Human Rights News

U.S. Strongly Condemns the Sentencing of Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko

The United States strongly condemns today’s sentencing in a Russian military court of acclaimed Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov and […]

UN Security Council Holds Inaugural Meeting on LGBT Issues

This historic event recognizes that the issue of LGBT rights has a place in the UN Security Council.

Ambassador Harper: Statement at Organizational Meeting for 30th Session of Human Rights Council


We plan to offer a resolution on Sri Lanka to follow up on the new Sri Lankan government’s efforts […]

Development & Humanitarian Aid

Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Humanitarian Day

Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and […]

Fact Sheet: Syrian Crisis: U.S. Efforts and Assistance

The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a democratic, inclusive, and unified Syria.

Remarks by the President and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon After Bilateral Meeting

President Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations continues to stand working with the U.S. government. We really appreciate your strong leadership and support, […]

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