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Background Briefing on the Secretary’s Travel to Switzerland

Background Briefing on Travel to Switzerland Special Briefing Senior State Department Official En Route to Switzerland March 25, 2015   […]

Secretary of State Kerry to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Lausanne March 26

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on March […]

Secretary of State Kerry: Remarks to the Press, Olympic Museum, Lausanne

Secretary of State John Kerry

Remarks to the Press Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Olympic Museum Lausanne, Switzerland March 21, 2015   Good afternoon, […]

Human Rights News

U.S. Strongly Supports ILO Focus on Gender Based Violence in the Workplace

As the ILO has noted previously, gender based violence is “the most prevalent human rights violation in the world” […]

U.S. Co-sponsors Resolution Expressing Deep Concern about Human Rights Violations in North Korea

The DPRK is among the world’s most pervasive deniers of freedoms and violators of human rights.

Human Rights Council Resolution on Continuing Grave Deterioration of Human Rights in Syria

We reiterate our calls for the immediate release of jailed human rights defenders, including Mazen Darwish, head of the […]

Development & Humanitarian Aid

President and First Lady Launch “Let Girls Learn” Initiative

“Every girl on this planet deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. And that includes the chance […]

United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

Kelly Clements speaks at the UN in Geneva

More than $50 million of this funding will support WFP’s distribution of monthly food parcels to the 4 million […]

Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on the Release of The National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

This National Security Strategy is a blueprint to leverage America’s leadership in a more complicated world than many people […]