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Ambassador Baer on Serbia’s Cancellation of the Belgrade Pride Parade

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

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States notes with concern and deep disappointment that the Serbian Government cancelled the Belgrade Pride Parade for the third year in a row. We echo the... Read More

Ambassador Baer on 5+2 Talks on Transnistria Settlement Process

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

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States takes note of the latest round of 5+2 talks held in Brussels on October 3. We note the sides focused on issues related to freedom... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Day of the Girl Child

New York, N.Y.

Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power

2013-10-10

The United Nations General Assembly established International Day of the Girl Child to remind us that the dignity and rights of every girl must be upheld not just on this... Read More

USOSCE Challenges Linked to Afghanistan after 2014

United States Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission Gary Robbins

2013-10-09

AS DELIVERED The Unite States warmly welcomes Under Secretary General of the United Nations Fedotov, Ambassador Kubiš, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Afghanistan, and Ambassador Pesko,... Read More

USOSCE Final Remarks at the Closing Reinforced Plenary Session

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-04

AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, I would like to begin, if I may, on a personal note. As I said at the opening session, this is my first HDIM. Before I... Read More

USOSCE on Humanitarian Issues including Roma and Sinti Issues, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Displaced Persons

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 16: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments II, including: Roma and Sinti Issues, including: Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti; Migrant Workers, the... Read More

USOSCE on Human Dimension Activities

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 17: Human Dimension Activities AS PREPARED The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE structures and institutions to assist participating States with implementing their human dimension commitments. ... Read More

USOSCE on Closing Reinforced Plenary Session: Any Other Business

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Closing Reinforced Plenary Session: Any Other Business AS DELIVERED The United States for several years has used this agenda item to follow up on the recommendations made by the fact-finding... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Lawmaking, Independence of the Judiciary, Right to a Fair Trial

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 14, Rule of Law I: Democratic Lawmaking; Independence of the Judiciary; Right to a Fair Trial AS PREPARED The principles of justice, democratic lawmaking, independence of the judiciary –... Read More

USOSCE on Capital Punishment, Prevention of Torture, and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 15, Rule of Law II: Capital Punishment; Prevention of Torture; and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism The prohibition against torture is a fundamental precept of international law... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Elections and Election Observation, Sharing Best Practices (continued)

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation Member, Gavin Weise

2013-10-02

Session 13: Democratic Elections and Election Observation: Sharing Best Practices (continued) AS PREPARED Moderator, the United States recognizes that, since our last Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, there have been numerous... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Institutions

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Brent Hartley

2013-10-01

Session 11: Democratic Institutions, Including: Democracy at the National, Regional and Local Levels; Citizenship and Political Rights As Prepared For democratic institutions to function properly, governments must ensure transparency, accountability,... Read More

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 24th Session

Human Rights Council 24th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-10-01

Explanation of Position, Statement of the Delegation of the United States of America The outcomes of the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Elections and Election Observation, Sharing Best Practices

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation Member, Gavin Weise

2013-10-01

Session 12: Democratic Elections and Election Observation: Sharing Best Practices AS PREPARED In 1990, the participating States pledged to hold free elections at reasonable intervals and in a manner that... Read More

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at Conference on Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ira Forman

2013-10-01

Conference on Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe AS PREPARED This conference couldn’t come at a better time, as we see Jewish communities grappling with rising anti-Semitism in Europe. ... Read More

U.S. Intervention at UNHCR Excom High-Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2013-09-30

Good afternoon. High Commissioner Guterres – thank you for convening this important meeting to discuss what you have rightly called “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity… unparalleled in recent history.” I also... Read More

USOSCE on Combating Trafficking in Persons

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

2013-09-30

Session 10: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments I: Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings As Prepared The United States... Read More

U.S. on Violence in Nigeria

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Departmental Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-09-30

As Nigeria prepares to celebrate its 53rd year of independence, the United States stands with all Nigerians to reject the heinous violence that continues to be perpetrated by Boko Haram... Read More

U.S. on Government Crackdown on Protests in Sudan

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-09-27

The United States condemns the Government of Sudan’s brutal crackdown on protesters in Khartoum, including the excessive use of force against civilians that has reportedly resulted in dozens of casualties.... Read More

Advancing Gender Equality through Food Security in Tajikistan

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan, Susan Elliott

2013-09-27

Investing in women and girls has long been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. As Secretary of State John Kerry said in an op-ed earlier this year, “No country can... Read More



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