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Ambassador Baer at the OSCE: Response to the Reports of the Three Committee Chairs

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-10-17

We welcome to the Permanent Council the three committee chairs and thank them for their hard work since their last report and for outlining their plans for the remainder of... Read More

On the Newly Elected Members of the Security Council

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-10-16

Today, the UN General Assembly elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, and Venezuela as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2015-2016. The UN Charter makes clear that candidates... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-10-16

The United States remains deeply concerned by the ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, which has killed and wounded hundreds of people since the signing of the Minsk Protocol. The ceasefire, which... Read More

General Allen Remarks to the Press on Countering ISIL

Special Briefing: U.S. Department of State

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, John Allen

2014-10-15

GEN. ALLEN: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s good to see you all. Many familiar faces. What I’d like to do today is to discuss my trip of last week, which was... Read More

U.S. on Detention of Human Rights Defender Leyla Yunus

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-10-15

The United States is alarmed that human rights defender Leyla Yunus remains in pre-trial detention in Azerbaijan, without access to necessary medical care, despite her deteriorating health. We are also... Read More

'Two Terms and Done'

DipNote blog

2014-10-14

In early August, U.S. and African leaders had their first opportunity to discuss security, economic growth, development, and good governance during the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington. Over the course of... Read More

ISIL's Dehumanization of Women and Girls

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-14

Just days after we saw the best of humanity when Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, we again confront the worst of inhumanity in ISIL.... Read More

U.S. Condemns ISIL Attacks in Iraq

DipNote blog

2014-10-14

The United States strongly condemns the vicious string of suicide, vehicle borne, and other attacks that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has perpetrated in Baghdad and... Read More

U.S. Remarks at the 69th General Assembly, Sixth Committee Session on the Rule of Law

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy Legal Adviser, Stephen Townley

2014-10-14

U.S. Remarks at the 69th General Assembly, Sixth Committee (Legal) Session on Agenda Item 82: The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks at a Solo Press Availability

Paris, France

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good evening, everybody. Thanks for your patience. This has been a very productive couple of days, and I’m glad to have an opportunity to be able to... Read More

U.S. Deputy Representative to ECOSOC at the UN General Assembly, Second Committee, on ICTs for Development

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Teri Robl

2014-10-13

U.S. Deputy Representative to ECOSOC, at the UN General Assembly, Second Committee, on Agenda Item 16: ICTs for Development Mr. Chairman, the United States welcomes this opportunity to discuss the... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry After Their Meeting

Cairo, Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry; Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

2014-10-12

FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (via translation) Good evening. I met this morning with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the framework of our recent series of meetings. This meeting follows... Read More

Ambassador Baer on UN Day of the Girl Child

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-10-10

The United States is proud to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11. It is a day to recognize the rights of girls and to galvanize... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: General Pulaski Memorial Day 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-10-10

GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION More than 200 years ago, Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski answered the call of our... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: Columbus Day 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-10-10

COLUMBUS DAY 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When Christopher Columbus -- a son of Genoa, Italy -- set sail across the Atlantic, no... Read More

President Obama on Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-10-10

On behalf of Michelle, myself and all Americans, I want to congratulate Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Today’s announcement is a victory for all... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-10

There is no greater purpose than a life lived in service to those whom society has forgotten. Today, I congratulate Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for winning the 95th Nobel... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Day of the Girl 2014 (October 11)

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-10

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, I congratulate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As a recipient of one of the world’s... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Masood Farivar of Voice of America

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-10

SECRETARY KERRY: Delighted to be here. QUESTION: Before we launch into our conversation about Afghanistan, I wanted to get your reaction to Malala Yousafzai’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. ... Read More

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls are a Smart Investment

DipNote blog

Ambassasdor-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-10-10

On Friday, the Nobel Prize Committee recognized Malala Yousafzai for her fearless advocacy on behalf of girl’s education. Her award is a cause for celebration -- but it is also... Read More



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