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UPR 17th Session – Intervention for Monaco

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Foreign Service Officer, Aleks Needham The United States warmly welcomes... Read More

UPR 17th Session – Intervention for Belize

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Foreign Service Officer, Valerie Ullrich Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. The... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Religious Freedom Day 2013

Freedom of religion is a core American value, but it is not an American invention. It is the birthright of every individual, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Release of Kevin Sutay From Captivity by the FARC

We welcome the release today of Kevin Scott Sutay from captivity at the hands of the FARC. The United States is profoundly grateful to the Government of Colombia and commends... Read More

Renewed Fighting in Eastern DRC

We are deeply concerned about reports of increased fighting in North Kivu and call on all parties to refrain from acts of further escalation. We are particularly concerned about reports... Read More

10 Year Anniversary of Arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Ten years ago today, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, then head of the Yukos Oil Company, was arrested in Russia and charged with multiple financial crimes.  Mr. Khodorkovsky and his colleague Platon Lebedev... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for the Central African Republic

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes the delegation of the Central African Republic... Read More

U.S. Statement on Tymoshenko and EU Association Agreement

I wanted to take the opportunity before departing Kyiv, after a very productive visit, to set the record straight on some inaccurate press reports that mischaracterized the U.S. government’s position... Read More

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Europe and Beyond

I was honored to represent the United States government at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe’s Annual Conference, held in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday. Before an... Read More

Readout of Ambassador Power's Meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana

<p>Ambassador Power met today with UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana to discuss his report to the Third Committee and how the... Read More

USOSCE Response to the Address by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, H.E. Thorbjørn Jagland

AS DELIVERED We warmly welcome the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, and thank him for his remarks. As you know, Mr. Secretary General, the United States... Read More

USOSCE Response to Dr. Halil Yurdakul Yigitgüden, Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities

The United States welcomes Dr. Yigitgüden to the Permanent Council as he presents his latest report as Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities. We appreciate the high level of... Read More

USOSCE on Case of Human Rights Activist Azimjon Askarov in Kyrgyzstan

The United States is concerned by the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan’s October 16 decision in the case of human rights activist Azimjon Askarov.  This ruling lets stand the decisions of... Read More

USOSCE on LGBT Pride Parade in Montenegro

The United States congratulates the participants of the LGBT Pride Parade held in Podgorica, Montenegro on October 20.  We also commend the Government of Montenegro’s support for the parade, both... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for Jordan

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Foreign Service Officer, Valerie Ullrich The United States welcomes the... Read More

UPR 17th Session – Intervention for Malaysia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Foreign Service Officer, Miriam Schive The United States welcomes the... Read More

U.S. on Protecting and Promoting LGBT Rights in Europe

AS PREPARED First, thank you very much Evelyne and to ILGA Europe for including me in this panel.  I am so glad to be here. In response to your question,... Read More

Lethal Attack on Peacekeepers in Mali

The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s attack against MINUSMA, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, in which two Chadian peacekeepers and a Malian civilian were killed and others... Read More

U.S. Pledges Support to UN Trust Fund for Resettlement of Camp Hurriya Residents

The United States welcomes the establishment of the United Nations Trust Fund to support the resettlement of individuals currently residing at Camp Hurriya in Iraq. We are pleased to announce... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for Mexico

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 17th Session page. AS DELIVERED The United States  welcomes the Mexican delegation and commends Mexico for... Read More



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