All articles from: February, 2014

Press Release on the Seventh Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission Under the New START Treaty

The head of the Russian Delegation, Mr. Vladimir Leontyev and the head of the U.S. Delegation, Amb. John Ordway, sign an agreed decision on the number of launches of ICBMs or SLBMs on which an exchange of telemetric information will be carried out in 2014.  [Seated (L-R) is Russian BCC Commissioner Mr. Vladimir Leontyev and U.S. BCC Commissioner Amb. John Ordway.  Standing (L-R) are Mr. Murad Nasrutdinov, Mr. Nikita Osokin, Mr. Vadim Stalinskiy, Mr. Philip Smith, Dr. Ted Warner, Mr. David Johnson, and Ms. Thelma Jenkins-Anthony.]

The seventh session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the New START Treaty took place in Geneva on February 18-28.

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

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Washington, February 26, 2014 Just Released: 2013 Human Rights Reports The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on […]

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Statements by the United States at the February 26, 2014, DSB Meeting

Statements by the United States at the February 26, 2014 WTO DSB Meeting

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“Human Rights Depend on Courageous Individuals,” Kerry Says at the Release of the Reports on Human Rights Practices

John Kerry at lectern (AP Images)

The reports, now in their 38th year, document human rights violations and abuses in almost 200 distinct countries and territories.

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Fact Sheet: 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The year 2013 saw an increased crackdown on civil society and the freedoms of association and assembly.

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U.S. Steps Up Campaign Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Five trophies, including tiger and other rare cats (Operation Cobra II)

U.S. experts in investigations of wildlife trafficking and enforcement of trafficking laws are about to begin duty in Bangkok and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Fact Sheet: UNSCR Resolution 2140 on Yemen

UNSCR Resolution 2140 on Yemen Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 26, 2014   On February 26, 2014, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution welcoming the conclusion of Yemen’s historic National Dialogue Conference and reaffirming Council support for the implementation of subsequent stages in the country’s political transition process. The Council […]

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Press Statement: Assad Regime Actions Against Delegates to the Geneva Talks

The U.S. is outraged by reports that the Assad regime has arrested family members of the Syrian Opposition Coalition delegation to the Geneva II peace talks, designated delegates as terrorists, and seized delegates’ assets.

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Deputy Secretary Burns in Kyiv to Convey Message of Strong U.S. Support for Stable, Democratic Ukraine

President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message of deep admiration for the courage and determination of Ukrainians in the face of last week’s tragic violence, and a message of strong American support for a stable, democratic, inclusive, and prosperous Ukraine.

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State Department Contributes an Initial $226 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for 2014

The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of $226 million toward the 2014 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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