THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Please be seated. Well, good afternoon, everybody. To Mayor Bloomberg, thank you -- not only for the kind introduction, but to Bloomberg... Read More
“…e support societies that empower women -- because no country will reach its potential unless it draws on the talents of our wives and our mothers, and our sisters and... Read More
SECRETARY KERRY: Well, President Kim, Jim, thank you very, very much for your welcome. Welcome to all of you here, and I appreciate your – the substance of your comments. ... Read More
The governments of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States commend the members of the Libyan Council of Representatives for beginning their work today. The convening of... Read More
SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you, Linda, very, very much for opening this exciting beginning of a very exciting three days, and we’re really delighted to welcome everybody... Read More
“f the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa, then I believe Americans will be more free as well, because I believe that none of us are fully free... Read More
Hello everybody, I’m Samantha Power. I get to be ambassador to the United Nations every day, representing the United States, and I’m delighted to be on this panel. I overheard... Read More
HANOI, August 4, 2014 – On August 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), released the first-ever comprehensive report on... Read More
Seventy years ago, on August 2, 1944, Nazis massacred almost 3,000 Roma and Sinti men, women, and children at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. We mark the anniversary of this atrocity... Read More
We pause today to mourn and remember the hundreds of thousands of Romani men, women and children who were savagely and senselessly murdered by the Nazis during World War II.
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The criminal charges levied against prominent human rights defender Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus on July 30 are deeply concerning and represent a further restriction on peaceful civil... Read More
Venezuela in recent months has witnessed large-scale protests by demonstrators concerned about deteriorating economic, social, and political conditions. Government security forces have responded to these protests in many instances with... Read More
Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $378 million in additional U.S. aid to help those affected by the war in Syria. ... Read More
Nearly 11 million Syrians today are struggling to survive one of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory.
The brutally indefensible and illegitimate Asad regime continues to pursue its... Read More
MRS. OBAMA: Oh, my goodness. Look at you all! (Applause.) Oh, please sit, sit. Rest. (Laughter.) How has everything been? Exciting? So you’ve talked to a lot of important... Read More
Good morning, everyone. Thank you Kristin for that very generous introduction. And thank you all for being here. In particular I want to acknowledge and thank members of the African... Read More
Mr. President, thank you for your steady and very efficient stewardship of the Council this month; the Rwandan coffee you shared with us at the beginning of July has held... Read More
So, I am the last person standing between you and a night on the town. Trouble.
You have made it, you have made it. You had made it; you actually... Read More
Again and again, through all my visits to your country, I've been struck by one profound fact: Afghans want, deserve and are building a better future. You want to live... Read More
SECRETARY KERRY: Make sure it’s still morning. Good morning, everybody. Thank you for being here with us. It’s my pleasure to be able to welcome Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin to... Read More