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Speeches, Statements & Releases

Presidential Memorandum: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-09-30

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Determination with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of... 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

Engaging Muslim Communities Around the World on Issues of Mutual Interest

DipNote blog

Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Shaarik Zafar

2014-09-27

Today, I had the honor to attend the inauguration of the Indonesian Muslim Association of America Center with Indonesian President Yudhoyono in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ceremony underscored how much... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Ongoing Aggression Against the Government of Yemen

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-09-27

The United States condemns ongoing hostile and aggressive actions against the Yemeni government and political targets and calls for all parties to implement all aspects of the Peace and National... 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

U.S. Remarks at UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on South Sudan

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

Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of State and the Department of State, Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

2014-09-26

Madame Chair, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Attendees, I am very pleased to represent Secretary of State John Kerry at this very important gathering. There are many pressing issues facing the United... Read More

Session 8 - Violence against Women and Children

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

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

2014-09-26

As Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Head of Delegation J. Brian Atwood At the Ljubljana Ministerial in 2005, we collectively affirmed that “States have an obligation to exercise due diligence... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on the Adoption of a UN Resolution on the Rights of LGBT Persons

The White House

National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice

2014-09-26

The United States applauds today's adoption by the UN Human Rights Council of a resolution in support of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. The... Read More

ISIL’s Murder of Iraqi Human Rights Lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-09-26

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the torture and murder of Iraqi human rights lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi by the Islamic State of Iraq and the... Read More

Under U.S. Leadership, World Will Defeat ISIL

DipNote blog

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-26

The United States has has long faced threats from a lethal brand of terrorism that perverts one of the world’s great religions. We have been relentless in targeting Al Qaeda... Read More

Certification with Respect to Human Rights Related Issues In Colombia

Office of the Spokesperson

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

2014-09-26

On September 17, 2014, the Department of State certified to Congress that the Colombian government, including its Armed Forces, are meeting statutory criteria related to human rights. This certification, pursuant... Read More

Ambassador Power on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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

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

2014-09-26

I am very pleased that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This is only the... Read More

U.S. Priorities in the Western Hemisphere

The New York Foreign Press Center - U.S. Department of State - New York, N.Y.

Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta S. Jacobson

2014-09-26

MS. STAVROPOULOS:  Good morning, everyone.  My name is Daphne Stavropoulos.  Thank you very much for joining us here in New York.  To those colleagues and media who are joining us... 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

Explanation of Vote: on Vulture Funds

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Explanation of Vote: A/HRC/27/L.26 on Vulture Funds Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America As Delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council ... Read More

Debate on Resolution on Civil Society Space

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Debate on Resolution on Civil Society Space Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America As Delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council ... Read More

Explanation of Position: Resolutions on Rights of the Child

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Item 3: Resolutions entitled “Preventable mortality and morbidity of children under 5 years of age as a human rights concern” and “The right of the child to engage in play... Read More

Human Rights Council Expresses Grave Concern About Violence Against LGBT Persons

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Explanation of Vote: L27/ Rev 1 – Resolution on Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America As Delivered by Ambassador... Read More

Dissociation and Explanation of Position: On Hazardous Substances and Wastes

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-26

Dissociation and Explanation of Position: the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America As Delivered by Ambassador... Read More



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