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USOSCE Response to Report by Dr. H. Yurdakul Yigitguden, Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States welcomes Dr. Yigitguden to the Permanent Council as he presents his latest report as OSCE Coordinator for Economic and Environmental Activities. We appreciate... Read More

Ambassador Daniel B. Baer on the 5+2 Talks on the Transnistria Conflict

The United States takes note of the first round of 5+2 Talks on the Transnistrian Conflict under the Swiss Chairmanship, which took place in Vienna on February 27 and 28,... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks With British Foreign Secretary Hague, and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Deshchytsia at Top of Tripartite Agreement Ministerial

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, we’re glad to have our friends here from Ukraine and from Great Britain, partners in the Budapest Agreement of 1994, regrettably missing one member, but we will... Read More

President Putin's Fiction: 10 False Claims about Ukraine

As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, “The formula ‘two plus two... Read More

Testimony Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Mr. Chairman and distinguished Commissioners, thank you for inviting me to testify today before the Helsinki Commission, which, for nearly 40 years, has played a vital... Read More

Advancing Women's Potential Around the World

Ed. note: On March 11, 2009, President Obama established the inter-agency White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure the programs and policies of the federal government are being... Read More

Fact Sheet: International Support for Ukraine

President Obama has made clear that the United States will continue to support the Government of Ukraine, including economically.  We have been working closely with international partners to develop an... Read More

U.S. Statement on Opening Day of 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Mr. President, Excellencies, five years ago — with a deep commitment to the promotion of human rights and... Read More

U.S. on Protection and Promotion of the Human Rights of Migrants

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Thank you, Mr. President. The United States has long welcomed immigrants. Many Americans have immigrant ancestors in their... Read More

Secretary Kerry at a Solo Press Availability in Kyiv, Ukraine

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Let me say, first of all, how incredibly moving it was to walk down Institutska Street and to have a chance to be able to... Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama at International Women of Courage Awards

MRS. OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you all. Please. Well, good morning. I want to start by thanking my dear friend Ambassador Russell for that very... Read More

State Department on Internet Freedom at RightsCon

It’s a privilege and pleasure to be here to share the thoughts of the U.S. Government with this distinguished group of leaders from all walks of life and from all... Read More

Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards

AMBASSADOR RUSSELL: Good morning, everyone. Mrs. Obama, Deputy Secretary Higginbottom, all of your excellencies with us today, distinguished guests, it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Department... Read More

Ambassador Baer Replies to Statement of the Russian Federation on Ukraine

The distinguished delegate of the Russian Federation gave us much to react to. Certainly I can agree with his statement that the hypocrisy on display today is almost unprecedented.  This... Read More

Ambassador Baer Remarks on Ukraine

Thank you to both the Chair of the FSC and to the Swiss Chairmanship for convening this meeting. I join others in appreciating the timeliness of responding to the current... Read More

Atrocity Prevention is a Core National Security Interest for the United States

High-Level Dialogue With Relevant United Nations Entities on the Promotion of Preventative Approaches Within the UN System I would like to focus my comments on an immense aspect of prevention... Read More

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 25

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 25th Session - 3/28/14 The Right to Protest Peacefully is an Essential Enabler of Other Rights and Freedoms - 3/28/14 EOP... Read More

Courageously Fighting Violence Against Women in India

Laxmi was 16 when someone threw acid on her face while she waited at a bus stop in New Delhi, India. Her attacker was a 32-year-old man, Naim Khan, who... Read More

Secretary Lew on Economic Assistance to Ukraine

We have been working closely with international partners to develop an assistance package that will help the Ukrainian government implement the reforms needed to restore financial stability and return to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ukraine and its Effort to Engage in Direct Dialogue under the Vienna Document

Thank you to both the Chair of the FSC and to the Swiss Chairmanship for convening this meeting. I join others in appreciating the timeliness of responding to the current... Read More



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