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Secretary Kerry Announcement on Visa Changes for Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Embassy London - London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-02

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. Well, thanks for gathering, I know on relatively short notice. I really appreciate it. One of the – first of all, it’s great to be in... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Before Their Meeting

London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-08-02

SECRETARY KERRY: Welcome, everybody. I’ll say a couple – do you want to say anything? Let me just say it’s a great pleasure for me to meet with Sheikh Abdullah,... Read More

Second Anniversary of the Arrest of Ales Byalyatski

Office of the Spokesperson - U.S. Department of State

Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2013-08-02

August 4 marks the second anniversary of the arrest of Ales Byalyatski, Chairman of leading Belarusian human rights organization Vyasna and a winner of the Department of State’s 2011 Human... Read More

U.S. Envoy to Kenya on Importance of Democracy in Africa

Africa Regional Governance and Best Practices Conference - Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, Mombasa, Kenya

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec

2013-08-02

International Republican Institute, Kenya, Honorable Speaker Ethuro, Honorable Governors, Honorable Members of Parliament and the Senate, Honorable Members of the East African Legislative Assembly, Honorable Assembly Speakers and Members, Government... Read More

Secretary Kerry and Pakistani Foreign Affairs Advisor Aziz

Prime Minister's Residence - Islamabad, Pakistan

Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistani Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz

2013-08-01

MODERATOR: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. (Inaudible.) SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you very much. As-Salaam Alaikum. It’s a pleasure to be here and I was privileged to be able to... Read More

Meeting of the U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-08-01

The United States and Honduras held the second meeting of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group on July 31 in Washington, D.C. The Working Group was an opportunity for high-level... Read More

Advancing Disability Rights Around the World Through U.S. Department of State Exchanges

U.S. Department of State

2013-07-30

Sixty disability and civil society organizations from 20 countries and the United States have been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows EMPOWER Program. This two-way... Read More

Meeting of the U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group

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

2013-07-29

The United States and Honduras will hold a meeting of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group on July 31 in Washington, D.C. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere... Read More

Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

The White House Blog - Washington, D.C.

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, Grant T. Harris

2013-07-29

In response to the political crisis in South Sudan and the deeply troubling violence in Jonglei state, today the White House hosted NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the situation... Read More

Mali First Round Presidential Elections

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

Departmental Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-07-29

The United States congratulates the people of Mali for their enthusiastic participation in the first round of Presidential elections on July 28. We commend the interim government for holding transparent,... Read More

The U.S. at an Informal General Assembly Meeting with the Syria Commission of Inquiry

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

Acting U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2013-07-29

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Mr. Pinheiro, for your briefing and for your impassioned plea to the membership today. We deeply appreciate the Commission of Inquiry’s continued efforts... Read More

A Call to Action: Unconventional Approaches To Combat Modern Slavery

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca

2013-07-29

Each summer, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons hosts an event on human trafficking for interns working in the Washington, D.C. area.  This year, the theme... Read More

Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-07-27

I spoke yesterday with South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to reiterate the United States’ concerns about the political situation in Juba, as well as the deeply disturbing violence and... Read More

Situation in Egypt

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-07-27

I spoke this morning with Interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, Interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and expressed our deep concern about the bloodshed... Read More

The 18th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

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

Jen Psaki, Spokesperson

2013-07-26

Building on discussions during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, July 10-11, the next session of the annual U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue will be held, July 30-31, in Kunming, China. ... Read More

Looking Forward: Thoughts on the Americans With Disabilities Act

DipNote Blog - U.S. Department of State

Hamza Jaka, Office of the Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues

2013-07-26

Twenty-three years ago this week, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, which has helped millions of people across the country.  As someone who grew up... Read More

USOSCE Statement on the Adoption of the Mandate of the OSCE Office in Baku

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission Gary Robbins

2013-07-26

USOSCE on AS DELIVERED The United States is pleased that agreement has been reached with the government of Azerbaijan for the OSCE to maintain its important presence in Baku when... Read More

USOSCE Interpretive Statement on HDIM Pursuant to IV.1(A)6 of the OSCE Rules of Procedure

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Deputy Chief of Mission Gary Robbins

2013-07-26

AS DELIVERED I wish to express the appreciation of the United States for the Chair’s patient efforts to facilitate a compromise enabling participating States to reach consensus on the agenda... Read More

Secretary Sebelius on the 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

2013-07-26

Today, we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA has assisted millions of people with disabilities overcome and eliminate barriers in all areas of... Read More

Looking Forward: Thoughts on the Americans With Disabilities Act

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Hamza Jaka

2013-07-26

Twenty-three years ago today, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, which has helped millions of people across the country. As someone who grew... Read More



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