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January 1-19, 2001
01/18/01: Harold Koh, On-the-Record Briefing, Washington, DC (Burma)
01/12/01: Harold Hongju Koh, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC (Democracy Promotion)
01/11/01: Stanley O. Roth, Asia Society, St. Regis Hotel, Washington, DC (U.S. Policy Toward Asia: Where We've Been, Where We Need to Go)
01/05/01: U.S. Contributes $65.5 Million to International Committee of the Red Cross
01/05/01: Rewards Program for International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
01/04/01: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic, U.S. Department of State (The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Democracy)
01/02/01: U.S. Praises Cambodia's Move Toward Prosecution of Khmer Rouge Crimes

December 2000
12/20/00: Fact Sheet on "Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights", Washington, DC
12/20/00: Statement by the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom, Washington, DC ("Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights")
12/20/00: Harold Hongju Koh, E. Anthony Wayne, and David G. Carpenter, Press Briefing, Washington, DC ("Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights")
12/20/00: E. Anthony Wayne, Announcement of "Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights", Washington, DC
12/20/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Press Briefing, Washington, DC ("Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights",)
12/15/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Intervention at Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium (Partnership for Peace)
12/13/00: Frank E. Loy, UN Convention Against Organized Crime, Palazzo di Giustizia, Palermo, Italy (Organized Crime, Migrant Smuggling, and Human Trafficking)
12/13/00: Press Release, OSCE/DIHR Palermo, Italy, December (Stability Pact Countries Sign Anti-Trafficking Declaration)
12/11/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Press Briefing, Foreign Press Center, Washington, DC (Human Rights Day Overview of U.S. Human Rights Policies)
12/11/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Foreign Minister Mompati Merafhe, Gaborone, Botswana (U.S. and Botswana Partnership)
12/11/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana (Signing of Education for Development and Democracy Initiative Agreement)
12/08/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Women's Roundtable, Cape Town, South Africa
12/07/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Social Accountability International, New York City (The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights)
12/07/00: Luis Lauredo, Caribbean and Latin American Action Conference, Miami, Florida (Democracy in the Western Hemisphere)
12/06/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Waghington, DC (Human Rights Day Observance)
12/06/00: E. Michael Southwick, Americas Preparatory Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, Santiago, Chile
12/06/00: Luis Lauredo, Organization of American States, Washington, DC (Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System)
12/04/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Fourth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies, Cotonou, Benin (Democracy and Globalization)

2000
November 2000
11/14/00: Alan Kreczko, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Refugee Protection in the 21st Century: Renewing Our Commitment)
11/15/00: James B. Cunningham, UN Security Council, New York City (Bosnian Election Results)
11/09/00: Glenn L. Carle, Third Committee, UN General Assembly, New York City (Situation on Human Rights in Parts of Southeastern Europe)
11/08/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, U.S. Department of State (Meeting of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy)
11/01/00: Ambassador Betty King, Third Committee, UN General Assembly, New York City (Human Rights and Country Situations)
11/01/00: Paige E. Chabora, International Federation of Women Lawyer, Washington DC, (Women, Human Rights, and Trafficking of Persons)

October 2000
10/24/00: Nancy Soderber, UN Security Council, New York City (Women and Peace and Security)
10/24/00: Stuart E. Eizenstat, Remarks, Vienna, Austria (Signing of Nazi-era Forced Labor Agreement)
10/20/00: Secretary of State Albright, Washington, DC (Establishment of the German Foundation to Handle Holocaust Claims)
10/18/00: David J. Scheffer, Statement, Sixth Committee, UN General Assembly New York City (International Criminal Court)
10/17/00:Bennett Freeman, Statement, 2000 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Review Meeting, Warsaw, Poland (Elections and Democracy)
10/06/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Washington, DC (House Passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act)
10/06/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Interview CBS "The Early Show" (Election of New President in Serbia)
10/06/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, ABC's "Good Morning America," Washington, DC (Election of New President in Serbia)
10/06/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, CNN's "Early Edition," Washington, DC (Russian Recognition of President Kostunica)
10/06/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Washington DC (New Birth of Freedom and Independence in Serbia and All of Yugoslavia)
10/03/00 Madeleine K. Albright, Dresden, Germany (Unity Day Celebration)
10/04/00: Stuart Eizenstat, Vilnius Forum on Holocaust Era Looted Cultural Assets, Vilnius, Lithuania (Holocausts Issues)

