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2013



-01/13/14  Deep Concern with Nigeria's Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-12/20/13  Release of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-12/17/13  U.S. Intervention Delivered at the 10th Annual G-8-BMENA Forum for the Future; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Cairo, Egypt
-12/15/13  One Year Anniversary of Lao Civil Society Leader Sombath Somphone's Disappearance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-12/13/13  Video Message on the Disabilities Treaty; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-12/13/13  Youth and Human Rights; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Washington, DC
-12/10/13  Human Rights Day 2013;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-12/05/13  Google+ Hangout with Special Advisor Judy Heumann and Senior Advisor Michelle Kwan;  Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith E. Heumann; Washington, DC
-12/03/13  International Day of Persons with Disabilities;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-11/21/13  Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-11/20/13  Transgender Day of Remembrance;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-11/19/13  LiveAtState Virtual Town Hall: Disabilities Treaty; PBS NewsHour Co-Anchor, Managing Editor Judy Woodruff; International Disability Rights Special Advisor Judith Heumann; The Honorable Patrick Murphy; Washington, DC
-11/15/13  Remarks at Human Rights Defenders Award Ceremony for Ms. Hanadi Zahlout;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Washington, DC
-11/15/13  Remarks at the Human Rights Defenders Award Ceremony; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-11/11/13  Veterans Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-11/08/13  75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass;  Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; DipNote Blog; Washington, DC
-11/08/13  Statement by President Obama on the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht; Washington, DC
-11/06/13  Op-Ed: Disabilities Treaty Breaks Down Borders for Vets; Washington, DC
-10/30/13  Remarks to the Participants of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Department of State; Washington, DC
-10/24/13  Protecting and Promoting LGBT Rights in Europe; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2013; Zagreb, Croatia
-10/02/13  Conference on Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; Budapest, Hungary
-09/26/13  Remarks at the LGBT Ministerial Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York City
-09/26/13  Special Court of Sierra Leone Appeals Chamber Upholds Conviction of Charles Taylor;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/25/13  New Donors Join the Lifeline Fund To Assist Embattled Civil Society Organizations; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-09/25/13  USOSCE on Freedom of Expression, Free Media and Information, Including Best Practices for Protection of Journalists;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Warsaw, Poland
-09/24/13  USOSCE on Tolerance and Non-discrimination Including Combating Racism, Xenophobia, Discrimination, Anti-Semitism, and Discrimination Against Muslims;  Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; Warsaw, Poland
-09/13/13  Video Statement by Michelle Kwan on the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities; Washington, DC
-09/04/13  Ambassador John F. Tefft Awarded the 2012 Diplomacy in Human Rights Award; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-08/09/13  Video Message: The Disabilities Treaty--It's Time For Action;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/08/13  Google+ Hangout on Visa Guidelines for Same-Sex Spouses; Washington, DC
-08/07/13  Remarks at the Launch of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/03/13  Zimbabwe's Presidential Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/02/13  Announcement on Visa Changes for Same-Sex Couples;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy London; London, United Kingdom
-08/02/13  Press Conference Following U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; U.S. Embassy; Beijing, China
-07/23/13  Interfaith Dialogue, Religious Freedom, and Combating Violent Extremism; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; Concluding Remarks at Foreign Service Institute, Department of State; Arlington, VA
-07/19/13  Remarks at Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education Summer Certificate Program for Educators; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; Marshall Auditorium, Department of State; Washington, DC
-07/08/13  Remarks at Anti-Defamation League Chicago Regional Centennial Celebration; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; Standard Club; Chicago, IL
-06/29/13  Remarks at Human Rights Defenders Award Ceremony; Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Baghdad, Iraq
-06/26/13  Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/25/13  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and on Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
-06/20/13  LiveAtState: Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People; Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Brussels, Belgium
-06/19/13  Briefing on the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-06/19/13  Remarks at the Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) Release;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-06/19/13  Remarks at the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) Pride Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
-06/18/13  Examining Prospects for Democratic Reform and Economic Recovery in Zimbabwe; Acting Assistant Secretary Donald Y. Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/18/13  Lost Music of the Holocaust; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
