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A Critical Moment for Ukraine

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

DipNote Blog

2014-02-28

The United States has been clear that the Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future and that we stand for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and democratic future... Read More

Fact Sheet: 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

U.S. Department of State

2014-02-27

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports View this fact sheet as a PDF. On February 27, 2014, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2013 Country... Read More

Secretary Kerry to Host Fourth Round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue

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

State Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-02-27

Secretary Kerry will host the fourth round of working group meetings as part of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue on February 28. Delegations from the two countries will have discussions... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Release of the Annual Country Report on Human Rights

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-27

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Well, good morning, everybody. Excuse me. I’ve got a little allergies this morning, I think. I’m delighted... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Syria Regime Actions Against Delegates to the Geneva Talks

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-02-27

The United States is outraged by reports that the Assad regime has arrested family members of the Syrian Opposition Coalition delegation to the Geneva II peace talks, designated delegates as... Read More

Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya’s On-the-Record Briefing for the 2013 Human Rights Report

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

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

2014-02-27

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY ZEYA: Thank you, Mr.... Read More

The 2013 Human Rights Reports: Documenting the Enduring Pursuit of Human Dignity

DipNote blog

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

2014-02-27

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports This morning, Secretary Kerry released the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013. Each year,... Read More

Foreign Press Center Briefing on Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

The Washington Foreign Press Center - Washington, D.C.

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

2014-02-27

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports 3:00 P.M. THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. MODERATOR: We are extremely pleased to welcome to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Russian Military Exercise

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

2014-02-27

I know that this has been raised by the Russian Federation already themselves as well as by several other delegations; given the relevance to the Forum for Security Cooperation of... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Turkmenistan's Engagement with Human Rights in the OSCE

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

2014-02-27

The United States warmly welcomes Foreign Minister Meredov back to the Permanent Council. Mr. Minister, thank you for joining us today for this discussion and for sharing your ideas. Your presence... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks

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

2014-02-27

Commissioner Muižnieks, we warmly welcome you to the Permanent Council and thank you for your presentation, particularly the detail that you went into on a variety of cases. The exchange... Read More

Ambassador Baer Expresses U.S. Disappointment Over Bolotnaya Verdicts and Detentions

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

2014-02-27

The United States joins the European Union in expressing its deep disappointment at the sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the cases of eight individuals arrested after the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to the People of 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 Baer

2014-02-27

The United States continues to monitor events in Ukraine – and obviously they are changing, as our Ukrainian colleague knows, hourly – particularly during this critical period of transition. We... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Release of the Annual Human Rights Reports

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

2014-02-27

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Later today, Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2014 Country Reports... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns on Ukraine

U.S. Department of State - Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2014-02-26

Good morning. I am delighted to be back in Kyiv at this historic moment. President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message of deep admiration... Read More

Released: the 2013 Human Rights Reports

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports

2014-02-26

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports Secretary Kerry on the Release of the Annual Country Report on Human Rights Assistant Secretary Zeya's On-the-Record Briefing Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing Documenting... Read More

Ambassador Locke Urges China to Respect Human Rights

Beijing American Center - Beijing, China

U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary F. Locke

2014-02-26

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Mona and I have always enjoyed speaking to young people, whether in America or China, because the... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC

Treaty Room, U.S. Department of State; Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-02-26

QUESTION: And good day. I’m Andrea Mitchell live from the State Department here in Washington. Secretary of State John Kerry joins me now here in the Treaty Room. Mr. Secretary,... Read More

New Report Highlights the Hardships and Hard-Won Victories for LGBT People in the Europe and Eurasia Region

U.S. Agency for International Development - Washington, D.C.

USAID Acting Senior Gender Advisor, Catherine Cozzarelli

2014-02-26

As the recent winter Olympics in Sochi illustrated all too well, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia face tremendous hurdles in their everyday lives, including openly hostile... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns Statement and Q&A at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

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

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2014-02-26

DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good morning. I am delighted to be back in Kyiv at this historic moment. President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message... Read More



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