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Statement of G-7 Leaders on Ukraine

We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, call on... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the FY2015 Department of State Budget

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much, Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member Lowey, Mr. Chairman Rogers of the full committee. Let me just thank all of you, first of all, for... Read More

U.S. Dialogue with UN Experts on Violence Against Children and on Children in Armed Conflict

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children (Marta Santos Pais) and the... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk after Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is a pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to the Oval Office, to the White House. I think all of us have seen the courage of the... Read More

Ambassador Power on Violence in Darfur, Sudan

The Government of Sudan’s proxies and other armed groups continue to attack civilians in Darfur. We condemn the most recent attacks in South Darfur by Rapid Support Forces supported by... Read More

Fact Sheet: Increased U.S. Cooperation with Ukraine

Ukraine is facing a moment of historic challenge and historic opportunity. In the coming months, the Government of Ukraine will need to take steps to restore economic stability and to... Read More

Joint Statement Recognizing Moldova's Completion of Their Democracy Partnership Challenge Task Force

Joint Statement Recognizing Moldova's Completion of Their Democracy Partnership Challenge Task Force during the Community of Democracies 12th Governing Council Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland Following is the text by Senior... Read More

U.S. Concerns on Dismissal of Maldivian Elections Commissioners

The U.S. Government strongly objects to the recent actions of the Maldivian Supreme Court, including trying and convicting members of the Elections Commission, ordering the dismissal of the Chair and... Read More

U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi

The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Burundi’s actions to prevent or break up two separate meetings of opposition political parties on March 8. We deplore the... Read More

U.S. Discussion with the Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue following the preliminary report of the Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment Statement by... Read More

U.S. Discussion with the Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Religion or Belief and on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Special Rapporteur on... Read More

Governments that Create Space for Civil Society Reap Democratic Dividends

The United States welcomes the attention that has been paid to the issue of civil society space at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council. Protecting this space is... Read More

Ambassador Russell at the Commission on the Status of Women

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the United States on the occasion of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Today I... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice at the Department of State’s Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

Good afternoon everyone. It’s really great to be back at the State Department and to be among so many good friends and colleagues, so thank you for welcoming me. And... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of Burma

As Prepared for Delivery We welcome the delegation from Nay Pyi Daw led by Deputy Commerce Minister Dr. Pwint San. This first trade policy review comes at an opportune time,... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Xi of China Regarding Ukraine

The President spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the evening of March 9 regarding the situation in Ukraine. The two leaders agreed on the fundamental importance of focusing on... Read More

Ambassador Power at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women High-Level Roundtable

Thank you. For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of support for women’s rights, both domestically and globally. Together, with many of you, we have made tremendous... Read More

U.S. Discussion with UN Special Investigators on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and on Torture

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Seventh Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert Levinson

Robert Levinson disappeared seven years ago from Kish Island, Iran, during a business trip. He is one of the longest held American citizens in history. Nothing can bring those lost... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine

President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12. The visit will highlight the strong support of the United States for the... Read More



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