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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

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

Advancing Our Commitment to Gender Equality

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-07-03

The Obama Administration has made advancing the status of women and girls a central element of U.S. foreign policy, development, and national security objectives. We’ve made great progress.  From expanding... Read More

Highlighting Women’s Empowerment in Zambia

Office of the Vice President - The White House

Dr. Jill Biden

2014-07-01

Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa. Dr. Biden is joined by Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency... Read More

Fact Sheet: The U.S. and Chile – A Strategic Partnership

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-06-30

Today President Barack Obama hosted Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Jeria at the White House. Their meeting underscored the long-standing partnership between the United States and Chile, which is rooted in... Read More

Secretary Kerry with Chilean Foreign Minister Munoz at a Signing Ceremony

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry; Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz

2014-06-30

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much for joining us. We’ve just come from a wonderful lunch with President Bachelet and her delegation, and we discussed the very strong relationship... Read More

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 26th Session

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-06-30

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The outcomes of the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S.... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at Pride Month Celebration

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-06-30

Fact Sheet: Advancing The Human Rights Of LGBT Persons Globally - June 2014 update THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. (Applause.) Well, I want to thank Jim and Patrick. First of all,... Read More



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