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Human Rights Council Agreement Protecting the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism

We would like to thank the Human Rights Council President for his hard work and creativity in finding what we hope will be a consensus solution to a very difficult... Read More

President Obama: $155 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian People

For nearly two years, the Assad regime has waged a brutal war against the Syrian people—murdering innocent men, women and children, in their homes, in bread lines, and at universities.  ... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Death of Ambassador Max M. Kampelman

On behalf of the men and women of the Department of State, I wish to express our sadness at the passing of Max Kampelman, whose contributions to American diplomacy remain... Read More

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ambassador Michael G. Kozak serves as Interim Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. When many of us reflect on the Holocaust, the horrific gas chambers and ovens of the... Read More

UPR 15th Session - Intervention for Montenegro

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes H.E. Suad Numanovic and the Montenegrin... Read More

UPR 15th Session - Intervention for the United Arab Emirates

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of... Read More

Assisting Syrian Refugees in Turkey

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict,... Read More

President Obama on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memories of the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust... Read More

Secretary Clinton on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The United States joins the global community in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Each year, we gather together to commemorate the victims of one of the worst tragedies in human... Read More

UPR 15th Session – Intervention for Barbados

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes the Barbadian delegation to the UPR... Read More

U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis

Today in Ankara, Turkey, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, & Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg announced that the United States is providing an additional $10... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

On the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a day the international community has set aside to commemorate the memories of those so cruelly murdered in the Holocaust, we... Read More

Ambassador Ford on Assisting Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. Today, U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford; Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard; and... Read More

UPR 15th Session - Intervention for Burundi

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes the Burundian delegation. We commend Burundi... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I take the floor today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who tirelessly fought to end racial discrimination and advance civil rights in the United States. He remains a... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Presevo Monument Dispute in Serbia

The United States urges all parties in the Presevo monument dispute to continue to seek a solution. We continue to support the work of the OSCE Mission to Serbia in... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Concerning the Terrorist Attack in Algeria

As President Obama stated following the recent terrorist attack in Algeria, β€œthe thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the families of all those who were killed and... Read More

UPR 15th Session - Intervention for Luxembourg

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes H.E. Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour,... Read More

Closing the Internet Gender Gap

About the Authors: Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. Ambassador Verveer co-authored this entry with Shelly Esque. This entry appeared first on The Huffington Post. There is... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe: U.S. Working With Partners to Make the Human Rights Council as Effective as It Can Be

AS PREPARED “The Human Rights Council: How relevant is it and what is the role of the United States?” Thank you Ambassador Tanner for this invitation and the lovely reception.... Read More



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