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U.S. on Legal Framework and Key Concepts at the Sixth Forum on Minority Issues

Human Rights Council Sixth Forum on Minority Issues - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-11-26

Agenda Item 2: “Legal framework and key concepts” Thank you, Madam Chairperson. The United States is honored to participate in the Sixth Forum on Minority Issues. We look forward to... Read More

Media Note: U.S. State Department Officials Meet with International Press Freedom Award Winners

2013-11-25

MEDIA NOTE   On Thursday, November 21, the State Department hosted journalists Janet Hinostroza of Ecuador and Nedim Sener of Turkey – two of the four winners of this year’s... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Geneva Conference on Syria

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-25

I thank Joint Special Representative Brahimi for his efforts to bring the regime, the opposition, and the international community together for this important meeting at an important time. We have... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

New York, N.Y.

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

2013-11-25

This weekend, a woman in Nebraska was reportedly stabbed 13 times by her husband after having filed a protection order against him just last month. A few days earlier, three... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Violence in Yemen

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-11-25

The United States condemns the recent increase in sectarian violence taking place in Yemen, including the senseless killing of Abdulkarim Jadban, a Member of Parliament and delegate to the National... Read More

Spokeperson Psaki on Egypt’s Demonstrations Law

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson

2013-11-25

We are concerned about the potential effects of the new demonstrations law on peaceful assembly in Egypt. We share the view of Egyptian civil society representatives that this law, which... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Mali Legislative Elections

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-25

Mali has taken an important step forward by holding the first round of legislative elections. These elections speak volumes about the resilience of Mali’s democratic tradition and the progress it... Read More

Secretary Kerry Testifies on the Disabilities Treaty

DipNote blog

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-11-22

Yesterday, Secretary Kerry testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the importance of a treaty that will help open the world for the millions of disabled Americans wanting to... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Nicaragua's Constitutional Proposals

U.S. Department of State

2013-11-22

We are following very closely the constitutional measures proposed by President Ortega and his administration.  We are concerned that steps that concentrate power and undermine checks and balances will be... Read More

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

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-21

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

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-20

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

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell

2013-11-20

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

Washington, D.C.

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

2013-11-20

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

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal

2013-11-19

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

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-11-18

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

Organization of American States - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-18

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

U.S. Department of State

2013-11-16

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

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2013-11-15

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

U.S. Department of State

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-11-15

  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

Atlantic Council - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2013-11-15

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



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