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President Obama Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Human Rights Week

The desires for freedom and opportunity are universal, and around the world, yearnings for the rule of law and self-determination burn within the hearts of all women and men.

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Remarks by the President after the Announcement of the Decision of the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri

“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make.”

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Video: President Obama Addresses the Third Arab Forum on Asset Recovery Meeting in Geneva

President Obama speaking on video

“Hello, everybody. To your hosts, Switzerland; to the forum co-chairs, Tunisia and Egypt; and to all of you gathered in Geneva – thank you for being part of this important effort.”

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President Obama on Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

History shows that a free press remains a critical foundation for prosperous, open, and secure societies, allowing citizens to access information and hold their governments accountable.

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President Obama’s Proclamation on United Nations Day 2014

Obama Proclamation on United Nations Day 2014 23 October 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. October 23, 2014 UNITED NATIONS DAY, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1945, in the shadow of a world war and the face of an uncertain future, 51 […]

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President Obama speaks at UN Climate Change Summit

No nation is immune… Worldwide, this summer was the hottest ever recorded — with global carbon emissions still on the rise.

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U.S. moves to reduce humanitarian impact of anti-personnel landmines

The United States is aligning its APL policy outside the Korean Peninsula with the key requirements of the Ottawa Convention.

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President Obama: Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone.

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President Obama lays out strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL

President Obama lays out the strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL

Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.

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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Estonia

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Just as we never accepted the occupation and illegal annexation of the Baltic nations, we will not accept Russia’s occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea or any part of Ukraine.

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