All articles from: September, 2014

The Scale, Complexity, and Urgency of Today’s Humanitarian Crises are Unprecedented

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Statement by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard at the 2014 UNHCR ExCom Plenary.

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Statement by the United States at the September 26, 2014, DSB Meeting

Statements by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.

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U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.

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Fact Sheet on the Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition

To help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States has contributed more than $2.9 billion in humanitarian assistance – the most from any single donor.

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Statement by Assistant Secretary Anne Richard at UNHCR ExCom High Level Segment

Assistant Secretary Anne Richard speaking at the UN Headquarters in Geneva

We appreciate this dialogue with African governments on how we can work together, toward a more just, prosperous, and peaceful future.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks At The Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Ministerial

I come here to reiterate the Obama Administration’s unshakable commitment to seeing this treaty ratified and entered into force.

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Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Leads U.S. Delegation to UNHCR Executive Committee Meeting in Geneva

Priority issues for the U.S. delegation include the continued enhancement of protection activities, particularly efforts to prevent gender-based violence, and strengthening international humanitarian coordination in the face of multiple crises.

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Fact Sheet: Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session

U.S. leadership helped to keep the Council at the forefront of international efforts to promote and protect human rights, including by underscoring the critical role of civil society.

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ISIL’s Murder of Iraqi Human Rights Lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi

ISIL’s gruesome tactics, particularly its oppression of women, once again reveal that this cruel and barbaric terrorist organization seeks to inflict violence and fear through its distortion of faith.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on HRC Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

“Today the community of nations made an historic statement in support of LGBT rights, which are human rights.”

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