“For the sake of our common humanity and our shared future … we keep striving each day to build a world that is more just, more equal, more safe and more free.”
OSCE continues to build trust and confidence among its 57 member states to advance political-military, economic and environmental security.
President Obama: A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an extraordinary public servant.
Secretary of State John Kerry says he is hopeful that new Geneva talks can begin in November to resolve the 2½-year Syrian civil war and lead to a transitional government.
Six and a half decades ago, delegates from around the world convened to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human […]
Under President Obama, we joined the United Nations Human Rights Council in the face of domestic opposition. And, […]
“People everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that […]
If the Human Rights Council is to become more effective, fair and credible, then all who have the privilege […]
We commend Malta’s exemplary human rights record and longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights both domestically and internationally.
We commend the progress made by the Republic of the Congo to strengthen its judicial system, including taking steps […]
We commend Israel for its strong commitment and track record in upholding human rights, political freedom, and civil liberties.
We recognize Chad’s efforts to reform the security sector, through combating gender-based violence, and to provide security in and […]
We commend the progress Belize has made in addressing discrimination against women, and particularly the Cabinet’s approval of the […]
- Ambassador Power on International Anticorruption Day December 9, 2013This year marks one decade since the United Nations adopted the Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the first legally binding international agreement to fight corruption in all of its forms. Corruption hurts individuals trying to make a fair-living. It stunts economies, undermines democracy and causes citizens to lose faith in their leaders. Just last wee […]
- U.S. Denounces the Murder of Kawa Garmiany December 9, 2013The U.S. Mission in Iraq condemns the recent murder of journalist Kawa Garmiany. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues. We are deeply concerned about the circumstances of his assassination, particularly as Mr. Garmiany had in the past been threatened with violence because of the nature and focus of his work. We […]
- Secretary Kerry on International Anticorruption Day December 9, 2013The United States joins the international community today in saluting individuals, governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and international organizations dedicated to preventing and combating the scourge of corruption. It is difficult to overstate the profoundly negative impact that corruption has on society. The abuse of entrusted power for p […]