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Ambassador Power at a Security Council Debate on Afghanistan

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

2014-09-18

Special Representative Kubis, thank you for your briefing today and for your ongoing leadership in challenging circumstances. We wish you all the best and are grateful to you for your... Read More

President Obama and President Poroshenko of Ukraine After Bilateral Meeting

The White House

President Barack Obama; President Petro Poroshenko

2014-09-18

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is a great pleasure to welcome President Poroshenko to the Oval Office.  He and I have been working together a lot over the last several months. ... Read More

Under Secretary Sewall on Protecting International Religious Freedom

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security - Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Sewall

2014-09-18

As Prepared Chairman Chaffetz, Ranking Member Tierney, and Members of the Committee, Thank you for this opportunity to appear before you today and to provide details on how the Obama... Read More

Testimony: Secretary Kerry Opening Remarks on the U.S. Strategy to Defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-17

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, and members of the committee, my friends and former colleagues, I really thank you for holding this hearing on an issue that... Read More

Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Indigenous People

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-17

HRC 27, Agenda Item 3, Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous People and the EMRIP Chair Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. We commend EMRIP’s access to justice study... Read More

U.S. Strategy to Defeat ISIL

DipNote blog

U.S. Department of State

2014-09-17

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the United States' strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at MacDill Air Force Base

MacDill Air Force Base - Tampa, Florida

The White House

2014-09-17

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, MacDill!  (Applause.)  I want to thank General Austin for his introduction, Lloyd, for your exceptional leadership -- were you about to sneak off the stage? GENERAL AUSTIN: ... Read More

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



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