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G-7 Leaders Statement – Foreign Policy

Ukraine We welcome the successful conduct under difficult circumstances of the election in Ukraine on 25 May. The strong voter turnout underlined the determination of Ukraine’s citizens to determine the... Read More

Fact Sheet: European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Since early March, the United States has taken action, both bilaterally and... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Innovation Framework Agreement Signing Ceremony With Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Thank you so very much, Minister, and thank you,... Read More

Fact Sheet: The United States and Poland: Strong and United

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Poland and the United States are bound together by shared history and... Read More

Fact Sheet: The United States and Central and Eastern Europe: Enduring Cooperation

For more than 20 years the United States and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have worked together to build a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace. ... Read More

President Obama Before a Meeting with Central and Eastern European Leaders

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, thank you very much. Good afternoon. And along with... Read More

President Obama and President Komorowski to U.S. and Polish Armed Forces

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT KOMOROWSKI: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, it is a... Read More

Ambassador Power on a Child Centered Perspective to Sustainability and Development in Africa

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you Director Lake—and UNICEF staff worldwide—for their brave and determined efforts on behalf of the world’s children. Day after day, you strive to... Read More

Op-Ed: Democracy, Prosperity Linked

Last month in Mexico City, I walked through the halls of the Palacio Nacional, and I couldn’t help but feel the impact of Diego Rivera’s powerful murals depicting four centuries... Read More

Winners of the 2013 Human Rights Awards

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Human Rights Awards. The Diplomacy for Human Rights Award goes to Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard of... Read More

Why Fighting Gender Violence is Also Fighting Hunger in the DRC

Ms. Rurayi Namuhindo, pictured above writing her name, is proud of her reading and writing skills. They are giving her a new lease on life, as she can now help... Read More

Ambassador Power on Mr. Brahimi Relinquishing Post as UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative to Syria

AS DELIVERED   I want to express the tremendous gratitude and respect the United States has for Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi who, tomorrow, will relinquish his post as the UN-Arab League... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2014

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As progress spreads from... Read More

Ambassador Baer Reply to the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Ivo Petrov to the Permanent Council. Thank you, Ambassador Petrov, for your informative report. We commend you and your team... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement of Condolences on Shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States wishes to extend its condolences to the Jewish community of Brussels, the people of the countries from which the victims came, and all... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Jennifer Brush

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes you, Ambassador Brush, to the Permanent Council, and we thank you for your comprehensive report -- and for your candor. The... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ukraine’s May 25 Elections

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government for their historic elections on May 25th. Ukrainians united to express their political will... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Estonian Foreign Minister Paet Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. Great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Paet of Estonia to Washington. We could not be more grateful or pleased for and with the relationship with... Read More

Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group Meets in Tegucigalpa

The United States and Honduras held the 4th round of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group in Tegucigalpa today. The two sides discussed progress and challenges in the human rights... Read More

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

Thank you, Mr. Chair. First, we are deeply concerned by the hostage taking by separatist forces of fifteen monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. We are relieved that eleven... Read More



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