All articles from: October, 2012

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Japan

U.S. recommends Japan implement comprehensive anti-discrimination laws to protect rights of persons with disabilities and LGBT persons.

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Canada, United States Cooperate to Strengthen Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Action Plan aims to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation through enhanced integration and collaboration of joint cybersecurity activities between the two countries.

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Joint Press Statements by Clinton, Serbia’s Dacic, EU’s Ashton

Clinton: “We are committed to working closely with the European Union to support Serbia’s membership in the EU. And in order to achieve that, we strongly support the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo.”

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EU, U.S. Partner to Promote Global Open Investment Policies

State's Deborah McCarthy was among the leaders of the U.S. delegation in the October 24 talks

Senior officials of the European Union and the United States met in Washington October 24 to continue discussions on global investment policy.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Zambia

U.S. Calls on Zambia to uphold freedoms of assembly and expression, conduct a transparent and inclusive Constitutional reform process, and encourage greater transparency and government accountability.

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U.S. Human Rights Commitments and Pledges

In seeking a second three-year term on the Human Rights Council, the United States outlined a series of Human Rights Commitments and Pledges.

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Launch of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection

Dr. Neil Boothby

On October 29, 2012, the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) launched a long-awaited set of interagency minimum standards for child protection …

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U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of Israel

During Israel’s last TPR in 2006, the Secretariat report noted that Israel’s various programs of economic reform had succeeded in fostering impressive economic growth, while keeping inflation in check, reducing public debt, and strengthening Israel’s current account.

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U.S. Statement on the UPR of Pakistan

U.S. expresses concern about human rights situation in Pakistan, including ongoing violence in Balochistan, use of blasphemy laws to discriminate, violence against religious communities, and reports of manipulation and intimidation of the media.

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U.S. participates in Burundi Donor Conference at UN

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Dr. Reuben Brigety (right), and USAID's Brad Wallach (left)

Brad Wallach, USAID Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Africa, delivered the U.S. statement at the Burundi Donor Conference. He indicated that “Burundi’s government is clearly focused on expanding its economy and rebuilding infrastructure while enhancing relations with its neighbors.”

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