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UPR 19th Session - Intervention for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Valerie Ullrich The United States welcomes the DRC’s delegation to... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, April 29, 2014

Thank you Madame President. Thank you, Under Secretary Feltman, for your briefing. On April 17, Ukraine, the Russian Federation, the European Union and the United States issued the Geneva Joint... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I am pleased to welcome the Foreign Minister of Egypt, Nabil Fahmy, who is no stranger in Washington. He spent many years in the United... Read More

Attorney General Holder at the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery

As Prepared Thank you for those kind words – and thank you all for such a warm welcome. It’s an honor to join so many dedicated leaders, committed public servants,... Read More

Under Secretary Richard Stengel Discusses Bilateral Relationship, Press Freedom, and Education and Exchange Programs

Yangon – Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel visited April 28-29 where he met with senior Union Government officials in Naypyitaw, including Foreign Minister... Read More

Under Secretary Stengel Press Availability in Rangoon

Q: Do you have any comment about our press freedom situation right now? Do you have any concern about this? A: Yes, we have been very supportive of the reforms... Read More

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma of Latvia

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Vice President Biden met today with Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma in... Read More

A Major Win for the Open Internet

Last week, we announced that we were heading to São Paulo, Brazil to attend NETmundial, a global meeting of governments, entrepreneurs, academics, Internet institutions, civil society activists and users to discuss the... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Freedom and the Internet

Secretary Kerry Via Teleconference We’re on. We’re all set, guys. Our people were not sure whether you had me or not. But thank you. I heard everything, including all your... Read More

President Obama on Yom HaShoah

On this Yom HaShoah, I join people of all faiths in the United Sates, in the State of Israel, and around the world in remembering the six million Jews –... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Debate on Security Sector Reform

Thank you, Mr. Secretary-General, for your briefing and for your constant efforts to enhance the UN’s support for Security Sector Reform. I also want to congratulate you, Mr. President, Mr.... Read More

Readout of National Security Advisor Rice's Meeting with Malaysian Opposition Leaders

Today, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met with three top leaders of the Malaysian political opposition to hear their views on the situation in Malaysia and their efforts to... Read More

Raising a Voice for Safer Workplaces

The UN recognizes April 28 as World Day for Safety and Health at Work. For many of us, work can be a fulfilling activity that gives us pride and that... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Interview With Nuno Rogerio of SIC Noticias

Question: Secretary Nuland, welcome to the show, welcome to Portugal. First question on the issue of Ukraine. Do you believe that the United States and Europe have different positions on... Read More

Egyptian Court Sentencing Recommendations

The United States is deeply concerned by today’s Egyptian court actions related to another mass trial and preliminary death sentences as well as the banning of the April 6 Youth... Read More

John Kerry On Support for Israel

For more than thirty years in the United States Senate, I didn’t just speak words in support of Israel, I walked the walk when it came time to vote and... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt

The United States is deeply troubled by the continued use of mass trials and sentencing in Egypt, and particularly by today’s death sentence against 683 defendants. Today’s verdict, like the... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

The United States has taken further action today in response to Russia’s continued illegal intervention in Ukraine and provocative acts that undermine Ukraine’s democracy and threaten its peace, security, stability,... Read More

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


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