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Ambassador Power on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Modern slavery is young girls in America being forced to have sex with adults. It's women in Europe lured by the promise of a new life but subjugated to hazardous... Read More

Ambassador Power on World AIDS Day 2013

Today, there are 35.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS, including 1.1 million in the United States and 3.3 million children worldwide. In recent years, the number of AIDS-related deaths has... Read More

U.S. State Department Officials Meet with International Press Freedom Award Winners

 On November 21, I had the distinct privilege of welcoming journalists Janet Hinostroza of Ecuador and Nedim Sener of Turkey to the State Department. Both reporters are recipients of... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on the Violence Against Ukrainian Demonstrators

The United States condemns the violence by government authorities against peaceful demonstrators in Kyiv today. We urge Ukraine's leaders to respect their people's right to freedom of expression and assembly.... Read More

USUN Explains Position for the Third Committee Resolution on the Right To Privacy in the Digital Age

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States appreciates the efforts of Germany and Brazil, and we are pleased to have joined consensus on today’s resolution because the human rights it... Read More

Seeing America, Through the Lens of Journalism

Some arrived as skeptics, but they all were full of questions and wondered what to expect. A great majority had never been to the United States before. Yet just three... Read More

U.S. on the Protection and Prevention of Violence Against Religious Minorities

Agenda Item 3: “Protection of the existence of and prevention of violence against religious minorities” Thank you, Madam Chairperson. The United States deplores any act of violence against individuals of... Read More

U.S. on Legal Framework and Key Concepts at the Sixth Forum on Minority Issues

Agenda Item 2: “Legal framework and key concepts” Thank you, Madam Chairperson. The United States is honored to participate in the Sixth Forum on Minority Issues. We look forward to... Read More

Media Note: U.S. State Department Officials Meet with International Press Freedom Award Winners

MEDIA NOTE   On Thursday, November 21, the State Department hosted journalists Janet Hinostroza of Ecuador and Nedim Sener of Turkey – two of the four winners of this year’s... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Geneva Conference on Syria

I thank Joint Special Representative Brahimi for his efforts to bring the regime, the opposition, and the international community together for this important meeting at an important time. We have... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This weekend, a woman in Nebraska was reportedly stabbed 13 times by her husband after having filed a protection order against him just last month. A few days earlier, three... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Violence in Yemen

The United States condemns the recent increase in sectarian violence taking place in Yemen, including the senseless killing of Abdulkarim Jadban, a Member of Parliament and delegate to the National... Read More

Spokeperson Psaki on Egypt’s Demonstrations Law

We are concerned about the potential effects of the new demonstrations law on peaceful assembly in Egypt. We share the view of Egyptian civil society representatives that this law, which... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Mali Legislative Elections

Mali has taken an important step forward by holding the first round of legislative elections. These elections speak volumes about the resilience of Mali’s democratic tradition and the progress it... Read More

Secretary Kerry Testifies on the Disabilities Treaty

Yesterday, Secretary Kerry testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the importance of a treaty that will help open the world for the millions of disabled Americans wanting to... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Nicaragua's Constitutional Proposals

We are following very closely the constitutional measures proposed by President Ortega and his administration.  We are concerned that steps that concentrate power and undermine checks and balances will be... Read More

Testimony: Secretary Kerry on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Well, thank you. Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member Corker and members of the committee, thanks very, very much for welcoming me here... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Transgender Day of Remembrance

The State Department joins people around the world in marking Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring the memory of lives lost to violence provoked by fear and hatred of transgender and... Read More

The Global Gender-Based Violence Threat

Good afternoon, I am honored to be here with all of you to discuss the critical importance of preventing and responding to gender-based violence globally. I would like to express... Read More

Ambassador Power at POLITICO's Women Rule Event

Reporter: You are taking us into new frontiers of Twitter diplomacy and being handed this enormous challenge of having to deal with an ongoing crisis in Syria that really hits... Read More



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