John Kerry: “It is important to underscore that the reports that we release today, as voluminous as they are, represent just a tiny fraction of what this department does to advance freedom and dignity across the globe.”
Secretary Kerry Honors 14 Women of Courage – Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony
“Each year, we come together on behalf of the Obama Administration and the State Department to recognize women who have made really special, singular contributions to peace, to prosperity, to stability all around the globe. And every one of these women who are here today and those who were celebrated previously have all dedicated their lives to the pursuit of justice.”
The Council showed that when the international community is united, we can deliver forceful messages about the importance of promoting and protecting human rights.
“Mister President of the Council, distinguished delegates, it is an honor to represent the United States here at the Human Rights Council on its 10th anniversary.”
John Kerry Condemns the Barbaric Murder of a Locally-Hired Employee of the U.S. Mission in Bangladesh
The men and women of the U.S. State Department join me today in condemning the barbaric murder of Mr. […]
The United States strongly supports the new mandate on South Sudan. The wholesale disregard for human lives and […]
The United States welcomes the decision by the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to conditionally release human rights lawyer Intigam […]
The United States is deeply concerned that since 2011, the Hungarian government has taken steps that erode checks and […]
We remain gravely concerned by the dire human rights situation in Sudan.
We commend Greece’s commitment to promoting human rights and related issues, including recent efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.
We commend Samoa for successfully holding free and fair parliamentary elections this March. We are encouraged by the […]
The United States commends the progress made by St. Vincent and the Grenadines in addressing prison conditions by closing […]
We applaud the reform of Suriname’s nationality law to remove provisions that discriminate against women and welcome its implementation in practice.