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Press Roundtable on Ukraine

Thank you for being here as I end two days here in Kyiv meeting with Government officials, meeting with representatives of the opposition, meeting with representatives from the business community... Read More

U.S. Condemns Sectarian Violence in the Central African Republic

The United States is deeply concerned by recent sectarian attacks against both Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR). Clashes during the past few days in the town... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Haiti's Transition From Reconstruction

Remarks With Haitian President Martelly Before Their Meeting SECRETARY KERRY: It is a great pleasure for me to welcome President Michel Martelly from Haiti, and really with great respect for... Read More

President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast

AS DELIVERED THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Please, everyone have a seat. Giving all praise and honor to God, who brought us here this morning. Thank you so much for our... Read More

OSCE Statement on Incident in Security Zone in Moldova

We take note of reports of a recent incident involving the principal of a Latin-script school and Moldovan military observers, which occurred in Parcani in the Security Zone. This incident... Read More

OSCE Response to Report by Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo

The United States welcomes Ambassador Schlumberger to the Permanent Council, and we thank you for another detailed report. The OSCE Mission in Kosovo has been extraordinarily active since your last... Read More

Remarks on OSCE Security Committee

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Schroeder as the new Chairman of the Security Committee and thanks him for his report to the Permanent Council today detailing the Committee’s plans... Read More

OSCE Statement on Events in Ukraine

The United States continues to monitor with grave concern credible reports of human rights violations against activists, protestors, and journalists in Ukraine. We are particularly alarmed by reports from numerous... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Eleven years ago, the United Nations set aside February 6 as the day each year for all of us to reaffirm our commitment to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and stand... Read More

Moving Toward Zero Tolerance to FGM/C: Building Progress at the Community Level

Today, the eleventh annual International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), is a day to remember the 100 to 140 million women and girls around the world... Read More

UPR 18th Session - Intervention for Dominican Republic

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 18th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Aleksandra Needham, Political Specialist The United States welcomes the delegation... Read More

Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

February 6th marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. While in Senegal, I had the opportunity to meet “village godmothers” who had endured Female Genital... Read More

UPR 18th Session - Intervention for Vietnam

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 18th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN... Read More

U.S. to Attend Meeting on Internet Governance in Brazil

The United States will participate in the “Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance” to be held on April 23 and 24, 2014. We appreciate the effort of... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Press Roundtable on Czech Republic and Ukraine

Assistant Secretary Nuland: I am delighted to be back in Prague. It is no accident that Secretary Kerry sent me here within days of the new government being formed. As... Read More

USAID Improves Roma Lives Through Education

Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. On 5th February, USAID presented the last External Performance Evaluation Report of its decade-long Roma Education Project (REP), implemented by... Read More

UPR 18th Session - Intervention for Cyprus

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 18th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Kim D’Auria-Vazira The United States warmly welcomes Her Excellency Ms.... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Barrel Bombs in Aleppo

Each and every day that the barrel-bombing of Aleppo continues, the Asad regime reminds the world of its true colors. It is the latest barbaric act of a regime that... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Ambassador McFaul's Departure from Russia

I join President Obama in expressing my deep gratitude to one of our very best, Ambassador Mike McFaul, for his exemplary service as U.S. Ambassador to Russia. After five years... Read More

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Côte d’Ivoire

On February 7, 2006, by Executive Order 13396, the President declared a national emergency, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with the unusual... Read More



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