VDPA More Relevant Today Than Ever

At the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993, we called the VDPA “a strong forward-looking document.” Twenty years later, this still holds true. The VDPA’s call for the promotion of justice, freedom, and democracy worldwide rings relevant today, perhaps more than ever.
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Internet Freedom Fellows Webcast

The Human Voices of Freedom – Securing Human Rights Online Human Rights Council side event Room XXIII at the Palais des Nations Thursday, March 7 – 1 pm    A public event at the United Nations sponsored by the U.S. Mission with Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary ...
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Declaration on the Right to Peace: Issue Paper on Disarmament and Other Issues

Issue Paper on Disarmament and Other Issues Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on a Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace, first session (18-21 February 2013) Geneva, February 19, 2013 Thank you Mr. Chairperson. We would like to take this opportunity to offer some general views on the inclusion in the Advisory Committee’s draft ...
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Access Critical to Meet Humanitarian Needs of Syrian People

To Meet Immediate Needs of the Syrian People, Access is Paramount By Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, & Humanitarian Assistance February 11, 2013 This blog post by Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, was originally published in the  Huffington Post  on February 11. There are no republication restrictions ...
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U.S. Exports Reached Record High in 2012

Washington, February 8, 2013 The Department of Commerce has announced that the export of U.S. goods and services reached an all-time record during 2012, growing $92.6 billion for a total of $2.2 trillion as the U.S. economy continues to make progress toward President Obama’s goal of doubling exports from their 2009 levels. In a February ...
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