Office

Secretary Kerry: Statement on HRC Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Secretary Kerry: Statement on HRC Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The United Nations Human Rights Council today adopted its third UN resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, creating an Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Read more

Samantha Power’s Remarks on “The Global Refugee Crisis: Overcoming Fears and Spurring Action,” at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Ambassador Power: “We are in the midst of the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Just like the people at the heart of it, this crisis crosses borders, oceans, and continents.”

Read more

United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and our hopes for a quick recovery for the wounded. We will remain in close touch with Turkish authorities throughout the investigation.

Read more

Worldwide Shipping and Packing Services

The U.S. Mission in Geneva, Switzerland plans to issue a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the procurement of worldwide Shipping and Packing Services.

Read more

The Announcement on the Colombia Peace Process is Welcome News to All Who Desire Peace

Secretary Kerry: “I congratulate President Santos and his negotiating partners for this milestone in their ongoing effort to conclude a conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that has plagued their nation for 52 years, the longest running war in our hemisphere.”

Read more

Statement by the United States at the June 22, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on June 22, 2016.

Read more

USAID Releases the 2016 Acting on the Call Report

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 16.31.48

Alongside the report, USAID announced a new $9.2 million program – Integrating Community Health – which will leverage an additional $10 million investment from other sources and is designed to strengthen the role of community health in USAID’s efforts to end preventable child and maternal deaths.

Read more

The United States is Announcing New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

In light of recent events in Iraq, and in response to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ recent appeals for emergency needs in Fallujah, the United States is announcing an additional $20 million in humanitarian aid to UNHCR’s Iraq response. This will be part of a larger package of humanitarian assistance that will be announced later this year.

Read more

U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Zambia

We appreciate the Government of Zambia and the WTO Secretariat reports. Each describes the various challenges that Zambia must overcome and the questions it must address in order to achieve more effective participation in the global trading system, and to use trade as an instrument for realizing greater economic growth and development.

Read more

Secretary Kerry on World Refugee Day: “The United States is determined to find solutions”

The refugees we welcome to the United States will join previous generations who have come to this country to escape violence and persecution – threats to human life and dignity that remain all too real today. History celebrates such moments when we have overcome bias and fear, and opened our doors. Those who have walked through them have made immeasurable contributions to our community of citizens and enriched our lives. Their achievements are a testament to the potential all humans have to heal, to overcome loss, to start over, and to the obligation we share, to give future generations that chance.

Read more