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Under Secretary Sewall Remarks at the American Center

Thank you very much for the very kind introduction, Salman. It is a great pleasure for me to be here at the American Center in New Delhi, which like its... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Extension of the Deployment of OSCE Observers to Two Russian Checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian Border

In connection with the adoption of the Decision for the Extension of Deployment of OSCE Observers to Two Russian Checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian Border, the United States would like to... Read More

Secretary Kerry Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

On this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the memory of the innocent souls who died because of who they are and who they love. Today and every day,... Read More

Ambassador Power at the UN Security Council Session on Policing in Peacekeeping

Thank you, Foreign Minister Bishop. Thank you for being here and chairing today’s session – the first ever Security Council session dedicated to policing, one of the most important tools... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Save the Children Illumination Gala

Thank you so much, Jennifer, and please know that the other 192 countries have nothing on my five-year old and my two-year old, for the record. And thank you Carolyn... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Investigations of Incidents on Maidan and in Odesa by Ukraine

The United States welcomes the Government of Ukraine’s investigation into the killings that took place in February on the Maidan in Kyiv and the tragic violence in May in Odesa... Read More

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

The United States condemns, in the strongest terms, Russia’s continued disregard for its international obligations and commitments which obstructs the path toward a peaceful and united future for Ukraine. The... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the OSCE Chair-in-Office’s Special Representative Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Tagliavini back to the Permanent Council. Dear Thomas, as you said, Ambassador Tagliavini didn’t hesitate for a moment and quickly packed her bags when... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Astrid Thors

High Commissioner Thors, we are pleased to see you again since your last presentation before the Permanent Council in July. Your visit is particularly appropriate given ongoing threats to security... Read More

Remarks at the UNHCR Event: Out of the Shadows: Ending Statelessness in the Americas

Introduction Thank you for joining us today to help launch this important campaign to end statelessness in the next decade, and thank you High Commissioner Guterres for UNHCR’s leadership on... Read More

U.S. Remarks at the Security Council Open Debate on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

Good morning, and thank you, Madame President, for the opportunity to participate in this important open debate. And thank you, Mr. Secretary General, for your briefing. The United States deeply... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Center for American Progress' Making Progress: 2014 Policy Conference

Senator Tom Daschle, Moderator: Let me begin the conversation, if I could, by talking about America’s role. There’s a growing debate across the political spectrum, within really both political parties,... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Fusion "Rise Up" Conference

p>Moderator: Thanks so much Ambassador Power. Ambassador Power: Nice to be here. Moderator: Thank you. So from early on, we always want to change the world. Right? You wanted to... Read More

Remarks at the Launch of UNFPA's State of the World Population Report

Thank you, Roger-Mark. As you noted, my bureau supports UNFPA’s work to increase access to reproductive health services and prevent and respond to gender-based violence throughout the world. For this... Read More

Explanation of Vote at the 69th United Nations General Assembly Third Committee on International Albinism Awareness Day

Explanation of Vote by Teri Robl at the 69th United Nations General Assembly Third Committee on Agenda Item 68(b) L. 35: International Albinism Awareness Day Thank you, Mr. Chair. The... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks at 3rd Annual Transformational Trends Policy Forum

Thank you. David, thank you very much. Thank you all. Good morning to you. I’m delighted to have a chance to be able to be here and appreciate the breadth... Read More

Ambassador Power at the "Genocide and the Jews" Event

Thank you, Shmuley for having me here. Thank you, Elie for being here. And thanks to all of you for coming to see a great man in action. Elie Wiesel... Read More

President Obama on the Death of Abdul-Rahman Kassig

Today we offer our prayers and condolences to the parents and family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter. We cannot begin to imagine their anguish at this... Read More

Fact Sheet: New Initiative to Improve Labor Rights in Burma

The United States, Japan, Denmark and the International Labor Organization announced a new Labor Initiative today with Burma to Improve Protection of Fundamental Labor Rights and Practices Protecting labor rights... Read More

President Obama at Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody! AUDIENCE: Hi! PRESIDENT OBAMA: Myanmar Luu Ngae Myar Min Galarbar! (Applause.) It’s wonderful to be back in Myanmar. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat.... Read More


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