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Administration Eases Financial and Investment Sanctions on Burma

U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of the Treasury

2013-05-23

The Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements have received final approval from the Office of Management and Budget and have taken effect. The first submissions in response to the Reporting Requirements,... Read More

President Obama Speaks on Counterterrorism Policies

Office of the Press Secretary - The Whie House - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2013-05-23

It’s an honor to return to the National Defense University. Here, at Fort McNair, Americans have served in uniform since 1791– standing guard in the early days of the Republic,... Read More

Final Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State

2013-05-23

The Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements have received final approval from the Office of Management and Budget and have taken effect. More information can be found in Department of Treasury... Read More

Video Remarks to Anti-Defamation League's Centennial Summit 2013

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-21

It's my great pleasure to congratulate all of you -- the committed men and women of the Anti-Defamation League -- on the ADL's remarkable 100 years of service to our... Read More

Ambassador-at-Large Suzan Johnson Cook on the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report

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

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2013-05-20

AS DELIVERED Good morning. The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report provides a factual rendering of the status of religious freedom around the world. Religious freedom is essential for a stable,... Read More

Upholding Religious Freedom

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Suzan Johnson Cook

2013-05-20

During my travels on behalf of the Department of State, people sometimes ask, "Why does the Department of State expend so much effort to chronicle the status of religious freedom... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Release of the International Religious Freedom Report

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-20

MS. PSAKI: Good morning, everyone. So, thank you for joining us for the release of the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report. The Secretary will make some brief remarks, and then... Read More

On-the-Record Briefing on the Release of the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report

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

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2013-05-20

AMBASSADOR COOK: Thank you, Mr. Secretary. It’s an honor to serve you. Good morning. The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report provides a factual rendering of the status of religious freedom... Read More

Announcing the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report

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

Now Available: 2012 International Religious Freedom Report

2013-05-17

The International Religious Freedom Report describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.... Read More

Secretary Kerry on State of Emergency and Fighting in Northern Nigeria

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-17

The United States is deeply concerned about the fighting in northeastern Nigeria following President Jonathan’s declaration of a state of emergency in the Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. We are... Read More

Annual Meeting of the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

White House - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-05-17

MS. JARRETT: Good morning, everyone. I’m Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. I’d like to welcome you all... Read More

Embassy Maputo Shows Their Support for the LGBT Community

Maputo, Mozambique

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy Maputo

2013-05-17

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 #cboxCurrent{position:absolute; left:10px; color:#999; } #cboxTitle{position:absolute; margin-top:10px; margin-left:75px; text-align:center; color:#999; width:300px;} @media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) { #cboxCurrent{position:absolute; margin-left:5px;... Read More

Embassy Prague Hosts Shabbat Dinner in Honor of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Prague, Czech Republic

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy Prague

2013-05-17

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 On May 17th, Ambassador Norman Eisen hosted a traditional Shabbat dinner in honor of the International Day Against... Read More

Embassy Port-au-Prince Partners with Local NGOs to Show Support for the LGBT Community

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Port-au-Prince

2013-05-17

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 #cboxCurrent{position:absolute; left:10px; color:#999; } #cboxTitle{position:absolute; margin-top:10px; margin-left:75px; text-align:center; color:#999; width:300px;} @media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) { #cboxCurrent{position:absolute; margin-left:5px;... Read More

IDAHO Event Opens Doors for LGBT Community in Rwanda

U.S. Embassy Kigali - Kigali, Rwanda

Ambassador Donald W. Koran

2013-05-17

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 Ambassador Donald W. Koran hosted the U.S. Mission to Rwanda’s first-ever celebration of the International Day against Homophobia... Read More

U.S. Response to OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires Gary Robbins, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-05-16

AS DELIVERED The United States warmly welcomes back Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Maria Grazia Giammarinaro to the Permanent Council today. We applaud Dr. Giammarinaro... Read More

U.S. Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia or Transphobia

Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires Gary Robbins, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-05-16

Tomorrow, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, or “IDAHO.” The date of May 17 was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990... Read More

U.S. Response to the Secretary General on the 2014 Program Outline

Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires Gary Robbins, U.S. Mission to the OSCE

2013-05-16

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes the release of the 2014 Program Outline and its Compendium of Executive Summaries, and we wish to thank the Secretary General, the fund managers,... Read More

Secretary Kerry Chairs Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting - Friday, May 17, 2013

U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokesperson

2013-05-16

Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) at the White House on Friday, May... Read More

U.S. Policy and Response to Recent Humanitarian Crisis in Africa

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) Africa Conference - Arlington, VA

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2013-05-16

Thank you for that kind introduction, and for having me here today. And thank you for your decades of service to refugees in this country and around the world. There... Read More



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