Press Releases: January 2014

02/01/14 Remarks at Munich Security Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayerischer Hof Hotel; Munich, Germany
01/31/14 "We Are All Athletes" Video: Showcasing Diversity and Inclusiveness; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/14 2014 Lunar New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Appointment of Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and Cities;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan Travels to Uganda and Rwanda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Background Briefing on Geneva II Process and the Overall Situation in Syria; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Amman, Jerusalem, Nablus, and Ramallah January 25 - 31; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Department of State's Role in the Extradition Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Released; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Keystone XL Pipeline; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/14 London 11 Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/14 Remarks With German Chancellor Angela Merkel Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; German Chancellery; Berlin, Germany
01/31/14 Remarks With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Berlin Tegel Airport; Berlin, Germany
01/31/14 Remarks on the Release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone Pipeline;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Via Teleconference
01/30/14 Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland Travel to Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Ukraine, January 31 - February 6; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/30/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Berlin and Munich, Germany; Via Teleconference
01/30/14 Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
01/30/14 Taken Question: SIGAR Ministerial Assessments Audit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout: "Traveling to Support Team USA in Sochi? What to Expect at the 2014 Winter Olympics"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Formation of New Tunisian Government;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Elects New Vice Chair, Re-Elects Chairman for 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Remarks With Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Remarks at the 15th Annual Awards for Corporate Excellence;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Secretary Kerry's Travel to Germany;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Secretary of State John Kerry Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Senior Advisor for Burma Judith Cefkin Travels to U.K., Bangladesh, and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Third Amendment to the Agreement for Cooperation Between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/14 Assistant Secretary of State Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/14 Attacks in Northeast Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/14 Secretary of State John Kerry to Present 2013 Awards for Corporate Excellence; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/14 U.S. Designated a Champion Country in the UN Global Education First Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/14 2014 U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Ministerial Joint Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/14 Croatia Joins Global Equality Fund as a Partner;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/27/14 Exchange Alumni Return to United States as IVLP Gold Stars; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/14 Ratification of the New Tunisian Constitution;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/27/14 Remarks at the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
01/27/14 Special Screening of "There Was Once"; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/14 U.S. Delegation to African Union Summit; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/14 Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/26/14 Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Jordan and Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/26/14 Election-related Unrest in Thailand;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/26/14 U.S. Condemns Renewed Violence in Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/25/14 Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield's Travel to Afghanistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/25/14 Conclusion of National Dialogue in Yemen;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/25/14 Conviction of Xu Zhiyong;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/25/14 Finalization of the Philippines - Moro Islamic Liberation Front Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/25/14 India Republic Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/24/14 Background Briefing on Security at the Sochi Olympics; Office of the Spokesperson; Teleconference
01/24/14 Bombing Attacks in Egypt;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/24/14 Opening of U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/24/14 Remarks at the World Economic Forum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/24/14 Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O'Brien to Lead First U.S. Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Ireland, Northern Ireland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/24/14 Travel of Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies to Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/24/14 Violence in Northern Rakhine State; Washington, DC
01/23/14 Assistant Secretary Brownfield's Travel to the West Bank and Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/23/14 Australia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/23/14 Execution of Mexican National Edgar Arias Tamayo;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/23/14 Interview With Rima Maktabi of Al Arabiya;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Davos, Switzerland
01/23/14 Signing of the Cessation of Hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and the Opposition Forces;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/23/14 Statement by Secretary John Kerry on the Departure of Special Representative Farah Pandith;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/23/14 Terrorist Designation of Ziyad al-Nakhalah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/14 Director McKean Travel to Hungary and Italy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/14 Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board's Annual Report Highlights Program's Impact Around the World; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/14 Intervention at the Geneva ll International Conference on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Montreux, Switzerland
01/22/14 List of U.S.-China Cooperative Projects; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/14 Reported Deaths in Ukraine Street Clashes;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/14 Solo Press Availability at the Geneva II International Conference on Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Montreux, Switzerland
01/22/14 U.S. Department of State, Smithsonian Institution, and National Park Service Launch the "Diplomacy in Action" Free Webinar with Digital Badge for Educators and Students; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/14 Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard To Travel to Brussels, Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/14 Political Tensions in Thailand;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/14 U.S. Welcomes Selection of New Transitional President of the Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Montreux and Davos, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Briefing on Iran and Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action from November 24, 2013 in Geneva Between the P5+1 and The Islamic Republic of Iran and Provision of Limited, Temporary, and Targeted Sanctions Relief; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Overview of Temporary Suspension of Certain U.S. Sanctions Pursuant to the Initial Understanding Between the P5+1 and Iran; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Statement on Geneva II;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/20/14 Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/19/14 UN Secretary General's Invitation to Iran to Attend Geneva II;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/18/14 Attack on Restaurant in Kabul;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/18/14 Egypt's Constitutional Referendum;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/18/14 Final Results of Madagascar's Presidential Election;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/18/14 Syrian Opposition Coalition Votes to Attend Geneva II Peace Negotiations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/17/14 Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travels to China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore January 20-27; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/17/14 Joint Press Availability With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
