U.S. Statement at the UPR of Switzerland

US praises Switzerland's commitment to promptly prosecute any individual or group who has committed hate crimes, but remains concerned that members of minority groups may be deprived of their right to express their cultural and religious traditions fully. One example of this is the national ban on construction of minarets.
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Anne Richards on Humanitarian Diplomacy in New York & Geneva

One of my goals as Assistant Secretary is to ensure that the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) practices what we call “humanitarian diplomacy.” We use this term to mean that humanitarian issues are integrated into the diplomatic discourse that State Department leaders have with other countries and international organizations, including in private meetings ...
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Group B Closing Statement at WIPO Assembly

We are committed to helping strengthen WIPO’s position as the preeminent intellectual property organization. WIPO has a vital and unique role to play in promoting innovation, in helping countries improve their intellectual property systems, and in promoting intellectual property as a tool for economic development.
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U.S. Vision for IT Sector: Open platforms and multi-stakeholder organizations that drive effectiveness, agility and innovation

The Internet is now flourishing as a consumer-driven, de-centralized phenomenon, powered by innovation and the strength of multi-stakeholder governance and standard-setting. This is at the heart of our vision of the international telecommunications sector. We see open platforms and multi-stakeholder organizations that drive effectiveness, agility and innovation. This is, in fact, the model that has ...
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Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Obama on Freedom of Expression – a video

Obama, Clinton on Freedom of Expression 27 September 2012 This video was produced by the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs in September 2012. It features Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama.           Read more:  http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/video/2012/09/20120927136690.html#ixzz28WbdjppX                         ...
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Anne C. Richard Leads U.S. Delegation to the UNHCR Executive Committee Meeting

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard will travel to Geneva October 1-4 to lead the U.S. delegation at the 63rd session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the principal international organization concerned with the protection of refugees and stateless persons worldwide.
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Statement by the United States at the September 28, 2012 DSB Meeting

In response to the statements by some Members that this dispute creates concerns about the credibility of the dispute settlement system, as the United States has noted on several occasions, we do not believe that those concerns are well-founded. Contrary to those assertions, we believe that most Members agree that the dispute settlement system continues ...
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