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The U.S. Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-07-10

Today, Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $22 million in additional humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia,... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Passing of Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze

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

2014-07-10

I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze. As foreign minister of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, Shevardnadze played an instrumental role with... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Istanbul Pride Parade

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

2014-07-10

We are pleased to note that on Sunday, June 29, thousands peacefully participated in the Istanbul Pride Parade, marking the end of 10 days of successful LGBT pride events that... Read More

White House on the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov

The White House

NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden

2014-07-09

Today, the United States remembers Forbes journalist and editor Paul Klebnikov, who was murdered 10 years ago in Moscow and whose killers have never been brought to justice. Paul’s reporting... Read More

Election of Syrian Opposition Coalition President

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-09

The United States welcomes the July 9 election of Syrian Opposition Coalition President Hadi al Bahra. We look forward to working with him and to continuing to build our partnership... Read More

Fact Sheet on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Executive Order

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-07-09

President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) that amends E.O. 13413 of October 27, 2006, to take additional steps in light of the continued threat to the peace,... Read More

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-09

Ten years ago today, an American journalist was shot and killed as he left his Moscow office. Paul Klebnikov did more than write about politics and business in Russia. He... Read More

Migration Talks with Cuba

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-09

On Wednesday, July 9, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Washington to discuss the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords. These talks are held semi-annually. The U.S.... Read More

Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Interview With Jamaluddin Mosawi of BBC

U.S. Department of State

Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James F. Dobbins

2014-07-08

BBC: Mr. Abdullah has talked with Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry has talked as well. Do you know what was said in these talks? Ambassador Dobbins: In both cases, the... Read More

Testimony: Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Scot Marciel

2014-07-08

Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Rubio, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a privilege to stand... Read More

U.S. Concerns Regarding Sri Lankan NGO Freedom of Expression

U.S. Department of State

Spokesperson Psaki

2014-07-08

The United States is concerned by reports that the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense has ordered registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to cease their media engagements and... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Mozena on the Occasion of the One-Year Anniversary of the Sustainability Compact in Bangladesh

Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Dan Mozena

2014-07-08

In the wake of the horrific Rana Plaza tragedy of April 24, 2013, Bangladesh and the world had no choice but to act to improve workers’ rights, safety, and working... Read More

Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The White House

2014-07-08

Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - TAKING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO... Read More

Spokeperson Psaki on Afghan Elections

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-07

The United States reaffirms its support for a sovereign, unified, and democratic Afghanistan and for the Afghan election process. We have seen today’s announcement of preliminary results and note that... Read More

On the Decision by the Government of Bahrain to Find Assistant Secretary Malinowski Persona Non Grata and To Expel Him From Bahrain

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-07

The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s decision to demand the immediate departure of Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human... Read More

Secretary Kerry Statement on Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-07

I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan and of suggestions of a “parallel government” with the gravest concern. The United States expects Afghan electoral institutions to conduct a full... Read More

HDIM Session II: Responsibilities in the Framework of Freedom of Expression

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

Sabeena Rajpal, Attorney Adviser, Human Rights and Refugees

2014-07-04

As prepared The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as referenced in the Helsinki Final Act, form... Read More

The Human Rights Council Is Making a Difference

DipNote blog

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith M. Harper

2014-07-03

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Human rights are at the very heart of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, and the 26th session of... Read More

Advancing Our Commitment to Gender Equality

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell

2014-07-03

The Obama Administration has made advancing the status of women and girls a central element of U.S. foreign policy, development, and national security objectives. We’ve made great progress.  From expanding... Read More

HDIM Session I: The Right to Freedom of Expression

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

Counselor for Public Affairs, Christopher Midura

2014-07-03

Supplemental Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Expression As prepared The United States is very glad to address this Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Expression, one of the... Read More



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