World Humanitarian Day 2016

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On this day we honor humanitarians, both those who have lost their lives in their efforts to aid and protect the most vulnerable people on earth, and those who continue to brave violence and hardship. The theme of this year’s commemoration is “One Humanity.” It asks ...
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Interview With Craig Melvin on NBC’s TODAY Show

Interview John Kerry Secretary of State Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 6, 2016 Question: Secretary of State John Kerry attended the opening ceremony last night, his first in person. He is leading the U.S. delegation here at the games, joined by nine-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz who’s a part of the delegation ...
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Remarks After Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Palacio Itamaraty Rio de Janeiro, Brazil FOREIGN MINISTER SERRA: (Via interpretation) Good afternoon. I want to begin by saying that the visit of Secretary John Kerry and the very productive meeting we just had may represent the first step of a new phase in the relationship between Brazil and ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC Secretary Kerry will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from August 3-4, for bilateral meetings, and to Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil, from August 5-6, to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. ...
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Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   President Barack Obama today announced that the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States, will lead the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. Presidential Delegation to ...
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The Situation in Turkey

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC The United States views with gravest concern events unfolding in Turkey. We are monitoring a very fluid situation. I spoke this evening to Foreign Minister Cavusoglu and emphasized the United States’ absolute support for Turkey’s democratically-elected, civilian government and democratic institutions. We urge all parties to ...
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President Obama and Secretary Kerry discuss the events in Turkey

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The President spoke tonight by phone with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the events in Turkey. The President and Secretary agreed that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically-elected Government of Turkey, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed. The Secretary ...
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Attack in Nice

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 14, 2016 Today’s horrendous attack in Nice is an attack against innocent people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. On behalf of all Americans, and especially the great many with close ties to France, I offer our deepest condolences to the friends ...
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U.S. Consulate Promotes Beach Clean-up at Praia da Reserva

Working to further Secretary of State Kerry’s “Our Ocean” movement Rio de Janeiro, July 8th, 2016 – In support of Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Our Ocean” initiative , U.S. General Consulate Rio de Janeiro organized a beach clean-up at Praia da Reserva, Barra da Tijuca, on Sunday June 19th.  The clean-up took place on the eve of International Surfing Day (June 20th), ...
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Message of Secretary Kerry about Brazil’s Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Brazil as you celebrate the 193rd anniversary of Brazilian independence on September 7. Longstanding ties of friendship, peace, and democracy bind our two nations. The United States ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change

Washington, DC, April 22, 2015 On Earth Day, Time tunning Out for Climate Change Op-Ed John Kerry Secretary of State USA Today April 22, 2015 People must once again stir up political will to protect our environment. In the 1950s and 60s, America’s natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds ...
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Remarks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris by SecState Kerry

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna Treaty Room Washington, DC January 7, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: I’m very pleased to welcome Polish Foreign Minister Schetyna here to Washington today. He’s come here especially to meet with us and talk about the important relationship between Poland and the United States – a very ...
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