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Testimony: Secretary Kerry on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Well, thank you. Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member Corker and members of the committee, thanks very, very much for welcoming me here... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Transgender Day of Remembrance

The State Department joins people around the world in marking Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring the memory of lives lost to violence provoked by fear and hatred of transgender and... Read More

The Global Gender-Based Violence Threat

Good afternoon, I am honored to be here with all of you to discuss the critical importance of preventing and responding to gender-based violence globally. I would like to express... Read More

Ambassador Power at POLITICO's Women Rule Event

Reporter: You are taking us into new frontiers of Twitter diplomacy and being handed this enormous challenge of having to deal with an ongoing crisis in Syria that really hits... Read More

Press Briefing During Visit to Bangladesh

Ambassador Mozena: Good afternoon, everybody. This is a big day for me because I’ve got my new boss here, and I know everybody’s on their very best behavior because you... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Urging Respect for the Democratic Process in Nepal's Constituent Assembly Elections

The people of Nepal are preparing to vote in their Constituent Assembly election on November 19. Holding successful elections would help cement the peace process that was started in 2006.... Read More

Secretary Kerry on U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere

Mr. Secretary-General, thank you very, very much. Thank you for a wonderful welcome on this absolutely beautiful, luscious, seductive fall day, as pretty as it gets, and one that’s quickly... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Violence in Tripoli, Libya

We are deeply concerned by the death and injury of many Libyans in recent clashes in Tripoli. We condemn the use of violence in all its forms and urge all... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns Presents the Human Rights Defender Award to Hanadi Zahlout

Thank you very much, Uzra. Good morning. It is a privilege to be with all of you to honor a truly remarkable, courageous, and inspirational defender of human rights, Ms.... Read More

Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya Remarks at the Human Rights Defenders Award Ceremony

  Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album.   Thank you all for coming today and joining us as we honor Hanadi Zahlout and her tremendous advocacy... Read More

Toward A Transatlantic Renaissance: Ensuring Our Shared Future

As Prepared Toward A Transatlantic Renaissance: Ensuring Our Shared Future Thank you, Damon, for the warm introduction. I’m so pleased to be here in the brand new offices of the... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Syrian Unity

The United States welcomes recent decisions taken by the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s General Assembly, including the inclusion of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) under its umbrella.  This merger reflects a... Read More

Secretary Kerry at a Georgetown University Symposium "Advancing Afghan Women"

Thank you. Thank you, Hillary. Thank you very much. Thank you very much, Hillary, for a very, very generous introduction. And thank you most of all for the remarkable work... Read More

Ambassador Power on Kenya's International Criminal Court Article 16 Deferral Request

Thank you. The United States abstained on this vote because we believe that the concerns raised by Kenya regarding the International Criminal Court proceedings against President Kenyatta and Deputy President... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Fourth Anniversary of Magnitskiy's Death

We honor the memory of Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitskiy, who died November 16, 2009 in a Moscow prison after making corruption allegations against Russian officials. Despite widely publicized, credible evidence... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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


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