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President Obama on Situation in Ukraine

Excerpt from Restricted Bilateral Meeting, Mexico: The United States condemns in strongest terms the violence that's taking place there. And we have been deeply engaged with our European partners as... Read More

USUN on the Promotion and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

UN Security Council Debate on the Promotion and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security Thank you, Mr. President and thank you for... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Anti-LBGT Rhetoric in The Gambia

The United States is deeply troubled by the hateful rhetoric used by President Jammeh in his National Day speech on February 18. All people are created equal and should be... Read More

USOAS Addressing the Situation in Venezuela

Mr. Chair — The United States is deeply concerned by the rising tensions and violence we’ve seen during ongoing protests in Venezuela and we express our condolences to the families... Read More

President Obama Excerpts on Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine and Venezuela

Press Conference by President Obama, President Peña Nieto, and Prime Minister Harper In Venezuela, rather than trying to distract from its own failings by making up false accusations against diplomats... Read More

Ensuring a “Time to Thrive” for LGBTQ Youth

Last weekend, the Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with the National Education Association and American Counseling Association, hosted the first-ever “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference... Read More

Vietnamese Government's Decision to Uphold Conviction of Le Quoc Quan

We are deeply concerned by the Vietnamese Government’s decision to uphold the conviction of human rights lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan to 30 months in prison on tax evasion... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Kerry on Democracy and Human Rights in Tunisia

SECRETARY KERRY: I’m very pleased to be here in Tunis at what is obviously a very important time for the country. On behalf of the United States of America and... Read More

Reports Regarding Expulsion of U.S. Officials in Venezuela

Regarding recent reports involving the expulsion of U.S. officials in Venezuela, the United States has not received any formal notification. The allegations that the United States is helping to organize... Read More

Release of the Final Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Human Rights Situation in the D.P.R.K.

We strongly welcome and support the final report released by the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.), which provides compelling... Read More

President Obama on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

As a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.  We believe that people everywhere should be treated ... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Geneva Conference and Situation in Syria

There's no recess in the suffering of the Syrian people, and the parties and the international community must use the recess in the Geneva talks to determine how best to... Read More

Companies With a Heart: A Valentine’s Story of Corporate Social Responsibility

  When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of greeting cards emblazoned with hearts, chocolates, and romantic dinners with a date. Chances are, corporate social responsibility would not be... Read More

De-escalation of Tensions in Ukraine

The United States welcomes today’s announcement in Ukraine of the release of all those detained in the EuroMaidan protests and commends the opposition for their decision to vacate occupied government... Read More

Ambassador Power on Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

Hi everybody. As you know, Under Secretary Amos just briefed the Council and her report only re-confirmed what’s already painfully clear to everyone who has seen the images of emaciated... Read More

USUN Remarks at a Security Council Debate on UNMIK

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif, for your briefing. I would like to welcome Prime Minister Dacic and Prime Minister Thaci back to the Council and... Read More

Remarks on Labor Issues in Bangladesh at Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Good morning. Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting the Department of Labor to participate in this important hearing concerning labor issues in... Read More

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Labor Remarks on Worker's Rights and Safety in Bangladesh

Good morning. Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, and Members of the Committee, thank you for another opportunity to testify before this committee concerning labor issues in Bangladesh. Since your last... Read More

Agreement to Protect Belizean Nationals' Rights Under U.S. Labor Laws

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez signed a consular partnership agreement yesterday with Nestor E. Mendez, Ambassador of Belize to the United States. Under the agreement, the enforcement field... Read More

Ambassador Power on Israel's Membership in JUSCANZ

Today, for the first time, Israel participated in one of the core coordinating groups focused on human rights and social policy at the United Nations.  Israel's participation in the "JUSCANZ"... Read More


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