Op-Ed by Ambassador Galt: “Mongolia and the United States: Partnering to Combat Gender-Based Violence”

Preventing and responding to gender-based violence globally is a cornerstone of the United States’ commitment to advancing human rights and promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Every year on November 25, in countries around the world, the United States commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the Intellectual Property Rights Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. Thank you Michael, good morning everyone, in Mongolia rain and snow is auspicious; so I think we’re off to a very good start this morning. It’s a great pleasure to be here, Ms. Oyungerel, Chairman Liotta, colleagues from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, ...
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Remarks at the Opening of American Days Expo

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everyone. The United States Embassy is pleased to sponsor, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of Mongolia, the 2016 American Days Expo. I’d like to thank Deputy-Mayor Bayarkhuu and Consular Uliziisaikhan from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for joining us today in support of U.S. private enterprises in Mongolia. ...
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Video Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the APCSS Inclusion Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Greetings and a warm welcome to the participants in this week’s workshop on addressing institutional impediments to inclusion in the security sector. I regret that I am not there to greet you in person, but I am delighted that you have a chance to meet my new Deputy, Manny Micaller, and that you ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Peace Corps Mongolia’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone, sain baitsgaana uu. Thank you madam Vice-Minister Battsetseg, Director Hessler-Radelet, and former Foreign Minister Gombosuren for joining us here this morning. Your presence makes clear the importance of our two countries have long placed on the Peace Corps and its dedicated volunteers, extraordinary work to build communities and deepen the ...
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Video Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to the APCSS Inclusion Workshop

AMBASSADOR GALT: Greetings and a warm welcome to the participants in this week’s workshop on addressing institutional impediments to inclusion in the security sector. I regret that I am not there to greet you in person, but I am delighted that you have a chance to meet my new Deputy, Manny Micaller, and that you ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the AmCham July Meeting

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Mr. Oybek, AmCham members, good morning. It is a privilege to share the stage with Member of Parliament Tsogtbaatar and to say a few words at AmCham’s first post-election meeting. The phrase first post-election meeting underscores the fact that we are all establishing fresh relationships with Mongolia’s new government. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

AMBASSADOR GALT: Foreign Minister Purevsuren, distinguished guests, and friends of the United States and Mongolia, welcome to this evening’s celebration of the 240th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. Та бүхэн тавтай морилон саатна уу. Two hundred and forty years ago, America’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and declared ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the 2016 Trafficking In Persons Report Ceremony

AMBASSADOR COPPEDGE: Thank you, everyone, for being here today. That was quite a reception, and on behalf of the heroes and the Secretary, thank you for that. Just some brief notes on our program: The Secretary is going to make some remarks. We’re going to honor our wonderful heroes this year. We have nine heroes ...
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Remarks in Honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

MS TRUDEAU: Thank you, everyone, and welcome to the State Department. It is an extraordinary pleasure today, in honor of the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to introduce State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judy Heumann. Special Advisor Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the human rights community and ...
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Remarks by President Obama at Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and Entrepreneurs

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you!(Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Everybody have a seat. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Well, this is a good-looking group. Thank you. (Applause.) Well, first of all, let me thank President Hennessy for the ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much. You’re the best. I love you. You are terrific. Thank you so much. Thank you. (Cheers.) Patricia, thank you. Thank you so much. Good morning, everybody. Are you all energized? (Cheers.) I saw that video. I thought I’d quit as Secretary and become an entrepreneur immediately. (Laughter.) I was ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the REACH Project Launch Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Distinguished guests, members of the press – good morning. I am pleased to be here for today’s launch ceremony. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are essential to the vitality of any market economy. Economists view SMEs as the engines of economic growth and the incubators of innovation in free market economies across the ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Reception in Honor of U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Good evening, everyone.  Thank you for joining us and welcome to my residence. I want to thank the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce  Deputy Assistant Secretary Santillo, and the delegates of the U.S. Agribusiness Exploratory Trade Delegation for joining us on this gorgeous evening for ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt: Promoting and Bolstering the U.S.- Mongolia Commercial Relationship

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning.  I would like to start out by thanking AmCham and Wagner Asia for bringing us together this morning. Each of the eight members of the United States Congress joining us today is also a member of the House of Representatives’ Democracy Partnership Commission, a bipartisan body that works to build capacity ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at the 26th Annual General Meeting of the North America-Mongolia Business Council

As prepared for delivery AMBASSADOR GALT: Hello! On behalf of the United States Embassy in Mongolia, I thank you for this opportunity to address the 26th annual North America-Mongolia Business Council general meeting, which concludes a year-long commemoration of NAMBC’s 25th anniversary. I would especially like to thank Steve Saunders and Pamela Slutz for all ...
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Op-Ed by U.S. Secretary John Kerry: Time To Treat Corruption with Seriousness It Deserves

London anti-corruption summit will promote global efforts to increase transparency and empower citizen oversight. In nearly every corner of the world in recent years, from the Arab Spring to Latin America and many places in between, political turbulence has made clear that governments are unwise to shrug off their citizens’ growing concerns about corruption. It ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt at Peacekeeping Vehicles Hand-Over Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: State Secretary Batsaikhan, Generals, members of the Mongolian Armed Forces, good afternoon. It is a great honor for me to be here today with the Armed Forces of Mongolia to complete the delivery of much-needed peacekeeping vehicles from the United States. The United States is proud to have partnered with Mongolian Armed Forces ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the Global Connect Initiative Event

