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Ambassador John F. Tefft Awarded the 2012 Diplomacy in Human Rights Award

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Thomas Melia

2013-09-04

Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. Thank you, Ambassador Klemm. I am honored to join Deputy Secretary Burns and to represent my colleagues in the Bureau... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Syria at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-03

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, Ranking Member Corker, thank you very, very much for having us here today. We look forward to this opportunity to be... Read More

President Obama Before Meeting with Congress on the Situation in Syria

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-09-03

THE PRESIDENT:  I want to thank the leaders of both parties for being here today to discuss what is a very serious issue facing the United States.  And the fact... Read More

Protecting Labor Rights in the Global Market Place

U.S. Department of State

DipNote blog

2013-09-02

For over a century, we've set aside a day to honor the contributions of workers. The cookouts, shopping sales, and parades are end of summer American rituals.  But the significance... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Violence at Camp Ashraf in Iraq

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

2013-09-02

On behalf of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, I condemn yesterday's violence at Camp Ashraf in which numerous people were injured and as many as 47 people killed.... Read More

U.S. Condemns Attack at Camp Ashraf in Iraq

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-09-01

The United States strongly condemns the terrible events that took place at Camp Ashraf today, which according to various reports resulted in the deaths of and injuries to numerous camp... Read More

U.S. Assessment of the Government of Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2013-08-30

The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. We further assess that... Read More

Secretary Kerry Statement on Syria

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-30

President Obama has spent many days now consulting with Congress and talking with leaders around the world about the situation in Syria. And last night, the President asked all of... Read More

International Day of the Disappeared

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

2013-08-30

Today is the International Day of the Disappeared, a day to draw attention to the fate of people detained and imprisoned in conditions unknown to their loved ones. Forced disappearances... Read More

The U.S. on Supreme Court Decision: Ghana’s 2012 Presidential Election

Office of the Spokesperson - U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-08-29

The United States commends Ghana’s commitment to a peaceful resolution of the 2012 presidential election dispute through a legal process, which culminated in today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the results... Read More

The March on Washington: 50 Years Later

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

2013-08-28

The year was 1963. I was a first grader in New York City and the country was electrified. Buses were being chartered by the hundreds for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther... Read More

Ambassador Donald Booth Named U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-28

President Obama, myself, and his entire national security team invested significant energy into thinking through the right person to serve as the President's new Special Envoy for Sudan and South... Read More

White House on the Appointment of Ambassador Donald Booth as U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-08-28

Today I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Donald Booth as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.  Ambassador Booth is one of America’s most... Read More

U.S. Commerce Department General Counsel Keynote Address at the German Marshall Fund of the United States

U.S. Commerce Department General Counsel Cameron F. Kerry

2013-08-28

AS PREPARED Thank you, Craig. I am very grateful for that kind introduction and this chance to reflect on the work of the Obama Administration over the past four-plus years... Read More

President Obama at the "Let Freedom Ring" Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Lincoln Memorial - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-08-28

THE PRESIDENT:  To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans. Five decades ago today, Americans... Read More

Secretary Kerry on U.S. Citizens Detained or Missing in Iran

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-28

The United States respectfully asks the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to work cooperatively with us in our efforts to help U.S. citizens Robert Levinson, Amir Hekmati, and... Read More

U.S.-European Union Human Rights Consultations

U.S. Department of State

2013-08-27

Uzra Zeya, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, is leading a delegation to Brussels August 27-29, for annual human rights consultations between... Read More

A Celebration of Women, Peace and International Law

Pro Concordia Labor (For Peace I Work) - Delft, The Netherlands

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp

2013-08-27

Thank you, Hope, for the introduction and for including me in this event. It is an honor to be sharing the platform with Leymah Gbowee, winner of the Nobel Peace... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-26

Well, for the last several days President Obama and his entire national security team have been reviewing the situation in Syria, and today I want to provide an update on... Read More

Freedom Online Coalition Joint Statement on the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s Decree 72

Office of the Spokesperson - U.S Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-08-26

The Freedom Online Coalition is deeply concerned by the announcement of Vietnam’s new Decree 72, which will impose further restrictions on the way the Internet is accessed and used in... Read More



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