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UN Report Highlights Ongoing Human Rights Violations by Asad Regime

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-16

Interactive Dialogue on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Mr. Vice President, The U.S. welcomes the latest report by the Commission of Inquiry, which continues to highlight... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

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

Secretary Kerry

2014-08-13

AS DELIVERED: MR. MORRISON: Well, thank you. Aloha. I want to welcome everyone. And for our online audience, and also for the Secretary, I’d like to describe who is here... Read More

President Obama Proclamation on Captive Nations Week, 2014

The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Obama

2014-07-18

AS DELIVERED: As the grip of the Cold War tightened, America pledged our solidarity to every nation held captive behind the Iron Curtain and every individual who refused to accept... Read More

Looking for Inclusive Solutions in South Sudan

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

Deputy Assistant Secretary Steven Feldstein

2014-07-15

South Sudan marked its third year of independence on July 9, but this year there seemed little for the people of South Sudan to celebrate. I was just in South... Read More

Ambassador Baer Remarks on 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 Baer

2014-06-12

Mr. Chairman, we remain deeply concerned that separatist forces continue to hold hostage eight OSCE Special Monitoring Mission monitors that they abducted on May 26 and May 29.  That’s two... Read More

USOSCE on the 5+2 Talks on the Transnistria Conflict

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Acting Political Counselor Jenifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

The United States takes note of the second round of 5+2 Talks on the Transnistrian Conflict this year, which took place in Vienna on June 5 and 6.  We encourage... Read More

Ambassador Harper Opening Statement of the 26th Human Rights Council

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-06-10

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Good morning.  As you may know, I was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council... Read More

Ambassador Harper Remarks at Syria Side Event

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-06-10

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council I want to thank France, Qatar and Turkey for convening this important meeting today.  I will join all... Read More

Testimony: U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan

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

Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth

2014-02-26

AS DELIVERED The Honorable Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, U.S. Department of State Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the... Read More

Ambassador Power on Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

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

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

2014-02-13

Hi everybody. As you know, Under Secretary Amos just briefed the Council and her report only re-confirmed what’s already painfully clear to everyone who has seen the images of emaciated... 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

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Europe and Beyond

DipNote blog

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

2013-10-25

I was honored to represent the United States government at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe’s Annual Conference, held in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday. Before an... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on United Nations Day 2013

President Barack Obama

2013-10-23

In 1945, after two world wars that showed the horrific lethality of modern conflict, 51 member states came together to create the United Nations, a bold new organization that sought... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for China

U.S. Department of State - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2013-10-22

The United States welcomes the Chinese delegation. We recommend China: End the use of harassment, detention, arrest, and extralegal measures such as enforced disappearance to control and silence human rights... 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

USOSCE on Humanitarian Issues including Roma and Sinti Issues, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Displaced Persons

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 16: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments II, including: Roma and Sinti Issues, including: Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti; Migrant Workers, the... Read More

USOSCE on Human Dimension Activities

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 17: Human Dimension Activities AS PREPARED The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE structures and institutions to assist participating States with implementing their human dimension commitments. ... Read More

USOSCE on Capital Punishment, Prevention of Torture, and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 15, Rule of Law II: Capital Punishment; Prevention of Torture; and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism The prohibition against torture is a fundamental precept of international law... Read More

U.S. Intervention at UNHCR Excom High-Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2013-09-30

Good afternoon. High Commissioner Guterres – thank you for convening this important meeting to discuss what you have rightly called “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity… unparalleled in recent history.” I also... Read More

USOSCE on Combating Trafficking in Persons

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

2013-09-30

Session 10: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments I: Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings As Prepared The United States... Read More



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