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2013 Annual Report of the Government of the United States of America for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Foreword By: Dr. Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Fourteen years ago, the United States in partnership with the United Kingdom helped bring... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

It has been 41 days since the Russian Federation began its illegal military actions in Crimea; 24 days since the Russian Federation acknowledged a so-called referendum that was both illegal... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement In Honor of International Roma Day 2014

In celebration of International Roma Day, the United States wishes to reemphasize the fundamental human rights of Roma. As Secretary Kerry noted, “we celebrate the rich Romani culture and contributions... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Prevention of Torture

OSCE Supplemental Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Vienna Thank you Mr. Moderator, We are pleased to have this opportunity to discuss developments in the area of torture prevention in the eleven... Read More

USOSCE Statement on Elections in Afghanistan

The United States congratulates the millions of Afghan men and women who participated in last Saturday’s historic elections. These elections should usher in the first democratic transfer of power in... Read More

Response to the EU Regarding the Execution of Ramiro Hernandez Llanas

On April 9, 2014, the State of Texas executed Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas for the murder of 48-year old history professor Glen Lich and the rape of Lera Lich on October 14,... Read More

Postponement of the 5+ 2 Talks on the Transnistrian Conflict

The United States regrets the postponement of the 5+2 Talks on the Settlement Process on the Transnistrian Conflict, which had been scheduled to take place today and tomorrow in Vienna.... Read More

Ukraine: Confronting Internal Challenges and External Threats (Testimony)

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Assistant Secretary Nuland’s Statement on Ukraine Before the Commission on Security and... Read More

Ambassador Power to Troops of the African-Led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA)

Ladies and gentlemen, soldiers of MISCA, I am honored to stand before you today. Thank you for your courage, for your sacrifice and your dedication to helping the people of... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for the Central African Republic

The United States remains concerned about the people of the CAR and continues efforts to support restoration of security, provide humanitarian aid while promoting accountability, reconciliation and democratic governance. We... Read More

Spokeperson Psaki on Elections in Guinea-Bissau

The upcoming elections in Guinea-Bissau are an important step toward building a more stable, prosperous, democratic future for the Bissau-Guinean people. As the people of Guinea-Bissau go to the polls... Read More

Remarks at The Laramie Project Screening, Trinidad and Tobago

Good evening - a very special good evening to Judy and Denis Shepard. Thank you for joining us tonight. Today, we are saddened to learn of the passing of former... Read More

Embassy Podgorica Marks International Roma Day

Read More: International Roma Day 2014 Celebrated Around the World On April 7, in honor of International Roma Day, U.S. Embassy Podgorica hosted a luncheon for Roma, Ashkali and... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Roma Day 2014

Today of all days, all the American people are particularly thinking of the Roma around the world. We celebrate the rich Romani culture and contributions to our societies in Europe,... Read More

National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2015 International Affairs Budget

Well, thank you, Mr. Chairman, very much, Ranking Member Corker, members of the committee. I’m very happy to be back here and appreciate enormously the committee’s indulgence to have shifted... Read More

Ambassador Power Remarks to the Press in Burundi

We have been shown tremendous kindness and hospitality by the Burundian people in our time here. We were grateful to have a chance to meet with President Nkurunziza, representatives of... Read More

Ambassador Cousens on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, Education, Employment and Decent Work for All, Health and Population Dynamics

Remarks at the 10th Session of the SDG Open Working Group, on Consolidation of Focus Areas: Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, Education, Employment and Decent Work for All, Health and... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement at the Joint FSC/PC: Request for Consultation on Russian Military Build-up on Ukraine Border

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The United States appreciates your convening of this meeting at our request,... Read More

Ambassador Power on the 20th Anniversary of the Start of the Rwanda Genocide

On behalf of President Obama and all the people of the United States, I have come to Rwanda to join with Rwandans and people from all around the world to... Read More

Costa Rica Presidential Elections

We congratulate Luis Guillermo Solis on his election as the next President of Costa Rica. The partnership between the United States and Costa Rica has a long history, and reflects... Read More


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