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USOSCE on the Rule of Law in the Russian Federation in Light of Magnitsky and Navalny Convictions

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

2013-07-25

AS DELIVERED The United States is disappointed and saddened by the posthumous conviction of Sergey Magnitsky on July 11 and by the July 18 conviction and sentence of Alexei Navalny... Read More

USOSCE Statement on Roma

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

2013-07-25

AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, I take the floor to convey my government’s concern about several recent reports of incidents that highlight the need for decisive, broad-based action by participating States... Read More

USOSCE Response to the Russian Federation on Extradition

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

2013-07-25

AS DELIVERED We wish to thank the Russian Federation for raising the issue of extradition. As a matter of policy, the US government does not comment on specific extradition cases.... Read More

USOSCE on Notification of Planned Visit to Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility by ODIHR

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

2013-07-25

AS DELIVERED The United States would like to inform the Permanent Council that the United States Department of Defense plans to host a delegation from ODIHR for a visit to... Read More

USOSCE Response to the CIO Report on Helsinki +40 Working Group

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

2013-07-25

AS DELIVERED We thank the Ukrainian Chairmanship for its effort to move the Helsinki +40 process forward. In particular, we appreciate the Chairmanship’s perception and Food for Thought papers and... Read More

Meeting on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

U.S. Department of State

2013-07-25

The State Department hosted a meeting to discuss religious freedom with members of the delegation traveling with Vietnamese President Sang on Wednesday, July 24. Participants included Vietnamese government officials, representatives... Read More

Remarks by the President at Iftar Dinner

State Dining Room, The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-07-25

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good evening, everybody. Please have a seat. Let me begin by saying welcome to all of you. I’m so glad that all of you were able... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act 2013

The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-07-25

More than two centuries ago, our forebears began an unending journey to form a more perfect Union. Twenty-three years ago, we took a historic step down that path with the... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam after Bilateral Meeting

The White House - Washington, D.C.

2013-07-25

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is my pleasure to welcome President Truong Tan Sang to the White House and to the Oval Office for his first bilateral meeting with me. This represents... Read More

U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Bangladesh Ambassador Agree to Initiate Discussions on Worker Rights and Safety

Washington, D.C.

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Akramul Qader

2013-07-25

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Akramul Qader agreed today in Washington to initiate discussions on the actions to be taken to address... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Ben Franklin Room, U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-07-24

Thank you very much. Assalamu alaikum. It’s wonderful to be here with everybody. And Farah, thank you for an extraordinarily gracious introduction. And most importantly, thank you for an absolutely... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Political Situation in South Sudan

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

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-07-24

The United States is deeply concerned by the risk to stability posed by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s decision to dismiss Vice President Riek Machar, the members of his... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Captive Nations Week 2013

The White House - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-07-23

As citizens of the oldest democracy on earth, we believe that all people are created equal with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Together, we... Read More

The Disabilities Treaty: Opening the World to Americans with Disabilities

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-07-23

As the United States celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week, Secretary of State John Kerry met today with senior representatives of veterans, religious, business,... Read More

A Year of Highlights for High School Students with Disabilities

U.S. Department of State

2013-07-22

This academic year (2012-2013), 30 FLEX, YES and A-SMYLE students with disabilities traveled thousands of miles from home to learn, grow, and contribute to their American host communities. Here are... Read More

Empowered to Live Life to the Fullest

U.S. Department of State

2013-07-22

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) stands as an advocate for the universal rights of all persons around the world. ECA’s EMPOWER Programs, a series of four separate... Read More

Disability is Diversity: Dr. Christie L. Gilson Shares her Story

U.S. Department of State

2013-07-22

In March 2012, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Christie L. Gilson, an Assistant Professor of Education at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign... Read More

First Sports Envoys with Disabilities Travel to China to Advance Disability Rights and Inclusion

U.S. Department of State

2013-07-22

Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. #cboxTitle {float: left; display: block; line-height:15px; width:80%;} Addressing the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in China has emerged... Read More

Secretary Kerry Op-Ed: Our Disabled Deserve Access Abroad

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-07-21

Secretary Kerry's op-ed published by USA Today on why the U.S. must ratify global treaty that gives the handicapped the same rights they have at home. The full text of... Read More

U.S. Government on Labor Rights and Factory Safety in Bangladesh

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Department of Labor, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative

2013-07-19

The following is a joint statement by the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative: Today, the United States is outlining... Read More



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