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Ambassador Baer Remarks on Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation 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 Baer

2014-06-12

Mr. Chairman, we remain deeply concerned that separatist forces continue to hold hostage eight OSCE Special Monitoring Mission monitors that they abducted on May 26 and May 29.  That’s two... Read More

USOSCE on Convictions in the Murder of Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

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

Public Affairs Counselor Christopher Midura

2014-06-12

The United States welcomes the convictions on June 9 in Moscow’s highest criminal court of five individuals in connection with the 2006 contract murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and... Read More

USOSCE Condemnation of Illegitimate Elections in Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia Regions

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

Acting Political Counselor Jennifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

The United States condemns the illegitimate “parliamentary elections” held in Georgia’s South Ossetia region on June 8 and the plans for a “presidential election” to be held in its Abkhazia... Read More

USOSCE on the 5+2 Talks on the Transnistria Conflict

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

Acting Political Counselor Jenifer Bosworth

2014-06-12

The United States takes note of the second round of 5+2 Talks on the Transnistrian Conflict this year, which took place in Vienna on June 5 and 6.  We encourage... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Dedication of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Memorial Wall

21st Street Entrance - U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-12

Bill, thank you very much. Good morning, everybody, distinguished guests all, and particularly the members of the Bynum family and extended clan. We’re delighted to be able to honor you... Read More

The Strength of American Leadership, the Power of Collective Action

Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice

2014-06-12

National Security Advisor Rice Keynote Address at the Center for a New American Security Annual Conference As Prepared for Delivery Thank you so much Richard for that kind welcome. And,... Read More

World Day Against Child Labor

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-12

The International Labor Organization has declared June 12, World Day Against Child Labor. As a father and grandfather, I know there is no feeling like any other than to hold... Read More

Detentions of Activists in Cuba

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-06-12

We have seen reports of the latest arbitrary detentions by Cuban authorities of dozens of civil society members and activists, including prominent pro-democracy activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, also known... Read More

Ambassador Harper on Violence Against Women, Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-06-12

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences The United States thanks Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo... Read More

Ambassador Harper at the Power of Empowered Women Event

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

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

2014-06-12

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council First let me start by congratulating this panel. I can see the energy in this room and it... Read More

Ending Child Labor

USAID blog

Senior Specialist for Labor and Employment Rights, USAID, Bama Athreya

2014-06-12

Global social movements have proven we can end child labor. An ambitious social movement to eradicate child labor globally came together two decades ago – and has enjoyed unprecedented success.... Read More

U.S. Condemns Sudanese Conviction and Continued Imprisonment of Meriam Ishag

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-12

The United States remains deeply concerned about the conviction and continued imprisonment of Ms. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag. Sudan’s journey has long been a struggle, and back when I was... Read More

U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations: The Democracy and Human Rights Dimension

Written Testimony to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission)

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2014-06-11

AS PREPARED Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission, thank you for inviting me to speak to you today about the democracy and human rights dimension of U.S.-Azerbaijan relations in advance... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Election of Sam Kutesa as President of the United Nations General Assembly

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

2014-06-11

It is fitting that it is Africa’s turn to nominate a President for the upcoming 69th General Assembly session in a year in which the Assembly will make important decisions... Read More

Readout of the Vice President's Calls with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Office of the First Lady

The White House

2014-06-11

The Vice President spoke both yesterday and again today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko regarding the security situation in eastern Ukraine, where militants coming from Russian territory have taken control... Read More

Empowering Women, Ending Violence

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell; British Ambassador to the U.S., Sir Peter Westmacott

2014-06-11

  The horrific abduction of more than 200 innocent Nigerian schoolgirls has, rightly, shocked the conscience of the world. It also serves as a harsh reminder of the violence women... Read More

U.S. Statement on Health and Human Rights and Business

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-11

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Health and Human Rights and Business Delivered by Natalya Scimeca Special Rapporteur on the... Read More

Ambassador Harper Opening Statement of the 26th Human Rights Council

U.S. Mission to the UN - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-06-10

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Good morning.  As you may know, I was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council... Read More

Remarks before the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference

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

Deputy Undersecretary for Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Carol Pier

2014-06-10

AS DELIVERED It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference.  On behalf of our Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez,... Read More

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

DipNote blog

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall

2014-06-10

This week, I will attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London. This summit is expected to be the largest-ever gathering on sexual violence in conflict,... Read More



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