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Observing the U.S. Election: Montevideo, Uruguay

2012-11-16

Election Highlights Homepage and Election Resources and Policy References Election Events: U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay As submitted by embassy staff Embassy Montevideo planned a unique election night event in... Read More

Observing the U.S. Election: Auckland, New Zealand

2012-11-16

Election Highlights Homepage and Election Resources and Policy References Election Events: U.S. Embassy Auckland, New Zealand As submitted by embassy staff Over 150 university students and young professionals gathered at... Read More

Statement for the Reinforced Permanent Council Meeting “Looking to Dublin”

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Director of the Office of European Regional Security Affairs, Richard Holtzapple

2012-11-16

The United States commends the leadership of the Irish Chairmanship in setting a creative and constructive agenda for our work over the past year. We would like to thank Ambassador... Read More

Statement by the White House on Holodomor

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2012-11-16

At this time of commemoration, Americans join with the people of Ukraine and with Ukrainians around the world in remembering those who died in the tragic events of... Read More

Response by Ambassador Kelly to the Chairmanship-in-Office’s Three Personal Representatives

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-11-15

 The United States welcomes today’s important discussion addressing issues of intolerance and discrimination in the OSCE region. We are pleased that the Chairmanship’s Personal Representatives for Tolerance, Ambassador Adil... Read More

Response by Counselor for Public Affairs Midura to Presentation by the Head of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, Mr. Udo Burkholder

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Counselor for Public Affairs Christopher Midura

2012-11-15

The United States welcomes you, Mr. Burkholder, to the Permanent Council and we thank you for your presentation to this body. We commend the invaluable work of the European Union... Read More

Response by Ambassador Kelly to the Director of the Conflict Prevention Center, Ambassador Kobieracki

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-11-15

Ambassador Kobieracki, we warmly welcome you back to the Permanent Council and thank you for your comprehensive report. Ambassador, we appreciate your report’s focus on an issue critical for the... Read More

Statement by Counselor for Public Affairs Midura Commending Macedonia for Decriminalization of Defamation

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Couselor for Public Affairs Christopher Midura

2012-11-15

The United States welcomes the adoption on November 12 of a law decriminalizing defamation in Macedonia. The country’s new civil law regulating insult and defamation removes speech offenses from the... Read More

State Department on Appointment of New Somali Prime Minister

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

State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-11-15

The United States welcomes the confirmation of the new Somali Cabinet by the Somalia Federal Parliament on November 13. This overwhelming endorsement by the federal Parliament is historic and marks... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Republic of Palau's Presidential Elections

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-11-14

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send my warmest congratulations to newly elected President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. and to the... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador DiCarlo at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

United States Mission to the UN - New York, New York

U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo

2012-11-13

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to welcome High Representative Inzko back to the Security Council. Thank you Mr. High Representative for your comprehensive briefing and your... Read More

U.S.-U.K. Joint Statement on Sierra Leone Elections

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokesperson

2012-11-13

On November 17, Sierra Leone will hold its third consecutive series of presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of its civil war in 2002. Sierra Leone has made considerable... Read More

U.S. Policy Towards the Balkans

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

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip H. Gordon

2012-11-13

AS DELIVERED Thanks, Damon. It really is a pleasure to be here. Thanks also to Fran for inviting me and giving me this opportunity to address what I know will... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Accomplishments During its First Term on the UN Human Rights Council

Permament Mission of the United States to the UN - Washington, D.C.

Office of the Spokesperson

2012-11-12

The United States is pleased and proud of its reelection to the UN Human Rights Council earlier today. Since joining the Council in 2009, the United States has ardently worked... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at the UN General Assembly Stakeout Following the Human Rights Council Elections

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2012-11-12

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon, everyone. The United States is pleased and proud to have been reelected for a second, three-year term to the UN Human Rights Council. Four... Read More

United States Re-elected for a Second Three-Year Term at UN Human Rights Council

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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-11-12

The United States is pleased to have been elected by the United Nations General Assembly to a second term on the Human Rights Council. We thank the countries that voted... Read More

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor to Host Conference for Potential Grant Applicants

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokesperson

2012-11-09

On November 19, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor’s (DRL) Office of Global Programs will host a conference for potential grant applicants. This conference will provide information on... Read More

Statement on Elections in the United States

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-11-08

The United States knows that much of the world, including participating States assembled here, have taken a keen interest in our elections this year. As an open democracy, we are... Read More

Response to ODIHR Report on the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-11-08

Thank you, Ambassador Lenarčič, for your comprehensive report on the 2012 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.  The United States strongly supports ODIHR, which has earned its place as the key institution... Read More

Statement on ODIHR’s Ability to Fulfill its Programmatic Activities in 2012

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-11-08

The United States is concerned that ODIHR will not be able to fulfill its proposed activities for 2012 – including in election observation – due to resource limitations this year.... Read More



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