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U.N. Commission of Inquiry Documents “Systematic, Widespread and Gross Human Rights Violations” in North KoreaPosted byon February 21, 2014 at 9:36 PM EDT
While long-time observers of North Korea are familiar with the regime’s appalling record on human rights, a new report released by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea makes a critically important contribution by documenting and raising public awareness of these issues.
Posted byon January 25, 2014 at 8:54 PM EDT
Susan E. Rice on the meeting with the special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan and President Obama.
Posted byon December 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM EDT
Reinforcing President Obama’s strong message encouraging South Sudan’s leaders to choose peace, National Security Advisor Susan Rice records an audio message for the people of South Sudan.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM EDT
Today, from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Posted byon October 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM EDT
Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya argues that protecting and promoting the human rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.
Posted byon September 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM EDT
There is more work to do, but we’ve made great strides in support of the Obama Administration's commitment to lead the fight against human trafficking, which was announced one year ago at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
Posted byon September 18, 2013 at 2:34 PM EDT
Last year, President Obama articulated an ambitious and multifaceted agenda to combat human trafficking in his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative. This week, the Administration took two important steps to advance that agenda.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM EDT
The White House hosts NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the situation and confer on how the United States – in concert with partners and allies around the world – can help end the violence and support South Sudan’s continued democratic development.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT
In Senegal, President Obama meets with President Mackey Sall, discusses the importance of the rule of law with regional judicial leaders, and visits Goree Island
Posted byon June 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT
Today, the Department of Homeland Security launched a redesigned Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking.