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Statement on Turkish Government's Blocking of Social Media Sites

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-21

The United States supports freedom of expression in Turkey and opposes any action to encroach on the right to free speech. We urge the Turkish Government to unblock its citizens’... Read More

Remarks on the Situation of and Assistance to Palestinian Women

58th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Counselor for Economic and Social Affairs, Jill Derderian

2014-03-21

We are disappointed once again this year with this resolution and take this opportunity to explain our vote against it. The United States, along with many of our international partners,... Read More

Video Message to the Romanian Public

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

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2014-03-21

This is an important year for Romania and for the transatlantic relationship. As Romania celebrates 10 years in NATO, the United States is grateful for your country's commitment to our... Read More

'21st Century Book Burning'

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

Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs, Doug Frantz

2014-03-21

If you’re reading this, you probably live in a country where the Internet provides a portal for the free exchange of ideas. But in many countries, believe it or not,... Read More

Ambassador Lomellin Remarks to the OAS Permanent Council on the Situation in Venezuela

U.S. Mission to the OAS - Washington, D.C.

2014-03-21

Mr. Chair, my delegation welcomes and supports the opportunity to hear directly from a democratically elected member of the Venezuelan opposition, Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado. This organization has a proud... Read More

Launch of Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

U.S. Department of State

2014-03-20

New DRL Partnership to Assist Individuals in Crisis Under Secretary Sewall Opening Remarks at the Launch of the Gender-based Violence Emergency Response Initiative Remarks at the Luncheon to Launch of... Read More

President Obama on Nowruz

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-03-20

View the President’s video message. Dorood. As you and your families gather around the Nowruz table, I want to extend my best wishes on this new spring and new year. ... Read More

Secretary Kerry's Message to the Iranian People on Nowruz

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-20

I'm privileged to join President Obama in wishing the people of Iran and all those who celebrate around the world -- from East Asia to the Persian Gulf region --... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Mandate for an OSCE Broad-Scope Monitor Mission to 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

2014-03-20

On the Mandate for an OSCE Broad-Scope Monitor Mission to Ukraine As delivered to the Extraordinary Preparatory Committee Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Let me start by saying "thank... Read More

U.S. Statement on the UPR WG Report on the Central African Republic

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-03-20

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Thank you. The United States welcomes the return of the delegation of the Central African Republic (CAR) to... Read More

Statement by the President on Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-03-20

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I wanted to provide an update on the situation in Ukraine and the steps that the United States is taking in response. Over the last... Read More

OSCE Response to Acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andrii Deshchytsia

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

2014-03-20

The United States warmly welcomes Foreign Minister Deshchytsia back to the Permanent Council in his new capacity, and extends its most sincere gratitude for his stirring remarks on the situation... Read More

U.S. Intervention at the Adoption of the UPR WG Report for Nigeria

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation Member

2014-03-20

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Delivered by Lisa Brodey The United States welcomes the return of the delegation of Nigeria and appreciates the... Read More

Remarks at the Launch of the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

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

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2014-03-20

Good afternoon. Thank you, Uzra, for those kind words, and for your extraordinary service. I am honored to join so many remarkable people from so many corners of the globe... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks With Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-20

SECRETARY KERRY: Fabulous. Thank you. Good morning, everybody. It’s my pleasure to welcome Miroslav Lajcak, the foreign minister of Slovakia here, and to wish him happy birthday. FOREIGN MINISTER LAJCAK:... Read More

Background Briefing on Ukraine by Senior Administration Officials

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2014-03-20

MS. HAYDEN: Good morning, everyone. Thanks for joining the call and thanks for your flexibility. Obviously you just heard from the President about further steps we're taking in regard to... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns at the Launch of the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2014-03-20

Good afternoon. Thank you, Uzra, for those kind words, and for your extraordinary service. I am honored to join so many remarkable people from so many corners of the globe... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on Afghanistan Declaration

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

2014-03-20

I would also like to join you in thanking our distinguished Canadian colleague for her efforts to shepherd this through. We welcome the adoption of this declaration. It underscores the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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

2014-03-20

The United States notes that tomorrow, March 21, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This morning ODIHR hosted an event to recognize a tolerance and non-discrimination... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on Deterioration of Russia’s Protection of OSCE Commitments

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

2014-03-20

The wholesale violations of OSCE principles and international law in Russia’s armed intervention in Ukraine and purported annexation of Crimea should not cause us to ignore the deepening deterioration of... Read More



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