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Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin

President Putin called President Obama today to discuss the U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, which Secretary Kerry had again presented to Foreign Minister Lavrov... Read More

Presidential Proclamation - Cesar Chavez Day, 2014

On Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate one of America's greatest champions for social justice. Raised into the life of a migrant farm worker, he toiled alongside men, women, and children... Read More

Remarks at the Launch of Makerere University Ethics and Human Rights Association

I am delighted to join you at this inaugural Makerere University Human Rights Expo. I want to extend a special 'thank you' to Makerere University for hosting this expo and... Read More

“Ambassador’s Active Citizenship Award” Presented to Fana Delija at Embassy Podgorica

On March 28 Ambassador Sue K. Brown presented the Ambassador’s Active Citizenship Award to Fana Delija, Coordinator for the Center for Roma Initiatives. The award was given in recognition of... Read More

Secretary Kerry on UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation

Today’s vote in the UN Human Rights Council sends a clear message: the time to pursue lasting peace and prosperity is now; justice and accountability cannot wait. This resolution reaffirms... Read More

Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy

Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Corker and Members of the Committee, for inviting me today to discuss the crisis in Syria. I... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on Blocking of Social Media Sites in Turkey

The United States is concerned by recent actions by the government of Turkey that blocked access to social media sites such as Twitter. We wish to add our voice to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Commitments by Russia in Ukraine

Mr. Chairman, it has been 27 days since the Russian Federation began its illegal military actions in Crimea; 20 days since Russia called for actions that blatantly violate Russia’s own... Read More

Заявление о продолжающихся нарушениях Россией обязательств ОБСЕ в Украине

Господин председатель, прошло 27 дней с тех пор, как Российская Федерация начала свои незаконные военные действия в Крыму;... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Convictions of Opposition Leaders Mammadov and Yagublu in Azerbaijan

The United States is deeply disappointed by the judicial process leading to the March 17 sentencing of opposition Republican Alternative (REAL) Movement Head Ilgar Mammadov and opposition Musavat Party Deputy... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Report of the Head of the OSCE Mission in Serbia, Ambassador Peter Burkhard

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States joins in welcoming Ambassador Burkhard back to the Permanent Council and we thank him for his comprehensive report. The OSCE plays an important... Read More

U.S. Co-Sponsors Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States is pleased to co-sponsor this resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. We... Read More

US Urges HRC to “Stand Firm” in Demanding that Iran Address Continuing Pattern of Human Rights Abuses

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Thank you, Mr. President. The United States welcomes the resolution on the “Situation of human rights in the... Read More

U.S. Urges Renewal of Mandate of Syria Comission of Inquiry

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The U.S. strongly supports the resolution on “the continuing grave deterioration of the human rights and humanitarian situation... Read More

EOV on Resolution on the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft or Armed Drones in Counter-Terrorism and Military Operations

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Mr. President and Fellow Council Members: While there is no question that the Human Rights Council plays an... Read More

EOP on Resolution “The negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit origin to the countries of origin on the enjoyment of human rights”

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Thank you, Mr. President. With all due respect to the lead sponsor of the resolution, the United States... Read More

EOV on Resolution “Integrity of the judicial system”

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States remains fully committed to the goals of promoting and strengthening the integrity of the judicial... Read More

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka

The United States welcomes today’s passage of the UN Human Rights Council resolution on “promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka, ” which calls on the Government of... Read More

Secretary Kerry on UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation

Today’s vote in the UN Human Rights Council sends a clear message: The time to pursue lasting peace and prosperity is now; justice and accountability cannot wait. This resolution reaffirms... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Adoption of the General Assembly Resolution on Ukraine

Today, countries from every corner of the world made clear their support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, their support for international law, and for the foundational norms that underpin... Read More



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