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Experts and Practitioners Discuss Global Trends in Civil Society

USAID - Washington, D.C.

Pamela Nwaoko and Kellie Burk, USAID Africa Bureau

2014-03-18

USAID relies on local civil society organizations (CSOs) to play important roles in the development and humanitarian efforts that we support worldwide. However, current trends of governments placing restrictions on... Read More

U.S. Strongly Supports Commission of Inquiry on North Korea’s Call for Accountability

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, Ambassador Robert R. King

2014-03-17

Thank you Mr. President. The United States commends the Commission of Inquiry’s excellent and comprehensive report to the Council, which documents the “systematic, widespread, and gross human rights violations” in... Read More

Fact Sheet: Ukraine-Related Sanctions

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-17

President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) under the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that finds that the actions and policies of the Russian government with respect... Read More

USUN at a Security Council Debate on Afghanistan,

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

Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-03-17

Thank you, Madam President. Special Representative Kubiš, welcome once again to the Council and thank you for your briefing, and thank you Ambassador Tanin for your remarks today. To begin,... Read More

President Obama Statement on Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-03-17

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. In recent months, as the citizens of Ukraine have made their voices heard, we have been guided by a fundamental principle -- the future of... Read More

Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-17

Via Conference Call MS. HAYDEN: Good morning, everyone. Thanks for joining us on yet another snow day here in Washington. Hopefully, by now you’ve seen that we have put out... Read More

Secretary Kerry Announces U.S. Special Envoy for Syria

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-17

Daniel Rubinstein will be an outstanding successor to Ambassador Robert Ford as the U.S. Special Envoy for Syria. This position is as important as it is challenging. Like Robert, Daniel... Read More

Secretary Lew on Sanctions

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew

2014-03-17

The President's executive order announced today is very serious. In response to the Russian government's provocative acts regarding Ukraine, it provides us with broad authority and scope to impose costs... Read More

U.S. Concerned Over Detention of Human Rights Defenders

U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

2014-03-17

The United States Government is concerned about the arrests and detention of several well-known Sri Lankan human rights defenders and activists over the past week. We urge Sri Lankan government... Read More

U.S. Sees No Significant Improvement in Iran’s Overall Human Rights Situation

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 25th Human Rights Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-17

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic... Read More

Discussion with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 25th Human Rights Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-17

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States expresses deep gratitude to Mr. Quintana for his nearly six years serving as Special Rapporteur... Read More

United States Increases Costs on Russia for Actions in Ukraine

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

DipNote Blog

2014-03-17

President Barack Obama announced a series of measures today that will continue to increase the cost on Russia and on those responsible for what is happening in Ukraine. As authorized... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-03-16

President Obama spoke this afternoon with President Putin of Russia. President Obama emphasized that the Crimean “referendum,” which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention,... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-16

The United States has steadfastly supported the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine since it declared its independence in 1991, and we reject the “referendum” that took place today... Read More

United States Rejects 'Referendum' in Crimean Region of Ukraine

DipNote blog

DipNote bloggers

2014-03-16

The United States has steadfastly supported the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine since it declared its independence in 1991. In a statement released on March 16, 2014, the... Read More

Voices of North Korea

U.S. Department of State

2014-03-15

Voices of North Korea in Korean - 북한의 목소리 The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea brought to light the deplorable situation inside North... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Stakeout on Ukraine

Washington, D.C.

2014-03-15

Good day everybody. Today’s vote is a reflection of what Russia denies and the whole world knows. The whole world knows the government of Ukraine has acted with restraint in... Read More

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote after a UN Security Council Vote on a Resolution on Ukraine

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

2014-03-15

Madame President, The United States deeply appreciates the support from our colleagues around this table and from the many states who have called for a peaceful end to the crisis... Read More

Remarks at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Convention and Board Meeting

Washington, D.C.

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

2014-03-15

  As Prepared for Delivery I’m so honored to be here and I’d like to thank Chad and the Human Rights Campaign for the invitation to speak today.  I’d like... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Death of Chinese Activist Cao Shunli

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-03-15

The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that rights activist Cao Shunli has passed away at a hospital in Beijing. We offer our condolences to her family. Chinese authorities... Read More



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