Human Rights

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Sudan

We remain gravely concerned by the dire human rights situation in Sudan.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Greece

We commend Greece’s commitment to promoting human rights and related issues, including recent efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Samoa

We commend Samoa for successfully holding free and fair parliamentary elections this March. We are encouraged by the progress made to increase women’s participation in all aspects of the political process.

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Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda: Opening Statement at 2016 WSIS Forum

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Although there is no single SDG that specifically focuses on information and communication technologies or increasing Internet access, there is broad acknowledgement that the continued development and deployment of ICTs are critical to realizing the SDGs and also to measuring them.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura

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Remarks With UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura after Their Meeting Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State President Wilson Hotel Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I’m very appreciative to Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations envoy to Syria, for his tremendous work and his efforts over the last months […]

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The United States commends the progress made by St. Vincent and the Grenadines in addressing prison conditions by closing the antiquated and unhygienic Fort Charlotte Prison.

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Secretary Kerry Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Before Their Meeting

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Secretary Kerry: There were a lot of conversations taking place yesterday, the day before, today, and we’re getting closer to a place of understanding. But we have some work to do, and that’s why we’re here.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Suriname

We applaud the reform of Suriname’s nationality law to remove provisions that discriminate against women and welcome its implementation in practice.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Before Their Meeting

I think we both want to emphasize the seriousness of the situation with respect to the cessation of hostilities. And we are talking directly with the Russians even now.

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Secretary Kerry’s Calls With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee Riyad Hijab

The Secretary expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Aleppo, where the Assad regime continues to escalate the conflict by predominantly targeting innocent civilians and parties to the cessation of hostilities — not Nusra, as the regime falsely claims. Such attacks are direct violations of the cessation and must stop immediately.

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