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U.S. Statement on International Solidarity and Trafficking

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-13

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on International Solidarity and Trafficking As Delivered by Kevin Whelan Independent Expert on Human Rights... Read More

Ambassador Power Remarks to Press in Gaziantep, Turkey

Gaziantep, Turkey

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

2014-06-13

Bringing a stop to the horrific atrocities being carried out by the Assad regime is a top priority of the U.S. government, and a consistent focus of my efforts as... Read More

One Hundred Sixty-Eight Million Good Reasons To End Child Labor

DipNote blog

2014-06-13

Child labor is not unique to a particular country, ethnicity, culture, or ideology. Today, there are about 168 million child laborers around the world, with 85 million involved in hazardous work.... Read More

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 26

2014-06-13

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 26th Session U.S. Opening Statement: Ambassador Harper Opening Statement Of The 26th Human Rights Council - June 10, 2014 ... Read More

Ambassador Baer Remarks on Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

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

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel Baer

2014-06-12

Mr. Chairman, we remain deeply concerned that separatist forces continue to hold hostage eight OSCE Special Monitoring Mission monitors that they abducted on May 26 and May 29.  That’s two... Read More

USOSCE on Convictions in the Murder of Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

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

Public Affairs Counselor Christopher Midura

2014-06-12

The United States welcomes the convictions on June 9 in Moscow’s highest criminal court of five individuals in connection with the 2006 contract murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and... Read More

USOSCE Condemnation of Illegitimate Elections in Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia Regions

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

Acting Political Counselor Jennifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

The United States condemns the illegitimate “parliamentary elections” held in Georgia’s South Ossetia region on June 8 and the plans for a “presidential election” to be held in its Abkhazia... Read More

USOSCE on the 5+2 Talks on the Transnistria Conflict

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

Acting Political Counselor Jenifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

The United States takes note of the second round of 5+2 Talks on the Transnistrian Conflict this year, which took place in Vienna on June 5 and 6.  We encourage... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Dedication of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Memorial Wall

21st Street Entrance - U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-12

Bill, thank you very much. Good morning, everybody, distinguished guests all, and particularly the members of the Bynum family and extended clan. We’re delighted to be able to honor you... Read More

The Strength of American Leadership, the Power of Collective Action

Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice

2014-06-12

National Security Advisor Rice Keynote Address at the Center for a New American Security Annual Conference As Prepared for Delivery Thank you so much Richard for that kind welcome. And,... Read More

World Day Against Child Labor

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-12

The International Labor Organization has declared June 12, World Day Against Child Labor. As a father and grandfather, I know there is no feeling like any other than to hold... Read More

Detentions of Activists in Cuba

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-06-12

We have seen reports of the latest arbitrary detentions by Cuban authorities of dozens of civil society members and activists, including prominent pro-democracy activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, also known... Read More

USOSCE on Kosovo Assembly Elections

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

Acting Political Counselor to the OSCE Permanent Council Jennifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

The United States joins with others in congratulating the people of Kosovo for the successful elections for the Kosovo Assembly held this past Sunday.  We note the encouraging initial report... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Ambassador Zarudna, Head of the OSCE Center in Astanta

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

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Scurity and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel Baer

2014-06-12

The United States is pleased to welcome Ambassador Zarudna back to the Permanent Council.  Ambassador, thank you for your informative report.   Your ongoing multi-year projects on human rights education... Read More

Ambassador Baer's Response to Ambassador Jarbussynova, OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine

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

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel Baer

2014-06-12

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Jarbussynova back to the Permanent Council.  Ambassador, at the outset, allow me to thank you and your devoted team for your dedication and commitment... Read More

Statement on ISIL Attck on Turkish Consulate in Mosul

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

Acting Political Counselor the Permanent Council, Jennifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

The United States strongly condemns the attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq. We join Turkey and the international community... Read More

USOSCE on Secretary General's Meeting with Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

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

Acting Political Counselor to the Permanent Counil, Jennifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council We look forward to hearing more about the Secretary General’s meetings in Kharkiv with the Special Monitoring... Read More

Ambassador Harper on Violence Against Women, Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-06-12

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences The United States thanks Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo... Read More

Ambassador Harper at the Power of Empowered Women Event

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-06-12

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council First let me start by congratulating this panel. I can see the energy in this room and it... Read More

Ending Child Labor

USAID blog

Senior Specialist for Labor and Employment Rights, USAID, Bama Athreya

2014-06-12

Global social movements have proven we can end child labor. An ambitious social movement to eradicate child labor globally came together two decades ago – and has enjoyed unprecedented success.... Read More



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