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Ambassador Power on International Anticorruption Day

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

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

2013-12-09

This year marks one decade since the United Nations adopted the Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the first legally binding international agreement to fight corruption in all of its forms. Corruption... Read More

President Obama's Message to the People of the Central African Republic

2013-12-09

In recent weeks, government affiliated armed groups and independent “self-defense” militias have committed shocking and horrific atrocities against innocent civilians in the Central African Republic. The United States is actively... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Fifth Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's Detention

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-09

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of Nobel laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo’s detention. The United States is deeply concerned that Chinese authorities continue to imprison Liu Xiaobo, as well as... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week 2013

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-12-09

Six and a half decades ago, delegates from around the world convened to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, rejecting the notion that individual aspirations should be subject to... Read More

Shining a Light on the Dark Ways of Corruption

DipNote blog

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

2013-12-08

The international community has come a long way from the days when corruption was a “necessary evil” --mentioned in hushed tones or accepted as an immutable cultural practice. Yet, much... Read More

Ambassador Baer Closing Statement at the OSCE Ministerial Council

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

2013-12-06

At this significant moment for Ukraine, you have hosted and led us through a productive Ministerial. Allow me to comment on some of the progress we’ve made together, as well... Read More

Release of U.S. Citizen from the DPRK

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-06

This positive decision by the DPRK throws into sharper relief the continuing detention of Mr. Kenneth Bae, who has been in DPRK custody for over a year. We call on... Read More

U.S. Support of French Military Actions in the Central African Republic

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-06

The United States commends yesterday’s actions by French military forces, in coordination with regional forces, to begin the process of restoring security to the people of the Central African... Read More

Mandela Was an Inspiration and a Model

DipNote blog

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-06

You don't meet a lot of people in this world who leave you with a feeling that can only be described as awe. He was a hero to my wife... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Stakeout on the Central African Republic

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

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

2013-12-05

Ambassador Power: Hi, everybody. Today’s UN resolution marks a very important moment in the Council’s response to the crisis in the Central African Republic. It reflects our shared belief that... Read More

U.S. on Deteriorating Situation in the Central African Republic

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-05

The United States is appalled by today’s reports of the murder of innocent women and children outside of Bangui. This horrifying account is the latest in a string of reports... Read More

U.S. Intervention at the Kyiv OSCE Ministerial: First Plenary Session

OSCE Ministerial Council - Kyiv, Ukraine

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2013-12-05

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you, colleagues. What a moment this is for Ukraine, what a moment this is for the OSCE.  The whole world is watching.  All the principles... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

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

2013-12-05

Twenty-three years ago, the United States became the first country in the world to adopt legislation banning discrimination against people with disabilities by passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Death of Nelson Mandela

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-05

Madiba’s 'long walk to freedom' gave new meaning to courage, character, forgiveness, and human dignity. Now that his long walk has ended, the example he set for all humanity lives... Read More

President Obama on the Death of Nelson Mandela

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-12-05

THE PRESIDENT: At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Death of Nelson Mandela

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

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

2013-12-05

Today, an eloquent voice has been silenced, a beautiful mind stilled, and a bountiful heart stopped. The epic soul of Nelson Mandela is now at rest. It is routine to... Read More

White House on the Central African Republic

The White House

Press Secretary

2013-12-05

In recent weeks, government affiliated armed groups and independent “self-defense” militias in the Central African Republic have committed shocking and horrific atrocities against innocent civilians that demand a swift response... Read More

Vice President Biden at a Breakfast with the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and the U.S.-China Business Council

St. Regis Hotel Beijing, People's Republic of China

Vice President Joe Biden

2013-12-05

THE VICE PRESIDENT: (Applause.) Thank you very much. And I'm so late you probably thought you were going to hear from the 48th Vice President of the United States. (Laughter.) ... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice Remarks - Human Rights: Advancing American Interests and Values

Human Rights First Annual Summit - Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-12-04

Good afternoon, everyone.  And thank you so much Elisa for your incredibly kind introduction, but even more I want to thank you for your long career fighting the good fight,... Read More

Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Leadership on International Human Rights

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2013-12-04

The White House Office of the Press Secretary December 4, 2013 “People everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that... Read More



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