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Ambassador Power at a General Assembly Session on the Sellstrom Report

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-17

68th Session of the UN General Assembly Thank you, Mr. President, for convening this important session on the first day of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, and thank... Read More

Ambassador Power on UN Report on Chemical Weapons in Syria

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-09-16

The Council heard this morning from the Secretary General on the findings of Dr. Sellstrom and his team of chemical weapons experts. Before I say anything else, let me do... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on the UN Report on Chemical Weapons Use

The White House

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-09-16

We welcome the report made public today by the United Nations mission established by Secretary-General Ban to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria. The U.N. report adds even... Read More

U.S. Statement: Presentation of Report by UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria

HRC 24th Session

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-16

Thank you, Mr. President. We welcome the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria and thank the commission for its extremely important work. For more than two years,... Read More

Secretary Kerry and UK, French Foreign Ministers on Syria

Quai d'Orsay - Paris, France

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-16

FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: (Via interpreter) (In progress) discuss the situation in Syria as well as the decisions to be taken over the next few days. And further to that meeting... Read More

Civil Society in Action for Human Rights

Reception on the Occasion of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) Program - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-09-16

Thank you all for joining us tonight for this reception on the occasion of the World Federation of United Nations Associations’ program “Civil Society in Action for Human Rights” which... Read More

Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

US Department of State- Washington, D.C.

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-09-14

Taking into account the decision of the Syrian Arab Republic to accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention and the commitment of the Syrian authorities to provisionally apply the Convention prior... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Post Meeting Press Remarks

Intercontinental Hotel- Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

2013-09-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much for your patience, not just this morning, but over the last couple of days. We’re very appreciative and particularly grateful to Sergey Lavrov,... Read More

President Obama on U.S.-Russian Agreement on Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

The White House Office of the Press Secretary- Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-09-14

I welcome the progress made between the United States and Russia through our talks in Geneva, which represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria's chemical weapons... Read More

Backround Briefing by Senior Officials on Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

Geneva, Switzerland

Senior State Department Officials

2013-09-14

MODERATOR: Hi, everyone. So we have a group of experts here. So this is, of course, on background for attribution to senior State Department officials. They’ll do just a brief... Read More

Secretary Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, and UN Special Envoy Brahimi Joint Statements After Trilat

UN Offices - Geneva, Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; and UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

2013-09-13

SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just say to everybody that we will not – we will each make a very brief statement. We’ll not be taking questions at this time. And... Read More

Freedom of Assembly and Association is Inextricably Linked to Other Fundamental Freedoms

Human Rights Council 24th Session Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-13

Item 3: General Debate As Delivered Thank you, Mr. President. It is with great pride that the United States once again lends its support to the resolution on the freedoms... Read More

Launching the U.S. Network of UNESCO's Coalition of Cities Against Racism

U.S. Conference of Mayors

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Nerissa J. Cook

2013-09-12

Remarks to Mayors’ Day Breakfast AS PREPARED Thank you, Mayor Johnson and Mayor Bell for your inspiring remarks, and for hosting this special event. And thanks also to Tom Cochran... Read More

U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination: 10-Point Plan of Action

Washignton, D.C.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors

2013-09-12

In the 50 years since the murder of Medgar Evers in Jackson, the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham which killed four young girls, and the march... Read More

U.S. Priorities at the 68th UN General Assembly

Georgetown University

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Dean Pittman

2013-09-12

Thank you Professor Arend for that kind introduction and to the University, the Mortara Center, and the School of Foreign Service for so graciously hosting this morning’s conversation. I would... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Syria

Geneva,Switzerland

Secretary of State John Kerry; Russian Foreign Minister SergeyLavrov

2013-09-12

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: (Via interpreter) (In progress) – delegations that accompany us. Of course, we would like you to have unbiased ideas about what we are going to do. But... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe Meets with Bahraini Delegation on the Sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-11

The United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva notes its deep disappointment and concern over gross factual inaccuracies presented in Bahraini press following U.S. Ambassador to the Human... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Relocation of Remaining Individuals from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya in Iraq

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-09-11

The United States welcomes today’s safe arrival at Camp Hurriya of the remaining 42 individuals from the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) who had been residing at Camp Ashraf. These individuals were survivors... Read More

Russian Civil Society Leaders Inspire

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Michael McFaul

2013-09-11

Despite a packed G-20 schedule filled with meetings on economic issues and the situation in Syria, President Obama also took the time while in St. Petersburg to meet with representatives... Read More

U.S. Gravely Concerned About the Dire Situation of Children in Syria

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland 

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-09-10

Following the Oral Presentation of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict The United States thanks Special Representative Zerrougi for her statement and for her... Read More



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