September 2000
09/21/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Washington, DC (U.S. Condemns Violation of Aung San Suu Kyi's Human Rights)
09/21/00: Harold Hongju Koh and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Bill Lann Lee, Washington, DC (Release of the Initial Report of the United States of America to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination)
09/21/00: Harold Hongju Koh, United Nations, New York City (Public Release of the Initial Report of the United States of America to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination )
09/18/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Columbia Law School New York City (Human Rights and Law)
09/11/00: Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Children Affected by War
09/05/00: Harold Hongju Koh and Robert A. Seiple, Foreign Press Center, New York City (Release of the 2000 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom)
09/05/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Foreign Press Center, New York City (Release of 2000 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom)

August 2000
08/22/00: Ambassador David J. Sheffer, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (The Global Challenge of Establishing Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity)
08/21/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Waging Peace in the 21st Century)
08/18/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Press Availability with Bolivian Foreign Minister Javier Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia (U.S.-Ecuador Food Aid Agreement)
08/17/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Press Availability with Chilean Foreign Minister Soledad Alvear, Santiago, Chile (Chile to Host Community of Democracies Conference)
08/17/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Remarks to Judicial Reform Roundtable, Santiago, Chile (Reform of Chile's Criminal Justice System)
08/17/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, at Luncheon Roundtable for Women in Government, Santiago, Chile (Equality for Women)
08/17/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Roundtable Discussion with Jewish Leaders, AMIA Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Religious Freedom)
08/16/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Press Availability with Argentine Foreign Minister Rodriguez Giavarini, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Human rights, Democracy, and International Peace)
08/16/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Roundtable Discussion with Civil Society Organizations, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Building Strong Democratic Societies)
08/14/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, National Democratic Institute, Los Angeles, California (Democracy and American Foreign Policy)
08/13/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, National Democratic Institute, Pasadena, CA (Growth of Democracy Dominant Theme of 1990's)
08/10/00: Thomas Pickering, National Association of Industrialists (ANDI), Cartagena, Colombia (U.S. Supports Plan Colombia)
08/08/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Washington, DC
08/02/00: C. David Welch and David Scheffer, On-the-Record Briefing, U.S. Department of State (Tenth Anniversary of the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait)
08/01/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Press Availability with Italian Foreign Minister Lamberto Dini, Rome, Italy
08/01/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Press Stakeout with Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, Rome, Italy

July 2000
07/25/00: Resolution on Mexico's Presidential Elections (H. Con. Res. 544), House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
07/25/00: Ambassador John Menzies, Briefing, U.S. Department of State (Pact Against Violence Declaration on Kosovo Leaders)
07/24/00: Rob Boone, Gaborone, Botswana (Signing of the ILEA Agreement With the Government of Botswana)
07/13/00: Thomas Shannon, Statement to a Special Session of the OAS Permanent Council, Washington, DC (The Situation in Haiti)
07/10/00: Deputy Assistant Secretary Bennett Freeman, Third Warwick Corporate Citizenship Conference, Warwick University, Coventry, England (Globalization, Human Rights & the Extractive Industries)
07/05/00: Fact Sheet on U.S. International Efforts to Combat Abusive Child Labor
07/01/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Statement on Iran Trial, Washington, DC

June 2000
06/30/00: Peter Romero, National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Consolidating Democracy, Promoting Economic Reform, Combating Transnational Crime)
06/29/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, National Endowment for Democracy's Conference, Berlin, Germany (Promoting Democracy in Southeast Europe -- Experiences and New Approaches)
06/20/00: Harold Hongju Koh, U.S. District Court, Washington, DC (Persons Being Naturalized as U.S. Citizens)
06/19/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Press Briefing, U.S. Department of State (Community of Democracies Conference)
06/14/00: Harold Hongju Koh, U.S. Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia, (Human rights and Democratization in Tunisia)
06/14/00: Robert A. Seiple, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Testimony, House International Relations Committee, Washington, DC (The Treatment of Religious Minorities in Western Europe)
06/10/00: Ambassador Betty King, U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Statement on the Outcome Document of Beijing Plus Five, United Nations, New York City (Reservations to Women 2000 Final Document)
06/08/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Statement at Women 2000: Beijing Plus Five Special Session of the UN General Assembly, New York City

