All articles from: September, 2013

Statement by the United States at the September 25, 2013, DSB Meeting

U.S. statement as delivered at September 25th WTO DSB meeting.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary Burns Speaks at UNHCR Excom High-Level Segment

Deputy Secretary William Burns speaking to the UNHCR ExCom

The scale and scope of the crisis in Syria is staggering. We are witnessing the world’s largest mass displacement in over three decades.

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Obama, Iran’s Rouhani Discuss Resolving Iranian Nuclear Dispute

John Kerry and others seated at table with Mohammad Javad Zarif (AP Images)

President Obama spoke with Iranian President Rouhani by telephone, the first direct contact between an American and Iranian president in 34 years, in an effort to reach agreement over Iran’s secretive nuclear program.

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Darfur and Central African Republic Crises

The United States announced today it has provided an additional $11.5 million in humanitarian assistance to support protection and assistance activities for the nearly 70,000 new Central African refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo and for some 30,000 new Darfur Sudanese refugees in Chad.

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U.S. Joins Resolution Condemning all Forms of Violence against Persons with Albinism

The United States joins the sponsors of the resolution in condemning all forms of violence against persons with albinism.

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Deputy Secretary Burns Travels to Geneva for Syrian Refugee Ministerial

Bill Burns and Anne Richard will visit Geneva to participate in the UNHCR High-Level Segment on Syria on the occasion of the 64th annual UNHCR Executive Committee meeting.

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Government Crackdown on Protests in Sudan

Government Crackdown on Protests in Sudan Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 27, 2013 The United States condemns the Government of Sudan’s brutal crackdown on protesters in Khartoum, including the excessive use of force against civilians that has reportedly resulted in dozens of casualties. Such a heavy-handed approach by […]

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Transcript: Press Briefing Following Adoption of HRC Resolution on Syria

Press Stakeout Following Adoption of Syria Resolution

Just a few moments ago the Human Rights Council voted overwhelmingly to condemn the continuing grave deterioration of the human rights and humanitarian situation in Syria.

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EOV: Regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights

While we support the goal of establishing regional and sub-regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights, we are concerned about the financial implications of this resolution

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GS: Resolution On Civil Society Space

The United States is proud to co-sponsor the Human Rights Council’s first resolution on creating and maintaining, in law and in practice, a safe and enabling environment for civil society.

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