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USUN at a Security Council Session on Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thank you, Madame President, and thank you High Representative Inzko for your briefing today. The United States continues to support your mandate under the General Framework Agreement for Peace. We... Read More

Video Remarks for the Launch of USAID Promote in Kabul

Salaam and hello to everyone from Washington! Let me begin by expressing my sincere congratulations on the launch of the Promote program--I wish I could be there to celebrate with... Read More

NSC Spokesperson on the Situation in Eastern Ukraine

We are very concerned by intensified fighting in eastern Ukraine, as well as numerous reports, including from the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in... Read More

Outcomes from the International Telecommunication Union 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Republic of Korea

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, which concluded on November 7, is a three week, high-level policy conference held every four years. Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, U.S. Coordinator for International... Read More

Special Advisor Heumann Remarks at the High-level Meeting: Equal Access, Inclusive Development

As prepared for delivery Thank you, and I would like to thank in particular the Chinese Disabled Persons’ Federation for hosting today’s event. It is a great honor to be... Read More

President Obama at APEC CEO Summit

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you so much.  Xiàwǔ hǎo.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Andrew, for that introduction.  I have had the pleasure of getting to know Andrew very well these past few... Read More

Support for Civil Society's Charter for Transitional Government in Burkina Faso

The United States welcomes the November 9 announcement of a Charter for Transitional Government in Burkina Faso developed by political parties, civil society, and religious and traditional leaders. We urge... Read More

U.S. Deeply Concerned With Political Turmoil in Somalia

The United States notes with concern the recent political turmoil in Somalia. Actions to put forward a parliamentary motion for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister do... Read More

Secretary Kerry Roundtable With Chinese CEOs on Investment and Innovation

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Chinese business leaders in Beijing today to discuss the importance of open investment climates and innovation as critical ingredients for continued economic success.... Read More

Secretary Kerry's Participation in the National Center for APEC's Private Sector-Led Roundtable - Catalyzing Strategic Business Growth: Women and the Economy

Today, on the margins of the 2014 APEC CEO Summit, Secretary Kerry met with senior business leaders and government officials from APEC economies at the National Center for APEC’s (NCAPEC)... Read More

Release of Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller

The Department of State welcomes the release of U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller from the D.P.R.K., where they have been held for two years and seven months,... Read More

Remarks at National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women's Event

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Well, again, thank you all. You just heard from the (inaudible). Peggy, I appreciate your leadership enormously. I know you’ve... Read More

Secretary Kerry Press Availability in Beijing, China

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. I want to begin by thanking our Chinese hosts for their very, very warm welcome and for the depth and breadth of the discussions that... Read More

Re-Election of Judge Donoghue to the International Court of Justice

The United States congratulates Judge Joan E. Donoghue on her re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and... Read More

President Obama on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On behalf of the American people, I join our German friends and allies in marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Like many Americans, I will... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

I warmly welcome the three Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia – EU Special Representative Herbert Salber, UN Special Representative Antti Turunen, and the OSCE... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Response to the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions

I warmly welcome the three Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia – EU Special Representative Herbert Salber, UN Special Representative Antti Turunen, and the OSCE... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Attacks on LGBTI Event in Macedonia

The United States condemns the violent attack carried out on October 23rd in Macedonia at an event sponsored by the LGBTI Support Center and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. ... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Turkmenistan’s Release of Eight Jehovah’s Witnesses

The United States welcomes Turkmenistan’s release of eight Jehovah’s Witnesses in October, including those imprisoned as conscientious objectors to military service. We hope to see continued progress in Turkmenistan with... Read More

Readout of National Security Advisor Rice’s Meeting with Human Rights Advocates on China

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with American and Chinese human rights advocates to discuss China ahead of President Obama’s November 10-12 visit to Beijing. They discussed the... Read More



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