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Secretary Kerry on Violence in South Sudan

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-20

The international community is laser-focused on the deeply alarming violence in South Sudan. We are all determined to continue standing for the aspirations of a people who have endured far... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Release of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-20

We welcome the pardon and release from prison of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. We have repeatedly expressed our concerns about due process violations and selective prosecution in Russia, including against Khodorkovskiy and... Read More

Facilitating Transition in the Central African Republic

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-20

The United States welcomes the official transition from the Peace and Consolidation Mission in the Central African Republic (MICOPAX) to the African Union-led International Support Mission in the Central African... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

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

2013-12-19

Ambassador Baer Response to the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro The United States warmly welcomes back Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Addresses by the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States and the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries

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

2013-12-19

Response to Addresses by the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, H.E. Halil Akinci and the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries,... Read More

Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-19

Three years after the Belarusian Government launched its brutal crackdown on civil society, the democratic opposition, and independent media, we remember the political prisoners who remain in detention and reiterate... Read More

President Obama on South Sudan

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-12-19

In 2011, millions of South Sudanese voted to forge a new nation, founded on the promise of a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of South Sudan’s people. In... Read More

U.S. Mission to the UN on the Life and Memory of Nelson Mandela

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

2013-12-19

Remarks at the Special Meeting of the 68th UN General Assembly Dedicated to the Life and Memory of Nelson Mandela Thank you, Mr. President, for convening this memorial to honor... Read More

Ambassador Power at a Press Conference in Bangui, Central African Republic

Bangui, Central African Republic

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

2013-12-19

Hello, everybody. Thank you for coming out today and thank you for your patience. President Obama asked me to travel to the Central African Republic in order to do two... Read More

Update on South Sudan

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-18

The United States is deeply troubled by the recent fighting in South Sudan. We call on the country’s political leaders to refrain from any action that could escalate an already... Read More

Ambassador Power Remarks with Representatives of Nigerian Civil Society Organizations

Abuja, Nigeria

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

2013-12-18

Thank you, I am very pleased to be here and delighted to meet you all. There is a lot to discuss today, and I am, above all, here to listen... Read More

Op-Ed for International Migrants Day 2013: Migrants Need Protecting

Washington, D.C.

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

2013-12-18

They are scattered around the world, but they are valuable members of their communities. They are often absent, but their efforts mean families can build houses, put children through school,... Read More

U.S. Intervention Delivered at the 10th Annual G-8-BMENA Forum for the Future

Cairo, Egypt

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

2013-12-17

It is an honor to represent the United States at this year’s Forum for the Future and a pleasure to be back in Egypt. On behalf of Secretary Kerry, I... Read More

Testimony: Responding to the Humanitarian, Security, and Governance Crisis in the Central African Republic

Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on African Affairs

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

2013-12-17

Thank you Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Flake and other members for the opportunity to testify before you today on this urgent matter. I very much appreciate your interest and your... Read More

HRC Will Expedite Appointment of Independent Expert on Human Rights in the Central African Republic

U.S. Mission Geneva - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2013-12-16

The United States welcomes the proposals in the Human Rights Council (HRC) today that will expedite the appointment of an Independent Expert for the Central African Republic in recognition of... Read More

Secretary Kerry Joint Press Availability With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

Government Guest House - Hanoi, Vietnam

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-16

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Excellency John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, ladies and gentlemen, correspondents; you may now have the... Read More

Chile Presidential Elections

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

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-12-16

We congratulate Dr. Michelle Bachelet on her election as the next President of Chile, based on the preliminary results issued by Chile’s electoral authorities. The Chilean people have once again... Read More

One Year Anniversary of Lao Civil Society Leader Sombath Somphone's Disappearance

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-15

The United States remains deeply concerned over the fate of Sombath Somphone, one of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s most respected civil society figures, on the one-year anniversary of his... Read More

Secretary Kerry to Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

American Center - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-12-14

SECRETARY KERRY: Mr. Ambassador, David, thank you very, very much. And thank you so much for your great leadership these past years. Xin chao, Vietnam. I’m very, very happy to... Read More

Youth and Human Rights

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

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

2013-12-13

AS PREPARED Thank you, Nicole, for that kind introduction. It’s a true honor to be here at CSIS – and with such an impressive crowd, both in this beautiful new... Read More



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