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Ambassador Russell at the Commission on the Status of Women

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the United States on the occasion of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Today I... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice at the Department of State’s Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

Good afternoon everyone. It’s really great to be back at the State Department and to be among so many good friends and colleagues, so thank you for welcoming me. And... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of Burma

As Prepared for Delivery We welcome the delegation from Nay Pyi Daw led by Deputy Commerce Minister Dr. Pwint San. This first trade policy review comes at an opportune time,... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Xi of China Regarding Ukraine

The President spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the evening of March 9 regarding the situation in Ukraine. The two leaders agreed on the fundamental importance of focusing on... Read More

Ambassador Power at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women High-Level Roundtable

Thank you. For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of support for women’s rights, both domestically and globally. Together, with many of you, we have made tremendous... Read More

U.S. Discussion with UN Special Investigators on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and on Torture

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Clustered Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Seventh Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert Levinson

Robert Levinson disappeared seven years ago from Kish Island, Iran, during a business trip. He is one of the longest held American citizens in history. Nothing can bring those lost... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine

President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12. The visit will highlight the strong support of the United States for the... Read More

U.S. Condemns Threats to OSCE Observers

The United States notes with deep concern reports that warning shots were fired while the OSCE multilateral military observer team was at a checkpoint near Armyansk. Threats to an unarmed... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Calls with Leaders of Latvia, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, France, Estonia, and Italy Regarding Ukraine

The President spoke separately with Prime Minister Cameron, President Hollande, and Prime Minister Renzi today about Ukraine. The President welcomed the strong, unified stance of the United States and the... Read More

U.S. Concern About Escalation of Violence and Insecurity in Darfur

We are deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence by the Sudanese Government-supported Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur. The United States strongly condemns attacks on civilians and calls... Read More

Celebrating Romanian Women on International Women's Day

“International Women's Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and... Read More

Secretary Kerry on International Women's Day 2014

International Women’s Day is a moment to pause and reflect on the contributions of women to the world and to reaffirm our commitment to continued progress on gender equality. It’s... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Conviction of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim

The United States has followed the trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim closely. The Court of Appeal overturned his acquittal by the High Court on March 7. Mr. Anwar... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on the Verdict in the Germain Katanga Trial at the International Criminal Court

Today, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, the commander of the Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) militia, for his responsibility for war... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany Regarding Ukraine

The President spoke with Chancellor Merkel today about Ukraine. The President welcomed the conclusions of the March 6 European Council and the unified position of the United States and the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on Ukraine

Thank you very much Madam Chair, and thank you again to the Chairmanship for holding this meeting. I think it does afford us a useful opportunity to discuss the ongoing... Read More

Ambassador Power at a UN Security Council Debate on Children in Armed Conflict

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Representative Zerrougui, for your briefing and for your tireless efforts on behalf of the world’s young people. Thank you also to Director Lake,... Read More

Preventing Mass Atrocities is a Shared Moral Responsibility of all Peoples and Countries around the World

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council High Level Panel discussion on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Secretary General’s Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council As Delivered by Lisa Brodey Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Advisor Dieng, for your informative briefing... Read More



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