Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

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December 6, 2012

Tech@State Hosts ElecTech Conference

On November 30, 2012, the Office of eDiplomacy within the State Department's Bureau of Information Resource Management convened its ninth… more
December 4, 2012

Ensuring Diamonds Are Truly Conflict Free

U.S. Kimberley Process Chair Ambassador Gillian A. Milovanovic and the rest of the U.S. Kimberley Process (KP) team achieved a… more
November 30, 2012

The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent, and Participatory Internet

About the Authors: Ambassador Philip L. Verveer serves as U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S.… more
November 30, 2012

Photo of the Week: Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs

This week's "Photo of the Week" comes to us from State Department photographer Michael Gross and shows U.S. Secretary of… more
November 27, 2012

War's Silent Scourge: Sexual Violence Against Women

In a recent opinion piece for The Daily Beast , Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and Ambassador Peter… more
November 27, 2012

Global Philanthropy: Harnessing the Generosity of the American People

The State Department's Global Philanthropy Working Group, which I co-chair with Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston, is focused… more
November 22, 2012

Guatemala's Women: Moving Their Country Forward

From the first time I visited with then-First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1998, Guatemala's natural beauty and the warmth of… more
November 19, 2012

President Obama Promises Support for the People of Burma

When President Obama arrived in Rangoon on Monday, he became the first sitting president ever to visit Burma -- the… more
November 13, 2012

United States Re-Elected to UN Human Rights Council

On Monday, November 12, the United States was reelected to the UN Human Rights Council during a session of the… more

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