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Secretary Kerry on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-01-27

“It was so terrible. It was hard for the mind to absorb it.” Those were the words of U.S. Master Sergeant Marvin Josephs as he entered Buchenwald on April 12,... Read More

Universal Periodic Review - 18th UPR Session

2014-01-27

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

Fact Sheet: Global Equality Fund

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

U.S. Department of State

2014-01-27

View this page as a PDF. Protecting universal human rights is at the very heart of our diplomacy, and we remain committed to advancing human rights for all, including LGBT... Read More

U.S. Condemns Renewed Violence in Central African Republic

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-01-26

The United States is deeply concerned by renewed inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). We condemn attacks by both anti-Balaka and Seleka groups in Bangui and the provinces.... Read More

Ambassador Todd on Finding a Resolution to Cambodia’s Labor Disputes

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, William E. Todd

2014-01-26

This post originally appeared as an opinion in The Cambodian Herald on January 26, 2014 Deciding on a proper minimum wage is often a contentious debate, in any country, and... Read More

Conviction of Xu Zhiyong

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-01-25

The United States is deeply disappointed by reports that a Chinese court has convicted prominent Chinese legal scholar and rights advocate Xu Zhiyong on charges of “gathering a crowd to... Read More

Secretary Kerry on India Republic Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-01-25

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Republic of India as you celebrate... Read More

Violence in Northern Rakhine State

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-01-24

We note the recent statements of senior UN officials on the recent violence in northern Rakhine state and share their deep concern about the situation there. We are deeply disturbed... Read More

Bombing Attacks in Egypt

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-01-24

We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks that took place in Egypt today. These crimes should be investigated fully and the perpetrators should be brought to justice. We extend our condolences... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the World Economic Forum

Davos, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-01-24

Well, Klaus, thank you very, very much. It’s an enormous pleasure for me to be back in Davos and to have this opportunity to be able to share some thoughts... Read More

USOSCE on Conviction of Azerbaijani Opposition Activist Yadigar Sadiqov

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor Christopher Robinson

2014-01-23

The United States is concerned about the conviction and imprisonment of Yadigar Sadiqov on charges of hooliganism on January 13. Mr. Sadiqov was a political activist and an advisor to... Read More

USOSCE Concern About the Construction of Barriers Within Georgian Territory

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor Christopher Robinson

2014-01-23

The United States shares the concerns expressed by the EU and Georgia regarding reports of the creation, in the run up to the Sochi Olympics, of a “security zone” inside... Read More

USOSCE Statement on Events in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission, Gary Robbins

2014-01-23

The United States is alarmed by the deaths of demonstrators and the continued escalating violence taking place in Kyiv as a result of the disturbing and anti-democratic legislation that was... Read More

USOSCE Response to the Reports by the Chairpersons of the Economic and Environmental Committee and Human Dimension Committee

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission, Gary Robbins

2014-01-23

We thank Ambassador Algayerova and Ambassador Kvile for their reports to the Permanent Council today, detailing their plans for their committees in the year ahead, and we welcome this opportunity... Read More

Ambassador Power on Cessation of Hostilities Signing and Ongoing Threats Against the UN Mission in South Sudan

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-01-23

Today’s signing of a cessation of hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and the opposition forces is a first step in the right direction. More innocent lives are being... Read More

Execution of Mexican National Edgar Arias Tamayo

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-01-23

On January 22, 2014, the State of Texas executed Edgar Arias Tamayo, following his conviction for the murder of a Houston, Texas police officer in 1994. Mr. Tamayo was a... Read More

President Obama on Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan

President Barack Obama

2014-01-23

I welcome today’s signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement in South Sudan, which is a critical first step toward building a lasting peace. Now, South Sudan’s leaders need to... Read More

Ambassador Power Remarks at a Ford Foundation Gathering of Civil Society

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-01-23

Thank you so much for that wonderful introduction. I'm blushing. You just can't see through the freckles. It's really great to be here and to see so many friends. This... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Intervention at the Geneva ll International Conference on Syria

Montreux, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-01-22

Thank you very much, Secretary Ban, and thank you, Ambassador Brahimi, for your commitment to helping the Syrian people find a new future. And I join with Foreign Minister Lavrov... Read More

U.S. on Reported Deaths in Ukraine Street Clashes

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-01-22

The United States strongly condemns the increasing violence on the streets of Kyiv, which has led to casualties and the shooting deaths of two protesters. We urge all sides to... Read More



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