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Explanation of Vote on the Cuba Resolution in the General Assembly Hall

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

U.S. Senior Area Advisor, Ambassador Ronald D. Godard

2014-10-28

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

Ambassador Pyatt's Remarks at the SP Advisors' Investment Conference 2014 "A Fresh Look at Ukraine”

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

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt

2014-10-28

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

Secretary Kerry On Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-27

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

President Obama on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-10-27

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

White House Statement on Presidential Election in Brazil

The White House

White House Press Secretary

2014-10-27

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

Ambassador Pyatt and Ambassador Baer on Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections

Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt; U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE, Daniel Baer

2014-10-26

Today we were privileged to observe Ukrainian democracy in action as the nation went to the polls for the second time this year, this time voting for a new Parliament.... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Inauguration of Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as President of Afghanistan

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 B. Baer

2014-10-09

The United States congratulates Afghanistan on the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah. We commend both for their patriotism and commitment... Read More

U.S. Congratulates President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-29

Today we congratulate President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on this historic inauguration. I have known both of them for many years, and they are both... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Fifth Anniversary of Massacre at Pro-Democracy Rally in Guinea

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-09-28

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the 2009 massacre in Conakry, Guinea, when security forces killed more than 150 people, injured thousands more, and publicly raped more than 100 women... Read More

Op-Ed: Secretary Kerry on Afghanistan's Triumph of Statesmanship and Compromise

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-27

On Monday in Kabul, the Afghan people will inaugurate their next president, one who will work in tandem with the country’s first-ever chief executive officer — marking the first democratic... Read More

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2014-09-26

The outcomes of the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work... Read More

Explanation of Position: Human Rights Situation in Sudan

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Explanation of Position: Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America As Delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper U.S. Representative to... Read More

Debate on Resolution on Civil Society Space

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-26

Debate on Resolution on Civil Society Space Thank you, Mr. President, The United States is proud to co-sponsor the Human Rights Council’s second resolution on creating and maintaining, in law... Read More

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 26, 2014   The outcomes of the 27th Session of... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Desalegn of Ethiopia Before Bilateral Meeting

President Barack Obama; Prime Minister Desalegn of Ethiopia

2014-09-25

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I want to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister Desalegn and his delegation.  When I spoke previously at the Africa Summit about some of the bright... Read More

Ambassador Harper Speaks at HRC Discussion on Technical Cooperation

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

Item 10 General Debate – Technical Cooperation Thank you, Madame Vice-President. The United States thanks OHCHR and the Special Procedures of this Council for their tireless work around the world. ... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Central African Republic

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-25

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Central African Republic As Delivered by Peter Mulrean U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative Thank you. The United States... Read More

Explanation of Vote: Right to Peace

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

Explanation of Vote: A/HRC/27/L.15 on Right to peace First, the United States welcomes the efforts of Costa Rica in trying to find a consensus on this difficult issue. While we... Read More

President Obama UNGA Address

New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2014-09-24

United Nations General Assembly 69th Session PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder... Read More

HDIM Session 4 - Protection of Human Rights and Fighting Terrorism

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-09-24

As prepared for delivery by the Honorable Professor J. Brian Atwood, U.S. Head of Delegation   Moderator, my delegation commends the Swiss Chairmanship for focusing on the prevention of torture... Read More



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