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President Obama and President Komorowski to U.S. and Polish Armed Forces

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT KOMOROWSKI: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, it is a... Read More

Op-Ed: Democracy, Prosperity Linked

Last month in Mexico City, I walked through the halls of the Palacio Nacional, and I couldn’t help but feel the impact of Diego Rivera’s powerful murals depicting four centuries... Read More

Winners of the 2013 Human Rights Awards

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Human Rights Awards. The Diplomacy for Human Rights Award goes to Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard of... Read More

Why Fighting Gender Violence is Also Fighting Hunger in the DRC

Ms. Rurayi Namuhindo, pictured above writing her name, is proud of her reading and writing skills. They are giving her a new lease on life, as she can now help... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2014


Ambassador Baer Reply to the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Ivo Petrov to the Permanent Council. Thank you, Ambassador Petrov, for your informative report. We commend you and your team... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement of Condolences on Shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States wishes to extend its condolences to the Jewish community of Brussels, the people of the countries from which the victims came, and all... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Jennifer Brush

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes you, Ambassador Brush, to the Permanent Council, and we thank you for your comprehensive report -- and for your candor. The... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ukraine’s May 25 Elections

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government for their historic elections on May 25th. Ukrainians united to express their political will... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Estonian Foreign Minister Paet Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. Great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Paet of Estonia to Washington. We could not be more grateful or pleased for and with the relationship with... Read More

Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group Meets in Tegucigalpa

The United States and Honduras held the 4th round of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group in Tegucigalpa today. The two sides discussed progress and challenges in the human rights... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. Chair. First, we are deeply concerned by the hostage taking by separatist forces of fifteen monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. We are relieved that eleven... Read More

Ten Things You Need to Know About U.S. Support for Internet Freedom

By 2016 there will be 3 billion Internet users globally – almost half the world’s population. If the Internet were a country, it would be the largest in the world. ... Read More

Remarks on the Legacy of Tiananmen Square and Honoring Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong

Honoring Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong and Commemorating the Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Thank you, Chairman Frost, for that kind introduction. And thank you to Carl Gershman and the National... Read More

Preview of the 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States

ASSISTANT SECRETARY JACOBSON: Thank you so much. Let me start off by saying – first of all, thanking the Foreign Press Center. They’re always gracious hosts and we’re grateful for... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Commencement for the Harvard Kennedy School

Thank you, Dean Ellwood. It is a huge honor to be among you here in the cold today – particularly with the chance to pay tribute to the 2014 MPP,... Read More

President Obama Remarks at U.S. Military Academy Commencement Ceremony

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. And thank you, General Caslen, for that introduction. To General Trainor, General Clarke, the faculty and staff at West... Read More

Background Conference Call on the President's Commencement Address at West Point

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I’ll just say a few things and then take your questions. So in the President’s speech today he was focused on defining, as we come out of... Read More

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2014/05/28/our-outrage-must-be-call-action The world has been transfixed and horrified by the brutality of a group of extremists toward nearly 300 schoolgirls and unnamed others in northeastern Nigeria. The plight of these... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN New Day

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for taking the opportunity. SECRETARY KERRY: Good to be with you, Chris. Happy to be here. QUESTION: Rather than just review what is... Read More


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