community came together to endorse a plan for a democratic transition in Syria that aims to end the violence and pave the way for a post-Assad unity government.

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Welcoming Refugees is a Core Part of Who We Are as a Nation

Every year, the United States welcomes some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees. We provide protection from persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

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Third P5 Conference: Implementing the NPT – Joint Statement

The P5 reaffirmed their commitment to the shared goal of nuclear disarmament and emphasized the importance of working together in implementing the 2010 NPT Review Conference Action Plan.

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Human Rights Defenders and NGOs Must Never Be Made to Feel Threatened at HRC

We must ensure that no one who seeks to engage the Council is ever made to feel threatened while here or once they have returned home.

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Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Allows Multicultural Society to Flourish

The United States is firmly committed to the promotion and protection of human rights everywhere, including in multicultural contexts.

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MCC Fact Sheet on Contribution to Aid for Trade

“Aid for trade” strives to help developing countries improve their capacity to trade by removing internal barriers to trade; building institutional capacity in areas such as customs and national standards; developing business skills; and building the transportation, energy, and other infrastructure needed to enable trade and business expansion that can propel economic growth.

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Meeting of the Action Group for Syria – Media Information

Details on accreditation and logistics through the United Nations website.

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Obama’s Health Care Law Survives Supreme Court Review

President Barack Obama

In the most eagerly anticipated decision of its 2011–2012 session, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld most of the 2010 health care law championed by the Obama administration.

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William Lacy Swing Nominated Director General of the International Organization for Migration

The United States is pleased to announce that it has formally nominated William Lacy Swing for a second five-year term as Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Visit of Secretary Clinton to Geneva for the Meeting of the Action Group on Syria

Clinton Geneva UN briefing

Now in his transition document, it is a Syrian-led transition, but we certainly believe that you have to have a transition that complies with international standards on human rights, accountable governance, the rule of law, equal opportunity for all people of Syria, and this framework lays out how to arrive at that.

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