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Secretary Kerry on the Violence in Egypt

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-14

Sorry to keep you waiting, folks. I’ll make a statement and then Jen Psaki will stay and take questions and brief everybody. The United States strongly condemns today’s violence and... Read More

Internet Freedom for All

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya; U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Daniel A. Sepulveda; Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Christopher Painter

2013-08-13

Internet freedom is a foreign policy priority for the United States, and has been for many years.  Our goal is to ensure that any child, born anywhere in the world,... Read More

Inclusive Economic Growth and Respect for Labor Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa (AGOA Forum)

2013 United States-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum - Addis Ababa

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Karen J. Hanrahan

2013-08-12

AS PREPARED Good afternoon. It is my pleasure to be here with our distinguished panelists, Minister of Commerce Mr. Axel Addy, my colleague from the U.S. Department of Labor, Trade... Read More

U.S. Embassy Concerned over Grandpass Mosque Attack

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

2013-08-11

The United States Embassy is concerned by the attack on Grandpass Mosque on August 10. This incident is particularly troubling in light of a number of recent attacks against the... Read More

President Obama's Press Conference on Reforms to NSA Programs

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-08-10

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please have a seat.     Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about what I believe should be our number-one priority as a... Read More

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq and Pledges to Help Combat al Qaeda

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-08-10

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the cowardly attacks today in Baghdad. These attacks were aimed at families celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end... Read More

Ambassador Power on Citizen Activism at the Fourth Estate Leadership Summit

Los Angeles, CA

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

2013-08-10

Video Highlights of Ambassador Power's Speech O-M-G. Right back at you. You actually have no idea what it’s like to be up here looking out at you. I had a... Read More

The Disabilities Treaty: It’s Time For Action

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

Secertary of State John Kerry

2013-08-09

View the Fact Sheet on The Disabilities Treaty: Opening the World to Americans with Disabilities Learn More about the Disabilities Treaty on state.gov: Opening the World to Americans with Disabilities ... Read More

Fact Sheet on The Disabilities Treaty: Opening the World to Americans with Disabilities

U.S. Department of State

2013-08-09

“In four simple words, the treaty says to other countries that don’t respect the rights of disabled people: Be more like us.” - Secretary of State John Kerry, USA Today,... Read More

The U.S. on Violent Incidents in Weliweriya, Sri Lanka

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-08-09

The United States is concerned by recent violent incidents, including shootings of unarmed protesters, in Weliweriya, Sri Lanka. We offer our condolences to the families of the deceased and injured,... Read More

U.S. Embassy Rangoon Sponsors Religious and Civil Society Leaders for Tolerance and Diversity Exchange

Rangoon, Burma

U.S. Embassy Rangoon

2013-08-08

Yangon – On August 8, U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell met with religious and civil society leaders selected to participate in a three-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange in the... Read More

President Obama Increases Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-08-08

On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, President Obama announced today more than $195 million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide life-saving food, medical care, and relief supplies for people affected... Read More

No Country, No Rights: Gender Discrimination and Statelessness

Panel Discussion at Event Sponsored by Women's Refugee Commission, Equality Now, and InterAction

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Kelly Clements

2013-08-08

AS PREPARED Thank you for inviting me to join this distinguished panel and thanks to the Women’s Refugee Commission and Equality Now for focusing attention on this serious issue of... Read More

Statement on the 25th Anniversary of 8-8-88 Uprising

U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Ambassador Derek Mitchell

2013-08-08

Yangon – On August 8, U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell attended the 8888 Silver Jubilee ceremony at the Myanmar Convention Center and released the following statement: “On this day, 25 years... Read More

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



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