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U.S. Condemns Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan

The United States condemns the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi today, the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in Pakistan. Freedom of the... Read More

Fact Sheet: Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Partnership to Assist Individuals in Crisis “Sexual violence destroys lives. It fuels conflict, forces people to... Read More

Roundtable with Turkish Journalists on “The Role of an Independent Media in Civil Society”

MR. CONNELL: Good morning, everyone. I’m David Connell. I’m the information officer at the U.S. Consulate. Thank you for coming this morning to this on-the-record roundtable on the role of... Read More

U.S. Makes Economic Case for Inclusivity in Global Forum

Today, the United States and the Netherlands presented a Call to Action to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), thereby formally requesting that the Organization integrate lesbian, gay,... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton after Their Meeting

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. Or good evening, actually, I guess.... Read More

Geneva Statement on Ukraine

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The following Joint Statement was released by the United States, the European... Read More

North Korea’s Systematic, Widespread and Gross Human Rights Violations Demand International Action

Voices of North Korea - personal stories of North Korean escapees Today, members of the UN Security Council met to discuss the findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Situation in Homs, Syria

The United States is deeply concerned about the Syrian government’s violent offensive on the Old City of Homs and the neighborhood of Al-Waer, and that the breakdown in negotiations on... Read More

Ambassador Power on Recent Attacks against Civilians and the UN Mission in South Sudan

The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) sites and... Read More

U.S. Condemns Attacks in South Sudan

The United States strongly condemns the attack on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Bor today by armed individuals that resulted in dozens of civilian casualties. We... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Russia’s Unusual Military Activity Along the Ukrainian Border

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to a Special Joint Session... Read More

United Nations Security Council Examines Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. On April 16, 2014, the United Nations Security Council convened to discuss... Read More

U.S. Embassy Warsaw and Consulate General Krakow Celebrate International Roma Day

Consulate General Krakow On April 7, Consulate General Krakow hosted an International Roma Day reception at the Consul General’s residence. NGO and Roma Association leaders from Malopolska, Silesia, and Lower... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Briefing on the Prevention and Fight Against Genocide

Thank you Madame President. I thank the Government of Nigeria for organizing this important briefing. Thank you, Mr. Deputy Secretary General, for your remarks and your commitment and the UN’s... Read More

Remarks to the 2014 SAIS Pride Conference

Good afternoon. I want to thank the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies for the invitation to speak to you today on one of the most important human rights... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Session on Ukraine, April 16, 2014

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a... Read More

Ambassador Power at the UN Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide

Thank you. Mr. Secretary General, Madam Vice President, Ambassador Gasana, Ambassador Antonio, Mr. Kalima, Mr. Nasser, guests and friends. Thank you for inviting me to share in this commemoration. I... Read More

U.S. Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity and Security

Thank you Ambassador Burns for that kind introduction, and let me say that it is a great pleasure to be here in Boston with you today. I had the pleasure... Read More

Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Guinea-Bissau

The United States congratulates the people of Guinea-Bissau on the successful completion of peaceful and orderly first-round elections on April 13. These elections are an important step toward building a... Read More

From on the Ground to in the Council: Ambassador Power and the #CARcrisis

Last week was one especially focused on Africa for Ambassador Samantha Power. After leading a U.S. Presidential delegation to attend the 20th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide, Ambassador Power visited... Read More



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