North Korea Remains Among Worlds Most Flagrant Violators of Human Rights

Intervention of the United States of America Human Rights Council 30 – Geneva Panel discussion on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, including the issue of international abductions, enforced disappearances and related matters As Delivered by Ambassador Robert King U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues September ...
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HRC Statement Reaffirms Right to Freedom of Expression Including Creative and Artistic Expression

Latvia, Uruguay, and the United States led this joint statement which was joined by 57 states and delivered by Ambassador Janis Karklins, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations in Geneva. Joint Statement – Reaffirming the Right to Freedom of Expression Including Creative and Artistic Expression Human Rights Council Session 30 As Prepared for ...
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Statement by the National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Situation in Burkina Faso

The United States condemns, in the strongest terms, the unconstitutional seizure of power by elements of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso. We call on the responsible parties to release immediately those being detained, order aligned forces to stand down, respect the rights of civilians to peacefully assemble, and put Burkina Faso back on ...
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Remarks by United States Mission Charge d’Affaires Allegra at UNCTAD Trade and Development Board High-Level Session on “The Role of Women as Catalysts

The United States believes gender equality is critical to our shared goals of prosperity, stability, and peace. That are the words we use; promoting gender equality is the action we need. One of the United States’ foremost foreign policy considerations is the integration of the rights of women and girls.
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FACT SHEET: U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit

The U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit fulfills a key element of the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change by Presidents Obama and Xi last November, and helps to ensure that the ambitious actions to address climate change that both leaders committed to will be implemented at the state and local level, where they matter ...
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Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

The United States welcomes this opportunity to thank the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. We welcome the Special Rapporteur’s latest report on the roles of States and businesses in the elimination of contemporary forms of slavery from global supply chains.
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White House Honors Young Women Empowering their Communities as “Champions of Change”

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15th, the White House will honor eleven young women as “Champions of Change” who are empowering their communities. In addition to honoring these young people for their courage and contributions, the goal of the event is to inspire girls and young women to recognize their potential for leadership -- ...
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