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Seven Summits Women from Nepal Bring Attention to Women and Girls Empowerment

Secretary of State John Kerry met on Wednesday with seven women mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, DC and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. The United States continues to strongly condemn Russia’s ongoing support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. While Ukraine continues its efforts to build a peaceful, unified,... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Detention of Ukrainian Helicopter Pilot Nadia Savchenko

We too have seen the reports of the detention of Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadia Savchenko, who has been missing since mid-June and who turned up in a Russian jail, having... Read More

Ambassador Baer Right of Reply to the Russian Federation on the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. We’ve just heard again a recitation of a fictional account of what’s transpired in the last few months. I’ve expressed regret before that it seems we... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the 15th Anniversary of the Murders of Bytyqi Brothers

Mr. Chairperson, I wish to note for the Permanent Council that this month marks the 15th anniversary of the murders of three American citizens by Interior Ministry forces in... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the 19th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairperson. July 11th was the 19th anniversary of genocide in Srebrenica. It is a somber reminder of the lasting impact of this tragedy and the... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Case of Alexander Sodiqov

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. The United States expresses its deep concern about the ongoing detention of Alexander Sodiqov by the authorities of Tajikistan. Mr. Sodiqov, who is a PhD student... Read More

USOSCE Response to 2013 Annual Report by the Secretary General on the Implementation of OSCE Recruitment Policies

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States wishes to thank the Secretary General and his team for the presentation on the implementation of OSCE recruitment policies in 2013 and the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Report by Ambassador Chahtatinsky, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku

Thank you, Mr. Chair. On behalf of the United States, I welcome you, Ambassador Chahtatinsky, to your first appearance at the Permanent Council as the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku. ... Read More

President Obama on Foreign Policy

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I want to briefly discuss the important actions we’re taking today in support of Ukraine.  Before I do, I want to take a few minutes... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Anniversary of Nataliya Estemirova’s Murder

AS DELIVERED: Fifth Anniversary of Human Rights Activist Nataliya Estemirova’s Murder Nataliya Estemirova bravely and tirelessly sought to expose horrible human rights violations in Chechnya. Five years ago on July... Read More

Looking for Inclusive Solutions in South Sudan

South Sudan marked its third year of independence on July 9, but this year there seemed little for the people of South Sudan to celebrate. I was just in South... Read More

Ambassador Dunn at a UN Security Council Briefing on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Thank you, Mr. President, for convening today’s sessions, and thank you, Ambassadors Drobnjak and Patriota, for your briefings. I also would like to thank the Permanent Mission of Croatia for... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Address by Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić of Serbia

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States extends a warm welcome to Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić of Serbia. Thank you for taking the time to speak to us today, Foreign... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

The United States remains committed to supporting a democratic Ukraine that is unified, politically and economically secure, and able to determine its own future. As we work towards supporting a... Read More

Ambassador Baer Right of Reply to Russian Federation on the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you, Madam Chair, I just wanted to respond to some points made by our distinguished Russian colleague. First of all, I am stunned to hear the Russian Federation say... Read More

Remarks on Afghanistan Elections

As Delivered MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us. Today we have to talk to us about Afghanistan elections. I’m going to turn the call over to him. ... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Cuban Activist Detentions

On Sunday Cuban authorities rounded up and detained over one hundred courageous members of the Damas de Blanco as they sought to peacefully commemorate the loss of life on the... Read More

Facts on Ukraine’s Efforts for Peace, Russia’s Support of Conflict

FACT SHEET Russia’s Continuing Support for Armed Separatists in Ukraine and Ukraine’s Efforts Toward Peace, Unity, and Stability The United States’ goal throughout the crisis in Ukraine has been to... Read More

President Obama’s Remarks at Annual White House Iftar

AS PRESENTED: THE PRESIDENT: Good evening everyone and welcome to the White House. Every year, our Iftar is a chance to join in fellowship with friends, old and new, and... Read More



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