Ambassador Haley’s Remarks to the UN Security Council on Conflicts in Europe

The OSCE is playing a crucial role observing and monitoring the situation in eastern Ukraine. U.S. bonds with NATO and the OSCE have stood the test of time. These are institutions that bring together partners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to defend our shared ideals.
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Statement on Office in Yerevan

We are very concerned by the situation regarding the OSCE Office in Yerevan. This office, like all OSCE field missions and institutions, is an important element of the work done by this organization to assist participating states with the implementation of their OSCE commitments. Should the Office in Yerevan be forced to close, this will ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry at the Opening Session of the OSCE Ministerial | Statement to the 2016 Ministerial Council

Friends and colleagues, we meet in Hamburg today to reaffirm the same idea that tied us together in Helsinki 41 years ago: that our collective security is directly linked to the growth of our economies and the protection of basic human rights.
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Response to Minsk Group Co-Chairs, CiO Personal Rep. and HLPG | Statement to the PC

The United States warmly welcomes the Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group, together with the Chairmanship’s Personal Representative, and the Head of the High-Level Planning Group (HLPG), to the Permanent Council. We reiterate our strong support for their work and appreciate their unwavering engagement with the sides to advance a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. ...
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Response to Peter Maurer, International Committee of the Red Cross President | Statement to the PC

I would like to start by expressing our sincere gratitude to President Maurer for his remarks and thoughtful recommendations on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross. We first met in Washington several years ago in our previous capacities. It has been a real pleasure to see you and your success in your ...
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Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Women and Men | Statement at Working Session 14 of HDIM 2016

Equal opportunity for women and men in all spheres of life is critical to building resilient, democratic societies; supporting open and accountable governance; ending extreme poverty; furthering international peace and security; growing vibrant market economies; and addressing pressing health and education challenges. One of the biggest threats to reaching these goals is gender-based violence. As ...
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Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan | Statement to the PC

Ambassador Avakov, we welcome you to the Permanent Council and thank you for your comprehensive report and statement today. The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE Office in Yerevan as it assists Armenia in implementing its OSCE commitments across all three dimensions. We recognize the Armenian government’s cooperation with the Office in ...
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Response to OSCE Special Rep. for the South Caucasus Günther Bächler: Statement to the PC

Before beginning let me just say that the statement we just heard from our distinguished Russian colleague reminded me of our Ukrainian colleague’s statement last week that hearing the Russian Federation’s position about Georgia should encourage all of us to have a bit more sympathy for the concerns that the Ukrainian government and people have ...
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On the Minsk Group Co-Chairs: Statement to the PC

The United States attaches great importance to the work of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs. We value their efforts to advance a peaceful and lasting settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, by speaking with one voice, and in dialogue with all Minsk Group members. We note recent statements that have called into question Turkey’s constructiveness as a ...
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Response to Minsk Group Co-Chairs, Personal Rep. of CiO, and HLPG Head: Statement to the PC

The United States warmly welcomes the  three Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group , together with the Chairmanship’s Personal Representative, as well as the Head of the High-Level Planning Group, to the Permanent Council. We reiterate our strong support for their work and appreciate their continued engagement with the sides to advance a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The United States ...
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Reply to Azerbaijan on the Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh: Statement to the PC

I listened carefully to the statements by our distinguished Armenian colleague in the previous item, and then our distinguished Azerbaijani colleague in this item, and I just wanted to respond to a couple of the direct questions that were raised by the distinguished Azerbaijani ambassador. There were several questions, but I think they centered on ...
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Response to the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan: Statement to the PC

Ambassador Sorokin, we welcome you back to the Permanent Council, and we thank you for your comprehensive report. The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE Office in Yerevan to promote comprehensive security as it assists Armenia in implementing its OSCE commitments across all three dimensions. We recognize and support Armenia’s cooperation with ...
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ASRC 2015, Working Session 1: Early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management

Early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, conflict resolution and post-conflict rehabilitation: lessons learned and the way ahead Let me begin by expressing my government’s concern over the failure again this year to include on today’s agenda specific reference to the existing protracted conflicts affecting Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. These real conflicts in this region ...
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On Armenian Remembrance Day: Statement to the PC

I would like to present to the Permanent Council a statement given by President Barack Obama on April 23 to mark Armenian Remembrance Day. “This year we mark the centennial of the Meds Yeghern, the first mass atrocity of the 20th Century. Beginning in 1915, the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire were deported, massacred, ...
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On Missing Persons in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Work of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs: Statement to the PC

The United States commends the commitment made by the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan at the Paris Summit to exchange data on missing persons from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross. We encourage the sides to take concrete steps to implement this exchange and to consider other ...
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Response to Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia: Statement to the PC

Mr. Minister, since your last appearance at the Permanent Council in June 2013, the United States and Armenia have continued to pursue a strong relationship spanning a broad range of shared interests, including preserving peace and regional security, promoting trade and investment, and advancing democratization and the rule of law. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland’s ...
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