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Ambassador Baer Response to the ODIHR Report on This Year's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-07

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Ambassador Lenarčič, for your comprehensive report on the 2013 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM). The United States strongly supports ODIHR, which has earned its place as... Read More

Ambassador Baer Second Response to the ODIHR Report on the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-07

AS DELIVERED I apologize for taking the floor a second time, but a point was raised multiple times about so-called “naming and shaming” at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, and... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Chairmanship-in-Office’s Three Personal Representatives for Tolerance

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-07

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes today’s important discussion of intolerance and discrimination in the OSCE region. We are pleased that the Chairmanship’s Personal Representatives for... Read More

U.S. on the Resolution Strengthening the Role of the UN in Enhancing Elections and the Promotion of Democratization

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

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

2013-11-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, On behalf of the United States as the main sponsor of this resolution and the over 50 member states who have already cosponsored this text, it... Read More

USOSCE on Implementation of the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-11-07

As prepared for delivery by U.S. delegation member Nathan Mick to the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting Moderator, On August 8, the OSCE community lost an icon of the Romani civil... Read More

USUN on the Improvement of the Situation of Women in Rural Areas

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

Deputy U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Teri Robl

2013-11-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is pleased to co-sponsor this resolution and we thank Mongolia for its leadership as facilitator. In the United States, more women are running... Read More

Ambassador Power on the USA 2013 Global Leadership Awards

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

2013-11-06

Hi everybody. You know life has changed when you’re hanging out with Jane Fonda backstage. There is no greater embodiment of being outspoken on behalf of what you believe... Read More

Ambassador Power at the International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner

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

2013-11-06

Thank you so much. It’s a tremendous honor to be here, and a great shame that the lights are down out there – I can’t see old friends and former... Read More

Election in Kosovo

Office of the Spokesperson

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-11-05

The United States commends the Republic of Kosovo for its historic elections on November 3rd . Despite intimidation and violence aimed at blocking the democratic process, the people of northern... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Stakeout Following Consultations on Syria

New York, N.Y.

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

2013-11-05

Ambassador Power: Good Afternoon. The Council, as you know, has just heard from the Joint Mission Coordinator Sigrid Kaag regarding progress on the OPCW-UN mission in Syria. We are grateful... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy

Press Availability - Cairo, Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-04

FOREIGN MINISTER FAHMY: (Via interpreter) Good evening, Mr. Secretary. In the beginning, I would like to extend my thanks and welcome to you here in Egypt, especially at a time... Read More

Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty: An Opportunity To Reinforce U.S. Leadership on Disability Rights

DipNote blog

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Judith Heumann

2013-11-04

This is an important week for people with disabilities, including myself. In fact, it’s important to anyone who supports opening the world to Americans with disabilities, Americans who wish to... Read More

Partnering With the Caribbean in Support of the Inter-American Human Rights System

Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States, Lawrence J. Gumbiner

2013-11-02

Last week marked a milestone in our collaborative partnership with the states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to deepen engagement with, participation in, and awareness of the inter-American human rights... Read More

Progress Eliminating Syria's Chemical Weapons Program

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-01

International inspectors have worked with unprecedented speed to accomplish the first milestone in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons and reducing the possibility that they will ever be used again. Now we... Read More

Testimony: Elimination of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert S. Ford

2013-11-01

Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Corker and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to come and give you... Read More

Vice President Meets with Disabilities Leaders on the Administration’s Strong Support for the Disabilities Treaty

2013-11-01

Today, Vice President Biden met with the leaders of 20 disabilities and veterans advocacy groups at the White House to discuss the Disabilities Treaty. In the coming weeks, the Senate... Read More

Preserving a Free, Open, and Secure Internet

Dip Note blog

U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda; Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Christopher Painter, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Scott Busby

2013-11-01

Last week, the three of us were in Bali, Indonesia, where we attended the 8th Annual Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, to continue our ongoing advocacy for the preservation... Read More

Ambassador Baer Remarks at the International Commission for Missing Persons Conference

The Hague, The Netherlands

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-01

Good morning, It is really a pleasure to be back in the Hague—the Netherlands is such a leader on so many important international efforts, particularly those connected to human rights... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on National Native American Heritage Month 2013

White House

President Barack Obama

2013-11-01

From Alaskan mountain peaks to the Argentinian pampas to the rocky shores of Newfoundland, Native Americans were the first to carve out cities, domesticate crops, and establish great civilizations. When... Read More

Ambassador Baer in Response to the Report of the Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, Ambassador Florian Raunig

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-10-31

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes Ambassador Raunig to the Permanent Council for his first report as Head of Presence, and we thank him for his comprehensive report. Mr. Ambassador,... Read More



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