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Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-09

Ten years ago today, an American journalist was shot and killed as he left his Moscow office. Paul Klebnikov did more than write about politics and business in Russia. He... Read More

Migration Talks with Cuba

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-09

On Wednesday, July 9, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Washington to discuss the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords. These talks are held semi-annually. The U.S.... Read More

Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Interview With Jamaluddin Mosawi of BBC

U.S. Department of State

Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James F. Dobbins

2014-07-08

BBC: Mr. Abdullah has talked with Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry has talked as well. Do you know what was said in these talks? Ambassador Dobbins: In both cases, the... Read More

Testimony: Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Scot Marciel

2014-07-08

Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a privilege to stand... Read More

U.S. Concerns Regarding Sri Lankan NGO Freedom of Expression

U.S. Department of State

Spokesperson Psaki

2014-07-08

The United States is concerned by reports that the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense has ordered registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to cease their media engagements and... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Mozena on the Occasion of the One-Year Anniversary of the Sustainability Compact in Bangladesh

Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Dan Mozena

2014-07-08

In the wake of the horrific Rana Plaza tragedy of April 24, 2013, Bangladesh and the world had no choice but to act to improve workers’ rights, safety, and working... Read More

Spokeperson Psaki on Afghan Elections

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-07

The United States reaffirms its support for a sovereign, unified, and democratic Afghanistan and for the Afghan election process. We have seen today’s announcement of preliminary results and note that... Read More

On the Decision by the Government of Bahrain to Find Assistant Secretary Malinowski Persona Non Grata and To Expel Him From Bahrain

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-07

The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s decision to demand the immediate departure of Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human... Read More

Secretary Kerry Statement on Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-07

I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan and of suggestions of a “parallel government” with the gravest concern. The United States expects Afghan electoral institutions to conduct a full... Read More

HDIM Session II: Responsibilities in the Framework of Freedom of Expression

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

Sabeena Rajpal, Attorney Adviser, Human Rights and Refugees

2014-07-04

As prepared The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as referenced in the Helsinki Final Act, form... Read More

The Human Rights Council Is Making a Difference

DipNote blog

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

2014-07-03

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Human rights are at the very heart of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, and the 26th session of... Read More

Advancing Our Commitment to Gender Equality

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-07-03

The Obama Administration has made advancing the status of women and girls a central element of U.S. foreign policy, development, and national security objectives. We’ve made great progress.  From expanding... Read More

HDIM Session I: The Right to Freedom of Expression

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

Counselor for Public Affairs, Christopher Midura

2014-07-03

Supplemental Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Expression As prepared The United States is very glad to address this Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Expression, one of the... Read More

GSP Action Plan Review Finds More Needs to be Done to Improve Worker Rights and Worker Safety in Bangladesh

Executive Office of the President

Office of the United States Trade Representative

2014-07-02

Bangladesh Washington, D.C. – An interagency review led by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has concluded that Bangladesh has made some important progress, but must do more... Read More

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty

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

U.S. Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Judith Heumann

2014-07-02

Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act – landmark legislation that broadly outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It was the... Read More

President Obama on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-02

In 1964, President Johnson put pen to paper and signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Fifty years later, few pieces of legislation have defined our national identity as distinctly,... Read More

Celebrating Our History & Commissioning Our Future: a Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Milwaukee, WI

2014-07-02

Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels Speaks at “Celebrating Our History & Commissioning Our Future: a Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" Thank you... Read More

Highlighting Women’s Empowerment in Zambia

Office of the Vice President - The White House

Dr. Jill Biden

2014-07-01

Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa. Dr. Biden is joined by Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency... Read More

U.S. Joins Consensus on Human Rights Council Resolution on Extreme Poverty

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-30

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Explanation of Position: A/HRC/26/L.10 on Extreme Poverty As Delivery by Stephen Townley Thank you, Mr. President. The United... Read More

Opening Session: Addressing Current Security Challenges and the Role of the OSCE

OSCE Annual Security Review Conference - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Brent Hartley

2014-06-30

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Last year, the U.S. representative to this conference, Eric Rubin, urged that the participating States use Helsinki + 40 to make progress on the persistent problem... Read More



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