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Embassy Maputo Shows Their Support for the LGBT Community

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Embassy Prague Hosts Shabbat Dinner in Honor of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 On May 17th, Ambassador Norman Eisen hosted a traditional Shabbat dinner in honor of the International Day Against... Read More

Embassy Port-au-Prince Partners with Local NGOs to Show Support for the LGBT Community

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IDAHO Event Opens Doors for LGBT Community in Rwanda

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 Ambassador Donald W. Koran hosted the U.S. Mission to Rwanda’s first-ever celebration of the International Day against Homophobia... Read More

U.S. Response to OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

AS DELIVERED The United States warmly welcomes back Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Maria Grazia Giammarinaro to the Permanent Council today. We applaud Dr. Giammarinaro... Read More

U.S. Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia or Transphobia

Tomorrow, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, or “IDAHO.” The date of May 17 was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990... Read More

U.S. Response to the Secretary General on the 2014 Program Outline

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes the release of the 2014 Program Outline and its Compendium of Executive Summaries, and we wish to thank the Secretary General, the fund managers,... Read More

Secretary Kerry Chairs Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting - Friday, May 17, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) at the White House on Friday, May... Read More

U.S. Policy and Response to Recent Humanitarian Crisis in Africa

Thank you for that kind introduction, and for having me here today. And thank you for your decades of service to refugees in this country and around the world. There... Read More

Closing Statement by the U.S. Delegation at OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Framework

AS DELIVERED As we close out the 2013 OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Frameworks, I wish to express again the appreciation of my delegation to the Ukrainian... Read More

Opening Statement by the U.S. Delegation at OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Framework

AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the Ukrainian Chairmanship, ODIHR and the office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) for... Read More

U.S. Statement at OSCE Human Dimension Seminar on Media Freedom Legal Framework

Session III: Implementation of Existing OSCE Commitments AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you Dunja and Helen for your excellent introductory statements. The United States appreciates this opportunity... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Pakistan Elections

These national and provincial assembly elections mark an historic step in Pakistan's democratic journey. The Pakistani people stood up resiliently to threats by violent extremists. We'll be working with the... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Leaflets over Qusayr, Syria

We are deeply concerned by reports that the Assad regime has begun dropping leaflets over Qusayr that tell all civilians to evacuate or be treated as combatants. We strongly condemn... Read More

Labor in Focus: Advancing Workplace Safety

The collapse of an eight-story factory building in Bangladesh that killed over 600 garment workers two weeks ago is among the worst manufacturing disasters in history and remains a tragic... Read More

Fact Sheet: Partnering with State and Local Authorities to Support International Criminal Justice Sector Assistance

For the past three years, the U.S. Department of State has made a sustained effort to recruit state and local law enforcement, corrections officials, prosecutors, and judges to participate in... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Syria

The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a Syrian-led political transition to a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Assad Syria. The Assad regime has turned its weapons against its... Read More

America and a Changing Middle East

Thank you, Dan. It’s an honor to be back at Princeton, and back at the Woodrow Wilson School, an institution whose commitment to public service I have long admired. It’s... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Massacre in al-Bayda

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. The United States is appalled by horrific reports that more than 100 people were killed May 2 in gruesome... Read More

Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

View "Free the Press: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide" Today we mark World Press Freedom Day, an annual occasion to recognize, honor, and underscore the essential role of independent... Read More



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