Thank you, Director Link, for your report on the 2014 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting. The United States strongly supports ODIHR, which has earned its place as the key institution in... Read More
The United States congratulates Ukraine on its successful parliamentary elections on October 26. These elections demonstrate Ukraine’s commitment to an inclusive and transparent political process that strengthens national unity. Collectively,... Read More
It is with deep concern that the United States must raise the actions taken by the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Justice to dissolve the Russian Memorial Society, an independent human... Read More
The United States takes this opportunity to stress once more that the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are integral parts of Georgia. We reiterate our strong support for Georgia’s... Read More
The United States remains deeply concerned by the ongoing attacks by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, which have killed many hundreds and continue to wreak havoc on a population that... Read More
As delivered by Tabitha SnowbargerThe United States welcomes the Fijian delegation
We welcome the Government of Fiji’s significant planning efforts ahead of the September 2014 elections, and congratulate the people... Read More
Delivered by Kim D’Auria-Vazira
The United States warmly welcomes His Excellency Mr. Pasquale Valenti and the Sammarinese delegation to the UPR Working Group.
We commend San Marino’s exemplary human rights... Read More
The governments of the United States and Bangladesh, led respectively by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, convened the third... Read More
The United States welcomes the Gambian delegation to the UPR Working Group.
The United States is deeply dismayed by the human rights situation in The Gambia. Among other things, we... Read More
The United States is concerned by the spirit and intent behind a draft National Assembly bill in Burkina Faso to amend the constitution to allow the term-limited incumbent president to... Read More
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Thank you, Mr. Vice President.
The United States welcomes the delegation from Bolivia... Read More
Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Ronald D. Godard, U.S. Senior Area Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs, on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall
Mr. President, as do all... Read More
Thank you Mr. President. The United States commends the Special Rapporteur and notes his report to the General Assembly focused on implementation of the report and recommendations of... Read More
Thank you, Madame President. And I thank Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for this important meeting. I would also like to thank Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Mr. Edmund Mulet, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, and... Read More
It’s a pleasure to be here, especially an honor to be with Minister Shlapak. Let me start I think, by maybe picking up where Minister Shlapak left off, which is the importance of what happened... Read More
AS DELIVERED by Ambassador Keith Harper, Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council
Thank you Mr. President.
The United States warmly welcomes the Italian delegation to... Read More
I join President Obama in congratulating Ukraine on successful parliamentary elections. The people of Ukraine have spoken, and they have again chosen to chart the course of democracy, reform, and... Read More
On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on holding successful parliamentary elections on October 26. Despite a challenging security environment in certain regions, millions of... Read More
President Obama congratulates President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil on her re-election yesterday. Brazil is an important partner for the United States and we are committed to continuing to work with... Read More
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Czech Republic as you celebrate your national day on October 28.
This... Read More