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U.S. Response to the Report by Ambassador Ralf Breth, Head of OSCE Mission to Skopje

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

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-06-27

The United States welcomes Ambassador Breth to the Permanent Council, and we thank him for his comprehensive and valuable report. The United States strongly supports the OSCE Mission to Skopje,... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on Elections in Albania

The Permanent Council to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian C. Kelly

2013-06-27

AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States of America we congratulate the citizens of Albania on their peaceful and active participation in the June 23 parliamentary elections. Across the... Read More

Ambassador Johnson on Engaging and Empowering Women in the Peace-building Process

Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding - Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Suzan Johnson Cook

2013-06-27

It’s a pleasure to be with you today. As the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom with the Department of State, I feel privileged to have this opportunity to... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on Eviction of Moscow NGO For Human Rights and Injuries to Lev Ponomarev

The Permanent Council to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian C. Kelly

2013-06-27

AS DELIVERED The United States is disturbed by an incident directed against a human rights organization in Russia. On June 23, unidentified men entered the Moscow offices of the... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement of Support for Restraint from Unilateral Actions in Transnistria Conflict

The Permanent Council to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian C. Kelly

2013-06-27

AS DELIVERED The United States supports the June 17 statement by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara regarding the Transnistrian authority's so-called legal act on its border. We support... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at Civil Society Organization Meeting

Gorée Island - Senegal

President Barack Obama

2013-06-27

Well, let me just say thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me. We’ve had a wonderful visit here in Senegal, and I had good opportunity... Read More

USAID Administrator Shah on LGBT Pride Month 2013

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

2013-06-27

I am pleased to join President Obama and Secretary Kerry in applauding the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. Their decision is especially significant during... Read More

President Obama After Tour of Maison Des Esclaves

Gorée Island - Senegal

President Barack Obama

2013-06-27

I want to thank the President of Senegal, but also the Mayor of Gorée and the museum curator here. Obviously, it’s a very powerful moment whenever I can travel with... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-26

The U.S. Department of State applauds the Supreme Court’s decision striking down an unjust and discriminatory law and increasing freedom and equality for LGBT Americans. As a Senator, I voted... Read More

Ambassador Rice at the Security Council Stakeout

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

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2013-06-25

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon, everyone. Some of you have already heard me reflect on my four and a half years here at the UN as the best job... Read More

Remarks to the UN Women Executive Board

U.N. Women Executive Board - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Deputy Representative to ECOSOC, Teri Robl

2013-06-25

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Madame Acting Executive Director. My delegation would first like to applaud the fact that after just two years of operation, UN Women... Read More

DAS Melia at the HFAC Hearing on Religious Minorities in Syria

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Melia

2013-06-25

AS PREPARED Chairman Smith, Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, and members of the subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the situation for minorities in Syria. I request my full testimony to... Read More

U.S. Envoy at UN Debate on Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict

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

U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo

2013-06-24

Security Council Open Debate on Women and Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, for organizing today’s debate and for the priority that you... Read More

Embassy La Paz Combats Anti-LGBT Violence and Discrimination through Three-City Film Series

La Paz, Bolivia

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy La Paz

2013-06-24

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – Pride 2013 In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, U.S. Embassy La Paz sponsored a presentation of the film "Boys Don’t... Read More

Embassy Berlin Supports the LGBT Community at Christopher Street Day Parade 2013

Berlin, Germany

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy Berlin

2013-06-22

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The U.S. on Review of the Istanbul Process Progress

Istanbul Process For Combating Intolerance, Discrimination and Incitement to Hatred and/or Violence on the Basis of Religion or Belief - Geneva, Switzerland

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Ambassador Michael G. Kozak

2013-06-21

3rd International Expert Meeting on the Follow-up of Implementation of HRC Resolution 16/18 The United States is pleased to participate in the third meeting to promote implementation of HRC Resolution... Read More

Statement by the U.S. on the Way Forward with the Istanbul Process

Istanbul Process For Combating Intolerance, Discrimination and Incitement to Hatred and/or Violence on the Basis of Religion or Belief - Geneva, Switzerland

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Ambassador Michael G. Kozak

2013-06-21

3rd International Expert Meeting on the Follow-up of Implementation of HRC Resolution 16/18 I want to thank the Secretary General again for the initiative he took that led to Resolution... Read More

Secretary Kerry on World Refugee Day

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-20

Today, the United States joins the international community in honoring the resilience, courage, and determination of refugees all over the world, and the work of many countries in providing refuge,... Read More

Pride is About U.S. Fundamental Values

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-06-20

More Information on our Highlights Page: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks at the World Refugee Day Event

Benjamin Franklin Room, U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-20

Thank you. Thank you very, very much. I really appreciate the opportunity to be here. I apologize for being a moment late. I just came from the Hill, where I... Read More



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