SECRETARY KERRY: For a tech moment, that was an inauspicious beginning. (Laughter.) Cathy, thank you very, very much. Thank you all for being here. I think anybody who knows Cathy Novelli knows that she was quickly recognized by Steve Jobs, who hired her on the spot, as the shiniest apple on the tree – no ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Preface on the 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize opposition voices, and in the most ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

SECRETARY KERRY: Mike, thank you very, very much. Thanks, more importantly, for your extraordinary leadership over the years. I think everybody here knows that Mike Bloomberg has been a pioneer on so many different things, critical issues, and concepts – a great business person and entrepreneur of extraordinary capacity. And he has proven his leadership ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Gobi Wolf 2016 Opening Ceremony

AMBASSADOR GALT: Senior Advisor Mr. Dash, Brigadier General Badral, Major General Sukhbat, Brigadier General Sargent, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman good morning. It is a great pleasure to be with you this morning on behalf of the United States Embassy to take part in the opening of Gobi Wolf 2016. I want to especially thank ...
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FACT SHEET: What Climate Change Means for Your Health and Family

Today, delivering on another commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan , the Obama Administration released a new final report called The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment , which significantly advances what we know about the impacts of climate change on public health, and the confidence with which we know it. Developed over three years by approximately one hundred experts in climate-change science and ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Speech at the National University of Mongolia on U.S.-Mongolia Relations

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon everybody, it is really great to be here. I thank the Dean and colleagues for a very warm welcome to the National University of Mongolia on a beautiful spring day. This is my first time to the National University of Mongolia, and so I thought would take a minute this afternoon, ...
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President Obama: How We Can Make Our Vision Of A World Without Nuclear Weapons A Reality

Of all the threats to global security and peace, the most dangerous is the proliferation and potential use of nuclear weapons. That’s why, seven years ago in Prague, I committed the United States to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and to seeking a world without them. This vision builds on the policies of presidents ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the 2016 National Special Olympics Winter Games Opening

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning, everyone. Sain baitsgaana uu. “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” As Mary Gu has said, this is the oath of Special Olympians from all corners of the globe. These words embody the true spirits of athletic competition and good sportsmanship. Every day, ...
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Secretary of State John on North Korea’s Reported Missile Launch

We have seen reports that North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. We are closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula. We call again on North Korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at “Let’s Talk About America” Lecture at the American Corner

Pledging for Parity: U.S. Government Support of Women and Girls in Mongolia AMBASSADOR GALT: I’m very excited to be here. This is my very first Thursday night talk at the American Corner. And I hope it will not be my last. So it’s great to be here, and great to talk about International Women’s Day, ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the AmCham Special Event

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning everyone. Chairman Liotta, members of AmCham, very nice to be back with you this morning, and to have the opportunity to introduce to you Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Patrick Santillo. When I first met with AmCham in last November, I promised that the U.S. Embassy would continue to work ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at the Women’s Participation in Law Enforcement Forum

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon. State Secretary Bayartsetseg, distinguished guests, colleagues, It is an honor to be here today and to hear so much about women’s contributions to national security policy and law enforcement in Mongolia. This forum is taking place at an opportune time, just days before we celebrate International Women’s Day.  This year marks ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at ISS Ambassador’s Hour

AMBASSADOR GALT: Thank you very much for that kind introduction. Dr. Ganbat, ISS researchers, colleagues, thank you for inviting me to discuss U.S. foreign policy priorities with you today. I know that some of my fellow ambassadors have also answered your invitation to speak here, and I am honored to now join that esteemed group. ...
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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the North Korean Missile Launch

North Korea’s launch using ballistic missile technology, following so closely after its January 6 nuclear test, represents yet another destabilizing and provocative action and is a flagrant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions.  North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs represent serious threats to our interests–including the security of some of our closest ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Five Hills Training Center

AMBASSADOR GALT: Minister Tsolmon, Major General Davaa, officers, and soldiers of the Five Hills Training Center, colleagues, good afternoon. I guess, it is still morning, good morning. It is great to be here at the Armed Forces of Mongolia’s premier peacekeeping training center at Five Hills. This is my second visit, and it’s a great ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Remarks at Incident Command System Training Launch at NEMA

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good morning every one, good morning. Colonel Ganzorig, John Went, colleagues from across Mongolia from variety of different agencies, it is really an honor for me to be with you here this morning at the start of this very important training and to talk briefly about the difference that we know training like ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the World Economic Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: Klaus, thank you very, very much. Hello, everybody. Good morning to you. Klaus, first of all, thank you for your very warm, generous introduction. I especially want to thank you for your superb leadership of the World Economic Forum for many years. As you’ve said, it’s been my honor to come here. This may ...
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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt’s Opening Remarks at Embassy’s AQI Press Tour

AMBASSADOR GALT: Good afternoon. Thank you everyone for coming. Welcome to the United States Embassy. It is my privilege to kick off your tour of our new air quality monitoring station. It is significant that you begin your visit to the Embassy in the solar-powered American ger – a structure that is itself symbolic of ...
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Statement by President Obama on Iran

THE PRESIDENT: This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy. As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world. That includes our diplomacy ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on Implementation Day

SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience. And I apologize for the fact that I can’t stay to take questions, which I would like to do. But we are operating under some very tight constraints on the rest period the law allows for our pilots, because of some of the delays. ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016

Thank you. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much, Major General Padilla. Thank you, all of you. It’s a great privilege for me to be able to be here today. I’m delighted to be in the presence of so many people currently serving our nation, all with great distinction. And it’s a privilege to ...
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