Ambassador Kelly’s statements on human rights violations in OSCE region

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Human Rights As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council Vienna, July 26, 2012   Ambassador Kelly on Human Rights Situation in Belarus U.S. Envoy at OSCE on Prosecutions of Media in Ukraine Ambassador Kelly on Attack on Bosnian Journalist Ambassador Kelly on Anti-Roma Violence in OSCE Region Ambassador Kelly at OSCE on Situation in Tajikistan
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China Still Facing Human Rights Challenges

“We recognize China's extraordinary record of economic development over the last three decades,” Assistant Secretary Michael Posner said, alluding to the gradual rise in living standards for hundreds of millions of Chinese over time. “At the same time, we see that political reforms in China have not kept pace with economic advances. Like people everywhere, ...
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U.S. Sponsors Special Events on Global Partnership and Dual Use Issues at Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts

The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) States Parties held their annual Meeting of Experts in Geneva July 16-20, 2012. For the first time, states worked on an agreed agenda of cooperation and assistance, national implementation and science and technology, which will carry over each year until the next Review Conference, and an additional focus ...
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LAUNCH Program Challenges People to Redefine Waste

Nine companies hailing from India, Japan, Kenya, the United Kingdom and the United States will be sharing their ideas on waste management and related issues as part of a three-day forum associated with the LAUNCH: Beyond Waste challenge. LAUNCH is a program that aims to identify and accelerate solutions to the world's most urgent sustainability ...
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World Population Day Supports Families

July 11 is World Population Day, an annual event aiming to raise awareness of global population issues. Established in 1989 by the United Nations, it was inspired by public interest in the Day of 5 Billion on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached 5 billion people.
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011

Secretary’s Preface Washington, May 24. 2012 The world changed immeasurably over the course of 2011. Across the Middle East, North Africa, and far beyond, citizens stood up to demand respect for human dignity, more promising economic opportunities, greater political liberties, and a say in their own future. Often they faced tremendous odds and endured violent ...
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Donahoe: Special Rapporteur will Monitor and Highlight the Grave Human Rights Situation in Belarus

Creation of a Special Rapporteur on Belarus Human Rights Council: 20th Session Press Statement by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council The 20th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva  passed a resolution that will create a new independent Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus.  This ...
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Secretary Clinton: There Can be no Division or Double Standard Regarding Human Rights Online

This resolution is a welcome addition in the fight for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms online, in particular the freedom of expression, as well as the freedoms of religion or belief, assembly and association, and the right to be free of arbitrary interference with privacy.
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International Community Stands Ready to Assist Governments in Protecting, Promoting Human Rights

Across the Middle East, and around the world, governments are being called on to ensure the human rights and aspirations of their citizens, to follow through on their promises to uphold those rights, and to hold accountable those who have committed serious human rights violations – including by effectively prosecuting officials responsible for those violations. ...
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