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Highlights of State Department and USAID Efforts to Support Press and Media Freedom

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson

2014-05-02

On World Press Freedom Day, the United States pays special honor to the importance of media freedom – a crucial element of freedom of expression – at home and abroad. ... Read More

Ambassador Power’s Response on Ukraine at U.N. Meeting

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

2014-05-02

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. I’d just like to offer a couple of points in response. First,... Read More

Tragic Loss of Life in Odesa

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-05-02

The United States today mourns with all Ukrainians the heartbreaking loss of life in Odesa. Today the international community must stand together in support of the Ukrainian people as they... Read More

Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-02

May 3 we commemorate World Press Freedom Day at a time when for too many, a free press is under assault, and the journalists, bloggers, photographers, essayists, satirists, and essayists... Read More

Human Rights and National Security: A Value-Based Foreign Policy

The Truman National Security Project, Annual Truman Conference - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-05-02

Thank you to Rachel and all the members of the Truman family for the support you gave me during my long and winding road to confirmation.  The process of getting... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel in Joint Press Conference

The White House

President Barck Obama; German Chancellor Angela Merkel

2014-05-02

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good morning, everybody. It is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend Chancellor Merkel to the White House. Germany is one of our strongest allies, and... Read More

UPR 19th Session – Intervention for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2014-05-01

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. As Delivered by Ambassador Robert King Thank you Mr. President. The United States... Read More

UPR 19th Session – Intervention for Dominica

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2014-05-01

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. As delivered by Kim D’Auria-Vazira The United States welcomes the Dominican delegation to... Read More

President Obama on Elections in Iraq

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-05-01

On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the Iraqi people on the completion of yesterday’s parliamentary elections. Millions of Iraqis embraced their democratic right to vote. The people of... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

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

2014-05-01

The United States condemns the continued flagrant disregard by the Syrian government and extremist groups of UN Security Council resolution 2139 on humanitarian access. As the UN’s second report on... Read More

The Syrian Conflict Through the Lens of Women and Girls

Impact Blog

USAID

2014-05-01

The numbers are stark. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights currently estimates that some 150,000 Syrians have perished in that country’s ongoing conflict. Over 6 million Syrians have been displaced... Read More

Testimony: From “Pre-genocide” to Genocide in the Central African Republic?

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of African Affairs, Robert P. Jackson and Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard

2014-05-01

AS DELIVERED The Honorable Robert P. Jackson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State Thank you very much Chairman Smith, ranking member Bass, and other... Read More

UPR 19th Session - Intervention for Côte d’Ivoire

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2014-04-30

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. AS DELIVERED by U.S. Chargé d’Affairs, a.i. Peter Mulrean The United States welcomes... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Iraqi Parliamentary Election

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-04-30

Millions of Iraqis courageously voted today and reaffirmed not just their commitment to democracy, but their determination to achieve a more secure and peaceful future. Iraqis from every ethnic and... Read More

UPR 19th Session - Intervention for Portugal

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2014-04-30

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Eric Richardson Thank you Mr. President. The United States warmly... Read More

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

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

2014-04-30

The United States is pleased to welcome Ambassador Biščević to the Permanent Council today. We thank you for your leadership of the National Dialogue Project and for your report. But... Read More

U.S. Embassy Kyiv on Violence in Eastern Ukraine

U.S. Embassy Kyiv - Kyiv, Ukraine

2014-04-30

The United States is disgusted by last night’s savage attack on the peaceful pro-unity demonstrators in Donetsk, including many women and children. This senseless violence is a reminder of the... Read More

Chairs’ Statement by the United Kingdom, the United States and Ukraine on the April 29- 30, 2014 Meeting of the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery

2014-04-30

The Governments of the United Kingdom and United States, in support of the efforts of the Government of Ukraine, convened the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery (UFAR), in London on... Read More

UPR 19th Session - Intervention for Bhutan

Geenva, Switzerland

U.S. Deparmtne of State

2014-04-30

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 19th Session page. As delivered by Kim D’Auria-Vazira The United States welcomes the Bhutanese delegation. We... Read More

The Internet Iron Curtain

DipNote blog

2014-04-30

Since the printing press, no technology has had a greater capacity than the Internet for individual empowerment, economic development, and human expression.   How telling then that, while countries around... Read More



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