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On-the-Record Briefing on the Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012

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

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-04-19

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Click above images to enlarge and scroll through photo album. MS. ZEYA: Thank you very much, Mr.... Read More

Secretary Kerry on the Release of the Human Rights Report

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-04-19

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Some people asked whether or not we might postpone this today because... Read More

A Sustained Commitment to Human Rights

DipNote Blog – U.S. Department of State

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-04-19

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Uzra Zeya serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Some 15... Read More

Foreign Press Center Briefing on the 2012 Human Rights Reports

The Washington Foreign Press Center - Washington, D.C.

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-04-19

Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports MODERATOR: Welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. Today we’re hosting a briefing on the 2012 Country... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Obama Administration’s Comprehensive Efforts to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls Worldwide

The White House - Washington, D.C.

Office of the Press Secretary

2013-04-19

“When women succeed, nations are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous.  Over the last year, we’ve seen women and girls inspiring communities and entire countries to stand up for... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership - From Promise To Progress

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House - Washington, D.C.

2013-04-19

The Promise of Equal Futures In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s political and economic participation, on September 24, 2012,... Read More

Statement in Response to UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

2013-04-18

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly The United States warmly welcomes you, Ambassador Fedotov, to the Permanent Council and we thank you for your remarks. The UNODC-OSCE relationship has been... Read More

Response to Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Jennifer Brush

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

2013-04-18

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly The United States warmly welcomes you to the Permanent Council, Ambassador Brush, and we thank you for your detailed report. The United States strongly... Read More

Closure of the Free Thought University Facility in Azerbaijan

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

2013-04-18

As Delivered by Political Counselor Christopher Robinson to the Permanent Council, Vienna The United States notes with grave concern the closure of the Free Thought University facility in Baku, Azerbaijan,... Read More

Statement on International Committee of the Red Cross in Uzbekistan

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

2013-04-18

As delivered by Political Counselor Christopher Robinson We note with concern the April 12 statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that the ICRC in Uzbekistan will... Read More

U.S. Embassy Hanoi Statement on 17th U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

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

Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

2013-04-17

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Dan Baer, along with an interagency delegation that included a White House representative, participated April 12 in the 17th... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns Opening Remarks at the South Sudan Economic Partners Forum

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary William J. Burns

2013-04-16

Good Morning. On behalf of Secretary Kerry – a long-time friend of the people of South Sudan and a strong advocate for U.S. leadership in international development – it is... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks on a 21st Century Pacific Partnership

Tokyo, Japan

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-04-15

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very, very much. Thank you very much, President Mishima, for a generous introduction. It's a great privilege for me to be here. Thank you. And thank... Read More

Women's Forum: Women's Role In A Changing Ukraine's Future

Radisson Blu Hotel - Kyiv, Ukraine

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine

2013-04-12

View Embassy Kyiv's photos of Undersecretary Sonenshine's visit to Ukraine. Thank you, Ambassador Tefft. Hello everyone. I want to welcome all of you to this forum. And let me extend... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Inspections of NGOs in the Russian Federation

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

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED The United States is deeply concerned by indications that Russian authorities continue to take actions that restrict space for civil society. Law enforcement, tax offices, and other regulatory... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan

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

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomes Kazakhstani State Secretary Marat Tazhin’s recent affirmation of the Government of Kazakhstan’s commitment to the protection of the rights of members of all ethnic... Read More

Statement on Pardoning of Former Ukrainian Officials

Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Gary Robbins

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED We point out a statement released by the US government on April 8 regarding the pardoning of former Ukrainian officials. The statement was delivered by National Security Staff... Read More

Statement on the 23rd Geneva International Discussion on Georgia

Vienna, Austria

Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Gary Robbins

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED The United States welcomed the 23rd round of the Geneva International Discussions, and was pleased to note the decrease in security-related incidents since the last round in December... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Responding to the Russian Federation and Belarus on the Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Detention Facility

Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED We would like to thank the delegations of the Russian Federation and Belarus for their remarks. We are aware of the concern regarding the hunger strike occurring at... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Death of Foreign Service Officer Anne Smedinghoff in Afghanistan

Vienna, Austria

Representative to the United States Mission to the OSCE Permanent Council, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2013-04-11

AS DELIVERED Our State Department family is grieving over the loss of one of our own, an exceptional young Foreign Service officer, Anne Smedinghoff, killed April 6 in an attack... Read More



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