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Empowering Women, Ending Violence

  The horrific abduction of more than 200 innocent Nigerian schoolgirls has, rightly, shocked the conscience of the world. It also serves as a harsh reminder of the violence women... Read More

U.S. Statement on Health and Human Rights and Business

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Health and Human Rights and Business Delivered by Natalya Scimeca Special Rapporteur on the... Read More

Joint Statement on National Dialogue in Sudan

Following is the text of a joint statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague. Begin text: The... Read More

Department of Justice Reaches Landmark Agreement to Improve Missoula County Attorney’s Office’s Response to Reports of Sexual Assault

The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a comprehensive agreement with the Missoula County Attorney’s Office, as well as Missoula County, Montana, and the Montana Attorney General’s... Read More

Ambassador Harper Opening Statement of the 26th Human Rights Council

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Good morning.  As you may know, I was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council... Read More

Deputy Undersecretary of Labor at the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference.  On behalf of our Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, I would... Read More

Remarks before the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference

AS DELIVERED It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference.  On behalf of our Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez,... Read More

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

This week, I will attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London. This summit is expected to be the largest-ever gathering on sexual violence in conflict,... Read More

Notice -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Belarus

NOTICE - - - - - - - CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACTIONS AND POLICIES OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BELARUS AND OTHER... Read More

Message to the Congress -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Belarus

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days... Read More

Ambassador Harper Remarks at Syria Side Event

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council I want to thank France, Qatar and Turkey for convening this important meeting today.  I will join all... Read More

Karachi Airport Attack and Balochistan Shia Attack Press Statement

We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday’s brazen attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. We wish those who were injured a full... Read More

Op-Ed: Let There Be No Hiding Place for Rapists in War

Sexual violence plagues every country. It is not just a domestic criminal justice issue. Acts of sexual violence demean our collective humanity. They perpetuate conflict and instability for generations. They... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Georgia

The United States is a strong supporter of Georgia's democratic and economic development, as well as of its efforts to enhance security and resist external pressure. In support of these... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Moldova

Moldova has worked hard to build democratic institutions and a prosperous economy, as well as to ensure its sovereignty and security. The United States has provided assistance to Moldova in... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine

The United States is committed to supporting Ukraine's democratic reforms, economic development, and sovereignty and territorial integrity. Following Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s discussions with President Obama on June 4 in... Read More

Wrocław Global Forum Video, Day 2

Video from Day 2 of the Wrocław Global Forum on Saturday, June 7, 2014. For the full agenda, please see the Wrocław Global Forum website.   Saturday, June 7, 2014... Read More

Detention of Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist in Swaziland

The United States is deeply concerned by the continued detention of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Maseko and Makhubu were first... Read More

The Brussels G-7 Summit Declaration

1.       We, the Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, met... Read More

Fact Sheet: The 2014 G-7 Summit in Brussels

The leaders of the G-7 met in Brussels on June 4-5 after the previously scheduled G-8 Summit in Sochi, Russia, was cancelled when G-7 leaders suspended Russia’s participation in response... Read More



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