01/17/14 Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
01/17/14 Remarks With Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
01/17/14 Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
01/17/14 Remarks at the Launch of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Partnership;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Loy Henderson Auditorium; Washington, DC
01/17/14 The Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/17/14 U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Ministerial;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Additional Contribution to International Organization for Migration Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Ethiopian Migrants; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Deputy Secretary Burns Meeting with Pakistani Ambassador Jalil Jilani; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Deputy Secretary William Burns Travels to Seoul, Beijing, and Tokyo January 19-24; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Disappearance of Ilham Tohti;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Killing of Joseph Sanchez, an LGBT Teenager in Belize;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Murder of Dimitrije Janicijevic;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Passage of Undemocratic Legislation in Ukrainian Parliament;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Briefing Room; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Secretary Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden To Deliver Remarks on 100,000 Strong in the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/16/14 Workshop on Government Procurement and Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/15/14 Benghazi Accountability Review Board Implementation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/15/14 Press Availability at the Syria Donors' Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
01/15/14 Remarks With Lebanese Prime Minister Mikati Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
01/15/14 Remarks at the Delegation Pledging Session of the Syria Donors' Conference;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Bayan Palace; Kuwait City, Kuwait
01/15/14 Secretary Kerry Launches 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/15/14 Secretary Kerry Travel to Montreux, and Davos, Switzerland;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/15/14 Selecting Transitional Leaders in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/15/14 U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/15/14 United States and Bulgaria Sign Agreement To Protect Cultural Heritage of Bulgaria; Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
01/14/14 Deputy Secretary Burns Meeting With Indian Ambassador S. Jaishankar; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/14 Remarks After Meeting With Secretary of State of the Holy See Pietro Parolin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Villa Richardson; Rome, Italy
01/14/14 Secretary Kerry To Host North American Ministerial; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/14 Twentieth Anniversary of Historic Step to Remove Nuclear Weapons from Ukraine;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Agreement Extended To Further Protect Archaeological Heritage of China; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan Travels to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Background Briefing on the Implementation Plan of the P5+1 and Iran's First Step Nuclear Agreement; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Deep Concern with Nigeria's Enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/13/14 North American Ministerial;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Press Availability With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
01/13/14 Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Quai d'Orsay; Paris, France
01/13/14 Special Envoy Feingold's Travel to Africa; Washington, DC
01/12/14 Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
01/12/14 Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France
01/12/14 Update on P5+1 Negotiations With Iran;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/11/14 Death of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/11/14 The 20th Anniversary of the Partnership for Peace;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Assistant Secretary of State Biswal Travel to Turkmenistan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Assistant Secretary of State Russel's Travel to London and Brussels January 13-15; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard and Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman Travel to Jordan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Paris and Kuwait City; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Death of Robert Pastor;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/10/14 International Space Exploration Forum Summary; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Migration Talks With Cuba;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Terrorism Designations FAQs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/10/14 Terrorist Designations of Three Ansar al-Shari'a Organizations and Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/09/14 International Space Exploration Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/14 San Juan Passport Agency Opens to Provide U.S. Passports for Emergency Travel for American Citizens; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/14 Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman to Represent U.S. Department of State for the "No Lost Generation" Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/14 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Geneva, Switzerland, Moscow, Russia, and Paris, France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/14 Updated Secretary Kerry Travel to Paris, Vatican City, and Kuwait City;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/07/14 Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland Travel to the Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, and France, January 7 - 13; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/07/14 Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Central African Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/07/14 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
01/07/14 Secretary Kerry Hosts the Unaccompanied Tour Families Holiday Reception;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
01/07/14 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Vietnam, Cambodia, and China; Washington, DC
01/07/14 Terrorist Designation of Qari Saifullah; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/07/14 The U.S. Department of State Hosts the International Space Exploration Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/14 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials; Office of the Spokesperson; ERT Washington, DC
01/06/14 China Destroys Illegal Wildlife Products;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/14 Department of State to Host Google+ Hangout on How Young People Are Transforming the Health World; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/14 Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/06/14 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman to Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/05/14 Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Benin, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa January 7-17; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/05/14 Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal After Meeting With Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud;  Secretary of State John Kerry; King Khalid International Airport; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
01/05/14 Remarks at Solo Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; David Citadel Hotel; Jerusalem
01/04/14 Beginning of Direct Talks on South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/04/14 Remarks With Lead Negotiator for the Palestinian Authority Saeb Erekat After Meeting With Palestinian Authority President Abbas;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Muqata'a Presidential Compound; Ramallah
01/03/14 Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/03/14 Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp travel to Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/03/14 Drawdown of Diplomatic Personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/03/14 Myanmar's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/02/14 Arson Attack at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/02/14 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah; Via Teleconference
01/02/14 Remarks With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Prime Minister's Office; Jerusalem
01/02/14 Special Envoy Hussain's Travel to Saudi Arabia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/02/14 Submission of the 2014 Climate Action Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/01/14 Haiti's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/01/14 On the Occasion of the Republic of Sudan's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC