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Discussion with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 25th Human Rights Council and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-17

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States expresses deep gratitude to Mr. Quintana for his nearly six years serving as Special Rapporteur... Read More

United States Increases Costs on Russia for Actions in Ukraine

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

DipNote Blog

2014-03-17

President Barack Obama announced a series of measures today that will continue to increase the cost on Russia and on those responsible for what is happening in Ukraine. As authorized... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-03-16

President Obama spoke this afternoon with President Putin of Russia. President Obama emphasized that the Crimean “referendum,” which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention,... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-16

The United States has steadfastly supported the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine since it declared its independence in 1991, and we reject the “referendum” that took place today... Read More

United States Rejects 'Referendum' in Crimean Region of Ukraine

DipNote blog

DipNote bloggers

2014-03-16

The United States has steadfastly supported the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine since it declared its independence in 1991. In a statement released on March 16, 2014, the... Read More

Voices of North Korea

U.S. Department of State

2014-03-15

Voices of North Korea in Korean - 북한의 목소리 The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea brought to light the deplorable situation inside North... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Security Council Stakeout on Ukraine

Washington, D.C.

2014-03-15

Good day everybody. Today’s vote is a reflection of what Russia denies and the whole world knows. The whole world knows the government of Ukraine has acted with restraint in... Read More

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote after a UN Security Council Vote on a Resolution on Ukraine

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

2014-03-15

Madame President, The United States deeply appreciates the support from our colleagues around this table and from the many states who have called for a peaceful end to the crisis... Read More

Remarks at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Convention and Board Meeting

Washington, D.C.

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

2014-03-15

  As Prepared for Delivery I’m so honored to be here and I’d like to thank Chad and the Human Rights Campaign for the invitation to speak today.  I’d like... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Death of Chinese Activist Cao Shunli

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-03-15

The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that rights activist Cao Shunli has passed away at a hospital in Beijing. We offer our condolences to her family. Chinese authorities... Read More

Secretary Kerry Press Availability in London on Ukraine

The Churchill Hotel - London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. President Obama, as you know, asked me to come to London in an effort to try to deescalate the situation in Ukraine. Today, Foreign Minister... Read More

Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to London

U.S. Department of State

Senior State Department Officials

2014-03-14

MODERATOR: This is a background briefing previewing our trip to London, where Secretary Kerry will be meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov. Senior State Department Official Number One will give some... Read More

Press Availability in London

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. President Obama, as you know, asked me to come to London in an effort to try to deescalate the situation in Ukraine. Today, Foreign Minister... Read More

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Venezuelan Government’s Response to Ongoing Protests

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Assistant for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Scott Busby

2014-03-13

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Venezuela: Response to pronouncements by the Prosecutor General of Venezuela at a side event at the UN Human... Read More

Secretary Kerry on FY2015 Department of State Budget

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-13

Well, Mr. Chairman, thank you very much, and Ranking Member Graham and all the members of the committee, senators, good friends of mine. And I’m very appreciative of the opportunity... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Francis

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-13

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend heartfelt congratulations to His Holiness Pope Francis on the one-year anniversary of his historic election to... Read More

Opening Statement at Presentation of the Fourth Periodic Report of the U.S. on Implementation of the ICCPR


UN Human Rights Committee - Geneva, Switzerland

Head of U.S. Delegation
, Principal Deputy Legal Adviser, Mary E. McLeod


2014-03-13

As Prepared Distinguished Chair, Members of the Committee, my name is Mary McLeod, and I am the Principal Deputy Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. On behalf of... Read More

Justice Department ICCPR Opening Statement

U.S. Department of Justice

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Roy L. Austin, Jr.

2014-03-13

As Prepared Thank you, Mary, and thank you to the Chair and members of the Committee. My name is Roy Austin, and I serve as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General... Read More

U.S. on HRC Discussion Focuses Attention on Awareness of Important Issue of Access to Justice for Children

Human Rights Council 25th Session

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-13

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Intervention on the full-day meeting on the Rights of the Child “The Rights of the Child: Access to... Read More

Ambassador Power at U.N. Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

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

2014-03-13

Thank you, Mr. President, thank you Under-Secretary-General Feltman, and thank you Mr. Prime Minister, for your timely briefing. This meeting comes at a time when every day we are seeing... Read More



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