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Government Corruption

The Cost of Corruption

USAID - Washington, D.C.

Amira Taha, Regional Democracy and Governance Specialist, and John Harris, Regional DOC Specialist, OMEP

2014-03-25

Many consider corruption to be an unavoidable cost of doing business around the Middle East and North Africa. The costs of corruption are obvious, and widely acknowledged. It is commonly... Read More

Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown

Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-19

Three years after the Belarusian Government launched its brutal crackdown on civil society, the democratic opposition, and independent media, we remember the political prisoners who remain in detention and reiterate... Read More

U.S. on Civilian Massacres in Syria

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-12

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent massacres of Syrian civilians in the Qalamoun region and elsewhere. Scores of civilians, many of them children, have again fallen victim... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Anticorruption Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-09

The United States joins the international community today in saluting individuals, governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and international organizations dedicated to preventing and combating the scourge of corruption. It is... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Anticorruption Day

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

2013-12-09

This year marks one decade since the United Nations adopted the Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the first legally binding international agreement to fight corruption in all of its forms. Corruption... Read More

Shining a Light on the Dark Ways of Corruption

DipNote blog

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

2013-12-08

The international community has come a long way from the days when corruption was a “necessary evil” --mentioned in hushed tones or accepted as an immutable cultural practice. Yet, much... Read More

Secretary Kerry Op-Ed: Assad's War of Starvation

2013-10-28

Op-Ed in Foreign Policy Magazine The world already knows that Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons, indiscriminate bombing, arbitrary detentions, rape, and torture against his own citizens. What is far... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Syria after the London 11 Ministerial Meeting

Foreign & Commonwealth Office - London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-10-22

Remarks at a Press Availability After the London 11 Ministerial Meeting   SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for your patience. It’s a great privilege to be back in... Read More

U.S. on Government Crackdown on Protests in Sudan

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-09-27

The United States condemns the Government of Sudan’s brutal crackdown on protesters in Khartoum, including the excessive use of force against civilians that has reportedly resulted in dozens of casualties.... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the United Nations Security Council

United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-27

Thank you very much, and thank you, Mr. Secretary General, distinguished minister members of the Security Council. Five weeks ago, the world saw rows upon rows of murdered children lying... Read More

Ambassador Power on Security Council Stakeout Following Consultations on Syria

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

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

2013-09-26

So as you know, we’ve all just come from the Council meeting on Syria where we tabled a draft resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons program. Just two weeks ago, tonight’s... Read More

New Donors Join the Lifeline Fund To Assist Embattled Civil Society Organizations

Dip Note blog

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-09-25

We know that civil society organizations (CSOs) in every region are all too often harassed, threatened, and attacked by both state and non-state actors because of their work, and so... Read More

The United States Congratulates Sri Lankan Elections

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-09-23

The United States congratulates the people of Sri Lanka on their successful elections in three provinces on September 21. These polls were a historic first for the Northern Province since... Read More

Testimony: Examining the Syrian Refugee Crisis

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2013-09-19

As Prepared Thank you, Madam Chair, Ranking Member Deutch, and Members of this Subcommittee for holding this hearing on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and for calling attention to the enormous... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Proof of Syria's Use of Chemical Weapons

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-19

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. QUESTION: Good afternoon. SECRETARY KERRY: Sorry to keep you waiting. We ran over with our friends from China. QUESTION: (Off-mike.) SECRETARY KERRY: Beg your pardon? ... Read More

Ambassador Power on UN Report on Chemical Weapons in Syria

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

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

2013-09-16

The Council heard this morning from the Secretary General on the findings of Dr. Sellstrom and his team of chemical weapons experts. Before I say anything else, let me do... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on the UN Report on Chemical Weapons Use

The White House

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-09-16

We welcome the report made public today by the United Nations mission established by Secretary-General Ban to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria. The U.N. report adds even... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Post Meeting Press Remarks

Intercontinental Hotel- Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

2013-09-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much for your patience, not just this morning, but over the last couple of days. We’re very appreciative and particularly grateful to Sergey Lavrov,... Read More

Backround Briefing by Senior Officials on Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

Geneva, Switzerland

Senior State Department Officials

2013-09-14

MODERATOR: Hi, everyone. So we have a group of experts here. So this is, of course, on background for attribution to senior State Department officials. They’ll do just a brief... Read More

Secretary Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, and UN Special Envoy Brahimi Joint Statements After Trilat

UN Offices - Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; and UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

2013-09-13

SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say to everybody that we will not – we will each make a very brief statement. We’ll not be taking questions at this time. And... Read More



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