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Ambassador Harper at Human Rights Council Special Session on Iraq / ISIL

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-09-01

Thank you Mr. President. The United States is pleased to be part of the overwhelming support for calling the Special Session today. We wholeheartedly cosponsor the draft resolution before us. ... Read More

Labor Day Message: Honoring Working Men and Women

DipNote blog

Steven Feldstein serves as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor,

2014-08-31

On Monday, September 1st, communities across the United States will come together to honor the contributions of working men and women, across generations, who have built this country up. Standing... Read More

Secretary Kerry on New European Council President and High Representative

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-31

I want to congratulate Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on his election as President of the European Council, and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini on her appointment as High Representative... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Day of the Disappeared

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-30

Countless people around the world are haunted by the disappearance of a loved one. Those who vanished are neither alive nor dead. Their mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, family... Read More

NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on European Council Meeting

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-08-30

We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prepare further sanctions for consideration in coming days. We are working... Read More

Spokeperson Psaki on Political Tensions in Lesotho

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-08-30

The United States is deeply concerned by clashes between security forces today in Lesotho, and calls upon government officials and all parties to remain committed to peaceful political dialogue and... Read More

Government for the People: Combatting Corruption

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

U.S. Department of State

2014-08-29

Submit questions via Twitter using #StateofRights, watch them be answered live at 10:00 am ET on Wednesday, 9/03/14 Government for the People: Combatting Corruption What is the cost of corruption on... Read More

Secretary Kerry on U.S. Citizens Detained or Missing in Iran

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-29

The Unites States respectfully calls on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to release Amir Hekmati, Saeed Abedini, and Jason Rezaian to their families and work cooperatively with... Read More

Op-Ed: To Defeat Terror, We Need the World's Help

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-29

This opinion piece originally appeared in The New York Times. In a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to... 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

2014-08-28

The citizens of Ukraine celebrated the 23rd anniversary of their independence on August 24. They did so as the Russian Federation’s ongoing violations of OSCE principles and commitments, and its... Read More

U.S and Myanmar Agree to Develop New Initiative to Promote Labor Rights

Executive Office of the President

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

2014-08-28

Yangon, Myanmar –Today the United States and Myanmar issued the following Joint Statement regarding the development of a new initiative to promote fundamental labor rights and practices in Myanmar. Ambassador... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Session on Ukraine

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

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

2014-08-28

Mr. President, representatives on this Council, this is our 24th session to try to rein in Russia’s aggressive acts in Ukraine. Every single one of those sessions has sent a... Read More

The Internet Belongs to Everyone

Dip Note blog

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Catherine Novelli

2014-08-28

Next week, I will travel to Istanbul, Turkey to lead the U.S. delegation to the 9th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).  This year, more than 3,000 participants from all continents... Read More

Ambassador Baer at Opening Session of the Gender Equality Review Conference

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

2014-08-27

On occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the 2004 OSCE Gender Action Plan Thank you, Madam Chair and esteemed panel members, Gender equality and advancing the status of women and... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Opening Session of UN Department of Public Information's 65th NGO Conference

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

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

2014-08-27

Hello, everybody. Welcome to New York. Totally energized to be here with you. I gather there are people from 117 countries who signed up for this conference – 900 NGOs.... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Beating of Azerbaijani Journalist and Human Rights Activist

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-08-27

We condemn the August 21 beating in Nakhchivan City, Azerbaijan of noted civil society activist Ilgar Nasibov, Director of the NGO Democracy Support Center, who is currently hospitalized in grave... Read More

Ambassador Baer Condemnation of the Illegitimate Election in Georgia’s Abkhazia Region

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

2014-08-27

The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called presidential elections on August 24 in Georgia’s Abkhazia region, nor do we recognize their outcome. Such provocative actions erode... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Downing of an UNMISS Helicopter in South Sudan

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

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

2014-08-27

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the August 26 downing of a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) helicopter outside Bentiu, in northern South Sudan. Of the... Read More

Syria: Crimes Against Humanitarians on World Humanitarian Day 2014

U.S. Department of State

2014-08-27

World Humanitarian Day (August 19) recognizes the dedication and sacrices of national and international aid workers around the world. - View the image at full size as a... Read More

Central African Republic: Announcement of New Government

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-08-26

The United States welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new transitional government in the Central African Republic.  We call on all members of this newly appointed government to... Read More



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