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U.S. Encourages All States to Create an Enabling Environment for Civil Society

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-17

Item 5 General Debate: Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms As Delivered by Kristen Pappas Thank you, Mr. President. We want to emphasize the importance of states’ commitment to creating an... Read More

Ukraine Ratifies Association Agreement and Passes Special Status Law

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-09-16

We congratulate the people of Ukraine on making history today, as the Ukrainian and European parliaments simultaneously ratified Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union. By forging ahead with this... Read More

U.S. on 15th Anniversary of Unsolved Disappearances in Belarus

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-09-16

Fifteen years ago today, Viktor Gonchar, a former deputy prime minister and leading opposition politician, disappeared in Belarus together with Anatoly Krasovsky, a successful businessman. The two men were last... Read More

UN Report Highlights Ongoing Human Rights Violations by Asad Regime

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-16

Interactive Dialogue on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Mr. Vice President, The U.S. welcomes the latest report by the Commission of Inquiry, which continues to highlight... Read More

U.S. Statement on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-16

Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America As Delivered by David Sullivan Mr. President, The United... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Stakeout Following Security Council Consultations on the Middle East

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

2014-09-16

Hi everyone. I just want to briefly summarize this morning’s consultations. Robert Serry, the Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace, briefed the Council on the UN’s work to support the... Read More

Remarks on U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Georgetown University - Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy R. Sherman

2014-09-16

UNDER SECRETARY SHERMAN: Thank you, Ambassador Pickering – Tom – for your kind words and also for being here tonight. And Dean and Mr. Hogan, thank you as well. And... Read More

UNGA 69: Why the UN Matters More Than Ever

DipNote blog

Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Dean Pittman

2014-09-16

September 22 marks the opening of sixty-ninth United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Week in New York. World leaders and representatives from 194 countries will come together to work on... Read More

Readout of the Vice President Biden's Call with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Office of the Vice President

The White House

2014-09-16

Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk today to congratulate him on Ukraine’s ratification of its Association Agreement with the European Union. The Vice President also... Read More

U.S. Remarks at the UN Women Executive Board Second Regular Session

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

Deputy U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Teri Robl

2014-09-16

Mr. President, Madame Executive Director, Distinguished Delegates, We thank the Executive Director and our Board President for their opening statements. The United States strongly supports UN Women’s strategic priorities and... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Resumption of Operations at Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-15

I am pleased to announce that we are resuming operations at our embassy in Bangui. The people and leaders of the Central African Republic have made progress in ending the... Read More

U.S. Speaks Out Against Violence Within the Family

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-15

As Delivered by Eric Richardson Thank you, Mr. President, and Madame Chair. On behalf of a likeminded group of States, including Chile, Colombia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and... Read More

Ambassador Harper on Shrinking Space for Civil Society and Independent Voices

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-15

Ambassador Harper on Shrinking Space for Civil Society and Independent Voices Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. There are many courageous individuals throughout the world who seek to better their homes, their... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Day of Democracy

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-15

There are few ideas more powerful – more infused with universal aspiration – than democracy. The desire for democracy is shared by people the world over. The privilege to vote,... Read More

Civil Society Delegation to Examine Growing Restrictions on the Work of Civil Society Worldwide

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-09-15

A delegation of civil society leaders from 30 countries hosted by the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program arrives in the United States this week to address the issue of... Read More

Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman to Deliver Remarks on US Policy in the Middle East

Office of the Spokesperson

2014-09-15

On Tuesday, September 16, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman will receive the Trainor Award for Distinction in the Conduct of Diplomacy and present a lecture... Read More

International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

Impact blog

U.S. Agency for International Development

2014-09-15

The theme of this year’s International Day of Democracy – Engaging Young People on Democracy – is an opportunity to reflect on our Agency’s efforts to protect, support and empower... Read More

Ambassador Power on the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic

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

2014-09-15

For too long, the people of the Central African Republic have endured unspeakable violence. Roughly 2.5 million people desperately need humanitarian assistance, nearly a million people are currently displaced, and... Read More

Secretary Kerry Joint Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Cairo, Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-13

FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via interpreter) Today we had discussions, (inaudible) long discussions during which the U.S. Secretary met President Abdelfattah al-Sisi, and this was an opportunity for them to discuss... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Debate on MINUSTAH

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

2014-09-12

Thank you, Special Representative Honoré, for your briefing and for your leadership. And thank you to all the dedicated women and men who are serving in MINUSTAH, who are working... Read More



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