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Ambassador Baer Response to Report by Head of the OSCE Mission in Montenegro

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

2014-02-20

The United States welcomes Ambassador Janina Hrebičkova to the Permanent Council for the first time in her role as Head of the OSCE Mission in Montenegro.  You bring strong leadership... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Internet Freedom in Turkey

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

2014-02-20

The United States wishes to express its concern about the enactment by Turkey this week of a new law tightening government controls over Internet freedom. We echo the concerns of... Read More

Ambassador Baer on NGO Legislation Affecting Civil Society in Azerbaijan

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

2014-02-20

The United States joins others in noting with grave concern the adoption of recent amendments to several laws in Azerbaijan affecting NGO registration, fines, and funding. These amendments further restrict... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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

2014-02-20

The United States extends a warm welcome to High Commissioner António Guterres. The broader OSCE region, including participating States and Partners for Cooperation, grapples with significant challenges related to refugees,... Read More

Background Briefing on the Situation in Ukraine

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

Senior State Department Official

2014-02-20

MODERATOR: Thank you, everyone, for joining us today on this call and for your patience with the change in time. Again, a reminder that this call is going to be... Read More

Ambassador Baer on New Barriers to Free Expression in Russia

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

2014-02-20

The United States first of all commends the Chairmanship for its focus on freedom of the media in 2014. We similarly continue to support the work of the OSCE Representative... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Situation in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-20

It’s with anger and anguish that we have watched renewed violence on the streets of Kyiv today destroy more lives and rip apart more families. The people of Ukraine deserve... Read More

Launch of the Bureau of Narcotics and International Law Enforcement (INL) Guide to Gender in the Criminal Justice System

United States Institute of Peace - Washington, D.C.

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

2014-02-20

Good afternoon everyone, and thank you so much for the opportunity to be here. This is an important gathering of advocates and practitioners focused on the critical importance of women... Read More

Ambassador Russell Keynote Remarks at the Launch of the World Bank's Gender at Work Report

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

2014-02-20

Thank you Kyle and good afternoon everyone. I am grateful for the opportunity to be here. It’s wonderful to see so many friends in the audience. This event—and your being... Read More

Ambassador Power on Cooperation with the EU on Human Rights

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

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

2014-02-19

Thank you, Mr. President, and congratulations on Lithuania's presidency of the Security Council. Thank you also, Mr. Secretary General, for your remarks this morning, particularly the forceful comments you made... Read More

Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt’s Interview with CNN on Ukraine

U.S. Embassy Kyiv - Kyiv, Ukraine

Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt

2014-02-19

Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt’s Interview with CNN on Ukraine Aired February 18, 2014 - 14:00 ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Pyatt Following a Meeting at the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt

2014-02-19

Good afternoon. Let me begin by echoing some of my colleagues in expressing the deepest condolences for those who have lost their lives on the Maidan and around the atrocious... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on Situation in Ukraine with French Foreign Minister Fabius

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-19

SECRETARY KERRY: Hello, everybody. First of all, let me say I’m very happy to be back visiting with Foreign Minister Fabius so soon after his visit to Washington. And we... Read More

President Obama on Situation in Ukraine

Governor’s Office, Palacio De Gobierno Del Estado De Mexico - Toluca, Mexico

President Barack Obama

2014-02-19

Excerpt from Restricted Bilateral Meeting, Mexico: The United States condemns in strongest terms the violence that's taking place there. And we have been deeply engaged with our European partners as... Read More

USUN on the Promotion and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

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

U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-02-19

UN Security Council Debate on the Promotion and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security Thank you, Mr. President and thank you for... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Anti-LBGT Rhetoric in The Gambia

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-19

The United States is deeply troubled by the hateful rhetoric used by President Jammeh in his National Day speech on February 18. All people are created equal and should be... Read More

USOAS Addressing the Situation in Venezuela

OAS Permanent Council Meeting

U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS, Ambassador Carmen Lomellin

2014-02-19

Mr. Chair — The United States is deeply concerned by the rising tensions and violence we’ve seen during ongoing protests in Venezuela and we express our condolences to the families... Read More

President Obama Excerpts on Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine and Venezuela

Patio Central Palacio de Gobierno - Toluca, Mexico

President Barack Obama

2014-02-19

Press Conference by President Obama, President Peña Nieto, and Prime Minister Harper In Venezuela, rather than trying to distract from its own failings by making up false accusations against diplomats... Read More

Ensuring a “Time to Thrive” for LGBTQ Youth

The White House

2014-02-19

Last weekend, the Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with the National Education Association and American Counseling Association, hosted the first-ever “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference... Read More

Vietnamese Government's Decision to Uphold Conviction of Le Quoc Quan

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-02-18

We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese Government’s decision to uphold the conviction of human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan to 30 months in prison on tax evasion... Read More



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