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U.S. Policy and Response to Recent Humanitarian Crisis in Africa

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) Africa Conference - Arlington, VA

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2013-05-16

Thank you for that kind introduction, and for having me here today. And thank you for your decades of service to refugees in this country and around the world. There... Read More

Closing Statement by the U.S. Delegation at OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Framework

Warsaw, Poland

Counselor for Public Affairs, Christopher Midura, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-05-15

AS DELIVERED As we close out the 2013 OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Frameworks, I wish to express again the appreciation of my delegation to the Ukrainian... Read More

Opening Statement by the U.S. Delegation at OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Framework

Warsaw, Poland

Counselor for Public Affairs, Christopher Midura, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-05-13

AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the Ukrainian Chairmanship, ODIHR and the office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) for... Read More

U.S. Statement at OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Framework

Warsaw, Poland

Counselor for Public Affairs, Christopher Midura, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-05-13

Session III: Implementation of Existing OSCE Commitments AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you Dunja and Helen for your excellent introductory statements. The United States appreciates this opportunity... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Pakistan Elections

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-12

These national and provincial assembly elections mark an historic step in Pakistan's democratic journey. The Pakistani people stood up resiliently to threats by violent extremists. We'll be working with the... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Leaflets over Qusayr, Syria

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

Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-05-10

We are deeply concerned by reports that the Assad regime has begun dropping leaflets over Qusayr that tell all civilians to evacuate or be treated as combatants. We strongly condemn... Read More

Labor in Focus: Advancing Workplace Safety

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

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, Barbara Shailor

2013-05-09

The collapse of an eight-story factory building in Bangladesh that killed over 600 garment workers two weeks ago is among the worst manufacturing disasters in history and remains a tragic... Read More

Fact Sheet: Partnering with State and Local Authorities to Support International Criminal Justice Sector Assistance

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-05-09

For the past three years, the U.S. Department of State has made a sustained effort to recruit state and local law enforcement, corrections officials, prosecutors, and judges to participate in... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Syria

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-05-09

The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a Syrian-led political transition to a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Assad Syria. The Assad regime has turned its weapons against its... Read More

America and a Changing Middle East

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2013-05-06

Thank you, Dan. It’s an honor to be back at Princeton, and back at the Woodrow Wilson School, an institution whose commitment to public service I have long admired. It’s... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Massacre in al-Bayda

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-05-04

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. The United States is appalled by horrific reports that more than 100 people were killed May 2 in gruesome... Read More

Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-03

View "Free the Press: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide" Today we mark World Press Freedom Day, an annual occasion to recognize, honor, and underscore the essential role of independent... Read More

Celebrating World Press Freedom Today and Every Day

at World Press Freedom Day 2013 Conference

Assistant Secretary of State, Mike Hammer

2013-05-03

Each year on World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate the right to freedom of expression and recognize the challenges so many courageous journalists face, as we strive to promote universal... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Commemorating World Press Freedom Day 2013

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Tomorrow the nations of the world mark the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. The UN General Assembly proclaimed that, each third of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Russian NGO Law and Fining of the NGO Golos

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is concerned that Russian law enforcement, tax offices, and other regulatory agencies have continued to conduct unannounced inspections not only of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to Report of Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We welcome you, Secretary General Goran Svilanovic, back to Vienna and the Permanent Council in your new capacity with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC),... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Situation in the Security Zone in Moldova

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States notes with concern the incidents in the Security Zone in Moldova in which four checkpoints were unilaterally set up without notice... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Heart of Asia Ministerial Meeting in Almaty

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes the third Heart of Asia Ministerial meeting as part of the Istanbul Process in Almaty on April 26. We thank... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Barring of NGO from House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States wishes to express our deep concern over steps taken two weeks ago by the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina... Read More

Burma: Termination of Presidential Proclamation 6925

Office of the Spokesperson

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

2013-05-02

The Secretary of State has determined that Presidential Proclamation 6925, also known as the 1996 Visa Ban, which suspended entry into the United States as immigrants or non-immigrants of “persons... Read More



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