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USOSCE Response to the Report by ODIHR on HDIM

Thank you, Director Link, for your report on the 2014 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting. The United States strongly supports ODIHR, which has earned its place as the key institution in... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

The United States congratulates Ukraine on its successful parliamentary elections on October 26. These elections demonstrate Ukraine’s commitment to an inclusive and transparent political process that strengthens national unity. Collectively,... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Russian NGOs

It is with deep concern that the United States must raise the actions taken by the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Justice to dissolve the Russian Memorial Society, an independent human... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Purported “Draft Treaty” Initiated by the Russian Federation

The United States takes this opportunity to stress once more that the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are integral parts of Georgia. We reiterate our strong support for Georgia’s... Read More

UPR 20th Session – Intervention for Fiji

As delivered by Tabitha SnowbargerThe United States welcomes the Fijian delegation We welcome the Government of Fiji’s significant planning efforts ahead of the September 2014 elections, and congratulate the people... Read More

UPR 20th Session – Intervention for San Marino

Delivered by Kim D’Auria-Vazira The United States warmly welcomes His Excellency Mr. Pasquale Valenti and the Sammarinese delegation to the UPR Working Group. We commend San Marino’s exemplary human rights... Read More

Joint Statement of the Third U.S. - Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue

The governments of the United States and Bangladesh, led respectively by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, convened the third... Read More

UPR 20th Session - Intervention for The Gambia

The United States welcomes the Gambian delegation to the UPR Working Group. The United States is deeply dismayed by the human rights situation in The Gambia. Among other things, we... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Proposed Changes to Burkina Faso Term Limits

The United States is concerned by the spirit and intent behind a draft National Assembly bill in Burkina Faso to amend the constitution to allow the term-limited incumbent president to... Read More

20th UPR Session - Intervention for Bolivia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 20th Session page. Thank you, Mr. Vice President. The United States welcomes the delegation from Bolivia... Read More

Explanation of Vote on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs, on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall Mr. President, as do all... Read More

Ambassador King at an Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

As prepared. Thank you Mr. President. The United States commends the Special Rapporteur and notes his report to the General Assembly focused on implementation of the report and recommendations of... Read More

U.S. Remarks at the Security Council Open Briefing on Women, Peace and Security

Thank you, Madame President. And I thank Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for this important meeting. I would also like to thank Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Mr. Edmund Mulet, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, and... Read More

Ambassador Pyatt's Remarks at the SP Advisors' Investment Conference 2014 "A Fresh Look at Ukraine”

It’s a pleasure to be here, especially an honor to be with Minister Shlapak.  Let me start I think, by maybe picking up where Minister Shlapak left off, which is the importance of what happened... Read More

UPR 20th Session – Intervention for Italy

AS DELIVERED by  Ambassador Keith Harper, Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council Thank you Mr. ‎President. The United States warmly welcomes the Italian delegation to... Read More

Secretary Kerry On Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

I join President Obama in congratulating Ukraine on successful parliamentary elections.  The people of Ukraine have spoken, and they have again chosen to chart the course of democracy, reform, and... Read More

President Obama on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on holding successful parliamentary elections on October 26. Despite a challenging security environment in certain regions, millions of... Read More

White House Statement on Presidential Election in Brazil

President Obama congratulates President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil on her re-election yesterday.  Brazil is an important partner for the United States and we are committed to continuing to work with... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Czech Republic's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Czech Republic as you celebrate your national day on October 28. This... Read More

Universal Periodic Review – 20th UPR Session

The United States believes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has the potential to effect real change in countries throughout the world.  The UPR is not just something that occurs in... Read More


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