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U.S. Statement on the 24th Round of the Geneva Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States was pleased to participate in the 24th round of the Geneva International Discussions on June 25 and 26. During the discussions, the United... Read More

OSCE: Remarks on Election in Mongolia

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States congratulates the people of Mongolia on their June 26th presidential election in which voters re-elected President Elbegdorj. We note that election day was... Read More

Statement on Suspension of Russian NGO Golos for Failing to Register as a Foreign Agent

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is deeply concerned by the Russian Ministry of Justice’s decision on June 25 to suspend for six months the operations of Russia’s most... Read More

Response to the Report of the OSCE Audit Committee, July 2012 - June 2013

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States would like to welcome Ms. Dayries to the Permanent Council and would like to thank the OSCE Audit Committee for its Annual Report. ... Read More

Statement in Response to the Annual Report of the Head of the OSCE Office in Baku, Ambassador Koray Targay

Thank You, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Targay back to the Permanent Council, and thanks him for his comprehensive report. We applaud the Baku Office’s efforts to... Read More

OSCE: Response to the Report of the External Auditor on the Financial Report and Statements for 2012

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States would like to thank the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine for its dedication in its role as External Auditor over the past several years. ... Read More

Statement on LGBT Rights in the Russian Federation

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is deeply concerned that on June 30 President Putin signed a law that bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations." The United States has... Read More

Fact Sheet: Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons Worldwide - A State Department Priority

“As Secretary, I join with my colleagues at our embassies, consulates and USAID missions around the world in saying no matter where you are and no matter who you love,... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns Presents Human Rights Defender Award to the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization

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Remarks by President Obama and President Kikwete of Tanzania at Joint Press Conference

PRESIDENT KIKWETE: You Excellency, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America -- Mr. President, let me once again welcome you and the U.S. First Lady, and your entire... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at the University of Cape Town

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Please, please, everybody have a seat. Hello Cape Town! AUDIENCE: Hello! PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thobela. Molweni. Sanibona. Dumelang. Ndaa. ... Read More

U.S. Statement on Syria Regime Attacks on Homs

The United States denounces the Assad regime’s continued attacks against the innocent civilian populations of Homs and the Damascus area. We call on all members of the international community to... Read More

Statement from Ambassador Ford About the Murder of Father François Mourad

We are appalled by reports that extremist rebels killed Father François Mourad earlier this week when they looted a monastery in Idlib province. This unprovoked violence against civilians is completely... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

The United States strongly supports the great strides many African countries have made to ensure good governance, rule of law, and respect for human rights.  We commend the progress they... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Sall of the Republic of Senegal at Joint Press Conference

PRESIDENT SALL: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, Mr. Barack Obama, good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I’m extremely happy to welcome President Barack Obama for his first trip to Africa since his... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on Elections in Albania

AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States of America we congratulate the citizens of Albania on their peaceful and active participation in the June 23 parliamentary elections. Across the... Read More

Ambassador Johnson on Engaging and Empowering Women in the Peace-building Process

It’s a pleasure to be with you today. As the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom with the Department of State, I feel privileged to have this opportunity to... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on Eviction of Moscow NGO For Human Rights and Injuries to Lev Ponomarev

AS DELIVERED The United States is disturbed by an incident directed against a human rights organization in Russia. On June 23, unidentified men entered the Moscow offices of the... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement of Support for Restraint from Unilateral Actions in Transnistria Conflict

AS DELIVERED The United States supports the June 17 statement by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara regarding the Transnistrian authority's so-called legal act on its border. We support... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at Civil Society Organization Meeting

Well, let me just say thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me. We’ve had a wonderful visit here in Senegal, and I had good opportunity... Read More



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