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U.S. Department of State Launches Central America Journalism Security Hub

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security... Read More

Memorandum of Understanding for Signing Ceremony for the Central America Journalism Security Hub

AS PREPARED Thank you, for that introduction, and thank you for having us today. We are excited to be here—with other friends and colleagues from the Salvadoran government, media, civil... Read More

Launch of new U.S. Government-sponsored Journalist Security Training Hub in El Salvador

On April 30, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Jane Zimmerman launched DRL's new Journalist Security Training Hub in San Salvador, El Salvador. The launch was... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Bangladesh

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED We welcome the delegation and offer our condolences to the victims of... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Russia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED We welcome the Russian delegation and commend them for the establishment of... Read More

Remarks at the Community of Democracies Ministerial

Good Morning. President Elbegdorj, Foreign Minister Bold -- thank you for hosting this ministerial and for your superb leadership of the Community of Democracies. I also want to thank the... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Canada

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Elissa Golberg and the Canadian delegation. ... Read More

Remarks on World Press Freedom Day

2013 Free the Press Campaign: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide AS PREPARED Thank you, Tara and Elisa. I’m glad to join you all today, to discuss threats to freedom... Read More

Transcript (and Video) of Pressing for Freedom: The State of Digital and Media Repression Worldwide in 2013

With Moderarot Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. We’re pleased that you could join us for today’s... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Workers Memorial Day 2013

Our country boasts the world's most talented, driven, effective labor force. American workers power our homes and feed our families. They raise skyscrapers, transport goods to market, and manufacture products... Read More

Inclusive Public School Offers American English Language Training in Ukraine

Tara D. Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. In a public school in Ukraine, the State Department's longtime efforts to support the human... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Germany

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes H.E. Markus Loning and the German delegation. ... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Djibouti

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes Minister Ali Farah Assoweh and the Djiboutian... Read More

Pressing for Freedom: The State of Digital and Media Repression Worldwide in 2013

2013 Free the Press Campaign: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide AS PREPARED Thank you, Elisa. I would like to welcome all of you in this room – and all... Read More

U.S. Mission to the OSCE on the Release of the Human Rights Report

AS DELIVERED The United States notes that on April 19, 2013, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Report) to... Read More

U.S. Mission to the OSCE on the Kosovo–Serbia Dialogue Agreement

AS DELIVERED The United States joins the Ukrainian Chairman-in-Office and Secretary General Zannier in congratulating Serbia and Kosovo for reaching agreement in the European Union-facilitated Dialogue led by High Representative... Read More

Statement on the Attack of Opposition Party Leader in Tajikistan

AS DELIVERED The United States is concerned by the attack on the deputy head of the main opposition Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), Mahmadali Hayit, on the evening of... Read More

Interpretative Statement on the OSCE Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination

AS DELIVERED Mr. Chairman, I would like to express United States Government’s appreciation for your patient efforts to facilitate a compromise enabling participating States to reach a consensus on the... Read More

U.S. Mission to the OSCE on Extra-Budgetary Activities

AS DELIVERED The United States wishes to thank Russia for bringing up the issue of budget reform, something that we have been advocating for several years. We welcome improvements to... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Uzbekistan

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Dr. Akmal Saidov and the delegation of... Read More



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