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Ambassador Locke Urges China to Respect Human Rights

Beijing American Center - Beijing, China

U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary F. Locke

2014-02-26

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Mona and I have always enjoyed speaking to young people, whether in America or China, because the... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC

Treaty Room, U.S. Department of State; Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-26

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

New Report Highlights the Hardships and Hard-Won Victories for LGBT People in the Europe and Eurasia Region

U.S. Agency for International Development - Washington, D.C.

USAID Acting Senior Gender Advisor, Catherine Cozzarelli

2014-02-26

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 Statement and Q&A at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

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

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2014-02-26

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

Ambassador DeLisi Interview with BBC World Service on the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Law

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda, Scott DeLisi

2014-02-26

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

Ambassador Power at a UN General Assembly Informal Plenary Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in 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

2014-02-25

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

Spokesperson Psaki Concern over Bolotnaya Verdicts and Detentions

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-02-25

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 Discussion on Ending and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Situations

Secretary of State John Kerry; Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine M. Russell

2014-02-25

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

Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-02-25

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

Secretary Kerry: Preventing Sexual Violence Is a National Security Imperative

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-25

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

Secretary Kerry on Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-24

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

White House Press Secretary on Uganda

The White House

Press Secretary Jay Carney

2014-02-24

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

USUN at a UN Security Council Meeting on Cooperation with the OSCE

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

Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-02-24

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

Secretary Kerry on Recent Attacks by Boko Haram

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-23

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 Kerry Speaks With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov About the Situation in Ukraine

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

DipNote Blog

2014-02-23

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

Ambassador Power at the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture

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

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

2014-02-23

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

Secretary Kerry on UN Security Council Resolution on Syria

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-22

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

White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

The White House

Press Secretary Jay Carney

2014-02-22

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

Former Guatemalan Special Forces Officer Sentenced for Covering Up Involvement in 1982 Massacre

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

2014-02-21

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

U.S. Concern over the Bolotnaya Verdicts

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-02-21

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



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