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Embassy Berlin Supports the LGBT Community at Christopher Street Day Parade 2013

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The U.S. on Review of the Istanbul Process Progress

3rd International Expert Meeting on the Follow-up of Implementation of HRC Resolution 16/18 The United States is pleased to participate in the third meeting to promote implementation of HRC Resolution... Read More

Statement by the U.S. on the Way Forward with the Istanbul Process

3rd International Expert Meeting on the Follow-up of Implementation of HRC Resolution 16/18 I want to thank the Secretary General again for the initiative he took that led to Resolution... Read More

Secretary Kerry on World Refugee Day

Today, the United States joins the international community in honoring the resilience, courage, and determination of refugees all over the world, and the work of many countries in providing refuge,... Read More

Pride is About U.S. Fundamental Values

More Information on our Highlights Page: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks at the World Refugee Day Event

Thank you. Thank you very, very much. I really appreciate the opportunity to be here. I apologize for being a moment late. I just came from the Hill, where I... Read More

Ambassador Rice on World Refugee Day

Today, we commemorate World Refugee Day, which provides an important opportunity to highlight the plight of the millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced from their homes and fled... Read More

President Obama on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, the United States stands with the more than 45 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and... Read More

U.S. on Enhancing Security Cooperation in Europe

Working Session III: Arms Control and Confidence- and Security-Building Measures Thank you so much for having me here to speak today. As a newcomer to arms control, I am pleased... Read More

U.S. on Early Warning, Conflict Prevention, Crisis Management, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Rehabilitation at the Annual Security Review Conference

Working Session II: Early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, conflict resolution and post-conflict rehabilitation: lessons learned and the way ahead AS PREPARED I would like to start out by noting... Read More

U.S. on Afghanistan at the Annual Security Review Conference

Working Session IV: Afghanistan AS PREPARED A core OSCE tenet is that shared challenges require a collaborative, comprehensive response. Achieving a stable and prosperous future for Afghanistan is no exception... Read More

U.S. Committed to Working with All Stakeholders to Improve Labor Situation in Bangladesh

Panel Discussion on Managing Human Rights Risk in the Garment Sector Supply Chain AS DELIVERED The United States has been a strong and consistent advocate on the important issue of... Read More

Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters

US-UA Working Group Yearly Forum: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card It is a pleasure to be here today. I thank the organizers -- Walter Zaryckyj , the American... Read More

Live at State Video: Human Rights of LGBT People

  Moderator: Welcome to LiveAtState from Brussels. Today's guest is Daniel Baer, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. My name is Nia Garnakelis and I'll be asking him... Read More

Testimony: Ethiopia After Meles Zenawi

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the situation in Ethiopia since the death in August 2012 of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Post-Meles... Read More

Fact Sheet: Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements

Background The United States supports the Burmese Government’s ongoing reform efforts, and believes that the participation of U.S. businesses in Burma’s economy can be a model for responsible investment and... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Syria

The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Asad Syria. The Asad regime, reinforced by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters, has turned the full force... Read More

Briefing on the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report

MR. VENTRELL: Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining the call. Today, we’re doing a call with Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, who is our Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in... Read More

Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session

Highlights: Read the U.S. Statements from UN HRC23 The 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of U.S. leadership to keep the HRC at the... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks at the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) Pride Event

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Please, please, please, please. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very, very much. Ken, thank you for a... Read More


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