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Secretary Kerry on International Day of the Girl

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-10-11

When many of the world’s 850 million girls go to sleep tonight, they will dream about futures that sadly –tragically–are nearly impossible for them to achieve. In too many countries,... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

New York, NY

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

2013-10-11

On behalf of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations I offer my warm congratulations to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and its Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü... Read More

Ambassador Power Introducing Malala Yousafzai for CNN's "The Bravest Girl in the World"

New York, N.Y.

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

2013-10-11

Thank you and greetings to all of you. A year ago this week, in Pakistan’s Swat valley, a masked gunman boarded a school bus. Waving his firearm at the students,... Read More

Accused Ethiopian War Criminal “John Doe” Convicted Following Week-Long Jury Trial

Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section

U.S. Department of Justice

2013-10-11

On October 11, 2013, Kefelegn Alemu Worku, also known as John Doe, was convicted by a federal jury in Denver, Colorado of unlawful procurement of citizenship, aggravated identity theft, and fraud... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Presentation of the 2014 Unified Budget Proposal

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

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes the presentation of the 2014 Unified Budget Proposal and thanks the Secretary General and all the fund managers for their diligent work on the... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Adoption of the Decision on Amendments to Staffing Regulations

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

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States support the Permanent Council’s adoption of the Decision on Amendments to the OSCE Staff Regulations. We thank the Secretariat for their hard work over the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Report by the Representative to the Latvian-Russian Joint Commission on Military Pensioners

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

2013-10-10

We welcome the return of Lieutenant Colonel Napiontek to the Permanent Council and thank him for his report. The United States considers good relations between neighbors a vital indication that... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze

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

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States warmly welcomes Her Excellency Maia Panjikidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, to the OSCE Permanent Council. Georgia is an important partner of the United... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Serbia’s Cancellation of the Belgrade Pride Parade

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

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States notes with concern and deep disappointment that the Serbian Government cancelled the Belgrade Pride Parade for the third year in a row. We echo the... Read More

Ambassador Baer on 5+2 Talks on Transnistria Settlement Process

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

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States takes note of the latest round of 5+2 talks held in Brussels on October 3. We note the sides focused on issues related to freedom... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Day of the Girl Child

New York, N.Y.

Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power

2013-10-10

The United Nations General Assembly established International Day of the Girl Child to remind us that the dignity and rights of every girl must be upheld not just on this... Read More

USOSCE Challenges Linked to Afghanistan after 2014

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission Gary Robbins

2013-10-09

AS DELIVERED The Unite States warmly welcomes Under Secretary General of the United Nations Fedotov, Ambassador Kubiš, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Afghanistan, and Ambassador Pesko,... Read More

USOSCE Final Remarks at the Closing Reinforced Plenary Session

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-04

AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, I would like to begin, if I may, on a personal note. As I said at the opening session, this is my first HDIM. Before I... Read More

USOSCE on Humanitarian Issues including Roma and Sinti Issues, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Displaced Persons

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 16: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments II, including: Roma and Sinti Issues, including: Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti; Migrant Workers, the... Read More

USOSCE on Human Dimension Activities

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 17: Human Dimension Activities AS PREPARED The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE structures and institutions to assist participating States with implementing their human dimension commitments. ... Read More

USOSCE on Closing Reinforced Plenary Session: Any Other Business

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Closing Reinforced Plenary Session: Any Other Business AS DELIVERED The United States for several years has used this agenda item to follow up on the recommendations made by the fact-finding... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Lawmaking, Independence of the Judiciary, Right to a Fair Trial

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 14, Rule of Law I: Democratic Lawmaking; Independence of the Judiciary; Right to a Fair Trial AS PREPARED The principles of justice, democratic lawmaking, independence of the judiciary –... Read More

USOSCE on Capital Punishment, Prevention of Torture, and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 15, Rule of Law II: Capital Punishment; Prevention of Torture; and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism The prohibition against torture is a fundamental precept of international law... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Elections and Election Observation, Sharing Best Practices (continued)

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation Member, Gavin Weise

2013-10-02

Session 13: Democratic Elections and Election Observation: Sharing Best Practices (continued) AS PREPARED Moderator, the United States recognizes that, since our last Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, there have been numerous... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Institutions

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Brent Hartley

2013-10-01

Session 11: Democratic Institutions, Including: Democracy at the National, Regional and Local Levels; Citizenship and Political Rights As Prepared For democratic institutions to function properly, governments must ensure transparency, accountability,... Read More



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