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Ambassador Baer to the Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group and to the CiO Personal Representative for the Conflict Dealt with by the Minsk Group

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

2013-11-14

The United States warmly welcomes the three Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group, together with CiO Personal Representative Ambassador Kasprzyk, to the Permanent Council today. We reiterate our strong support for... Read More

Ambassador Baer to the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on Georgia

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

2013-11-14

I warmly welcome the three Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia – EU Special Representative Philippe Lefort, UN Special Representative Antti Turunen, and the OSCE... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Presidential Elections in Tajikistan

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

2013-11-14

The United States concurs with the preliminary assessment of the Tajikistan’s recent Presidential elections released in Dushanbe by the ODIHR/OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Election Observation Mission. We are pleased that international... Read More

USUN at a Security Council Briefing by the International Criminal Court Prosecutor on the Situation in Libya

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2013-11-14

Thank you, Mr. President. We are pleased to welcome Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, to the Council and would like to thank her for the briefing... Read More

International Education Is for Everyone

DipNote blog

Office of the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2013-11-14

Two years ago, I was one of 13 students accepted into an overseas summer internship program through the University of Oregon’s school of journalism. During my six weeks in Ghana,... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice at the 67th Annual Middle East Institute Awards Banquet

Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-11-14

AS PREPARED Good evening everyone. I’m really very pleased to be part of this special evening. And I want to begin by thanking your outstanding chairman and my good friend, ... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on the Disabilities Treaty at a Veteran's Day Event

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-13

SECRETARY KERRY: Ambassador Jenkins, thanks so much. Thanks for doing this. And John Robinson, thank you very much for helping to pull everybody together. He does a great job as... Read More

Intervention at Call to Action on Protection of Girls and Women in Emergencies

London, United Kingdom

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2013-11-13

I want to thank the United Kingdom for bringing us together and for superb leadership. Thanks also to Sweden for stepping forward to co-sponsor today’s event. As you’ll hear by... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Statement on Syria

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-11-12

We welcome the Syrian Coalition’s decision to participate in the Geneva II conference. This is a significant step forward in the process to convene the Geneva conference, the goal of... Read More

Ambassador Power on Human Rights Council Elections

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-11-12

The United States is committed to the goal of a United Nations Human Rights Council capable of advancing the fundamental rights, freedoms, and dignity of individuals worldwide. Fourteen countries were... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Continued Concerns About Elections in Maldives

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2013-11-11

The United States Government is deeply concerned by President Waheed's unprecedented decision to remain past the legal mandate of his presidency, which ended on November 10. This action has endangered... Read More

Empowering Disability Rights Advocates Worldwide

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan M. Ryan

2013-11-08

"It was an experience that made me feel like a rock star," described Kimberly Tissot, “And it’s only because of how I live life in the U.S. I am independent.... Read More

President Obama on 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

White House

President Barack Obama

2013-11-08

I join millions of people in the United States and around the world in marking the 75th anniversary of the tragedy of Kristallnacht – “the Night of Broken Glass.” On... Read More

75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass

DipNote blog

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

2013-11-08

On November 7, I represented the State Department at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for its “Kristallnacht: 75 Years Later” program. The Kristallnacht, or “the Night of Broken Glass,”... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Loss of U.S. Vote at UNESCO

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-11-08

Today the United States lost its vote in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference as a result of legislative restrictions that prohibit the U.S. from... Read More

Honoring Journalists of Exceptional Courage

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Douglas Frantz

2013-11-08

I spent nearly four decades as a newspaper reporter and editor before coming to the State Department. Some of that time was spent in conflict zones. I thought I’d seen... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Kosovo Elections

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-07

The United States joins others in congratulating the people of Kosovo who voted in Sunday’s historic elections. We commend the Republic of Kosovo for the professional, orderly administration of municipal... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the ODIHR Report on This Year's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-07

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Ambassador Lenarčič, for your comprehensive report on the 2013 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM). The United States strongly supports ODIHR, which has earned its place as... Read More

Ambassador Baer Second Response to the ODIHR Report on the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-07

AS DELIVERED I apologize for taking the floor a second time, but a point was raised multiple times about so-called “naming and shaming” at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, and... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Chairmanship-in-Office’s Three Personal Representatives for Tolerance

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-11-07

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes today’s important discussion of intolerance and discrimination in the OSCE region. We are pleased that the Chairmanship’s Personal Representatives for... Read More



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