USAID Counselor Thomas H. Staal Travels to Pledging Event for Yemen

U.S. Agency for International Development Counselor Thomas H. Staal will travel to Geneva, Switzerland April 24-26.

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

At the thirty-ninth round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia March 28-29, the United States welcomed the continued functioning of the Gali and Ergneti Incident Prevention Response Mechanisms (IPRM), which continue to defuse tensions on the ground in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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Press Statement: Opposition to UN Human Rights Council Agenda Item Seven

No other nation has an entire agenda item dedicated to it at the Council. The continued existence of this agenda item is among the largest threats to the credibility of the Council.

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Item 5 Statement: Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

The United States has supported, and will continue to support, those around the world who struggle to fulfill their democratic aspirations.

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HRC Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights Defenders and on Torture


Clustered ID with the SR on Human Rights Defenders and the SR on Torture Erin M. Barclay Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Statement by the United States of America As Prepared for Delivery Human Rights Council, 34th Session March 2, 2017 Mr. Vice President, The United States would like to thank […]

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United States Condemns Attack on Special Monitoring Missions in Eastern Ukraine

We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the cease-fire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors.

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U.S. Press Statement on Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

An estimated 5.5 million people—nearly half of South Sudan’s population—will face life-threatening hunger this year.

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Recent Killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The United States is deeply concerned by video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily executing civilians, including women and children.

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Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters


We thoroughly discussed the increased threats facing our alliance. And unified by the threats to our democracies, I found strong alliance resolve to address these growing threats.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Bringing Down Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto

You have chosen to put women’s challenges and opportunities in their rightful place – at the forefront of our missions – at a time when it is imperative to include everyone in the next chapter of global sustainable development, and for that I thank you.

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