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Secretary Kerry on the Pakistan Elections

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-12

These national and provincial assembly elections mark an historic step in Pakistan's democratic journey. The Pakistani people stood up resiliently to threats by violent extremists. We'll be working with the... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Leaflets over Qusayr, Syria

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

Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-05-10

We are deeply concerned by reports that the Assad regime has begun dropping leaflets over Qusayr that tell all civilians to evacuate or be treated as combatants. We strongly condemn... Read More

Labor in Focus: Advancing Workplace Safety

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

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, Barbara Shailor

2013-05-09

The collapse of an eight-story factory building in Bangladesh that killed over 600 garment workers two weeks ago is among the worst manufacturing disasters in history and remains a tragic... Read More

Fact Sheet: Partnering with State and Local Authorities to Support International Criminal Justice Sector Assistance

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-05-09

For the past three years, the U.S. Department of State has made a sustained effort to recruit state and local law enforcement, corrections officials, prosecutors, and judges to participate in... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Syria

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-05-09

The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a Syrian-led political transition to a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Assad Syria. The Assad regime has turned its weapons against its... Read More

America and a Changing Middle East

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2013-05-06

Thank you, Dan. It’s an honor to be back at Princeton, and back at the Woodrow Wilson School, an institution whose commitment to public service I have long admired. It’s... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki on Massacre in al-Bayda

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

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-05-04

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. The United States is appalled by horrific reports that more than 100 people were killed May 2 in gruesome... Read More

Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-03

View "Free the Press: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide" Today we mark World Press Freedom Day, an annual occasion to recognize, honor, and underscore the essential role of independent... Read More

Celebrating World Press Freedom Today and Every Day

at World Press Freedom Day 2013 Conference

Assistant Secretary of State, Mike Hammer

2013-05-03

Each year on World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate the right to freedom of expression and recognize the challenges so many courageous journalists face, as we strive to promote universal... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Commemorating World Press Freedom Day 2013

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 Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Tomorrow the nations of the world mark the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. The UN General Assembly proclaimed that, each third of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Russian NGO Law and Fining of the NGO Golos

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 Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is concerned that Russian law enforcement, tax offices, and other regulatory agencies have continued to conduct unannounced inspections not only of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to Report of Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

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 Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We welcome you, Secretary General Goran Svilanovic, back to Vienna and the Permanent Council in your new capacity with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC),... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Situation in the Security Zone in Moldova

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States notes with concern the incidents in the Security Zone in Moldova in which four checkpoints were unilaterally set up without notice... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Heart of Asia Ministerial Meeting in Almaty

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 Ian Kelly

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes the third Heart of Asia Ministerial meeting as part of the Istanbul Process in Almaty on April 26. We thank... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Barring of NGO from House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

2013-05-02

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States wishes to express our deep concern over steps taken two weeks ago by the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina... Read More

Burma: Termination of Presidential Proclamation 6925

Office of the Spokesperson

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

2013-05-02

The Secretary of State has determined that Presidential Proclamation 6925, also known as the 1996 Visa Ban, which suspended entry into the United States as immigrants or non-immigrants of “persons... Read More

Spokesperson on Decision in Eskinder Nega’s Appeal Case

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

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki

2013-05-02

The United States is deeply disappointed that Ethiopia’s Federal Supreme Court upheld the conviction and harsh sentencing of journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition politician Andualem Arege under the country’s Anti-Terrorism... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Cameroon

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED We warmly welcome the Cameroon delegation. We applaud efforts to hold accountable... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Cuba

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States is concerned that Cuba has put in place a... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Cuba Promoting Human Rights Through Humanitarian Aid

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-01

Cuba's future must be freely determined by the Cuban people. Sadly, that has not been the case for decades, and it is not the case today. The people of Cuba... Read More



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