All articles from: January, 2014

U.S. Condemns Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

The United States condemns Boko Haram’s vicious attacks on Sunday in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria, that took the lives of dozens of innocent civilians.

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U.S. Envoy Power on U.N. Resolution on Central African Republic

The United States reaffirms its commitment to the people of CAR, many of whom are living in mortal fear of attack, and to bringing relief to the nearly 2.6 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

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U.S. Works to End Domestic and International Gender Violence

Joe Biden and Barack Obama, holding paper at podium (White House)

President Obama announced the release of a new report (Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action) that outlines administration efforts to do more to protect women and girls from violence.

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U.S. Emphasizes International Cooperation in Arms Control

Truck carrying large barrels of uranium (AP Images)

In a concerted effort to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons, the United States will continue to pursue international cooperation and transparency.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Chile

We remain concerned about the treatment of indigenous peoples, in particular in relations with security forces and societal conflicts.

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Transcript of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

President Obama delivering the State of the Union 2014

Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.

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U.S. Calls on Cambodia to Immediately Lift its Ban on Public Demonstrations

We note with deep concern the Jan. 4 ban on public demonstrations in Phnom Penh and repeated efforts by security forces to forcibly disperse demonstrations.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Afghanistan

We commend the work of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), which, despite extremely difficult circumstances, continues to make significant progress in increasing awareness about human rights issues …

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of New Zealand

We support the Government of New Zealand’s continued efforts to protect children against abuse and neglect, as well as its efforts to counter domestic violence.

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Kerry Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Peace in Middle East

John Kerry behind podium with signs saying 'World Economic Forum' (AP Images)

Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to peace in the Middle East in remarks delivered January 24 to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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