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Secretary Kerry at the Call to Action Ministerial on Protection from Gender Based Violence in Emergencies

Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you all very, very much. My apologies for being a little bit late, and my apologies ahead of time for having to... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership to Expand Women’s Political and Economic Participation

THE PROMISE OF EQUAL FUTURES In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s political and economic participation, former Secretary of State... Read More

U.S. Funding for Safe From the Start Announced at the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies

Today, Secretary Kerry announced that the United States is making available an additional $12 million for Safe from the Start to strengthen prevention and response to gender-based violence from the... Read More

U.S. Congratulates Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the Agreement on Formation of a Government of National Unity

This was a moment of extraordinary statesmanship. These two men have put the people of Afghanistan first, and they've ensured that the first peaceful democratic transition in the history of... Read More

U.S. Intervention: Panel on Integration of a Gender Perspective

As Delivered by Tabitha Snowbarger Thank you Mr. President. I would also like to thank the panelists for their remarks. To integrate a gender perspective effectively into its work, the... Read More

U.S. Urges North Korea to Dismantle all Political Prison Camps, Release Political Prisoners

Adoption of the UPR Report of the DPRK Agenda Item #6 Thank you, Mr. President. The United States appreciates the opportunity to comment on the final Working Group Report for... Read More

U.S. Statement on the UPR of Brunei Darussalam

U.S. Statement at the Adoption of the Working Group Report of the UPR of Brunei Darussalam As Delivered by Ambassador Robert King Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues ... Read More

Building International Support to Counter ISIL

The ISIL Threat: a Global Challenge The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has dramatically undermined stability in Iraq, Syria and the broader Middle East, and poses a... Read More

U.S. Delegation to the 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

The Honorable J. Brian Atwood will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held... Read More

Secretary Kerry Statement as Chair of Ministerial Debate of the UN Security Council on Iraq

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much, Your Excellency, Mr. al-Jafari, for a very important statement, and we appreciate very much your leadership and the new government’s efforts. Now it’s my... Read More

USOSCE on Detention of Eston Kohver in Russia

The United States expresses its deep concern over the ongoing detention of Eston Kohver by Russian authorities and calls on Russia to expedite Mr. Kohver’s safe return to Estonia. On... Read More

USOSCE on Intimidation of Civil Society Increasing in Hungary

Three months ago, on June 19, the United States addressed the Permanent Council regarding an apparent campaign of intimidation directed toward civil society and independent media in Hungary. I regret... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Ukraine

The United States is firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security and stability, respond to humanitarian and reconstruction needs, conduct democratic elections and carry out constitutional... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Foreign Minister of Slovakia

Ambassador Baer Response to Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia The United States warmly welcomes Minister Lajčák to the Permanent Council. Thank you, Mr. Minister, for taking the time to... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Report by Head of OSCE Presence in Albania

Ambassador Baer Response to the Report by Ambassador Florian Raunig Head of OSCE Presence in Albania The United States welcomes Ambassador Raunig to the Permanent Council, and we appreciate his... Read More

U.S. Statement at the Adoption of the Working Group Report of the UPR of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As Delivered by Divya Khosla Thank you, Mr. Vice-President, The United States welcomes the return of the delegation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and appreciates the opportunity to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Detention of Zinaida Mukhortova in Kazakhstan

The United States is deeply concerned that Zinaida Mukhortova, a Kazakhstani lawyer and human rights defender, was detained on July 2 and involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility in Balkhash. ... Read More

Joint Statement on National Dialogue in Sudan

The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) welcome recent efforts to reinvigorate a process of genuine national dialogue in Sudan. As the country confronts... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Report by Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, Chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Apakan back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his report on a Mission that has become an example of this Organization’s capacity... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Detained Ukrainian Citizens in Russia

The United States joins the European Union, Canada, and Ukraine in expressing concern over the continued detention of Ukrainian citizens in Russia. At a time when signatories of the Minsk... Read More


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