-06/15/13  Result of the Iranian Presidential Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/12/13  2013 World Day Against Child Labor: "No" to Child Labor in Domestic Work;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/12/13  Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination -- How Do We Combat Them?; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; Panel Discussion Honoring the Centenary of the Birth of Raoul Wallenberg; Brussels, Belgium
-06/07/13  Video Remarks Celebrating LGBT Pride Month;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/06/13  Labor Issues in Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; As-prepared statement to Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/05/13  U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Relations; Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; As-prepared statement to House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-06/04/13  Egypt NGO Trial Verdicts and Sentences;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/04/13  LGBT Pride Month;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/04/13  Stemming the Tide: Confronting the Rise of Global Anti-Semitism; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman; American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum 2013; Washington, DC
-05/20/13  Release of the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report;  Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook; Washington, DC
-05/20/13  Remarks on the Release of the International Religious Freedom Report;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-05/09/13  Protecting the Future: Professional Standards in Humanitarian and Human Rights Work;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; ICRC-InterAction-USIP Event; Washington, DC
-05/03/13  Commemorating World Press Freedom Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-05/02/13  Background Briefing on the Administration's Policies Toward Burma Sanctions; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  Video Remarks to Anti-Defamation League's Centennial Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  Remarks at the Community of Democracies Ministerial;  Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
-04/25/13  Pressing for Freedom: The State of Digital and Media Repression Worldwide 2013;  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  FPC Briefing on Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  On the Release of the Human Rights Report;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Remarks on the Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-04/15/13  Remarks On Media Freedom;  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Tbilisi State University; Tbilisi, Georgia
-04/12/13  Background Brieing on the Administration's Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-04/09/13  Keynote Address: U.S.- China Internet Industry Forum;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats; U.S.- China Internet Industry Forum; Beijing, China
-04/09/13  Pacem in Terris Conference;  Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook; Catholic University; Washington, DC
-04/07/13  Commemoration of 19th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/06/13  Statement Commemorating International Roma Day, April 8, 2013;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-04/04/13  Women in the Arab World - Do They Matter?;  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Historic Arms Trade Treaty;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/24/13  100 Days Since the Disappearance of Lao Civil Society Leader Sombath Somphone;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/22/13  Detained U.S. Citizen Saeed Abedini;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/22/13  Interview With BBC Sinhala Service;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; San Francisco, CA
-03/22/13  Remarks Before the Organization of American States Special General Assembly;  Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Washington, DC
-03/21/13  Democracy and Human Rights In the Context of the Asia Rebalance; Acting Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/21/13  Democracy and Human Rights in the Context of the Asia Rebalance;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/21/13  Taking Global Action to Fight Hate;  Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Anwar Pandith; Washington, DC
-03/21/13  UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/18/13  Remarks on U.S. Diplomatic Efforts in Burma;  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma W. Patrick Murphy; Tokyo, Japan
-03/10/13  Global Trends in Anti-Semitism; Acting Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Michael G. Kozak; Jewish Council for Public Affairs Plenum 2013, Mayflower Hotel; Washington, DC
-02/28/13  Human Rights in Burma;  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma W. Patrick Murphy; Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC
-02/28/13  Human Rights in Burma;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC
-02/26/13  Remarks on U.S. Priorities at Opening of UN Human Rights Council 22;  Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Geneva, Switzerland
-02/20/13  Measures Ensuring Respect for and Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; United Nations
-01/31/13  Remarks at Reception Honoring the Department of State's Public/Private Partnerships;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
-01/29/13  The Death of Ambassador Max M. Kampelman;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-01/28/13  International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event; Acting Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Michael G. Kozak; Washington, DC
-01/28/13  Remarks at International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero; Washington, DC
-01/27/13  International Holocaust Remembrance Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC

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