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Early Warning, Conflict Prevention, Crisis Management, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Rehabilitation - Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Brent Hartley

2014-06-25

Working Session I: Early Warning, Conflict Prevention, Crisis Management, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Rehabilitation - Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I’d like to... Read More

Thailand: A Democracy at Risk (Testimony)

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Scot Marciel

2014-06-24

Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Chairman Chabot and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice at the White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights

The White House

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2014-06-24

It’s great to be here, and particularly great to see such a wonderful collection of faith leaders, human rights activists, private sector representatives and colleagues in government all in one... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the UN - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-06-24

Thank you, Mr. President. Time and again – at least 17 times since February – we have gathered here to discuss the situation in Ukraine. And time and again, we’ve... Read More

HRC Dialogue on the Situtation of Human Rights in Central African Republic

UN Human Rights Council - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-24

AS DELIVERED by Eric Richardson   Thank you, Mr. President. The United States thanks the Independent Expert for her presentation today, and for her continued commitment to security, justice, and... Read More

HRC Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Côte d'Ivoire

UN Human Rights Council - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-24

AS DELIVERED by Kim D'Auria Vazira The United States thanks Independent Expert Diene for his work to promote reconciliation and transitional justice in Côte d’Ivoire. We commend his efforts to... Read More

HRC Dialogue on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

UN Human Rights Council - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-24

AS DELIVERED by Candace Bates Thank you, Mr. President. The United States welcomes Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere and thanks him for his thoughtful attention in his most recent report to... Read More

Fact Sheet: Advancing The Human Rights Of LGBT Persons Globally

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2014-06-24

On June 24, 2014, the White House hosted the first-ever Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights Forum, bringing together the faith community, private sector, philanthropy, HIV and... Read More

OSCE Special Session: Ensuring Security and Stability in the OSCE Region in Light of Recent Developments in Ukraine

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Brent Hartley

2014-06-24

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I would like to join others in welcoming Ukraine’s newly-appointed Foreign Minister Klimkin. We also welcome Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini and Ms. Elizabeth Spehar. We... Read More

USOSCE Response to the Regular Report of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission, Gary Robbins

2014-06-23

The United States extends a warm welcome to OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović to the Permanent Council. Thank you for your comprehensive report.  As you noted,... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Removal of Declared Chemical Materials from Syria

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-23

Today, the international maritime task force completed the critical mission of removing the last 8 percent of declared chemical weapons precursors from Syria. With this step, 100 percent of the... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-23

Today's conviction and chilling, draconian sentences by the Cairo Criminal Court of three Al Jazeera journalists and fifteen others in a trial that lacked many fundamental norms of due process,... Read More

U.S. Statement on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-23

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Panel on the Prevention and Elimination of Child, Early and Forced Marriag As Delivered by Lisa Brodey Thank... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Conviction of Journalists in Egypt

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-06-23

The United States strongly condemns the verdicts rendered against three Al-Jazeera journalists and 15 other defendants today in Egypt. The prosecution of journalists for reporting information that does not coincide... Read More

Secretary Kerry Press Availability on Syria and Iraq

U.S. Embassy Baghdad - Baghdad, Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-23

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon. I have a quick comment I want to make on a topic other than the visit here to Iraq, and then I’ll proceed to make... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Court Ruling to Free Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-23

We obviously welcome the decision by the Sudanese Appeals Court to order the release of Ms. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag. Her case has rightly drawn the attention of the world... Read More

Readout of the President Obama’s Call with President Putin of Russia

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-06-23

President Obama spoke with Russian President Putin today about the situation in Ukraine. President Obama welcomed President Poroshenko’s peace plan and urged that Russia and separatist leaders work closely with... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Removal of Chemical Weapons Materials from Syria

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

2014-06-23

Today, consistent with United Nations Security Council resolution 2118 and the relevant Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Executive Council decisions, the final eight percent of chemical weapons... Read More

USAID Remarks at a UN Economic and Social Council High-Level Meeting on Humanitarian Action in the Central African Republic and Neighboring Countries

New York, N.Y.

USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Nancy Lindborg

2014-06-23

Thank you. I applaud Under Secretary General Amos and Commissioner Georgieva for convening us here today given the urgent importance of maintaining international focus on the humanitarian crisis in the... Read More

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in the Central African Republic

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-06-23

Today the United States announced nearly $51 million in additional humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). This new assistance brings... Read More



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