Statement by Secretary Tillerson on International Human Rights Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2017 Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and that these rights are the foundation ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

May 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy takes note of the first-ever visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights May 10-11 and the successful visit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly President May 7-10. These visits come at an important time and afford the government the opportunity to ...
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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks on UN Human Rights Day

Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen UN Human Rights Day Remarks (As Delivered) December 9, 2016 Residence of EU Ambassador Eduards Stiprais (Latvia) (Begin transcript)Ассалом aлейкум, добрый вечер, and good evening to everyone! I would like to begin by, of course, welcoming the Ombudsman to this event – it is a pleasure to see you; and I ...
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