Secretary Kerry (Mar. 11): "Three years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. Today, we remember the courage of the citizens of the Tohoku region and all of Japan."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 11): "We strongly urge the Government of Burundi to adhere to its human rights obligations and to respect the constitutional right of the political opposition to hold peaceful gatherings."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 11): "We also look to the Egyptian Government to ensure that all those arrested or detained are afforded due process and fair and transparent trials and that the law is applied equitably and free of political bias."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 10): "The U.S. strongly objects to the recent actions of the Maldivian Supreme Court, including trying and convicting members of the Elections Commission."
The State Department is pleased to announce the U.S. Delegation attending the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women to be held March 10-21.
On March 10, U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth, arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of a regional trip to engage with diplomatic partners, South Sudanese leadership, and the South Sudanese people.
Mar. 10: Using smart incentives, governments can also encourage the development of a more efficient system ... to effectively bring the Internet to more people in rural and low income communities. DipNote
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 9): "We respectfully ask the Government of Iran to work cooperatively with us on the investigation into his disappearance so we can ensure his safe return."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 9): "The United States is deeply concerned by reports that a vessel sailing under the name Morning Glory is loading a cargo of illicitly obtained oil at the Libyan port of As-Sidra."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 8): "The United States strongly condemns attacks on civilians and calls upon the Government of Sudan to prevent further violence and to cease its own campaign of aerial bombardments."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar 10): "He made clear that he would welcome further discussions focused on how to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine if and when we see concrete evidence that Russia is prepared to engage on these proposals."
Read the text of a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the Fourth Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue held on March 6-7.
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 7): "The Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court convicted Germain Katanga, the commander of the Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri militia, for his responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 7): "Climate change has special significance for the work we do here at State, and so do clean water, clean air, sustainability, and energy. ...We need to elevate the environment in everything we do." DipNote Fact Sheet
Mar. 7: Innovative plans to expand international student mobility by 10 universities across Latin America were recognized with capacity-building grants as part of President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 7): "The United States stands ready to protect and advance the health, education, and human rights of women and girls everywhere, because women's progress is human progress." DipNote USAID
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 7): "We were pleased to join 27 countries to reiterate our common concern for the universal human rights of all Egyptian citizens."
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' Industry Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns (Mar. 6): "These are enormous challenges. They require a steady, comprehensive American strategy, aimed at isolating extremists and bolstering moderates, both inside Syria and amongst our regional partners."
Mar. 6: This settlement addresses hundreds of alleged civil violations of the AECA and ITAR, and highlights the Department's responsibility to protect U.S. defense articles, including technical data, and defense services from unauthorized use.
Secretary Kerry Mar. 6: "The reason that my counterparts and I came to Rome today was to demonstrate our commitment to Libya's democratic transition."
Mar, 5: The Secretary of State has designated Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, Catherine A. Novelli, as the Department's Senior Coordinator for International Information Technology Diplomacy.
Mar. 5: The multi-building complex in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, occupies a 7.5-acre lot in the city's Pearl River New Town district and provides a modern, convenient, and secure workplace for Consulate staff.
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 6): "We welcome this positive development and will continue to support Tunisia as it moves forward with its democratic transition."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 4): "The United States condemns the March 2 attack on Libya's General National Congress headquarters. We support Libyan efforts to bring those responsible for this act of violence to justice."
Assistant Secretary Russel (Mar. 4): "For all of the changes in Asia, this much is constant: our alliances in the region have been and will remain the foundation of our strategy towards the Asia-Pacific."
The United States welcomes the selection of Osaka, Japan as the Global Host City for International Jazz Day 2014, which will be celebrated April 30.
First Lady Michelle Obama (Mar. 4): "So I want to thank these honorees once again for their tremendous bravery, for their efforts, for their courage, for their work to make change in their own lives and communities and throughout the world."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 3): "Because today, as Israel faces serious challenges to her future, it is America that will stand firmly by her side."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 5): "We agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with Russia, with the Ukrainians, in order to see how we can help normalize the situation, stabilize it, and overcome the crisis." Fact Sheet