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Presidential Proclamation: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-12-31

Over a century and a half after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, millions remain in bondage -- children forced to take part in armed conflict or sold to... Read More

Condolences on Death of Mike O’Connor, Mexico Representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-31

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to foreign correspondent Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times, the surviving widow of Mike O’Connor, Mexico Representative of the Committee to... Read More

NSC Spokesperson on the All-Party Talks in Northern Ireland

The White House

NSC Spokesperson, Caitlin Hayden

2013-12-31

We are disappointed that Northern Ireland’s political leaders did not conclude an agreement today. We commend the work of the independent chair and his team. Through months of consultations with... Read More

NSC Spokesperson on South Sudan

The White House

NSC Spokesperson, Caitlin Hayden

2013-12-31

The United States remains deeply concerned by the fragile situation in South Sudan. We continue to urge President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to take immediate steps... Read More

Thirteen Stories That Shaped the World in 2013

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Douglas Frantz

2013-12-31

In 2013, as more people than ever sought their news through social media, the State Department expanded its digital engagement. Our goal was, and remains, to find ways to give... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on Events in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-12-30

I would like to start by once again thanking and recognizing the Ukrainian Chairmanship-in-Office, which holds its last Permanent Council meeting today. As many have recognized, the team here in... Read More

Funding for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-30

The United States welcomes Lebanon’s decision to fulfill its 2013 funding obligations to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. We recognize and commend Prime Minister Mikati’s strong leadership in ensuring that... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Targeted Violence and Intimidation Towards Activists, Journalists in Ukraine

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-26

The United States expresses its grave concern over an emerging pattern of targeted violence and intimidation towards activists and journalists who participated in or reported on the EuroMaidan protests. The... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Violence in the Central African Republic

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-26

The United States is alarmed by the December 24 and 25 attacks in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) by both Seleka and Anti-Balaka fighters against civilian populations in the capital... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Bomb Attack in Egypt

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-24

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today's terrorist attack on the Dakaliya security directorate in Mansoura. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims,... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on U.S. Concern With Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Legislation

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-24

We are deeply concerned by the Ugandan Parliament’s passage of anti-homosexuality legislation. As Americans, we believe that people everywhere deserve to live in freedom and equality – and that no... Read More

U.S. Calls for Immediate Mediated Political Talks in South Sudan

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-24

Over the past twenty four hours, U.S. officials including Secretary Kerry have made calls to leaders throughout Africa and the world seeking a solution to the crisis in South Sudan.... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Election Preparations in Guinea-Bissau

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-23

The United States urges the Government of Guinea-Bissau to adhere to the stated calendar for preparations for March 16, 2014 elections, including a credible and timely voter registration process. This... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Human Rights in Egypt

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-23

Jail Sentences Handed Down for Peaceful Demonstrators in Egypt The United States is deeply concerned about the worsening climate for freedom of assembly and peaceful expression in Egypt. The implementation... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Stakeout, on South Sudan, Syria, and Central African Republic

U.S. Mission to the UN

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

2013-12-23

Ambassador Power: Good Afternoon. As you just heard, members of the Security Council just received a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General Edmund Mulet on the situation on the ground in South... Read More

U.S. on the Current Situation in South Sudan

U.S. Department of State

Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth

2013-12-23

Via Teleconference Okay, good morning, afternoon, whatever it is there. Let me go ahead and start with just a short statement on today’s visit to Juba. I visited Juba today,... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Continued Concerns on Bangladesh Elections

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-22

The United States believes Bangladesh has an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to democracy by organizing free and fair elections that are credible in the eyes of the Bangladeshi people. ... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Violence in South Sudan

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-20

The international community is laser-focused on the deeply alarming violence in South Sudan. We are all determined to continue standing for the aspirations of a people who have endured far... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Release of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-20

We welcome the pardon and release from prison of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. We have repeatedly expressed our concerns about due process violations and selective prosecution in Russia, including against Khodorkovskiy and... Read More

Facilitating Transition in the Central African Republic

Office of the Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-20

The United States welcomes the official transition from the Peace and Consolidation Mission in the Central African Republic (MICOPAX) to the African Union-led International Support Mission in the Central African... Read More



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