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Secretary Kerry on U.S. Deep Concern with Nigeria’s Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-01-13

The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association,... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance for the South Sudan Crisis

2014-01-13

Key Developments International media report that violence may have resulted in the death of up to 10,000 people since December 15. On January 12, UNMISS reported that casualty figures in... Read More

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

DipNote blog

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

2014-01-10

On December 31, 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. He called upon private businesses, civil society groups, faith leaders, families, and individuals... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice on South Sudan

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2014-01-09

The United States strongly supports the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators, Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin and General Lazaro Sumbeiywo, to secure a cessation of hostilities and to... Read More

Testimony: The Situation in South Sudan, U.S. Department of State

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Washington, D.C

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield

2014-01-09

Introduction Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today. I know that the subject before us... Read More

Testimony: The Syrian Refugee Crisis, U.S. Department of State

Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2014-01-07

Statement Submitted for the Record to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Cruz, and distinguished Senators, thank... Read More

Testimony: The Syrian Refugee Crisis, USAID

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights - Washington, D.C.

USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Nancy Lindborg

2014-01-07

Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Cruz, and Members of the Subcommittee; thank you for inviting me to testify on the ongoing U.S. response to Syria’s humanitarian crisis and for your interest... Read More

Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Hard

2014-01-06

The United States is disappointed by the recent Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. With more than half of the seats uncontested and most of the remainder offering only token opposition, the... Read More

Beginning of Direct Talks on South Sudan

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-01-04

Today the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) announced the start of direct talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between the parties to the conflict in South Sudan. We are grateful for... Read More

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan

USAID Press Office - Washington, D.C.

U.S. Agency for International Development

2014-01-03

The United States announced $49.8 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help victims of conflict in South Sudan. With this new assistance, the United States has provided more than $300... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Myanmar’s Independence Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-01-03

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I’m honored to send best wishes to the people of your country as you celebrate your Independence Day. ... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-12-31

Over a century and a half after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, millions remain in bondage -- children forced to take part in armed conflict or sold to... Read More

Condolences on Death of Mike O’Connor, Mexico Representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-31

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to foreign correspondent Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times, the surviving widow of Mike O’Connor, Mexico Representative of the Committee to... Read More

NSC Spokesperson on the All-Party Talks in Northern Ireland

The White House

NSC Spokesperson, Caitlin Hayden

2013-12-31

We are disappointed that Northern Ireland’s political leaders did not conclude an agreement today. We commend the work of the independent chair and his team. Through months of consultations with... Read More

NSC Spokesperson on South Sudan

The White House

NSC Spokesperson, Caitlin Hayden

2013-12-31

The United States remains deeply concerned by the fragile situation in South Sudan. We continue to urge President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to take immediate steps... Read More

Thirteen Stories That Shaped the World in 2013

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Douglas Frantz

2013-12-31

In 2013, as more people than ever sought their news through social media, the State Department expanded its digital engagement. Our goal was, and remains, to find ways to give... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on Events in 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

2013-12-30

I would like to start by once again thanking and recognizing the Ukrainian Chairmanship-in-Office, which holds its last Permanent Council meeting today. As many have recognized, the team here in... Read More

Funding for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-30

The United States welcomes Lebanon’s decision to fulfill its 2013 funding obligations to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. We recognize and commend Prime Minister Mikati’s strong leadership in ensuring that... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Targeted Violence and Intimidation Towards Activists, Journalists in Ukraine

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-12-26

The United States expresses its grave concern over an emerging pattern of targeted violence and intimidation towards activists and journalists who participated in or reported on the EuroMaidan protests. The... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Violence in the Central African Republic

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-26

The United States is alarmed by the December 24 and 25 attacks in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) by both Seleka and Anti-Balaka fighters against civilian populations in the capital... Read More



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