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U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-03-11

The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Burundi’s actions to prevent or break up two separate meetings of opposition political parties on March 8. We deplore the... Read More

U.S. Discussion with the Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

Human Rights Council 25th Session

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-03-11

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue following the preliminary report of the Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment Statement by... Read More

U.S. Discussion with the Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Religion or Belief and on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

Human Rights Council 25th Session

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-03-11

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Special Rapporteur on... Read More

Governments that Create Space for Civil Society Reap Democratic Dividends

Human Rights Council 25th Session

Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-11

The United States welcomes the attention that has been paid to the issue of civil society space at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council. Protecting this space is... Read More

Ambassador Russell at the Commission on the Status of Women

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

Ambassador-at-Large For Global Women's Issues, Catherine M. Russell

2014-03-11

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the United States on the occasion of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Today I... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice at the Department of State’s Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

The White House - Office of the Press Secretary

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2014-03-11

Good afternoon everyone. It’s really great to be back at the State Department and to be among so many good friends and colleagues, so thank you for welcoming me. And... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of Burma

U.S. Department of State - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S.T.R Attaché Ken Schagrin

2014-03-11

As Prepared for Delivery We welcome the delegation from Nay Pyi Daw led by Deputy Commerce Minister Dr. Pwint San. This first trade policy review comes at an opportune time,... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Xi of China Regarding Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama; President Xi Jinping of China

2014-03-10

The President spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the evening of March 9 regarding the situation in Ukraine. The two leaders agreed on the fundamental importance of focusing on... Read More

Ambassador Power at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women High-Level Roundtable

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

2014-03-10

Thank you. For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of support for women’s rights, both domestically and globally. Together, with many of you, we have made tremendous... Read More

U.S. Discussion with UN Special Investigators on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and on Torture

UN Human Rights Council – 25th Session

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-03-10

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Seventh Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert Levinson

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-09

Robert Levinson disappeared seven years ago from Kish Island, Iran, during a business trip. He is one of the longest held American citizens in history. Nothing can bring those lost... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-09

President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12. The visit will highlight the strong support of the United States for the... Read More

U.S. Condemns Threats to OSCE Observers

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

2014-03-09

The United States notes with deep concern reports that warning shots were fired while the OSCE multilateral military observer team was at a checkpoint near Armyansk. Threats to an unarmed... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Calls with Leaders of Latvia, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, France, Estonia, and Italy Regarding Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama; President Berzins of Latvia; Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom; President Grybauskaite of Lithuania; President Hollande of France; President Ilves of Estonia; Prime Minister Renzi of Italy

2014-03-08

The President spoke separately with Prime Minister Cameron, President Hollande, and Prime Minister Renzi today about Ukraine. The President welcomed the strong, unified stance of the United States and the... Read More

U.S. Concern About Escalation of Violence and Insecurity in Darfur

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-08

We are deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence by the Sudanese Government-supported Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur. The United States strongly condemns attacks on civilians and calls... Read More

Celebrating Romanian Women on International Women's Day

U.S. Embassy Bucharest

Chargé d'Affaires, Duane Butcher

2014-03-07

“International Women's Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Women's Day 2014

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-07

International Women’s Day is a moment to pause and reflect on the contributions of women to the world and to reaffirm our commitment to continued progress on gender equality. It’s... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Conviction of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-07

The United States has followed the trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim closely. The Court of Appeal overturned his acquittal by the High Court on March 7. Mr. Anwar... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on the Verdict in the Germain Katanga Trial at the International Criminal Court

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-07

Today, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, the commander of the Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) militia, for his responsibility for war... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany Regarding Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama; Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

2014-03-07

The President spoke with Chancellor Merkel today about Ukraine. The President welcomed the conclusions of the March 6 European Council and the unified position of the United States and the... Read More



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