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UPR 20th Session – Intervention for Kazakhstan

UN UPR 19th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2014-10-30

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 20th Session page. Delivered by Jacqueline Henderson. The United States welcomes the delegation from Kazakhstan. We... Read More

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

U.S. Remarks at the Security Council Open Briefing on Women, Peace and Security

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

Special Advisor, Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones

2014-10-28

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

ISIL's Dehumanization of Women and Girls

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-14

Just days after we saw the best of humanity when Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, we again confront the worst of inhumanity in ISIL.... Read More

U.S. Condemns ISIL Attacks in Iraq

DipNote blog

2014-10-14

The United States strongly condemns the vicious string of suicide, vehicle borne, and other attacks that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has perpetrated in Baghdad and... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks at a Solo Press Availability

Paris, France

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good evening, everybody. Thanks for your patience. This has been a very productive couple of days, and I’m glad to have an opportunity to be able to... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: Columbus Day 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-10-10

COLUMBUS DAY 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When Christopher Columbus -- a son of Genoa, Italy -- set sail across the Atlantic, no... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Day of the Girl 2014 (October 11)

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-10

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, I congratulate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As a recipient of one of the world’s... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Masood Farivar of Voice of America

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-10

SECRETARY KERRY: Delighted to be here. QUESTION: Before we launch into our conversation about Afghanistan, I wanted to get your reaction to Malala Yousafzai’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. ... Read More

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls are a Smart Investment

DipNote blog

Ambassasdor-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-10-10

On Friday, the Nobel Prize Committee recognized Malala Yousafzai for her fearless advocacy on behalf of girl’s education. Her award is a cause for celebration -- but it is also... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Remarks at the Aspen Institute

Berlin, Germany

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2014-10-09

Assistant Secretary Nuland: It’s wonderful to be here with all of you at the Aspen Conference. Thank you to Aspen. Thank you to Microsoft for your support, this fantastic space.... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Interview With Udo Bauer of Deutsche Welle

Berlin, Germany

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2014-10-09

Question: Madame Secretary, IS, the Islamic State, is operating at NATO’s borders basically. It must be a concern. Assistant Secretary Nuland: I think we’re all concerned and that’s why we’re... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with U.K. Foreign Secretary Hammond

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

Secretary of State John Kerry; U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

2014-10-08

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I’m very privileged to be here welcoming Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to the State Department, and I’m even more privileged to work with him and... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Canadian Decision to Authorize Military Force Against ISIL

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-10-07

The United States welcomes the Canadian government’s deployment of fighter and refueling aircraft, as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to participate in the campaign to degrade and destroy... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Australian, Danish, and Turkish Decisions to Authorize Military Force Against ISIL

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-10-03

The United States welcomes the Australian government’s deployment of fighter aircraft to participate in airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq as well as its intention to deploy Special Forces to Iraq... Read More

President Obama on the Death of Alan Henning

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-10-03

The United States strongly condemns the brutal murder of United Kingdom citizen Alan Henning by the terrorist group ISIL. Mr. Henning worked to help improve the lives of the Syrian... Read More

President Obama on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-10-03

Michelle and I would like to extend our best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha, and to congratulate those performing... Read More

HDIM Session 13 - Tolerance and Non-Discrimination

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-10-02

As Prepared for Delivery by Ira Forman, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the United States’ first... Read More

HDIM Session 14 - Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion, or Belief

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-10-02

As prepared for delivery by Kari Johnstone, Director, Office of International Religious Freedom History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people -- including the freedom of... Read More

HDIM Session 15 - Freedom of Movement; Human Rights Education

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-10-02

As Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Head of Delegation J. Brian Atwood Moderator, twenty-five years ago, the participating States witnessed something remarkable and previously unthinkable. In the summer of 1989,... Read More



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