This year marks one decade since the United Nations adopted the Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the first legally binding international agreement to fight corruption in all of its forms.
Corruption... Read More
In recent weeks, government affiliated armed groups and independent “self-defense” militias have committed shocking and horrific atrocities against innocent civilians in the Central African Republic. The United States is actively... Read More
Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of Nobel laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo’s detention. The United States is deeply concerned that Chinese authorities continue to imprison Liu Xiaobo, as well as... Read More
Six and a half decades ago, delegates from around the world convened to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, rejecting the notion that individual aspirations should be subject to... Read More
The international community has come a long way from the days when corruption was a “necessary evil” --mentioned in hushed tones or accepted as an immutable cultural practice. Yet, much... Read More
At this significant moment for Ukraine, you have hosted and led us through a productive Ministerial. Allow me to comment on some of the progress we’ve made together, as well... Read More
This positive decision by the DPRK throws into sharper relief the continuing detention of Mr. Kenneth Bae, who has been in DPRK custody for over a year. We call on... Read More
The United States commends yesterday’s actions by French military forces, in coordination with regional forces, to begin the process of restoring security to the people of the Central African... Read More
You don't meet a lot of people in this world who leave you with a feeling that can only be described as awe.
He was a hero to my wife... Read More
Ambassador Power: Hi, everybody. Today’s UN resolution marks a very important moment in the Council’s response to the crisis in the Central African Republic. It reflects our shared belief that... Read More
The United States is appalled by today’s reports of the murder of innocent women and children outside of Bangui. This horrifying account is the latest in a string of reports... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you, colleagues.
What a moment this is for Ukraine, what a moment this is for the OSCE. The whole world is watching. All the principles... Read More
Twenty-three years ago, the United States became the first country in the world to adopt legislation banning discrimination against people with disabilities by passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).... Read More
Madiba’s 'long walk to freedom' gave new meaning to courage, character, forgiveness, and human dignity. Now that his long walk has ended, the example he set for all humanity lives... Read More
THE PRESIDENT: At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I... Read More
Today, an eloquent voice has been silenced, a beautiful mind stilled, and a bountiful heart stopped. The epic soul of Nelson Mandela is now at rest.
It is routine to... Read More
In recent weeks, government affiliated armed groups and independent “self-defense” militias in the Central African Republic have committed shocking and horrific atrocities against innocent civilians that demand a swift response... Read More
THE VICE PRESIDENT: (Applause.) Thank you very much. And I'm so late you probably thought you were going to hear from the 48th Vice President of the United States. (Laughter.) ... Read More
Good afternoon, everyone. And thank you so much Elisa for your incredibly kind introduction, but even more I want to thank you for your long career fighting the good fight,... Read More
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
December 4, 2013
“People everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that... Read More