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U.S. Calls Attention to the Situation in Ukraine

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-24

AS DELIVERED by Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. The United States welcomes the Office of the High Commissioner’s report... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Cambodia

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-09-24

AS DELIVERED by Sarah M. Brooks Thank you, Mme. Vice-President. The United States expresses its appreciation for the report of the Special Rapporteur.  We remain concerned about the human rights... Read More

Presidential Memorandum: Assistance to Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-09-24

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority Under Sections 506(a)(1) and 552(c)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 By the authority vested in me as President... Read More

The UN World Conference on Indigenous People: An Opportunity for Real Change

USAID Impact Blog - U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID’s Advisor for Indigenous Peoples Issues, Brian Keane

2014-09-24

The first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), which kicked off September 22, 2014, at the United Nations General Assembly, provides us with the opportunity to reflect and take action... Read More

President Obama at Open Government Partnership Meeting

United Nations Building - New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2014-09-24

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, thank you very much.  And thank you, Rakesh, for your introduction.  It is wonderful to see all of you here today.  I still remember your eloquent words... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at Luncheon with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Building - New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2014-09-24

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, good afternoon.  First of all, you should know that the Secretary General was late because of me.  I take the blame.  Second of all, I do think... Read More

Fact Sheet: Announcing New U.S. Open Government Commitments on the Third Anniversary of the Open Government Partnership

The White House

2014-09-24

Three years ago, President Obama joined with the leaders of seven other nations to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an international partnership between governments and civil society to promote... Read More

HDIM Session 5 - Democratic Lawmaking

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2014

2014-09-24

As Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Head of Delegation J. Brian Atwood Rule of Law 2, including: Democratic Lawmaking; Independence of the Judiciary; Right to a Fair Trial The principles... Read More

Fact Sheet: The U.S. Global Anticorruption Agenda

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-24

President Obama and the U.S. Government continue to drive a robust agenda to stem corruption around the world and hold to account those who exploit the public’s trust for private... Read More

Fact Sheet: UN Security Council Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

New York, N.Y.

U.S. Mission to the UN in New York

2014-09-24

Today, President Obama is chairing a historic high-level summit of the UN Security Council focusing on the surge in Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) worldwide. At this session, the Security Council... Read More

President Obama at the United Nations General Assembly

DipNote blog

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-24

Each and every year, the world's leaders gather in New York for a session of the United Nations General Assembly. Earlier today, President Obama spoke to them directly in an... Read More

U.S. Concerned by Deteriorating Situation in Sudan

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-24

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan Thank you, Mr. President. The United States would like to thank the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan,... Read More

Ambassador Harper: Statement at HRC Panel Discussion on South Sudan

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-24

Panel Discussion on South Sudan Mr. Vice-President, The United States welcomes today’s distinguished panel on South Sudan. We are gravely concerned about the glaring human rights violations and abuses and... Read More

A Pivotal Moment for Women and Girls

DipNote blog

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine M. Russell; Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2014-09-23

As officials and diplomats from across the planet convene in New York for the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) this week, some may not be thinking about how to solve... Read More

HDIM Session 2 - Freedom of Expression

OSCE HDIM 2014 - Warsaw, Poland

U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2014

2014-09-23

As prepared for delivery by the Honorable Professor J. Brian Atwood, U.S. Head of Delegation The United States thanks the Representative on Freedom of the Media for her comprehensive and... Read More

Secretary Kerry at Event on Human Rights in the D.P.R.K.

Waldorf-Astoria - New York City, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-23

Thank you very much, Ambassador King, and I want to thank Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski for bringing us together today with Danny Russel. And I’m particularly grateful to our fellow... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-09-23

The United States is deeply disturbed that Ilham Tohti has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Peaceful dissent is not a crime. This harsh sentence appears to be retribution... Read More

President Obama at the Clinton Global Initiative

New York, N.Y.

President Barack Obama

2014-09-23

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, all of you.  I was just discussing with President Clinton that if Chelsea begins delivery while I'm speaking, she has my motorcade and will be able... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-23

The United States is deeply concerned by today’s sentencing of prominent Uighur Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment on charges of separatism. He is a respected professor who has long championed... Read More

Presidential Memorandum: Civil Society

The White House

2014-09-23

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Deepening U.S. Government Efforts to Collaborate with and Strengthen Civil Society The participation of civil society is fundamental to democratic... Read More



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