U.S. Statement at the Trade Negotiations Committee

Let me be clear, as Ambassador Froman was during recent meetings in Paris: If the Trade Facilitation Agreement unravels, it’s hard to imagine a post-Bali work plan proceeding. Why? Because Members of this organization will have demonstrated to the world that WTO negotiations, even when they are successful, are simply not taken seriously by all ...
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Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists

Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC, June 23, 2014   Today’s conviction and chilling, draconian sentences by the Cairo Criminal Court of three Al Jazeera journalists and fifteen others in a trial that lacked many fundamental norms of due process, is a deeply disturbing set-back to Egypt’s ...
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Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

Washington, June 20. 2014 “We each have a responsibility to make this horrific and all-too-common crime a lot less common. And our work with victims is the key that will open the door to real change—not just on behalf of the more than 44,000 survivors who have been identified in the past year, but also ...
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Dialogue on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice and on the Right to Education

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice (Frances Raday) and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education (Kishore Singh) Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America UN Human Rights Council – 26th Session Geneva, June 16, 2014 ...
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U.S. committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM) at home and abroad.

High-level Panel on the Identification of Good Practices in Combatting Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Ambassador Keith Harper As Prepared for Delivery UN Human Rights Council – 26th Session Geneva, June 16, 2014 Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  We thank the panelists for their interesting and thoughtful presentations ...
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Archives: Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (June 2014 – January 2017)

ARCHIVES: FORMER AMBASSADORS Ambassador Keith M. Harper The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva (June 2014- January 2017) Ambassador Keith M. Harper was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council. He was confirmed by the ...
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Dialogues on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and on the Human Rights of Migrants

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America UN Human Rights Council – 26th Session Geneva, June 13, 2014 As Delivered by Michael G. Dozler Thank you, Madame Chair. ...
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U.S. Statement at the Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Health and Human Rights and Business

Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Health and Human Rights and Business Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America  UN Human Rights Council – 26th Session Delivered by Natalya Scimeca Geneva, June 11, 2014 Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health ...
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Response to the Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises Report US Visit

Response to the Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises Report on Visit to the United States of America Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America UN Human Rights Council – 26th Session Geneva June 11, 2014 The United States Government was pleased to ...
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Ambassador Harper: U.S. Thanks High Commissioner Pillay for Her Outstanding Leadership of OHCHR

Item 2: General Debate Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Human Rights Council 26th Session Geneva, June 10, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery Ambassador Keith Harper Thank you Mr. President. The United States would like to use this opportunity to publicly thank High Commissioner Pillay for her outstanding leadership of OHCHR.  ...
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