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Ambassador Power at a Security Council Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

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

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

2014-04-25

Thank you Madame President, thank you Mr. Secretary General, Special Representative Bangura, and Ms. Misaka for your informative and powerful briefings. In the past decade, the Security Council has identified... Read More

Free the Press 2014: Stemming the Tide of Media Repression

2014-04-25

Journalists are being silenced around the world. In too many places, they are imprisoned, attacked, intimidated, disappeared, exiled or murdered for trying to report the news or exercise their freedom... Read More

Ambassador Power on Elections for the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations

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

2014-04-24

Repressive regimes that systematically limit the activities of non-governmental organizations have, once again, been elected to the United Nations' Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations. This is yet another reminder of how... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Overseas Press Club 75th Annual Awards

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

2014-04-24

It’s great to be here and more than a little scary – you’re an amazing group. Among us tonight are award winners and icons, living legends and legendary curmudgeons, truth... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Recent Targeting of Civilians in South Sudan

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

2014-04-24

The United States condemns the outrageous and deliberate targeting of civilians in South Sudan. The "Cessation of Hostilities" agreement signed three months ago appears to have been treated more like... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on Ukraine

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-04-24

It has now been a week since the United States, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine met in Geneva. We did so after a phone call between President Putin and... Read More

Ambassador Lomellin Addresses the 11th OAS Hemispheric Forum with Civil Society

U.S. Mission to the OAS - Washington, D.C.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, Ambassador Carmen Lomellin

2014-04-24

Mr. Chairman, I would like to start by thanking you and the OAS General Secretariat — in particular Secretary Quiñónez — for hosting this annual dialogue. The logistics and attention... Read More

21st Century Challenges to the Inter-American Human Rights System

Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco, CA

Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, Lawrence J. Gumbiner

2014-04-24

Good afternoon. Thank you for that kind introduction, Norma, and for all of the outstanding work which the Commonwealth Club does in educating the citizens of the Bay Area on... Read More

Joint Statement on the Anniversary of Rana Plaza Building Collapse in Bangladesh

2014-04-23

The text of the following statement was released by the Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of... Read More

Ethiopia's Investments in Family Planning

Center for Strategic and International Studies - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2014-04-23

Let me start by thanking you for organizing this event. And thank you for preparing this video. It is inspiring to see how enlightened family planning policies can transform the... Read More

On OSCE Engagement with Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

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

2014-04-22

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Today, we are grateful for this Organization and applaud its efforts to... Read More

White House Press Secretary on South Sudan

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-04-22

We are horrified by reports out of South Sudan that fighters aligned with rebel leader Riek Machar massacred hundreds of innocent civilians last week in Bentiu. Images and accounts of... Read More

Vice President Biden at a Meeting with Ukrainian Legislators

Rada - Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Joe Biden

2014-04-22

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mr. Ambassador. And I want to thank... Read More

Remarks to the Press by Vice President Biden and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk

Cabinet of Ministers Club - Kyiv, Ukraine

Vice President Joe Biden; Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

2014-04-22

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Mr. Prime Minister, let me begin by thanking you... Read More

USOSCE on the Geneva Statement: Implementation Cannot Happen without Russian Support

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

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

2014-04-22

I came to today’s meeting with a clear sense that the United States has hope for the possibility of near-term implementation of the Geneva Statement. In fact, we had hoped... Read More

Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies - Fort DeRussy, Waikiki

Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Tom Kelly

2014-04-21

Aloha! I work in the Foreign Ministry of the United States, the U.S. State Department. I’ve been a diplomat my entire life, and so I’m usually dressed a lot more... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-04-21

Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. President Obama and Vice President Biden have made U.S. support for Ukraine... Read More

Secretary Kerry Op-Ed: Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

The Boston Globe

2014-04-20

Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that... Read More

Working Towards a National Peace in Burma

U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-04-19

A milestone in Burma’s transition from dictatorship to democracy will be the end of violent conflict between its central government and the ethnic minority groups living in its border areas. ... Read More

U.S. Condemns Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-04-19

The United States condemns the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi today, the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in Pakistan. Freedom of the... Read More



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