When many of the world’s 850 million girls go to sleep tonight, they will dream about futures that sadly –tragically–are nearly impossible for them to achieve.
In too many countries,... Read More
On behalf of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations I offer my warm congratulations to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and its Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü... Read More
Thank you and greetings to all of you.
A year ago this week, in Pakistan’s Swat valley, a masked gunman boarded a school bus. Waving his firearm at the students,... Read More
On October 11, 2013, Kefelegn Alemu Worku, also known as John Doe, was convicted by a federal jury in Denver, Colorado of unlawful procurement of citizenship, aggravated identity theft, and fraud... Read More
The United States welcomes the presentation of the 2014 Unified Budget Proposal and thanks the Secretary General and all the fund managers for their diligent work on the... Read More
The United States support the Permanent Council’s adoption of the Decision on Amendments to the OSCE Staff Regulations.
We thank the Secretariat for their hard work over the... Read More
We welcome the return of Lieutenant Colonel Napiontek to the Permanent Council and thank him for his report.
The United States considers good relations between neighbors a vital indication that... Read More
The United States warmly welcomes Her Excellency Maia Panjikidze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, to the OSCE Permanent Council.
Georgia is an important partner of the United... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
Session 17: Human Dimension Activities
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
Closing Reinforced Plenary Session: Any Other Business
The United States for several years has used this agenda item to follow up on the recommendations made by the fact-finding... Read More
Session 14, Rule of Law I: Democratic Lawmaking; Independence of the Judiciary; Right to a Fair Trial
The principles of justice, democratic lawmaking, independence of the judiciary –... Read More
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
Session 13: Democratic Elections and Election Observation: Sharing Best Practices (continued)
Moderator, the United States recognizes that, since our last Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, there have been numerous... Read More
Session 11: Democratic Institutions, Including: Democracy at the National, Regional and Local Levels; Citizenship and Political Rights
For democratic institutions to function properly, governments must ensure transparency, accountability,... Read More