Working Session 1: National Minorities and Aggressive Nationalism
As the institution of the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities enters its third decade, the United States warmly welcomes... Read More
UPR Report Adoption Intervention for Azerbaijan
I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries, consisting of the United States, the Russian... Read More
The United States welcomes the opportunity to comment on the adoption of the Working Group’s report.
We regret that the Cuban delegation dedicated considerable time and attention to distorting the... Read More
Remarks by President Obama at Civil Society Roundtable
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much, everybody, for joining us here today. And I want to offer a few brief remarks in... Read More
Thank you, Madam Chair, Ranking Member Deutch, and Members of this Subcommittee for holding this hearing on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and for calling attention to the enormous... Read More
Let me start by thanking our hosts and acknowledging the critical role that the Swiss Government has played in this initiative since its inception. As most of you know, together... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President.
Special Representative Kubiš, thank you for your briefing today. As always, we are grateful to UNAMA’s staff and to the UN country team for the hard... Read More
We condemn the attack against the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), in which a Lithuanian EULEX staff member was killed. We extend our condolences to the... Read More
For the past two years, with the support of the international community, the Bahraini government and opposition groups have been embarking on an important process of dialogue and reform. Recent... Read More
On September 18, 2013, the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Suzan Johnson Cook, convened 80 participants for a roundtable on Women Religious Leaders and Conflict Prevention. The roundtable... Read More
SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody.
QUESTION: Good afternoon.
SECRETARY KERRY: Sorry to keep you waiting. We ran over with our friends from China.
SECRETARY KERRY: Beg your pardon?
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During his September 18 visit to the Kawrgowsk refugee camp near Erbil, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq Brett McGurk outlined continued U.S. assistance in supporting Syrian refugees, noting... Read More
Thank you Mister President. The United States welcomes this opportunity to address the role of the Advisory Committee.
We recognize that the Advisory Committee has offered constructive advice at times,... Read More
We welcome today’s reports that the Iranian Government has released several prisoners of conscience, including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. President Rouhani pledged repeatedly during his campaign to restore and... Read More
The first round of the Maldivian presidential elections on September 7 was widely hailed as a success and represented a victory for the democratic process in Maldives. The Commonwealth, United... Read More
Interactive Dialogue with the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK (Mr. Michael KIRBY)
The United States commends the Commission of Inquiry, under... Read More
Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations
Requiring Council Attention
The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations, especially in but not... Read More
U.S. Statement On Opening Day Of 24th Session Of Human Rights Council - September 9, 2013
UN Human Rights Council 24th Session - photos and videos at U.S. Embassy Geneva
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68th Session of the UN General Assembly
Thank you, Mr. President, for convening this important session on the first day of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, and thank... Read More
The Council heard this morning from the Secretary General on the findings of Dr. Sellstrom and his team of chemical weapons experts. Before I say anything else, let me do... Read More