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Renewed Fighting in Eastern DRC

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-10-26

We are deeply concerned about reports of increased fighting in North Kivu and call on all parties to refrain from acts of further escalation. We are particularly concerned about reports... Read More

10 Year Anniversary of Arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-10-25

Ten years ago today, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then head of the Yukos Oil Company, was arrested in Russia and charged with multiple financial crimes.  Mr. Khodorkovsky and his colleague Platon Lebedev... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for the Central African Republic

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2013-10-25

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes the delegation of the Central African Republic... Read More

U.S. Statement on Tymoshenko and EU Association Agreement

U.S. Embassy Kyiv - Kyiv, Ukraine

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Thomas Melia

2013-10-25

I wanted to take the opportunity before departing Kyiv, after a very productive visit, to set the record straight on some inaccurate press reports that mischaracterized the U.S. government’s position... Read More

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Europe and Beyond

DipNote blog

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

2013-10-25

I was honored to represent the United States government at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe’s Annual Conference, held in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday. Before an... Read More

Readout of Ambassador Power's Meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana

U.S. Department of State

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

2013-10-25

<p>Ambassador Power met today with UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana to discuss his report to the Third Committee and how the... Read More

USOSCE Response to the Address by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, H.E. Thorbjørn Jagland

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Christopher Midura

2013-10-24

AS DELIVERED We warmly welcome the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, and thank him for his remarks. As you know, Mr. Secretary General, the United States... Read More

USOSCE Response to Dr. Halil Yurdakul Yigitgüden, Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Christopher Midura

2013-10-24

The United States welcomes Dr. Yigitgüden to the Permanent Council as he presents his latest report as Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities. We appreciate the high level of... Read More

USOSCE on Case of Human Rights Activist Azimjon Askarov in Kyrgyzstan

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Christopher Midura

2013-10-24

The United States is concerned by the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan’s October 16 decision in the case of human rights activist Azimjon Askarov.  This ruling lets stand the decisions of... Read More

USOSCE on LGBT Pride Parade in Montenegro

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Vienna, Austria

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Christopher Midura

2013-10-24

The United States congratulates the participants of the LGBT Pride Parade held in Podgorica, Montenegro on October 20.  We also commend the Government of Montenegro’s support for the parade, both... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for Jordan

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2013-10-24

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Foreign Service Officer, Valerie Ullrich The United States welcomes the... Read More

UPR 17th Session – Intervention for Malaysia

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2013-10-24

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Foreign Service Officer, Miriam Schive The United States welcomes the... Read More

U.S. on Protecting and Promoting LGBT Rights in Europe

ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2013 - Zagreb, Croatia

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

2013-10-24

AS PREPARED First, thank you very much Evelyne and to ILGA Europe for including me in this panel.  I am so glad to be here. In response to your question,... Read More

Lethal Attack on Peacekeepers in Mali

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-10-24

The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s attack against MINUSMA, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, in which two Chadian peacekeepers and a Malian civilian were killed and others... Read More

U.S. Pledges Support to UN Trust Fund for Resettlement of Camp Hurriya Residents

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-10-24

The United States welcomes the establishment of the United Nations Trust Fund to support the resettlement of individuals currently residing at Camp Hurriya in Iraq. We are pleased to announce... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for Mexico

Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Peter F. Mulrean

2013-10-23

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED The United States  welcomes the Mexican delegation and commends Mexico for... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for Mauritius

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Department of State

2013-10-23

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Foreign Service Officer, Aleks Needham The United States warmly welcomes... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Libya’s Liberation Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-10-23

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Libya as you celebrate the second anniversary of your day of liberation on... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on United Nations Day 2013

President Barack Obama

2013-10-23

In 1945, after two world wars that showed the horrific lethality of modern conflict, 51 member states came together to create the United Nations, a bold new organization that sought... Read More

LiveAtState: U.S. Foreign Policy and Security Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield; General David M. Rodriguez, Commander, AFRICOM

2013-10-23

MS. JENSEN: Hi, good afternoon, and welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive web chat platform for engaging international journalists. I’m your host Holly Jensen, and I am delighted to... Read More



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