All articles from: June, 2014

President Obama’s Message to Muslims on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

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Fact Sheet: Changes to U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

The United States announced June 27, 2014 that it will not produce or otherwise acquire any anti-personnel landmines (APL) in the future, including to replace expiring stockpiles.

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EOP on Climate Change

We recognize that climate change is an urgent, complex, and far-reaching global challenge. Addressing climate change requires cooperation among all nations.

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Kerry on International Day Against Drug Abuse, Trafficking

This is more than a moment to focus on drug abuse and addiction. It’s a time to connect the dots between the global flow of illicit drugs, violence that destroys communities and even nations the world over, and 21st century challenges, from human trafficking to elephant poaching to transnational crime and corruption.

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Ambassador Harper: Press Availability on Last Day of 26th U.N. Human Rights Council

Ambassador Keith Harper

Today’s resolution at the Human Rights Council takes a significant step toward accountability and laying the groundwork for ending impunity.

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Statement by Ambassador Power on the Assassination of Libyan Human Rights Activist Salwa Bugaighis

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal assassination in Benghazi of prominent Libyan political thinker and human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis.

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Domestic Firearms Regulation is a Matter Wholly within the Sovereign Powers of a Nation

We do not believe that a State’s regulation of the purely domestic acquisition, possession and use of firearms is an appropriate topic for international attention.

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U.S. Welcomes Resolution on Eliminating All Forms of Violence Against Women

We are pleased that this resolution recognizes that members of minority groups may be at increased risk of violence.

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Proposed Working Group Would Undermine Efforts to Implement Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The IGWG will not benefit from the necessary and important voices of key stakeholders, including the private sector.

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U.S. Pleased to Co-Sponsor HRC Resolution on Eliminating Discrimination Against Women

The United States strongly supports this resolution’s call to end gender discrimination and to promote women’s participation in all spheres of life.

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