No one country, no individual group of nations is going to resolve this problem by themselves. This is going to take a collective, global response.
It is unfortunate to affirm again this year that the people of Sudan continue to face enormous human rights challenges… Sudan’s human rights record remains one of persistent and increasing violations and abuse.
We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope.
The Asad regime’s violations described in the most recent COI report include murder, hostage-taking, enforced disappearances, torture, rape, sexual violence, targeting civilians, and indiscriminate bombing.
The U.S. will keep tracking ISIL’s abduction, enslavement, sale, rape, forced marriage, and abuse of women and girls.
U.S. leadership helped to keep the Council at the forefront of international efforts to promote and protect human rights, […]
ISIL’s gruesome tactics, particularly its oppression of women, once again reveal that this cruel and barbaric terrorist organization seeks […]
“Today the community of nations made an historic statement in support of LGBT rights, which are human rights.”
We are committed to the proper management of such hazardous substances and wastes.
We are pleased to see that today the international community is visibly and publicly upholding the rights of LGBT individuals.
We are glad that the Human Rights Council is addressing these important matters on the well-being of children.
This timely resolution underscores the important role civil society plays both in the promotion and protection of human rights, […]
The United States remains committed to the stability of the international financial system and to the development of its […]
Ambassador Harper on Twitter
- U.S. Welcomes Selection of Final Cabinet Ministers in Iraq October 20, 2014We congratulate the Iraqi people and their elected representatives in the Iraqi parliament on the selection of seven new cabinet ministers today. These ministers, including new Ministers of Defense, Finance, and Interior, represent the diversity of Iraq, and complete an inclusive cabinet led by Prime Minister Abadi. Significantly, this is the first time si […]
- Ambassador Baer at the OSCE: Response to the Reports of the Three Committee Chairs October 17, 2014We welcome to the Permanent Council the three committee chairs and thank them for their hard work since their last report and for outlining their plans for the remainder of the year. As we look at the work ahead in all areas of the OSCE—including these three committees—we will focus on whether that work strengthens existing […]
- Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine October 17, 2014The United States remains deeply concerned by the ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, which has killed and wounded hundreds of people since the signing of the Minsk Protocol. The ceasefire, which serves as an important component to a lasting resolution of the crisis, continues to be strained by Russia-backed separatists. Russian military forces and equipmen […]