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Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Democratic Institutions, Good Governance, and Human Rights in Africa

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-08-04

“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

Ambassador Power at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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

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

2014-08-04

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

New Report Highlights Issues Faced by LGBT Persons in Vietnam

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy Hanoi - Hanoi, Vietnam

2014-08-04

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

White House on the 70th Anniversary of the Massacre of Roma and Sinti People at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The White House

Deputy NSC Spokesperson, Bernadette Meehan

2014-08-02

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

Secretary Kerry in Commemoration of the World War II Genocide of Roma

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-01

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. ... Read More

Criminal Charges against Institute for Peace and Democracy Director Leyla Yunus in Azerbaijan

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-31

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

Visa Restrictions Against Human Rights Abusers in Venezuela

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-30

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

Fact Sheet: U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

The Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-07-30

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

Secretary Kerry on the U.S. Contributing $378 Million in Additional Funding to Syria

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-30

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

Remarks by the First Lady at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, D.C.

2014-07-30

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

National Security Advisor Rice “Africa and America: Partners in a Shared Future”

United State Institute of Peace - Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice

2014-07-30

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

Ambassador DiCarlo at the End of July UN Security Council Session

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

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-07-30

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

Ambassador Power at the Young African Leaders Initiative

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

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

2014-07-30

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

Afghanistan's Election Decision: Putting Country First

DipNote blog

U.S. Department of State

2014-07-30

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 Remarks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin After Their Meeting

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-29

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

President Obama on Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-29

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. In the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, and countries around the world, families are still in shock over the sudden and tragic loss of nearly 300 loved... Read More

Interview on the Election in Afghanistan with BBC Radio 4

London, United Kingdom

Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dan Feldman

2014-07-29

BBC: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, one of the two favorites, claimed there was so much fraud his opponent Ashraf Afghani had stolen the election. So there were various recounts and investigations.... Read More

U.S. Embassy Concerns on Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

U.S. Embassy Colombo - Colombo, Sri Lanka

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-07-28

July 28, 2014, Colombo: The United States is deeply concerned by the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of a journalism training session in Colombo over the weekend. The eventual cancellation of... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-28

SECRETARY KERRY: Wow. What a great group. Thank you. Please, sit down. Sit down, sit down. Thank you. It is so good to see you all. Welcome. You having fun? ... Read More

Fact Sheet: 2013 International Religious Freedom Report

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-07-28

On July 28, 2014, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2013 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress. The reports, now in their 16th edition, are available on State.gov and... Read More



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