Just a few weeks ago, U.S. President Barack Obama held a Town Hall with youth from ASEAN member nations as part of his Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. I was... Read More
(Applause) President Sullivan, trustees, faculty, alumni, parents and especially the incredible members of the class of 2014 – Good morning and Hallelujah! (Applause)
I am most honored to be among... Read More
In Syria, the conflict has entered into its fourth year. Since March 2011, Bashar al-Asad has refused to heed the call of the Syrian people to step aside. He has... Read More
MODERATOR: Well, thank you all for coming. It’s a great honor for us to have Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman with us today. Ambassador Sherman was sworn in... Read More
The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Apakan back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his very informative report on a mission that is central to this Organization’s focus. ... Read More
Today of all days, we are reminded that the cause of justice can and must triumph over hatred and prejudice. This is a day of action for lesbian, gay, bisexual,... Read More
President Obama spoke with French President Hollande today about the situation in Ukraine. The Presidents underscored that Russia will face significant additional costs if it continues its provocative and destabilizing... Read More
The 70th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s forcible deportation of more than 230,000 Crimean Tatars from their homeland in Crimea weighs especially on our minds today.
The suffering caused by this... Read More
Nigeria has the continent’s largest population and largest economy, and it plays a vital role in efforts to resolve crises and promote stability and prosperity in West Africa and beyond.... Read More
“People everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that comes with faith; and the justice that exists when governments serve... Read More
Tomorrow, as we commemorate the 10th annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we recommit ourselves to the fundamental belief that all people should be treated equally, that they should... Read More
Tomorrow marks 60 years since the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, the first major step in dismantling the “separate but equal” doctrine that... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Chair, and obviously we have Ambassador Apakan here today as well, who is a representative of all of us but also of Turkey.
I join many other... Read More
The United States welcomes to the Permanent Council the Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, Ambassador Gyorgy Szabó. Ambassador, we thank you for your presentation and ongoing efforts to support Uzbekistan in... Read More
We are deeply disturbed over the sentencing today of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag to death by hanging for apostasy. We are also deeply concerned by the flogging sentence for adultery.... Read More
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and in recognition of Finland’s ongoing and increasing commitment to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and... Read More
Following is the text of the communique agreed upon by the Ministers of the London 11 countries at a meeting held in London on May 15, 2014.
We... Read More
SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. First of all, let me just thank Foreign Secretary William Hague for his terrific hosting today, convening all of us together to be able to... Read More
I'm sorry that our distinguished colleague, the Russian Ambassador, has left, because I wanted to answer some of the issues that he raised, but I trust that his delegation will... Read More
We listened carefully last week to Azerbaijan’s response to concerns raised by the European Union about the arrest, investigations, and sentencing of civil society activists, and must express our dissatisfaction... Read More