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Remarks at the Launch of the Office for Engagement With Faith-Based Communities

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

Secretary of State John Kerry; Special Advisor Shaun Casey; Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Melissa Rogers

2013-08-07

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. Thank you very, very much. Sorry to be a moment late. I apologize. Really delighted to be here... Read More

Secretary Kerry and EU High Representative Ashton on Egypt

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

Secretary of State John Kerry and the European Union's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton

2013-08-07

In the spirit of supporting Egypt’s democratic transition, two senior representatives of the United States and the EU, Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and Special Representative for the Southern... Read More

President Obama on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-08-07

Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr here in the United States and around the world. During the past month, Muslims have honored their faith... Read More

U.S. Statement on Expulsion of UNHCR Staff in Darfur

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-08-06

AS PREPARED The United States joins the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in urging the Government of Sudan to immediately renew the necessary work permits for... Read More

Secretary Kerry Convenes Partners of the Global Equality Fund

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

2013-08-06

As part of the Department’s overall strategy to support the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, Secretary Kerry met with the Partners of the Global Equality... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power Before the Presentation of Credentials to the UN Secretary General

New York, N.Y.

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

2013-08-05

Ambassador Power: Hello everybody. I'm Samantha Power. I'm totally delighted to be here-so honored, so thrilled to have started work as the U.S. Ambassador to United Nations. As many of... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Zimbabwe’s Presidential Election

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-03

Zimbabweans voted in their country’s first national elections this week since the violent and disputed polls in 2008. These elections were an opportunity for Zimbabwe to move forward on a... Read More

Remarks of Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya at Press Conference on 18th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

U.S. Embassy Beijing

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-08-02

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY ZEYA: Good afternoon. On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, we participated in the 18th round of the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue hosted by China’s Ministry of Foreign... Read More

Secretary Kerry Announcement on Visa Changes for Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Embassy London - London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-02

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. Well, thanks for gathering, I know on relatively short notice. I really appreciate it. One of the – first of all, it’s great to be in... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Before Their Meeting

London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-02

SECRETARY KERRY: Welcome, everybody. I’ll say a couple – do you want to say anything? Let me just say it’s a great pleasure for me to meet with Sheikh Abdullah,... Read More

Second Anniversary of the Arrest of Ales Byalyatski

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

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-08-02

August 4 marks the second anniversary of the arrest of Ales Byalyatski, Chairman of leading Belarusian human rights organization Vyasna and a winner of the Department of State’s 2011 Human... Read More

U.S. Envoy to Kenya on Importance of Democracy in Africa

Africa Regional Governance and Best Practices Conference - Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, Mombasa, Kenya

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec

2013-08-02

International Republican Institute, Kenya, Honorable Speaker Ethuro, Honorable Governors, Honorable Members of Parliament and the Senate, Honorable Members of the East African Legislative Assembly, Honorable Assembly Speakers and Members, Government... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Pakistani Foreign Affairs Advisor Aziz

Prime Minister's Residence - Islamabad, Pakistan

Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistani Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz

2013-08-01

MODERATOR: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. (Inaudible.) SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much. As-Salaam Alaikum. It’s a pleasure to be here and I was privileged to be able to... Read More

Meeting of the U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-08-01

The United States and Honduras held the second meeting of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group on July 31 in Washington, D.C. The Working Group was an opportunity for high-level... Read More

Advancing Disability Rights Around the World Through U.S. Department of State Exchanges

U.S. Department of State

2013-07-30

Sixty disability and civil society organizations from 20 countries and the United States have been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows EMPOWER Program. This two-way... Read More

Meeting of the U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group

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

2013-07-29

The United States and Honduras will hold a meeting of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group on July 31 in Washington, D.C. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere... Read More

Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

The White House Blog - Washington, D.C.

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, Grant T. Harris

2013-07-29

In response to the political crisis in South Sudan and the deeply troubling violence in Jonglei state, today the White House hosted NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the situation... Read More

Mali First Round Presidential Elections

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

Departmental Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-07-29

The United States congratulates the people of Mali for their enthusiastic participation in the first round of Presidential elections on July 28. We commend the interim government for holding transparent,... Read More

The U.S. at an Informal General Assembly Meeting with the Syria Commission of Inquiry

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

Acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2013-07-29

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Mr. Pinheiro, for your briefing and for your impassioned plea to the membership today. We deeply appreciate the Commission of Inquiry’s continued efforts... Read More

A Call to Action: Unconventional Approaches To Combat Modern Slavery

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca

2013-07-29

Each summer, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons hosts an event on human trafficking for interns working in the Washington, D.C. area.  This year, the theme... Read More



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