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U.S. Mission to the OSCE on Extra-Budgetary Activities

AS DELIVERED The United States wishes to thank Russia for bringing up the issue of budget reform, something that we have been advocating for several years. We welcome improvements to... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Uzbekistan

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Dr. Akmal Saidov and the delegation of... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Tuvalu

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Ms. Esi Apinelu and the Tuvaluan delegation. ... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Cape Verde

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Minister Jose Carlos Lopes Correia and the Cape... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Colombia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Vice President Angelino Carson and the delegation of... Read More

Universal Periodic Review - 16th UPR Session

The United States believes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has the potential to effect real change in countries throughout the world.  The UPR is not just something that occurs in... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Turkmenistan

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Minister Vepa Hajiyev and the Turkmenistan delegation. We... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Burkina Faso

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Minister Julie Prudence Somda-Nigna and the delegation of... Read More

Free the Press: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide

Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day Under Secretary Sonenshine's Remarks on World Press Freedom Day Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya's Remarks on Press Freedom Pressing for Freedom: The State... Read More

Secretary Kerry Announces Doubling of U.S. Non-lethal Assistance to the Syrian Opposition and New Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian Crisis

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. بيان حقائق لوزارة الخارجية بشأن مضاعفة المساعدات الأميركية للمعارضة السورية Read the Arabic translation. Following his meetings with Syrian... Read More

Fact Sheet: 2012 Human Rights Reports

View this fact sheet in PDF 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices On April 19, 2013, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known... Read More

On-the-Record Briefing on the Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. MS. ZEYA: Thank you very much, Mr.... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Release of the Human Rights Report

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Some people asked whether or not we might postpone this today because... Read More

A Sustained Commitment to Human Rights

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Uzra Zeya serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Some 15... Read More

Foreign Press Center Briefing on the 2012 Human Rights Reports

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports MODERATOR: Welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. Today we’re hosting a briefing on the 2012 Country... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Obama Administration’s Comprehensive Efforts to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls Worldwide

“When women succeed, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous.  Over the last year, we’ve seen women and girls inspiring communities and entire countries to stand up for... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership - From Promise To Progress

The Promise of Equal Futures In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s political and economic participation, on September 24, 2012,... Read More

Statement in Response to UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly The United States warmly welcomes you, Ambassador Fedotov, to the Permanent Council and we thank you for your remarks. The UNODC-OSCE relationship has been... Read More

Response to Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Jennifer Brush

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly The United States warmly welcomes you to the Permanent Council, Ambassador Brush, and we thank you for your detailed report. The United States strongly... Read More

Closure of the Free Thought University Facility in Azerbaijan

As Delivered by Political Counselor Christopher Robinson to the Permanent Council, Vienna The United States notes with grave concern the closure of the Free Thought University facility in Baku, Azerbaijan,... Read More



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