May 2000
05/31/00: Secretary Shalala and UN Ambassador Tarr-Whelan, UN Special Session on Women's Rights, Washington, DC (Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace in the 21st Century)
05/31/00: Luis Lauredo, Special Session of the OAS Permanent Council, Washington, DC (Peru Elections)
05/26/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom (Partnership Between Russia and the Euro-Atlantic Community)
05/25/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Tahirih Justice Center, Washington, DC (The Most Basic Elements of Human Rights and Justice for Women)
05/24/00: Robert A. Seiple, American Embassy, Media Roundtable, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Annual Report on International Religious Freedom)
05/19/00: Thomas R. Pickering, National Foreign Policy Conference for NGOs, Washington, DC (Four Variations on the Theme of Diplomacy)
05/16/00: Robert Seiple, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC (Report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)
05/16/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC (10th anniversary of Free Burma Elections)

05/05/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Seminar for Editors, Sponsored by Freedom Forum, Arlington, VA (Conflicts and War Crimes: Challenges for Coverage )

April-March 2000
04/06/00: Robert A. Seiple, Statement Before the Human Rights Caucus, Washington, DC, April 6, 2000 (Religious Freedom in China)
03/30/00: Harold Hongju Koh, U.S. Delegation to the UN Commission on Human Rights (Item 9: Question of the Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Any Part of the World)
03/24/00: Harold Hongju Koh, U.S. Delegation to the UN Commission on Human Rights (Item 6: Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and All Forms of Discrimination)
03/24/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Meeting on Trafficking, Mumbai, India
03/23/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Address to the UN Human Rights Commission, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
03/20/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Remarks at NGO Roundtable, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (Trafficking; Action Against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children Network Office)
03/20/00: Harold Hongju Koh: On-the-Record Briefing on the 56th Session of the UN Human Rights Commission
03/17/00: Notice to the Press: Briefing on U.S. Goals at the 56th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
03/10/00: Stuart Eizenstat and Count Otto Lambsdorff, Press Conference, U.S. Department of State (Forced and Slave Labor Talks)
03/09/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Testimony, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, DC (Belarus)
03/08/00: David J. Scheffer, Briefing to NGOs and Congressional Staff, Washington, DC (Sierra Leone)
03/08/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Testimony, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, U.S. House of Representatives (Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999)
03/02/00: Scheffer, On-the-Record Briefing, U.S. Department of State (War Crimes Rewards Program)

February-January 2000
02/16/00: Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of State (Principles for Foreign Investment in Cuba)
02/09/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Press Briefing, U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
01/18/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, John Hopkins University, Washington, DC (Sustaining Democracy in the 21st Century)

