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The Hague Declaration

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

2014-03-24

1. We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission met... Read More

U.S. Concerned by Proliferation of New Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality

U.S. Concerned by Proliferation of New Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality

Head of the U.S. Delegation and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Paula Schriefer

2014-03-24

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Mr. President, The Vienna Declaration notes: “While the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural... Read More

U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord's Resistance Army

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

Fact Sheet

2014-03-24

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to... Read More

Message from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on U.S.-Romanian Partnership

U.S. Department of State - Bucharest, Romania

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Ambassador Victoria Nuland

2014-03-24

This is an important year for Romania and for the transatlantic relationship. As Romania celebrates 10 years in NATO, the United States is grateful for your country's commitment to our... Read More

Promoting Regional Security and Protecting Human Rights in Uganda

The White House

Grant Harris and Stephen Pomper

2014-03-24

At the President’s direction, the United States has deployed CV-22 Ospreys, refueling aircraft, and associated support personnel to augment U.S. support for the African Union (AU) Regional Task Force’s counter-Lord’s... Read More

Protecting the Rights of Religious Minorities Around the World

Doha Istanbul Process Meeting

U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC Rashad Hussain

2014-03-24

AS PREPARED Your Excellency Secretary General Iyad Madani, Chairman of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) Dr. Ibrahim al Naimi, excellencies, esteemed colleagues and participants, ladies and gentlemen,... Read More

Remarks by the Vice President and Dr. Biden to the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner

The White House

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden

2014-03-23

DR. BIDEN:  Thank you, Chad, for that kind introduction.  Joe and I are so proud to be with you tonight, and you are doing a phenomenal job leading HRC.  (Applause.) ... Read More

Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University

The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama

2014-03-22

MRS. OBAMA: (Applause.) Thank you. Well, ni-hao. (Laughter.) It is such a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you at this great university, so thank you... Read More

NGO Participation is Essential to the UPR Process

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-03-21

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Delivered by Tabitha Snowbarger Thank you, Mr. Vice President. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process should ensure the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Statement on the Decision on the Deployment of an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to 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

2014-03-21

The U.S. delegation played an active part in the formation of consensus on this important decision. This required considerable effort on the part of all delegations involved in the negotiation... Read More

Statement on the Continued Intimidation of Sri Lankan Civil Society

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-21

The United States is concerned by intensifying pressure on Sri Lankan civil society and human rights activists. We are especially concerned by the detention of well-known human rights defenders Ruki... Read More

Statement on Turkish Government's Blocking of Social Media Sites

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

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2014-03-21

The United States supports freedom of expression in Turkey and opposes any action to encroach on the right to free speech. We urge the Turkish Government to unblock its citizens’... Read More

Remarks on the Situation of and Assistance to Palestinian Women

58th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Counselor for Economic and Social Affairs, Jill Derderian

2014-03-21

We are disappointed once again this year with this resolution and take this opportunity to explain our vote against it. The United States, along with many of our international partners,... Read More

Video Message to the Romanian Public

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

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2014-03-21

This is an important year for Romania and for the transatlantic relationship. As Romania celebrates 10 years in NATO, the United States is grateful for your country's commitment to our... Read More

'21st Century Book Burning'

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

Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs, Doug Frantz

2014-03-21

If you’re reading this, you probably live in a country where the Internet provides a portal for the free exchange of ideas. But in many countries, believe it or not,... Read More

Launch of Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

U.S. Department of State

2014-03-20

New DRL Partnership to Assist Individuals in Crisis Under Secretary Sewall Opening Remarks at the Launch of the Gender-based Violence Emergency Response Initiative Remarks at the Luncheon to Launch of... Read More

President Obama on Nowruz

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-03-20

View the President’s video message. Dorood. As you and your families gather around the Nowruz table, I want to extend my best wishes on this new spring and new year. ... Read More

Secretary Kerry's Message to the Iranian People on Nowruz

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-03-20

I'm privileged to join President Obama in wishing the people of Iran and all those who celebrate around the world -- from East Asia to the Persian Gulf region --... Read More

Ambassador Baer on the Mandate for an OSCE Broad-Scope Monitor Mission to 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 B. Baer

2014-03-20

On the Mandate for an OSCE Broad-Scope Monitor Mission to Ukraine As delivered to the Extraordinary Preparatory Committee Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Let me start by saying "thank... Read More

U.S. Statement on the UPR WG Report on the Central African Republic

Human Rights Council 25th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2014-03-20

Read the U.S. Statements: 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Thank you. The United States welcomes the return of the delegation of the Central African Republic (CAR) to... Read More



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