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Testimony: Oversight of U.S. Policy Toward Burma

Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Senior Advisor on Burma, Judith Beth Cefkin

2013-12-04

Introduction Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Faleomavaega, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about U.S. policy toward Burma and the important transition that... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Global Fund Replenishment Conference

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

2013-12-03

Thank you, Minister Mboi and good morning to you all. It’s a great honor for me to speak with you this morning as you kick off your day. The video... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2013

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-12-03

Nearly a quarter century has gone by since our Nation passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark civil rights bill that enshrined the principles of inclusion, access, and... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-03

It is my great pleasure to join the world’s one billion persons with disabilities in recognizing the 21st International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Here in the United States, we’ve... Read More

International Day of Persons With Disabilities Is About Living #WithoutLimits

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Ryan

2013-12-03

On December 3, 2013, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched Lives Without Limits, a campaign to promote the importance of including persons with disabilities in international exchange... Read More

The Disabilities Treaty: Right Treaty, Right Time, Right for America

U.S. Department of State

Special Advisor on International Disability Rights, Judith Heumann

2013-12-03

Many people have life-changing moments that alter their life's path. This moment occurred for my family in 1949 when I was 18 months old and contracted polio. While some see... Read More

Media Note: Four-Year Mark of the Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-12-02

MEDIA NOTE Tomorrow, development worker Alan Gross will begin a fifth year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba. Cuban authorities arrested Mr. Gross on December 3, 2009, and later sentenced him... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

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

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

2013-12-02

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

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

2013-12-01

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

U.S. Department of State

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-11-30

 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

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-11-30

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

U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

2013-11-26

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

DipNote blog

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Lee Satterfield

2013-11-26

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

Human Rights Council Sixth Forum on Minority Issues - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2013-11-26

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

Human Rights Council Sixth Forum on Minority Issues - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-11-26

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

2013-11-25

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

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-25

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

New York, N.Y.

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

2013-11-25

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

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-11-25

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

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson

2013-11-25

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



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