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U.S. on Promotion and Protection of the Right to Privacy

Intervention of the United States at the Panel Discussion on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age As Delivered by David Sullivan The United... Read More

Interactive Dialogue on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

Interactive Dialogue on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances As Delivered by Kevin Whelan The United States welcomes this opportunity to engage the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. We support... Read More

Op-Ed: ISIL's Abuse of Women and Girls Must Be Stopped

This opinion piece originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Beheadings are not the only horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL. Over the... Read More

Secretary Kerry Press Availability in Ankara, Turkey

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you for being patient. I appreciate it very, very much. And good evening to all. I’m very pleased to be back here in Turkey, where I... Read More

U.S. Commends His Highness the Amir of Kuwait

The United States congratulates His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on his designation as a Global Humanitarian Leader by UN Secretary-General Ban... Read More

U.S. on Due Process in Venezuela

The United States is deeply concerned by the lack of due process or fair trial guarantees for persons detained in relation to protests in Venezuela. Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, mayors... Read More

Readout of National Security Advisor Rice’s Meeting with Christian Religious Leaders of the Middle East

This afternoon, President Obama dropped by National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s meeting at the White House with a delegation of Christian religious leaders from the Middle East led by Lebanese... Read More

President Obama on New Sanctions Related to Russia

Today, we join the European Union in announcing that we will intensify our coordinated sanctions on Russia in response to its illegal actions in Ukraine.  I have said from the... Read More

Statement by the Head of the U.S. Government Interagency Delegation on the Conclusion of their Official Visit to Belarus

A United States Government Inter-Agency delegation from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Departments of State and Defense completed a two and a half day official visit to... Read More

Ambassador Harper Speaks at Symposium on Abductions by North Korea

U.S.-Japanese Coordination on North Korean Human Rights: Seeking Resolution of Abductions I appreciate the opportunity to speak today on the issue of enforced disappearances, including abduction of foreign nationals by... Read More

U.S. on the Arrest for Sedition in Botswana of Outsa Mokone

The United States is deeply concerned by the arrest of newspaper editor Outsa Mokone by the Government of Botswana on charges of sedition relating to an article published by his... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq Crisis

Today, Secretary Kerry announced that the United States is providing nearly $48 million in additional humanitarian aid to meet the urgent needs of Iraqi internally displaced and refugees throughout the... Read More

Testimony: ISIL's Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria

As Prepared Opening Statement Chairman Smith, Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Bass, Ranking Member Deutch and Members of the Subcommittees, thank you for holding this hearing on such a timely and... Read More

The Transatlantic Trends 2014

Thanks to Karen, thanks to Ivan. It’s great to be back at GMF. Karen, I miss you in government every day. But I know that you are bringing your energy... Read More

President Obama on ISIL

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group... Read More

Fact Sheet: Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses a clear threat to the people of Iraq and Syria, and to the broader Middle East, as well as U.S.... Read More

Remarks at the Launch of the Senate Human Rights Caucus

Thank you for the opportunity to address you here today. We are meeting at a time when our values are being challenged and our country is being tested, not for... Read More

U.S. Welcomes the HRC Discussion on the Administration of Justice

Intervention of the United States of America Panel on the Administration of Justice As Delivered by Kevin Whelan Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. The United States welcomes this panel discussion on... Read More

U.S. Engages with Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Agenda Item 3, Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions Thank you Madame... Read More

Fact Sheet: Standing Up for Women’s Civil Rights, 20 Years After VAWA

“The original law had three simple goals: make streets safer for women; make homes safer for women; and protect women’s civil rights.” – Senator Biden, 1990 “In its totality, the... Read More


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