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Testimony Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Hoyt Yee

2014-03-05

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Mr. Chairman and distinguished Commissioners, thank you for inviting me to testify today before the Helsinki Commission, which, for nearly 40 years, has played a vital... Read More

Advancing Women's Potential Around the World

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID Administrator, Rajiv Shah

2014-03-05

Ed. note: On March 11, 2009, President Obama established the inter-agency White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure the programs and policies of the federal government are being... Read More

Fact Sheet: International Support for Ukraine

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-03-04

President Obama has made clear that the United States will continue to support the Government of Ukraine, including economically.  We have been working closely with international partners to develop an... Read More

U.S. Statement on Opening Day of 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Sewall

2014-03-04

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Mr. President, Excellencies, five years ago — with a deep commitment to the promotion of human rights and... Read More

U.S. on Protection and Promotion of the Human Rights of Migrants

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Sewall

2014-03-04

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Thank you, Mr. President. The United States has long welcomed immigrants. Many Americans have immigrant ancestors in their... Read More

Secretary Kerry at a Solo Press Availability in Kyiv, Ukraine

U.S. Embassy Kyiv - Kyiv, Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-04

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Let me say, first of all, how incredibly moving it was to walk down Institutska Street and to have a chance to be able to... Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama at International Women of Courage Awards

U.S. Department of State

Michelle Obama

2014-03-04

MRS. OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you all. Please. Well, good morning. I want to start by thanking my dear friend Ambassador Russell for that very... Read More

State Department on Internet Freedom at RightsCon

RightsCon - San Francisco, California

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, Scott Busby

2014-03-04

It’s a privilege and pleasure to be here to share the thoughts of the U.S. Government with this distinguished group of leaders from all walks of life and from all... Read More

Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards

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

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine M. Russell; Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Heather Higginbottom; Dr. Vanessa Kerry; First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama

2014-03-04

AMBASSADOR RUSSELL: Good morning, everyone. Mrs. Obama, Deputy Secretary Higginbottom, all of your excellencies with us today, distinguished guests, it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Department... Read More

Ambassador Baer Replies to Statement of the Russian Federation on Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel Baer

2014-03-04

The distinguished delegate of the Russian Federation gave us much to react to. Certainly I can agree with his statement that the hypocrisy on display today is almost unprecedented.  This... Read More

Ambassador Baer Remarks on Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel Baer

2014-03-04

Thank you to both the Chair of the FSC and to the Swiss Chairmanship for convening this meeting. I join others in appreciating the timeliness of responding to the current... Read More

Atrocity Prevention is a Core National Security Interest for the United States

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Sewall

2014-03-04

High-Level Dialogue With Relevant United Nations Entities on the Promotion of Preventative Approaches Within the UN System I would like to focus my comments on an immense aspect of prevention... Read More

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 25

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2014-03-04

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 25th Session - 3/28/14 The Right to Protest Peacefully is an Essential Enabler of Other Rights and Freedoms - 3/28/14 EOP... Read More

Courageously Fighting Violence Against Women in India

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

DipNote Blog

2014-03-04

Laxmi was 16 when someone threw acid on her face while she waited at a bus stop in New Delhi, India. Her attacker was a 32-year-old man, Naim Khan, who... Read More

Secretary Lew on Economic Assistance to Ukraine

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew

2014-03-04

We have been working closely with international partners to develop an assistance package that will help the Ukrainian government implement the reforms needed to restore financial stability and return to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ukraine and its Effort to Engage in Direct Dialogue under the Vienna Document

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-03-04

Thank you to both the Chair of the FSC and to the Swiss Chairmanship for convening this meeting. I join others in appreciating the timeliness of responding to the current... Read More

Ambassador Baer Reply to the Russian Federation: This Forum is For Hard Truths, Not Big Lies

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2014-03-04

The distinguished delegate of the Russian Federation gave us much to react to. Certainly I can agree with his statement that the hypocrisy on display today is almost unprecedented. This... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Christians Under Threat in Syria

U.S. Department of State

Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-03

The United States deplores continued threats against Christians and other minorities in Syria, who are increasingly targeted by extremists. Last week in Raqqa, the Islamic State of Iraq and the... Read More

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and First Lady Michelle Obama Honor 10 Women of Courage

U.S. Department of State

2014-03-03

On March 4, Deputy Secretary Higginbottom will present 10 extraordinary women from 10 countries with the 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will... Read More

Ambassador Power at a UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

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

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

2014-03-03

Thank you Madam President. Listening to the representative of Russia, one might think that Moscow had just become the rapid response arm of the Office of the High Commissioner for... Read More



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