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Secretary Kerry Background Briefing in Amman, Jordan

U.S. Department of State

Senior State Department Officials

2014-06-22

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TWO: So this is a background briefing previewing Secretary Kerry’s trip to Baghdad tomorrow. We have on the phone with us , who will be known... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Welcoming the Release of Ales Byalyatski

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-06-21

The United States welcomes the release today of Ales Byalyatski as a positive development. Byalyatski received the State Department's 2011 Human Rights Defenders Award for his work advocating for victims... Read More

Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Refugee Day

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-20

World Refugee Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a time to honor the strength and resilience of refugees around the world and renew our... Read More

World Refugee Day: Highlighting a Global Need and America's Response (Fact Sheet)

Bureau of Public Affairs

U.S. Department of State

2014-06-20

“We honor the dignity, courage, and determination of these men, women and children who have fled persecution and violence in their homelands and the commitment and generosity of the countries... Read More

Briefing on the Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador-At-Large to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca; Via Teleconference

2014-06-20

MR. RATHKE: Okay. Thank you, operator. I’m Jeff Rathke, director of the Press Office here at the State Department. And today we’re doing a call with Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, who... Read More

Five Things To Know on World Refugee Day

DipNote blog

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State

2014-06-20

1. There are more people displaced by violence and conflict on the planet right now than at any time since World War II.  The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says... Read More

President Obama on World Refugee Day 2014

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-06-20

Today I join people around the world in commemorating World Refugee Day. It is an opportunity to honor the resilience of those who flee violence and persecution and the dedication... Read More

Ukraine-related Designations

Office of Foreign Assets Control

U.S. Department of Treasury

2014-06-20

Specially Designated Nationals List Update The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List: BOLOTOV, Valery (a.k.a. BOLOTOV, Valeri; a.k.a. BOLOTOV, Valeriy); DOB 1970; alt. DOB 1971 (individual) . ... Read More

Treasury Sanctions Additional Individuals for Threatening the Territorial Integrity of Ukraine

U.S. Department of the Treasury

2014-06-20

Sanctions Target Seven Separatists in Ukraine WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today sanctioned seven separatists in Ukraine responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-06-20

The Department of State joins the world in celebrating LGBT Pride Month and reaffirms its commitment to the promotion and protection of the human rights of LGBT persons around the... Read More

Girls Deserve To Learn: No Exceptions

USAID Impact Blog

USAID Chief Strategy Officer, Carla Koppell

2014-06-20

As President Obama said, if a country is educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. Education is a silver bullet for empowering women... Read More

U.S. Statement at the UPR Working Group Report for Eritrea

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council

2014-06-20

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Adoption of the UPR WG Report for Eritrea The United States welcomes the return of the Eritrean delegation... Read More

HRC 26 Joint Statement Condems Massive Human Rights Violations and Abuses in South Sudan

Human Rights Council 26th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2014-06-20

Read the U.S. Statements: 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The United States joined the following statement, which was read before the Human Rights Council by Belgium. Item... Read More

Background Briefing on Ukraine

U.S. Department of State

Senior Administration Official Via Teleconference

2014-06-20

MODERATOR: Thanks very much. So thanks to everybody for joining us, and we have with us today a senior Administration official, and we’re here to talk about Ukraine. We don’t... Read More

Vice President Biden Remarks to the Press with Q&A in Guatemala

Residence of the United States Ambassador - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Vice President Joe Biden

2014-06-20

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Hello, folks. Thank you for waiting. I appreciate it. I’ve just finished, as most of you know, a day of meetings, and I would say very constructive... Read More

Fact Sheet: Unaccompanied Minor Children from Central America

Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The White House

2014-06-20

The Administration remains greatly concerned by the rise in unaccompanied children from Central America who are crossing into the United States. These children are some of the most vulnerable, and... Read More

Ambassador Power on World Refugee Day

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

2014-06-20

From Syria to Burma to central Africa, more than 50 million people have been driven from their homes, and forced to seek refuge from violent conflict, political, religious or ethnic... Read More

World Refugee Day: On Behalf of the World's Most Vulnerable People

DipNote blog

2014-06-20

All over the world on June 20, nations, organizations and individuals are coming together to commemorate World Refugee Day to honor their courage and resilience of refugees and the dedication... Read More

Transcript of Deputy Assistant Secretary Keshap's Interview with Dharisha Bastians of the Colombo Telegraph

U.S. Mission to Sri Lanka & the Maldives

Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Atul Keshap; Dharisha Bastians

2014-06-20

Journalist:  Let’s go over why you are here and what issues you are raising. DAS Keshap:  Sure. As part of my job I’m responsible for U.S. foreign relations with South... Read More

Ambassador Sison's Remarks at Opening Ceremony of “Women’s Space in the Political Arena” at Batticaloa

2014-06-20

Good evening, and thank you for inviting me to help open this important event. I would also like to thank Visaka Dharmadasa, and all those who organized this conference. Thanks... Read More



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