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    Charting a New Course on Cuba

    December 17: President Obama announced plans for the United States to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, ending decades of isolation with the Caribbean nation.

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  • Amb. Mull at the Wujek Mine Commemoration

    Amb. Mull at the Wujek Mine Commemoration

    December 16: "Today, we pay tribute the victims and their families for sacrificing their lives so that Poland would be free. So that Poland could take its place in the family of the free world, with its security guaranteed in an alliance with the United States through NATO, so that no foreign power or ideology will ever again stop..."

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, on December 11, 2014, before meeting with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    No Single Country Can Solve Climate Change

    December 11: "Climate change is a monumental test of global leadership. It transcends borders and economic status. Every nation has a responsibility to step up and respond to this threat because every nation is at risk."

  • Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day

    Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day

    December 9: "The United States will always lift up those who seek to work for the world as it should be. This is part of American leadership."

  • Polish IVLP group meets with Veteran Affairs in Washington, D.C. (Photo: State Dept.)

    Supporting Wounded Warriors

    December 10: A delegation of Poles, including representatives from government, the medical profession, NGOs, and media, are in the United States as part of an exchange program to learn more about U.S. programs that support military veterans wounded in conflict.

  • Statement by the President Report of the SSCI

    Statement by the President Report of the SSCI

    December 9: "Throughout our history, the United States of America has done more than any other nation to stand up for freedom, democracy, and the inherent dignity and human rights of people around the world."

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  • Statement by Secretary Kerry on Release of SSCI Report
    Statement by Secretary Kerry on Release of SSCI Report

    December 9: "Release of this report affirms again that one of America's strengths is our democratic system’s ability to recognize and wrestle with our own history, acknowledge mistakes, and correct course."  

  • Readout of the President’s Call with Polish Prime Minister Kopacz
    Readout of the President’s Call with Polish Prime Minister Kopacz

    December 9: President Obama spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz of Poland. The President affirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Poland, and thanked the Prime Minister for Poland’s steady support for Ukraine.  

  • International Anti-Corruption Day
    International Anti-Corruption Day

    December 9: December 9 marks International Anti-Corruption Day, which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated to raise awareness of global corruption and how individuals can help prevent it.  

  • Secretary Kerry on Ukraine at OSCE Meeting
    Secretary Kerry on Ukraine at OSCE Meeting

    December 4: "The international community is united in condemning the violence that has led to so much needless suffering in Ukraine, but the violence continues."  

  • Vice President Biden’s Call with Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk
    Vice President Biden’s Call with Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk

    December 3: Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to congratulate him on forming a new government and to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine. 

  • Statements by Vice President Biden and President Poroshenko
    Statements by Vice President Biden and President Poroshenko

    November 21: "In fact, Russian behavior represents a flagrant violation of the bedrock principles of our international system. Which is why the international community has responded with one voice --amplifying your voice, Mr. President, the voice of all Ukrainians..." - Vice President Biden  

  • FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine
    FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine

    November 21: The United States remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security, restore economic stability, strengthen the rule of law, advance the fight against corruption, and carry out democratic and constitutional reforms.  

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