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Secretary Kerry on International Day of the Girl 2014 (October 11)

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, I congratulate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As a recipient of one of the world’s... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Masood Farivar of Voice of America

SECRETARY KERRY: Delighted to be here. QUESTION: Before we launch into our conversation about Afghanistan, I wanted to get your reaction to Malala Yousafzai’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. ... Read More

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls are a Smart Investment

On Friday, the Nobel Prize Committee recognized Malala Yousafzai for her fearless advocacy on behalf of girl’s education. Her award is a cause for celebration -- but it is also... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Interview with Reijo Lindroos of YLE

Question: Mrs. Nuland, you have just visited Ukraine and the parliamentary elections will be held there in two weeks' time. Is there a way out of the Ukrainian crisis? Assistant... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Acting Chief Observer of the Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints of Gukovo and Donetsk

The United States warmly welcomes Mr. Paul Picard to the Permanent Council. We thank you for your comprehensive report, your commitment to this Organization, and your leadership of the Observer... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Russian Federation on the Report by the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints

I just wanted to respond to a couple of points made by the distinguished representative of the Russian Federation. First, he said that the observation mission’s report verified that there... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Remarks at the Aspen Institute

Assistant Secretary Nuland: It’s wonderful to be here with all of you at the Aspen Conference. Thank you to Aspen. Thank you to Microsoft for your support, this fantastic space.... Read More

U.S. Policy on Sudan and South Sudan: The Way Forward

Thank you for joining me today for this important exchange, and a special thanks to the Atlantic Council for hosting us here today. President Obama appointed me as his Special... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Detained Ukrainian Citizens in Russia

The United States joins Ukraine in continuing expressing concern over the continued detention of Ukrainian citizens in Russia. At a time when signatories of the Minsk Protocol should be implementing... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Inauguration of Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as President of Afghanistan

The United States congratulates Afghanistan on the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah. We commend both for their patriotism and commitment... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Serbia Pride Parade

The United States commends the Serbian Government for supporting a safe and successful Belgrade Pride Parade on September 28. Media reported that between 1,000 to 1,500 people participated in the... Read More

Ambassador Baer to Ambassador Adam Kobieracki, Director of the Conflict Prevention Center

I warmly welcome you, Ambassador Kobieracki, back to the Permanent Council, and thank you for your report and frank assessment of the work of the Conflict Prevention Center (CPC). We... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Presentation of the 2015 Unified Budget Proposal

The United States welcomes the presentation of the 2015 Unified Budget Proposal (UBP) and thanks the Secretary General and all the fund managers for their hard work on this proposal. ... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

Thank you, Madame Chair. In the interest of time I’ve considerably shortened my statement, it covered many of the issues just covered by the European Union. The United States remains... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Interview With Udo Bauer of Deutsche Welle

Question: Madame Secretary, IS, the Islamic State, is operating at NATO’s borders basically. It must be a concern. Assistant Secretary Nuland: I think we’re all concerned and that’s why we’re... Read More

Assistant Secretary Nuland Remarks Remarks at a Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) Base in Kyiv

Good morning, everyone. Thank you, General Nazarenko, thank you to the Ukrainian State border guards for joining us here today at the main logistics base to see the U.S.-Ukrainian partnership... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with U.K. Foreign Secretary Hammond

SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I’m very privileged to be here welcoming Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to the State Department, and I’m even more privileged to work with him and... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Opening of the Exhibit "Survival in Sarajevo" at the Instituto Cervantes

Hello everybody. First, let me join others in thanking those of you who brought this illuminating and moving exhibit to New York: the Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Mission to... Read More

State of Rights - Inclusive Growth: The Role of Civil Society in Labor

Join the conversation LIVE via Twitter using #StateofRights On the occasion of the 2014 World Day for Decent Work, the U.S. Department of State presents “Inclusive Growth: The Role of Civil... Read More

Just Released! 2013 Report: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the 13th edition of the "Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor" report, prepared annually by the Department... Read More


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