All articles from: January, 2016

Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Kerry’s Trip to Davos

Davos

Special Briefing Senior State Department Officials Washington, DC January 20, 2016  MODERATOR: Hi, you guys. Thank you for coming. Apologies – well, actually, we’re almost on time for Matt. We will start this backgrounder. As you guys know, we will be posting this. This is a background to senior State Department officials. Each of our speakers […]

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Reports of Mass Graves and Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

The United States is deeply alarmed by reports, including those from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, of serious human rights violations and abuses in Burundi, including eyewitness reports of mass graves, a sharp increase in alleged enforced disappearances and torture, and reports of sexual violence by security forces.

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Assistant Secretary Rose Commemorates Reestablishment of the U.S. Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Link with Ukraine

A secure, direct bilateral link with Ukraine is extremely valuable to both parties, especially in today’s fast-moving and saturated information environment.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Georgia

The United States and Georgia enjoy a close friendship and partnership across a range of issues based on shared values and principles.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Paraguay

We commend Paraguay’s efforts to strengthen the UPR process by implementing a national database system for recommendations, training government officials on the UPR, and engaging with civil society.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Estonia

We congratulate Estonia for submitting its National Report and for its demonstrated commitment to the UPR process.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Mozambique

While Mozambique has been successful in numerous areas, we remain concerned over the lack of progress on several issues from the previous UPR session.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Niger 

The United States commends Niger’s efforts to work with its neighbors to counter terrorist groups, including Boko Haram and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Namibia

We commend Namibia’s efforts to draw attention to gender-based violence. However we note with concern the ongoing prevalence of gender-based violence, as well as violence against children.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks on Implementation Day

Secretary Kerry - Implementation Day

Remarks on Implementation Day   Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Vienna, Austria January 16, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience. And I apologize for the fact that I can’t stay to take questions, which I would like to do. But we are operating under some very […]

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