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Background Conference Call on Ukraine Sanctions

MS. HAYDEN: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining. We're here to talk about the new sanctions that will be going out today on Russia. We have senior administration officials to speak... Read More

UPR 19th Session - Intervention for Norway

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Lisa Brodey The United States warmly welcomes Minister Brende and... Read More

UPR 19th Session - Intervention for Albania

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Kim D’Auria-Vazira Thank you Madame Vice President. The United States... Read More

U.S. Expands Export Restrictions on Russia

Today, in response to Russia’s continued actions in southern and eastern Ukraine, the United States is implementing additional restrictive measures on defense exports to Russia. Accordingly, the Department of State... Read More

Universal Periodic Review – 19th UPR Session

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

OpEd: Freedom of Assembly is Vital for Driving Reforms

This opinion piece originally appeared in the Cambodian Herald. I would like to thank all my readers for following this column and for sending me your questions. I continue to... Read More

President Obama at Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon. Selamat petang. Please, everybody have a seat. It is wonderful to be here and it is wonderful to see all these outstanding young people here. ... Read More

Official Statement by the USG Delegation to NETmundial

The U.S. delegation, led by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel, congratulates the government of Brazil and the global community on the success of the NETmundial multistakeholder Internet governance meeting... Read More

Crimean Residents to Face Russian-Style Repression

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. One unfortunate effect – and perhaps intent – of the Russian government’s... Read More

Assistant Secretary Malinowski on Stemming the Tide of Media Repression

Free the Press 2014: Stemming the Tide of Media Repression Campaign As Delivered Thank you Samantha, Hello everybody. I’m honored to be here in my good friend Ambassador Power’s new... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Launch of the Free the Press Campaign

Free the Press 2014: Stemming the Tide of Media Repression Campaign Hi, everybody. It’s good to be here. I wanted to be here, even if only briefly, to welcome you... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Thank you Madame President, thank you Mr. Secretary General, Special Representative Bangura, and Ms. Misaka for your informative and powerful briefings. In the past decade, the Security Council has identified... Read More

Free the Press 2014: Stemming the Tide of Media Repression

Journalists are being silenced around the world. In too many places, they are imprisoned, attacked, intimidated, disappeared, exiled or murdered for trying to report the news or exercise their freedom... Read More

Ambassador Power on Elections for the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations

Repressive regimes that systematically limit the activities of non-governmental organizations have, once again, been elected to the United Nations' Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations. This is yet another reminder of how... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Overseas Press Club 75th Annual Awards

It’s great to be here and more than a little scary – you’re an amazing group. Among us tonight are award winners and icons, living legends and legendary curmudgeons, truth... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Recent Targeting of Civilians in South Sudan

The United States condemns the outrageous and deliberate targeting of civilians in South Sudan. The "Cessation of Hostilities" agreement signed three months ago appears to have been treated more like... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on Ukraine

It has now been a week since the United States, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine met in Geneva. We did so after a phone call between President Putin and... Read More

Ambassador Lomellin Addresses the 11th OAS Hemispheric Forum with Civil Society

Mr. Chairman, I would like to start by thanking you and the OAS General Secretariat — in particular Secretary Quiñónez — for hosting this annual dialogue. The logistics and attention... Read More

21st Century Challenges to the Inter-American Human Rights System

Good afternoon. Thank you for that kind introduction, Norma, and for all of the outstanding work which the Commonwealth Club does in educating the citizens of the Bay Area on... Read More

Joint Statement on the Anniversary of Rana Plaza Building Collapse in Bangladesh

The text of the following statement was released by the Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of... Read More



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