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Secretary Kerry on the Czech Republic's National Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-10-27

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Czech Republic as you celebrate your national day on October 28. This... Read More

Universal Periodic Review – 20th UPR Session

UN UPR 20th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-10-27

The United States believes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has the potential to effect real change in countries throughout the world.  The UPR is not just something that occurs in... Read More

Assistant Secretary Malinowski Radio Free Chosun Interview

Radio Free Chosun Interview - South Korea

Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-10-27

QUESTION: Hello, I’m Ha Mi- Jeong, the adviser for the Radio Free Chosun. Thank you very much for your time. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor,... Read More

Media Roundtable in Hanoi with Assistant Secretary Malinowski

U.S. Mission Hanoi - Hanoi, Vietnam

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-10-27

Moderator: -- But we’re very fortunate in our visitor today because of the wide-ranging nature of the topics, which are of such interest these days, we’re pleased to have Tom... Read More

Observing Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

DipNote blog

U.S. Department of State

2014-10-27

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and the U.S Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Ambassador Daniel Baer, observed today's parliamentary elections in Ukraine. In... Read More

UPR 20th Session – Intervention for El Salvador

UN UPR 19th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-10-27

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 20th Session page.Mr. Vice President, The United States warmly welcomes the Salvadoran delegation to the UPR... Read More

Ambassador Pyatt and Ambassador Baer on Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections

Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt; U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE, Daniel Baer

2014-10-26

Today we were privileged to observe Ukrainian democracy in action as the nation went to the polls for the second time this year, this time voting for a new Parliament.... Read More

Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections

DipNote blog

U.S. Department of State

2014-10-26

Yesterday’s parliamentary vote in Ukraine represents another important milestone in the country's democratic development. In a statement, President Barack Obama said, "On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-10-25

We condemn this morning’s execution in Iran of Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman convicted of killing a man she said she stabbed in self-defense during a sexual assault. There were... Read More

Explanation of U.S. Vote on Somalia at UN Security Council

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

Ambassador David Pressman, Alternate Representative to the UN for Special Political Affairs

2014-10-24

Thank you, Madame President. The United States strongly supports this resolution, which targets many of the most serious causes of instability and insecurity in Somalia. This resolution reflects the Security... Read More

U.S. Welcomes the Release of Civil Society Activists in Azerbaijan

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf

2014-10-23

The United States welcomes the October 17 pardon and release of four civil society activists in Azerbaijan, including Hasan Huseynli. Prior to his conviction in July on questionable hooliganism charges,... Read More

U.S. Remarks at the UN General Assembly Third Committee on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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

Deputy U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Teri Robl

2014-10-22

Thank you. Both the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples outcome document and the Secretary-General’s report on the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recognize the importance of supporting... Read More

Russia Continues to Obstruct Expansion of Border Checkpoint Observation Mission

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

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - U.S. Department of State

2014-10-22

Despite repeated requests from OSCE member and partner States, the Russian Federation continued to block the expansion of the Border Checkpoint Observation Mission beyond the two border checkpoints where it... Read More

USOSCE on the Extension of the Deployment of OSCE Observers to Two Russian Checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian Border

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

U.S. Delegation to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

2014-10-22

As delivered by Deputy Political Counselor Jennifer Bosworth In connection with the adoption of the Decision for the Extension of Deployment of OSCE Observers to Two Russian Checkpoints on the... Read More

Advancing Women’s Roles in Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism

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

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Eileen O’Connor

2014-10-21

I am honored and humbled to be here addressing such an audience of experts, as well as national, local, and community leaders, who dedicate their lives to the cause of... Read More

United States Deeply Concerned by DRC's Expulsion of MONUSCO Human Rights Officer

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf

2014-10-20

The United States is deeply concerned by the decision of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Government to expel the Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Selection of Final Cabinet Ministers in Iraq

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-10-18

We congratulate the Iraqi people and their elected representatives in the Iraqi parliament on the selection of seven new cabinet ministers today.  These ministers, including new Ministers of Defense, Finance,... Read More

Ambassador Baer at the OSCE: Response to the Reports of the Three Committee Chairs

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 B. Baer

2014-10-17

We welcome to the Permanent Council the three committee chairs and thank them for their hard work since their last report and for outlining their plans for the remainder of... Read More

On the Newly Elected Members of the Security Council

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

2014-10-16

Today, the UN General Assembly elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, and Venezuela as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2015-2016. The UN Charter makes clear that candidates... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing 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 B. Baer

2014-10-16

The United States remains deeply concerned by the ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, which has killed and wounded hundreds of people since the signing of the Minsk Protocol. The ceasefire, which... Read More



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