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Statement on the 23rd Geneva International Discussion on Georgia

Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Gary Robbins

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomed the 23rd round of the Geneva International Discussions, and was pleased to note the decrease in security-related incidents since the last round in December... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Responding to the Russian Federation and Belarus on the Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Detention Facility

Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED We would like to thank the delegations of the Russian Federation and Belarus for their remarks. We are aware of the concern regarding the hunger strike occurring at... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Death of Foreign Service Officer Anne Smedinghoff in Afghanistan

Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED Our State Department family is grieving over the loss of one of our own, an exceptional young Foreign Service officer, Anne Smedinghoff, killed April 6 in an attack... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Celebrating International Roma Day

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED Across Europe and the United States, events and celebrations on Monday, April 8th commemorated International Roma Day. Secretary Kerry reaffirmed the continuing commitment of the United States to... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to European Union Special Representative for Central Asia Ambassador Patricia Flor

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED The United States warmly welcomes the European Union’s Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Patricia Flor, and thanks her for her remarks. Ambassador Flor, we especially appreciate your... Read More

Ambassador Supports International Roma Day Celebrations

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, William H. Moser

2013-04-11

In recognition of International Roma Day (see reftel A), Ambassador Moser joined interim Prime Minister Vlad Filat on April 5 in opening a photo exhibition celebrating famous Roma people from... Read More

International Roma Day: Remembering the Past and Fighting for the Future

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

Foreign Affairs Officer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, David Meyer

2013-04-10

The Romani people, one of the largest minority groups in Europe, have made significant contributions to European and American culture and societies. From musicians and dancers in Spain, to human... Read More

Partnerships To Combat Modern Slavery

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

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca

2013-04-10

Yesterday, the White House hosted a Forum to Combat Human Trafficking to highlight the Obama Administration's accomplishments in the fight against modern slavery, demonstrate its ongoing and steadfast to highlight... Read More

The Obama Administration’s Record on Human Trafficking Issues

The White House- Washington, D.C.

Office of the Press Secretary

2013-04-09

Today, the White House will hold a Forum to Combat Human Trafficking to highlight the significant progress this Administration has made to combat human trafficking, including developments since President Obama... Read More

Peace Building Across Religious Divides

Pacem in Terris Conference - The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Suzan Johnson Cook

2013-04-09

Good afternoon. It is an honor to be here with you to be part of this dialogue on peace building, particularly across religious divides. This discussion couldn’t come at a... Read More

International Roma Day 2013

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

2013-04-08

Secretary Kerry Statement Commemorating International Roma Day U.S. Support for Roma Rights U.S. Embassy Activities In recognition of International Roma Day, Ambassador Moser joined interim Prime Minister Vlad Filat on... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Commemoration of the 19th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-04-08

The United States stands in solidarity with the Rwandan people as together we remember and honor the victims of those tragic 100 days 19 years ago.  We mourn with you... Read More

U.S. Government Support for Roma Rights

“Realizing Roma Rights: Addressing Violence, Discrimination and Segregation in Europe” - Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Director of the Office of European Affairs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael Uyehara

2013-04-08

AS PREPARED I would like to thank the FXB Center and the other sponsoring organizations, and especially Margareta Matache, for the opportunity to speak about U.S. policy to advance human... Read More

Secretary Kerry Commemorating International Roma Day: April 8, 2013

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-04-07

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to send best wishes to all Roma on the occasion of International Roma Day. We mark... Read More

USAID's Roma Education Project in Macedonia

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

2013-04-05

View more Roma events The USAID Roma Education Project (REP), implemented by the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia, is a $4.5 million initiative that works with the Roma communities to... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Sector Assistance Policy

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2013-04-05

United States policy on Security Sector Assistance is aimed at strengthening the ability of the United States to help allies and partner nations build their own security capacity, consistent with... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Susan Rice on Mali

U.S. Mission to the United Nations

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan Rice

2013-04-04

Ambassador Rice: Good morning, everyone. I just want to say a few words briefly on Mali and the discussion that we’re having on that topic in the Council today. We’ve... Read More

Women in the Arab World - Do They Matter?

Brookings Institute, Washington D.C.

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Shonenshine

2013-04-04

Thank you, Tamara, for hosting me here at Brookings. I have had the privilege of working with you in so many incarnations and I must say you remain a terrific... Read More

The End of a 30-Year Conflict May Be Near

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

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Patricia Haslach

2013-04-03

On the day after Christmas in 1982, the first shots were fired in Senegal's Casamance rebellion. Thirty years later, the insurgency continues, making it one of the world's longest-running conflicts.... Read More

More Work To Bring War Criminals to Justice

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

Secretary of State, John Kerry

2013-04-03

Imagine for a moment that you are a child growing up in central Africa. Instead of sleeping at home with your family each night, you take shelter with dozens of... Read More



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