Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the Ukrainian domestic political situation, access for international investigators to the MH-17 crash site, and Russia’s continued supply... Read More
The United States congratulates the Iraqi people on the election of their new president, Fuad Masum. By taking this crucial step, the Council of Representatives has demonstrated its commitment to... Read More
The United States welcomes the decision by all parties to end the violence in the Central African Republic.
On July 23, the parties signed a “Cessation of Hostilities Agreement” to... Read More
On May 15, a Sudanese court sentenced Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag to be hanged to death for not denouncing Christianity. She was held in Omdurman Federal Women’s Prison with her... Read More
I welcome the announcement of a cease-fire agreement for the Central African Republic between ex-Seleka, anti-Balaka, and other armed groups that was signed July 23 in Brazzaville in the presence... Read More
Thank you, Representative and Members of the Commission and entirely. Tom Lantos was a leading light in getting the Trafficking Victims Protection Bill passed and it was such an example... Read More
I just wanted to respond to a couple of points raised by our distinguished Russian colleague.
First, he said, “We will not engage in our own accusations or assessments.” So... Read More
The United States is deeply concerned by the detention of Ukrainian journalist Anton Skiba, after he was reportedly kidnapped two days ago outside a hotel in Donetsk by Russian-supported separatists.... Read More
In connection with the decision to extend the mandate of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the United States would like to make the following interpretative statement under paragraph... Read More
The night of August 2nd marks the 70th anniversary of the “liquidation” of the Romani camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, when the Nazis murdered 2,879 Romani men, women and children in the... Read More
July 24, 2014
Today, as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Permanent Council convened, the United States, as well as other participating States, continued to mourn... Read More
Interpretative Statement on the Adoption of the Decision for the Deployment of OSCE Observers to Two Russian Checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian Border Pursuant to IV.1(A)6 of the OSCE Rules of... Read More
At last week’s Permanent Council meeting, the United States expressed its deep concern about the detention of Alexander Sodiqov by the authorities of Tajikistan. Today, we are happy to welcome... Read More
One week ago, we all received the devastating news of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. As victims’ loved ones continue to mourn, we are learning more about the... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
The United States welcomes Ambassador Breth to the Permanent Council, and we thank him for his comprehensive and valuable report. The United States strongly supports the... Read More
Mr. Buquicchio, we welcome you to the Permanent Council. We are pleased that you can join us today to describe your important work. Your report exemplifies the compatibility of the... Read More
I am pleased to welcome the appointment of Mr. Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Syria.
Mr. de Mistura brings a wealth... Read More
Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced over $4.8 million this year to fund programs in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Tanzania, and Yemen to... Read More
The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Their... Read More
The United States condemns the South Sudanese opposition forces’ ground attack on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Nasir, Upper Nile State, on July 20. We call... Read More