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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

U.S. on the Resolution Strengthening the Role of the UN in Enhancing Elections and the Promotion of Democratization

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

U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Elizabeth Cousens

2013-11-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, On behalf of the United States as the main sponsor of this resolution and the over 50 member states who have already cosponsored this text, it... Read More

USOSCE on Implementation of the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-11-07

As prepared for delivery by U.S. delegation member Nathan Mick to the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting Moderator, On August 8, the OSCE community lost an icon of the Romani civil... Read More

USUN on the Improvement of the Situation of Women in Rural Areas

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

Deputy U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Teri Robl

2013-11-07

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is pleased to co-sponsor this resolution and we thank Mongolia for its leadership as facilitator. In the United States, more women are running... Read More

Ambassador Power on the USA 2013 Global Leadership Awards

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

2013-11-06

Hi everybody. You know life has changed when you’re hanging out with Jane Fonda backstage. There is no greater embodiment of being outspoken on behalf of what you believe... Read More

Ambassador Power at the International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner

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

2013-11-06

Thank you so much. It’s a tremendous honor to be here, and a great shame that the lights are down out there – I can’t see old friends and former... Read More

Election in Kosovo

Office of the Spokesperson

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-11-05

The United States commends the Republic of Kosovo for its historic elections on November 3rd . Despite intimidation and violence aimed at blocking the democratic process, the people of northern... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Stakeout Following Consultations on Syria

New York, N.Y.

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

2013-11-05

Ambassador Power: Good Afternoon. The Council, as you know, has just heard from the Joint Mission Coordinator Sigrid Kaag regarding progress on the OPCW-UN mission in Syria. We are grateful... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy

Press Availability - Cairo, Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-11-04

FOREIGN MINISTER FAHMY: (Via interpreter) Good evening, Mr. Secretary. In the beginning, I would like to extend my thanks and welcome to you here in Egypt, especially at a time... Read More



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