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A Pivotal Moment for Women and Girls

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine M. Russell; Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2014-09-23

As officials and diplomats from across the planet convene in New York for the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) this week, some may not be thinking about how to solve... Read More

HDIM Session 2 - Freedom of Expression

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-09-23

As prepared for delivery by the Honorable Professor J. Brian Atwood, U.S. Head of Delegation The United States thanks the Representative on Freedom of the Media for her comprehensive and... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-23

The United States is deeply disturbed that Ilham Tohti has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Peaceful dissent is not a crime. This harsh sentence appears to be retribution... Read More

Secretary Kerry at Event on Human Rights in the D.P.R.K.

Waldorf-Astoria - New York City, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-23

Thank you very much, Ambassador King, and I want to thank Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski for bringing us together today with Danny Russel. And I’m particularly grateful to our fellow... Read More

President Obama at the Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2014-09-23

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, all of you.  I was just discussing with President Clinton that if Chelsea begins delivery while I'm speaking, she has my motorcade and will be able... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-23

The United States is deeply concerned by today’s sentencing of prominent Uighur Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment on charges of separatism. He is a respected professor who has long championed... Read More

Presidential Memorandum: Civil Society

The White House

2014-09-23

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Deepening U.S. Government Efforts to Collaborate with and Strengthen Civil Society The participation of civil society is fundamental to democratic... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Civil Society

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-23

In September 2013, President Obama launched Stand with Civil Society, a global call to action to support, defend, and sustain civil society amid a rising tide of restrictions on its... Read More

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

Waldorf Astoria - New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-22

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

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

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-09-22

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

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

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-22

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

Secretary Kerry at a Meeting of the Equal Futures Partnership

Waldorf Astoria Hotel - New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-22

SECRETARY KERRY: (In progress) and to the distinguished ministers, I want to thank you. I want to thank you for being here, all of you, very, very much. We appreciate... Read More

U.S. Opening Plenary Statement at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2014

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-09-22

As prepared for delivery by the Honorable Professor J. Brian Atwood, U.S. Head of Delegation Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We are gathered for this Human Dimension Implementation Meeting at a... Read More

HDIM Session 1 - Democratic Elections

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-09-22

As prepared for delivery by the Honorable Professor J. Brian Atwood, U.S. Head of Delegation Moderator, the United States reiterates our strong support for the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions... Read More

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

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-21

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

Connecting Conversations Toward a Global, Open, Secure Internet for the Next Generation

DipNote blog

Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Christopher Painter

2014-09-20

The Internet Governance Forum: Connecting Conversations Toward a Global, Open, Secure Internet for the Next Generation Earlier this month, I had the privilege to provide closing remarks on behalf of... Read More

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

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-19

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

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert King

2014-09-19

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

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert King

2014-09-19

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

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-09-19

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



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