All articles from: April, 2014

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Côte d’Ivoire

We also note with concern that children in Côte d’Ivoire continue to be subjected to the worst forms of child labor, and that trafficking of adults remains a serious issue.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Portugal

We are concerned by reports of excessive use of force by police, and of abuse and mistreatment of prisoners by prison guards.

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US Statement at the 77th Meeting of the UNCC Governing Council

The United States looks forward to this session of the Governing Council, where the UNCC can advance toward completing its work after more than twenty years of operations.

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Ambassador Power: These are not peaceful protests, but a well-orchestrated campaign to destabilize Ukraine

The truth about what is happening in Ukraine should guide our discussion – because truth is the only foundation on which an equitable and lasting solution to this crisis can be based.

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Secretary Kerry: Russia’s Actions in Ukraine Mark a Defining Moment for NATO

Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Atlantic Council's Tribute to NATO and the EU

“This crisis is a wake-up call for us to accelerate the other work that we’ve been doing to promote a stronger, more prosperous transatlantic community.”

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U.S. Intervention at the UPR of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

We welcome the Congolese investigation into the 2012 mass rapes in Minova and efforts to hold implicated military personnel accountable, but remain concerned by the slow pace of judicial and security sector reform.

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U.S. Expands Export Restrictions on Russia

In response to Russia’s continued actions in southern and eastern Ukraine, the U.S. is implementing additional restrictive measures on defense exports to Russia.

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United States Set to Participate in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee

At the PrepCom, the U.S. will advance efforts to promote full compliance with the NPT and IAEA safeguards agreements and gain support for actions to reduce nuclear arms and promote peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

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eJournal USA: LGBT Rights in America Today

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Looking Back, Looking Forward 02 April 2014 In this issue of EJ|USA, I have enjoyed looking both back and forward. Whether reading Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan’s contribution on the work done to preserve ancient sites or in my research for the piece on the anniversary of D-Day, I find that history is personal. (My father […]

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Albania

We commend Albania for appointing a new National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator. The Coordinator has been crucial in bringing together civil society, law enforcement, the courts, and the international community to make progress on combating trafficking.

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