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Ratification of the New Tunisian Constitution

We are encouraged that Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly voted to ratify Tunisia’s new constitution on January 26.  A strong constitution, reached through consultation and debate, is the foundation of a... Read More

UPR 18th Session – Intervention for Afghanistan

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 18th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN... Read More

UPR 18th Session - Intervention for Cambodia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 18th Session page. AS DELIVERED by David Sullivan The United States welcomes the Cambodian delegation. We... Read More

Ambassador Davies on North Korea Policy

AMBASSADOR DAVIES:  Hello everybody, thank you very much for coming. What a nice turnout. I appreciate it very much. I think what I’d like to do is just say a... Read More

Vice President Biden's Call with Ukrainian President Yanukovych

President Yanukovych of Ukraine called Vice President Biden today to update him on the current crisis in Ukraine.   The Vice President welcomed the progress made today and urged President Yanukovych... Read More

Ambassador Power on UN Resolution on Central African Republic

The situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is dangerous and it is deadly. The United States reaffirms its commitment to the people of CAR, many of whom are living... Read More

Statement from Spokesperson Psaki on Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

The United States condemns Boko Haram's vicious attacks on Sunday in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria, that took the lives of dozens of innocent civilians. We support Nigerian authorities as they... Read More

UPR 18th Session - Intervention for Chile

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 18th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes the Chilean delegation to the UPR working... Read More

Ambassador Power at the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Mr. Under-Secretary-General, President Ashe, Ambassador Prosor, Mr. Spielberg, Excellencies, and guests, I am honored to participate in this annual ceremony of remembrance, which is centered this year on the... Read More

UPR 18th Session – Intervention for New Zealand

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 18th Session page. AS DELIVERED by Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN... Read More

Croatia Joins Global Equality Fund as a Partner

Today, the United States welcomes Croatia as a new Partner of the Global Equality Fund. Croatia joins nine other like-minded governments (including the United States), three private foundations and two... Read More

Testimony: Ambassador CdeBaca on Human Trafficking at Sporting Events

Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for the invitation to testify today, for calling this hearing to shine a brighter light on modern slavery, and for your years of leadership on this... Read More

President Obama on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Each year on this day the world comes together to commemorate a barbaric crime unique in human history.  We recall six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims who... Read More

Vice President Biden Calls Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych

Vice President Biden called Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to express U.S. support for on-going negotiations between the government and the opposition to end the current standoff and bring about a ... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“It was so terrible. It was hard for the mind to absorb it.” Those were the words of U.S. Master Sergeant Marvin Josephs as he entered Buchenwald on April 12,... Read More

Universal Periodic Review - 18th 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

Fact Sheet: Global Equality Fund

View this page as a PDF. Protecting universal human rights is at the very heart of our diplomacy, and we remain committed to advancing human rights for all, including LGBT... Read More

U.S. Condemns Renewed Violence in Central African Republic

The United States is deeply concerned by renewed inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). We condemn attacks by both anti-Balaka and Seleka groups in Bangui and the provinces.... Read More

Ambassador Todd on Finding a Resolution to Cambodia’s Labor Disputes

This post originally appeared as an opinion in The Cambodian Herald on January 26, 2014 Deciding on a proper minimum wage is often a contentious debate, in any country, and... Read More

Conviction of Xu Zhiyong

The United States is deeply disappointed by reports that a Chinese court has convicted prominent Chinese legal scholar and rights advocate Xu Zhiyong on charges of “gathering a crowd to... Read More



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