Press Releases 2000-2001 (*)
01/02/01: U.S. Praises Cambodia's Move Toward Prosecution of Khmer Rouge Crimes
12/25/00: Parliamentary Elections in Serbia
12/19/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright Address to the Press on Budget and Corporate Citizen Initiative on Security and Human Rights
12/08/00: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright to Attend the Ethiopia/Eritrea Peace Agreement Signing Event
12/08/00: U.S. Cuba Migration Talk
11/17/00: U.S. to Release Documents on Argentina's Human Rights Abuse During Period of Military Dictatorship
11/13/00: Chile Declassification Project: Final Release
11/07/00: Parliamentary Elections in Azerbaijan
10/03/00: Tanzania: Credibility of Zanzibar Elections
11/02/00: Flawed Presidential Election in Kyrgyzstan
10/05/00: Azerbaijan: Disqualification of Opposition Parties
10/05/00: Azerbaijan: Disqualification of Opposition Parties
10/18/00: Democratic Republic of the Congo Beating of Human Rights Workers
10/16/00: Belarus: Elections on October 15 Were Not Democratic
10/13/00: Belarus: U.S. Condemns Harassment of Magic Independent Publishing House
09/11/00: Joint Statement: Female Foreign Ministers Condemn Violation of Aung San Suu Kyi's Human Rights, New York, New York
09/04/00: Revised Notice to the Press: Change of Time and Venue for Briefing on the 2000 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom
08/26/00: Energy, Labor, Law Enforcement, Environment, Democracy, and Biotechnology
08/23/00:U.S. Department of State, Plan Colombia Certification Requirements
08/21/00: U.S. Department of State, Elections To Choose A New Duma Deputy For Chechnya
08/17/00: U.S. Department of State (Ethiopia/Eritrea Humanitarian and Human Rights Issues)
08/17/00: U.S. Department of State, German Foundation for Holocaust Era Claims Established
08/14/00: Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, USUN, New York City, War Crimes Court Being Set Up for Sierra Leone
08/08/00: Press Release, Radio Free Europe/Radio Libert, Russian Authorities Ease Travel Restrictions on Correspondent Andrei Babitsky
08/08/00: Press Release, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Helsinki Now a Model for Entire World
08/03/00: U.S. Department of State, Media Note: Conference on "Human Rights and Cyberspace"
08/03/00:Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, USUN, New York City, Security Council Meeting with Human Rights Minister Okitundu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
07/28/00: U.S. Department of State, Conviction of Serbian Journalist Miroslav Filipovic
06/16/00: U.S. Department of State Toward a Community of Democracies
06/08/00: U.S. Department of State, U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
06/01/00: U.S. Department of State, Excerpt Daily Press Briefing (Fiji and Threat to Democracy)
06/01/00: U.S. Department of State, Excerpt Daily Press Briefing (Peruvian Elections and OAS Resolution 1080)
05/24/00: U.S. Department of State Names First Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
05/18/00: U.S. Department of State, Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Suspends Participation in Peace Talks
05/17/00: U.S. Department of State, Special Background Briefing on U.S.-Russia Relations
05/11/00: U.S. Department of State, Burma: Election Anniversary and Harassment of Opposition
05/01/00: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Applauds Successful UN Human Rights Commission Session
05/01/00: U.S. Department of State, Response to Commission on International Religious Freedom's First Annual Report
04/26/00: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Response to Decision of UNCHR To Pass Resolution on Chechnya
04/25/00: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Applauds Decision by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights To Pass a Resolution on the Right to Democracy
04/18/00: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Response to Decision of UNCHR To Pass Cuba Resolution
04/18/00: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Response to Decision of UNCHR To Adopt "No-Action" Motion on the U.S.-Sponsored China Resolution
03/23/00: U.S. Department of State, Asian Regional Initiative Against Trafficking in Women and Children (ARIAT)
03/17/00: U.S. Department of State, Turkmenistan: Trial of Dissident Nurberdy Nurmamedov
01/11/00: U.S. Department of State, U.S. to Sponsor a China Resolution at the 56th Session of United Nations Commission on Human Rights

U.S. Congress
07/25/00: Resolution on Mexico's Presidential Elections (H. Con. Res. 544), House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
05/16/00: Senate Resolution Urges to Improve Human Rights in Burma on the 10th Anniversary of Democratic Elections (S. Con. Res. 113)
05/03/00: Resolution on Vietnam's Human Rights Abuses (H. Con. Res. 295), House of Representatives, U.S. Congress Washington, DC

The White House
12/28/00: Press Secretary Statement on Haitian Initiative
12/10/00: President Clinton, Proclamation, Washington, DC (Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2000)
12/06/00: Fact Sheet on the Clinton Administration: Promoting Human Rights
12/06/00: President Clinton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Waghington, DC (Human Rights Day Observance)
12/06/00: Fact Sheet on Human Rights Day: Eleanor Roosevelt Award
11/20/00: President Clinton, Interview by CNN, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (New Chapter in U.S.-Vietnam Relations)
08/26/00: Fact Sheet on Nigeria: The Challenging Transition to Democracy
07/26/00: Fact Sheet on New Action to Expand Employment Opportunities and Ensure Equality for Individuals With Disabilities
07/26/00: President Clinton and the First Lady, the White House (10th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act)
07/05/00: Fact Sheet on U.S. International Efforts to Combat Abusive Child Labor

(*)   2001 covers only the period January 1-19, 2001

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