All articles from: February, 2015

Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Murder of Boris Nemtsov Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2015     I am shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal murder of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong […]

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Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Geneva and Vienna

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will accompany Secretary of State John Kerry to Geneva, Switzerland for the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Nomination of Dr. Chris Field as Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The election for IPCC chair will take place during the 42nd session of the IPCC from October 6-10, 2015.

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Secretary Kerry Travel to Geneva, Montreux, Riyadh, and London

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on March 2, to address the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. While in Geneva, the Secretary will also meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Ukraine and regional issues of common interest.

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U.S. condemns in strongest possible terms ISIL’s attacks on civilians in Hasakeh province, Syria

ISIL’s latest targeting of a religious minority is only further testament to its brutal and inhumane treatment of all those who disagree with its divisive goals and toxic beliefs.

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Randy Berry Appointed as the First-Ever U.S. Special Envoy on the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally – the heart and conscience of our diplomacy.

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Appointment of Sarah Fox as the Secretary’s Special Representative for International Labor Affairs.

Ms. Fox will lead the Department’s effort to promote workers’ rights and improve economic security and working conditions for workers abroad; liaise with the global labor movement, U.S. and multinational companies, and other stakeholders on these issues; and support and strengthen the labor diplomacy function at our embassies worldwide.

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Statement by the United States at the February 23, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the February 23rd meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (pdf)

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Ambassador Punke’s Statement at the WTO General Council Meeting under the Agenda Item “Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee”

The past few weeks have, in our view, been a relatively productive period in our development of a post-Bali work program for the DDA.

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Secretary of State John Kerry Travel to London and Geneva

On February 22, the Secretary will then travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif as part of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

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