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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Desalegn of Ethiopia Before Bilateral Meeting

President Barack Obama; Prime Minister Desalegn of Ethiopia

2014-09-25

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I want to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister Desalegn and his delegation.  When I spoke previously at the Africa Summit about some of the bright... Read More

HDIM Session 6 - Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2014

2014-09-25

Delivered by U.S. Head of Delegation J. Brian Atwood | OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting | Warsaw, September 25, 2014 The United States welcomes Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova, the new Special... Read More

HDIM Session 6 - Combating Trafficking In Human Beings, Right of Reply

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2014

2014-09-25

Delivered by Ambassador Daniel Baer, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE | OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting | Warsaw, September 25, 2014 We exercise our right of reply to respond... Read More

HDIM Session 7 - Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2014

2014-09-25

Delivered by Kate Byrnes, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Mission to the OSCE  | OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting | Warsaw, September 25, 2014 Ten years ago, we, the participating... Read More

Ambassador Power at a High Level Meeting on Mass Atrocities

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

2014-09-25

Thank you, Minister Fabius and Minister Meade, for your leadership in convening this meeting. It is difficult to imagine a more important objective than preventing mass atrocities and genocide. The... Read More

Supporting an Inclusive and Open Internet

DipNote blog

U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda; Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Christopher Painter; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Scott Busby

2014-09-25

As the Internet continues to grow and expand, there is an ongoing global discussion on how the Internet should be governed. This is an important debate. The Internet has proven... Read More

U.S. Update on Afghanistan Elections

The New York Foreign Press Center - U.S. Department of State - New York, N.Y.

Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dan Feldman

2014-09-25

MS. STAVROPOULOS:  Good afternoon.  My name is Daphne Stavropoulos.  Thank you so much for joining us here in New York and to those in Washington at the Foreign Press Center... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert for Somalia

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-25

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert for Somalia As Delivered by Divya Khosla   Thank you, Mr. President. The United States expresses its appreciation for the reporting of the Independent... Read More

Ambassador Harper Speaks at HRC Discussion on Technical Cooperation

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

Item 10 General Debate – Technical Cooperation Thank you, Madame Vice-President. The United States thanks OHCHR and the Special Procedures of this Council for their tireless work around the world. ... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Central African Republic

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-25

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Central African Republic As Delivered by Peter Mulrean U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative Thank you. The United States... Read More

General Statement on Indigenous Peoples

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

General Statement: A/HRC/27/L.22 on Indigenous peoples The United States is pleased to co-sponsor the Resolution on Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous peoples around the world face grave challenges, and... Read More

Explanation of Vote: Right to Peace

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

Explanation of Vote: A/HRC/27/L.15 on Right to peace First, the United States welcomes the efforts of Costa Rica in trying to find a consensus on this difficult issue. While we... Read More

Explanation of Position: World Program on Human Rights Education

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

Explanation of Position: World Program on Human Rights Education The United States is pleased to join consensus on the resolution on the World Programme for Human Rights Education and thanks... Read More

Explanation of Vote: Right to Development

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

Explanation of Vote: Right to Development Resolution International development is a critical component of United States foreign policy. Still, we have still long-standing concerns about the notion of the right... Read More

Explanation of Position: The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-25

Explanation of Position: The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Resolution The United States recognizes the importance and challenges of meeting basic needs for water and sanitation to... Read More

President Obama UNGA Address

New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2014-09-24

United Nations General Assembly 69th Session PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder... Read More

HDIM Session 4 - Protection of Human Rights and Fighting Terrorism

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2014

2014-09-24

As prepared for delivery by the Honorable Professor J. Brian Atwood, U.S. Head of Delegation   Moderator, my delegation commends the Swiss Chairmanship for focusing on the prevention of torture... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-09-24

AS DELIVERED: Thank you, Mr. President.  The United States would like to thank the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Dr. Baderin, for his report and... Read More

Joint Statement on Violations of the Rights of Crimean Tatars and Other Minorities in Crimea

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-24

AS DELIVERED by Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva   Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. I am pleased to deliver this joint statement on behalf... Read More

U.S. Calls Attention to the Situation in Ukraine

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-24

AS DELIVERED by Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. The United States welcomes the Office of the High Commissioner’s report... Read More



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