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Mona and I have always enjoyed speaking to young people, whether in America or China, because the... Read More
QUESTION: And good day. I’m Andrea Mitchell live from the State Department here in Washington. Secretary of State John Kerry joins me now here in the Treaty Room.
Mr. Secretary,... Read More
As the recent winter Olympics in Sochi illustrated all too well, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia face tremendous hurdles in their everyday lives, including openly hostile... Read More
DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good morning. I am delighted to be back in Kyiv at this historic moment. President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message... Read More
AMB DeLisi: What I heard from the co-owner of The Red Pepper disturbs me greatly. I don't think any responsible journalists believe that this is a story, that exposing people's... Read More
Thank you. On Saturday, the UN Security Council spoke belatedly and with one voice in condemning the widespread violation of human rights and international humanitarian law by Syrian authorities, in... Read More
The United States is deeply disappointed by the sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the cases of eight individuals arrested after the Bolotnaya Square protests in Moscow in... Read More
SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you very, very much for joining us here. We’re really honored to have all of you.
But also, I’m privileged to have Foreign Secretary... Read More
Notice to the Press
Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. in the Press... Read More
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry co-authored this entry with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Imagine that you're caught in the cross-hairs of a civil war. Your family has been... Read More
This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights. Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.
The United States... Read More
Instead of standing on the side of freedom, justice, and equal rights for its people, today, regrettably, Ugandan President Museveni took Uganda a step backward by signing into law legislation... Read More
Thank you, Madame President. I, too, would like to welcome OSCE Chairperson-in-Office President Didier Burkhalter to the Security Council and thank him for today’s briefing on OSCE activities under Swiss... Read More
Unspeakable violence and acts of terror like the ones committed by Boko Haram last week in northern Nigeria are horrific, wrong, and have no place in our world. Last Saturday,... Read More
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by telephone this morning with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the situation in Ukraine. Secretary Kerry expressed the United States Government's strong support... Read More
Thank you, Mayor Garcetti, for your very kind words and for welcoming me to Los Angeles. I did my homework on you before coming to your town. And I came... Read More
This could be a hinge-point in the tortured three years of a Syria crisis bereft of hope. This overdue resolution, if fully implemented, will ensure humanitarian aid reaches people in... Read More
The United States is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine. We have consistently advocated a de-escalation of violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections, and today’s developments could move... Read More
A former Guatemalan Special Forces officer was sentenced on February 10 to serve 10 years in prison for covering up his involvement in a 1982 massacre at Dos Erres, Guatemala. ... Read More
On May 6, 2012, thousands of Russians – teachers, students, scientists, athletes, pensioners – took to the streets of Moscow to demand fair elections and government accountability. Today, a Russian... Read More