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Wrocław Global Forum Video, Day 2

Video from Day 2 of the Wrocław Global Forum on Saturday, June 7, 2014. For the full agenda, please see the Wrocław Global Forum website.   Saturday, June 7, 2014... Read More

Detention of Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist in Swaziland

The United States is deeply concerned by the continued detention of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Maseko and Makhubu were first... Read More

The Brussels G-7 Summit Declaration

1.       We, the Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, met... Read More

Fact Sheet: The 2014 G-7 Summit in Brussels

The leaders of the G-7 met in Brussels on June 4-5 after the previously scheduled G-8 Summit in Sochi, Russia, was cancelled when G-7 leaders suspended Russia’s participation in response... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Before Their Meeting

AS DELIVERED SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say that it’s a pleasure for me to be able to welcome Foreign Minister Lavrov so that we have an opportunity to be... Read More

Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Azerbaijan

AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States, I would like to congratulate all Azerbaijanis on May 28, 1918: the date that marks the birth of an independent Azerbaijan, the... Read More

Reply to the Russian Federation regarding Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

AS DELIVERED I’d like to make four brief points: First, I appreciate the range of issues that our distinguished Russian colleague has raised, some of which are real issues, some... Read More

Statement on Freedom of Expression in Kyrgyzstan

AS DELIVERED The United States is disappointed with Kyrgyzstan’s recent adoption of the “False Accusation” amendment to its criminal code.  This amendment, which reintroduces the crime of defamation in Kyrgyzstan,... Read More

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

As President Obama said earlier this week, “What we have learned from our history is that basic principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty and freedom, the ability for people to... Read More

Response to the Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan

AS DELIVERED The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Markus Müller to the Permanent Council.  Thank you, Ambassador Müller, for your informative report. As illustrated by clashes earlier this year along... Read More

U.S. Alternate Representive to the UN at a Security Council Meeting

USUN at a Security Council Meeting on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and the Mechanism for International Criminal... Read More

Secretary Kerry with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say that it’s a pleasure for me to be able to welcome Foreign Minister Lavrov so that we have an opportunity to be able to... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Today of all days, we remember the courage and commitment of hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters who took to the streets to demand fundamental, universal rights. I’ll never forget... Read More

25 Years Later, Tiananmen Square Still Colors U.S.-China Relations

Twenty-five years ago, it was possible to believe that the contest between democratic and authoritarian ideas of how societies should be organized was ending. East Germans breached their wall; Chileans... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Twenty-five years ago, the United States deplored the use of violence to silence the voices of the peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square. Twenty-five years later, the United States... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Egypt

The United States looks forward to working with Abdelfattah al-Sisi, the winner of Egypt's presidential election, to advance our strategic partnership and the many interests shared by the United States... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The United States is working to bolster Ukraine’s ability to secure its... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk of Poland

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRIME MINISTER TUSK: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, I’m very happy that again... Read More

President Obama at 25th Anniversary of Freedom Day

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, Warsaw! (Applause.) Witaj, Polsko! (Applause.) Mr. President; Mr. Prime... Read More

President Obama and President-elect Poroshenko of Ukraine After Bilateral Meeting

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is a great pleasure for me to have... Read More



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