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Secretary Kerry Remarks at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you all. Thank you for a wonderful, warm welcome here at AJC. And thank... Read More

Bosnian National Extradited to Stand Trial for Murder and Torture

The United States has extradited Sulejman Mujagic, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a resident of Utica, N.Y., to stand trial in Bosnia for charges relating to the torture... Read More

U.S. Statement on Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Education

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur on Education for his report. Education has been at the core of the United States’ belief... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed and with the Working Group on Discrimination against Women

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Thank you, Mr. President. Artistic expression and creativity can work to challenge, change, and inspire us. They allow us to imagine and envision... Read More

U.S. Concerns with Proposed Egyptian Civil Society Law

The United States is concerned by the civil society draft law submitted by the Egyptian Presidency to the Shura Council. After holding consultations with local stakeholders and international experts, the... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2013

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 For more than two centuries, our Nation has struggled to transform the ideals of liberty and equality from... Read More

Embassy Sarajevo Illuminated in Rainbow Colors for IDAHO

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 Embassy Sarajevo was illuminated in rainbow colors from dusk till dawn the evening of May 17 in honor... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on 5+2 Talks and Situation in the Security Zone in Moldova

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes the progress made in the latest round of 5+2 talks. The agreement on the protocol for dismantling the industrial cable... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Detention of Former Minister of Culture in Turkmenistan

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is deeply concerned by the incommunicado detention of Turkmenistan’s former Minister of Culture Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov. Turkmen authorities detained Mr. Nurmuhammedov on... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Response to the Head of the OSCE Center in Bishkek and the Director of the OSCE Academy

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Sergei Kapinos and Dr. Maxim Ryabkov to the Permanent Council and we thank you both for your reports. ... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Efforts to Establish Fences Along the Administrative Boundary Line for the South Ossetia Region of Georgia, As Well As Into Tbilisi-Administered Territory

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is deeply concerned about repeated efforts to establish fences along the administrative boundary line (ABL) for the South Ossetia region of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States extends a warm welcome to the Permanent Council to Ambassador Ivo Petrov in his capacity as Head of Mission at the... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to Secretary General of GUAM Valeri Chechelashvili

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes you to the Permanent Council, Secretary General Valeri Chechelashvili, and we thank you for your presentation today. The United States... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on LGBT Rally in Georgia and Incident of LGBT Hate Crime in the U.S.

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. In the May 16 meeting of the Permanent Council, the United States raised the issue of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia—IDAHO. In our... Read More

U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control Issues Iranian General License D

​Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Iranian General License D authorizing the exportation or reexportation, directly or indirectly, from the United States or by U.S. persons, wherever located,... Read More

Cluster ID: Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporation

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Cluster ID: Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporation and other Business Enterprises and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom... Read More

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23

UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session - read more at U.S. Embassy Geneva U.S. Statement On Opening Day Of 23rd Session Of Human Rights Council - May 27, 2013 Additional... Read More

Advancing Disability Rights Worldwide Through Exchanges

President Obama has proclaimed that international disability rights should be at the heart of our nation’s foreign policy.  The State Department has put that declaration to work in our public... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe Media Stakeout Before Urgent Debate on Syria

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Ambassador Donahoe: Good morning. I’d like to open with a few general comments about the current session and then we’ll turn to the... Read More

U.S. Statement at UN Rights Council Urgent Debate on Syria

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session AS DELIVERED The United States stands with the Syrian people and members of the international community in calling for an immediate end to... Read More



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