Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "What goes on inside North Korea – systematic repression, collective punishment, arbitrary execution, penal colonies, prison camps – these abuses are actually unfathomable to nearly the entire world, and they should have no place in the 21st century.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 23): "The evil that ISIL represents is not something that Iraq or even the region can or should take on alone. We face a common threat, and our response has to be all hands on deck." Fact Sheet
Sept. 22: The U.S. is providing more than $71 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance to help meet emergency needs in Gaza.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "Our initial $10 million commitment is making a difference … And that's why we're making available an additional $12 million to support this initiative." Remarks Fact Sheet
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "The theme of this year's meeting, increasing women's representation in leadership positions, is at the heart of what we can really do to change things on a global basis."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "Too often climate change is put into an 'environmental challenge' box, when in fact it's a major set of economic opportunities and economic challenges, it's a public health challenge, and it's also unquestionably … an international security challenge.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "Ancient treasures in Iraq and in Syria have now become the casualties of continuing warfare and looting. And no one group has done more to put our shared cultural heritage in the gun sights than ISIL."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 21): "We're very grateful for the conference that was held in Paris a few days ago at which some 30 entities, countries and NGOs, came together to commit to deal with the problem of ISIS."
Sept. 21: Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in several high-level events to reinforce U.S. leadership on climate change action this coming week during the UN General Assembly in New York.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 21): "The United States is gravely concerned about the findings in this report, which point to a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention."
Sept. 23: Secretary Kerry participated in a high-level discussion with foreign government leaders, UN officials, and others to call attention to systematic human rights violations in the D.P.R.K.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 21): "This was a moment of extraordinary statesmanship. These two men have put the people of Afghanistan first, and they've ensured that the first peaceful democratic transition in the history of their country begins with national unity.
Sept. 23: Secretary Kerry co-chairs the Global Counterterrorism Task Force, at approximately 11:00 a.m. EDT. Watch a live broadcast of this event here.
Sept. 20: Secretary Kerry announced two new initiatives by the U.S. Government to mobilize new sources of financing and use data to deliver greater accountability and more effective development.
Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 21): "The unique cultural heritage of both Iraq and Syria represent an historical sequence of human development from ancient times to the present day."
Sept. 20: The U.S. Government's Power Africa initiative and the joint UN-World Bank Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative will sign a Cooperation Understanding during the SE4ALL High Level event at the United Nations on Monday, September 22.
Every year at this time, the State Department endeavors to advance U.S. priorities for the new General Assembly, as well as translating U.S. goals and objectives.
Sept. 22: Secretary Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the Equal Futures Partnership event, at approximately 4:00 p.m. EDT. Watch a live broadcast of this event here.
Sept. 22: Secretary Kerry announced that the U.S. is making available an additional $12 million for Safe from the Start to strengthen prevention and response to gender-based violence from the onset of humanitarian emergencies. Fact Sheet
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Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 19): "We congratulate the people of Fiji for the steps they have taken toward restoring democracy, including conducting the historic vote on September 17."
Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 19): "The United States strongly condemns yet another deadly attack against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) yesterday in Mali which killed five Chadian peacekeepers and wounded three others.
Sept. 19: The Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) will meet on September 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Loy Henderson Auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Building.
Sept. 19: The Honorable J. Brian Atwood will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held in Warsaw, Sept. 22 - Oct. 3.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 19): "The fact that so many countries are represented here from so many parts of the world really underscores the clear need for all of us to come together to welcome and to support the new, inclusive government in Iraq and to put an end to ISIL's unfettered barbarity.
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 19): "This conference is called Frontiers in Development, and the people of USAID are pioneers. You're working on the front lines of some of the world's toughest challenges." Learn
Mr. Rathke (Sept. 19): "There will be numerous activities in New York next week to extend the conversation on Ebola, including the Secretary General's high-level meeting on Thursday."
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 18): "I want to particularly thank the Government of Algeria for their very prompt and strong support for the coalition to deal with the problem of ISIL. We're appreciative of their efforts in counterterrorism particularly."
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman (Sept. 18): "The UN and its agencies and organizations did not evolve from lesser entities, the nations of the world created them for specific purposes."
Sept. 18: Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver keynote remarks at the Frontiers in Development Forum at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 19, in the Amphitheater at USAID.