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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

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Tuvalu

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Ms. Esi Apinelu and the Tuvaluan delegation. ... Read More

UPR 16th Session - Intervention for Cape Verde

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Minister Jose Carlos Lopes Correia and the Cape... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Colombia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Vice President Angelino Carson and the delegation of... Read More

Universal Periodic Review - 16th UPR Session

The United States believes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has the potential to effect real change in countries throughout the world.  The UPR is not just something that occurs in... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Turkmenistan

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Minister Vepa Hajiyev and the Turkmenistan delegation. We... Read More

UPR 16th Session – Intervention for Burkina Faso

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review. View other interventions on the UPR 16th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes Minister Julie Prudence Somda-Nigna and the delegation of... Read More

Free the Press: The Shrinking Space for Media Worldwide

Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day Under Secretary Sonenshine's Remarks on World Press Freedom Day Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya's Remarks on Press Freedom Pressing for Freedom: The State... Read More

Secretary Kerry Announces Doubling of U.S. Non-lethal Assistance to the Syrian Opposition and New Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian Crisis

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. بيان حقائق لوزارة الخارجية بشأن مضاعفة المساعدات الأميركية للمعارضة السورية Read the Arabic translation. Following his meetings with Syrian... Read More

Fact Sheet: 2012 Human Rights Reports

View this fact sheet in PDF 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices On April 19, 2013, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known... Read More



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