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Remarks by the First Lady at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, D.C.

2014-07-30

MRS. OBAMA: Oh, my goodness. Look at you all! (Applause.) Oh, please sit, sit. Rest. (Laughter.) How has everything been? Exciting? So you’ve talked to a lot of important... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice “Africa and America: Partners in a Shared Future”

United State Institute of Peace - Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice

2014-07-30

Good morning, everyone. Thank you Kristin for that very generous introduction. And thank you all for being here. In particular I want to acknowledge and thank members of the African... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo at the End of July UN Security Council Session

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

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-07-30

Mr. President, thank you for your steady and very efficient stewardship of the Council this month; the Rwandan coffee you shared with us at the beginning of July has held... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Young African Leaders Initiative

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

2014-07-30

So, I am the last person standing between you and a night on the town. Trouble. You have made it, you have made it. You had made it; you actually... Read More

President Obama in Town Hall with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, D.C.

2014-07-28

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. We're just getting started here. Well, hello,... Read More

U.S. Embassy Condemns Killing of Civilians in Ghor Province, Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy Kabul - Kabul, Afghanistan

2014-07-27

We condemn, in the strongest terms, the mass killing of civilians in Ghor province on Friday. The attackers targeted civilians who were traveling to and from Kabul, including women, children,... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Meriam Ishag and Family

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-25

Around the world, supporters of religious freedom celebrate the arrival of Meriam Ishag and her family in Rome. I am grateful to the Government of Italy for its role in... Read More

Fact Sheet: Visit of President Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-07-25

On July 25, the President and Vice President hosted Presidents Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador to discuss how... Read More

President Obama after meeting with Central American Presidents

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-25

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to thank very much, President Molina, President Hernández and President Sánchez Cerén for being here today. Our nations share extraordinary ties of culture, of family,... Read More

Testimony: Modern Day Slavery and What We Buy

Statement Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBac

2014-07-24

Thank you, Representative and Members of the Commission and entirely. Tom Lantos was a leading light in getting the Trafficking Victims Protection Bill passed and it was such an example... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the UN Special Envoy for Syria

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

2014-07-22

I am pleased to welcome the appointment of Mr. Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Syria. Mr. de Mistura brings a wealth... Read More

USAID Announces New Resources to Prevent Child, Early, and Forced Marriage

United States Agency for International Development - Washington, D.C.

USAID Press Office

2014-07-22

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced over $4.8 million this year to fund programs in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Tanzania, and Yemen to... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

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

2014-07-18

Thank you, Mr. President. Yesterday, we were all shocked by the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. All 298 people aboard – 283 passengers and 15 crew – were killed.... Read More

Seven Summits Women from Nepal Bring Attention to Women and Girls Empowerment

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2014-07-17

Secretary of State John Kerry met on Wednesday with seven women mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, DC and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote... Read More

Ambassador Dunn at a UN Security Council Briefing on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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

Acting U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador David Dunn

2014-07-15

Thank you, Mr. President, for convening today’s sessions, and thank you, Ambassadors Drobnjak and Patriota, for your briefings. I also would like to thank the Permanent Mission of Croatia for... Read More

The U.S. Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-07-10

Today, Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $22 million in additional humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia,... Read More

Fact Sheet on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Executive Order

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-07-09

President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) that amends E.O. 13413 of October 27, 2006, to take additional steps in light of the continued threat to the peace,... Read More

Testimony: Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Scot Marciel

2014-07-08

Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a privilege to stand... Read More

Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The White House

2014-07-08

Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - TAKING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO... Read More

The Human Rights Council Is Making a Difference

DipNote blog

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

2014-07-03

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Human rights are at the very heart of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, and the 26th session of... Read More



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