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Remarks

2009
--01/09/09  Special Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Gaza; Elizabeth Hopkins, Director for Asia and the Near East, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via teleconference; Washington, DC and Tel Aviv

2008
--11/19/08  Changing Patterns of Flight: Refugees in the 21st Century; Samuel M. Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Article in The Ambassdors Review -- Fall, 2008; Washington, DC
--11/13/08  Mixed Migratory Flows ; Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks to the Plenary Session: Regional Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration in West Africa; Dakar, Senegal
--10/10/08  Worldwide Refugee Programs; Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to the Press; Geneva, Switzerland
--10/09/08  Needs-Based Budget: U.S. Government Statement on Budgetary Issues; Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks to the 59th Session of the UNHCR Executive Committee; Geneva, Switzerland
--10/09/08  Oversight: Evaluation, Audit, Inspection, Investigation and Compliance Monitoring ; Samuel M. Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; U.S. Delegation Statement to the 59th Session of the UNHCR Executive Committee ; Geneva, Switzerland
--10/08/08  International Protection ; Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; U.S. Delegation Statement to the 59th Session of the UNHCR Executive Committee ; Washington, DC
--10/06/08  U.S. Government Plenary Statement;  Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks at the 59th Session of the UNHCR Executive Committee; Geneva, Switzerland
--09/12/08  Briefing on Developments in the Iraqi Refugee Admissions and Assistance Programs; James B. Foley, Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugee Issues Ambassador ; Washington, DC 
--08/06/08  Kenya Refugee Issues; Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Nairobi, Kenya
--06/20/08  World Refugee Day: Protection; Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks at the National Geographic Headquarters on World Refugee Day ; Washington, DC
--06/03/08  Latest Developments in the Iraqi Refugee Admissions Program; James B. Foley, Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugee Issues Ambassador; On-The-Record Briefing; Washington, DC
--04/14/08  Iraqi Refugees; Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to Refugee Council USA Forum; The George Washington University, Washington, DC
--04/09/08  Briefing on the Latest Developments in the Iraqi Refugee Admissions Program; Amb. James B. Foley, Senior Coordinator for Iraqi Refugee Issues ; Washington, DC
--02/28/08  Rebuilding Nahr Al Bared Camp; Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration; Lebanon 
--02/04/08  Briefing on Developments in the Iraqi Refugee and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Admissions Programs; Washington, DC
--01/29/08  Special Meeting at the Organization of American States on Refugee Protection; Kelly Ryan , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) ; Remarks to Organization of American States ; Washington, DC

2007
--11/29/07  Briefing on Iraqi Refugee Issues; Ambassador James Foley, Senior Coordinator on Iraqi Refugee Issues, Ms. Lori Scialabba, Senior Advisor on Iraqi Refugee Issues at the Department of Homeland Security; On-The-Record Briefing on Recent Trip to the Region and its Results; Washington, DC
--10/10/07  Policy Podcast: Iraqi Refugees Update; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration; Washington, DC
--10/01/07  U.S. Government Plenary Statement: UNHCR Executive Committee; Ellen R. Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to the 58th Session of the UNHCR Executive Committee; Geneva, Switzerland
--09/19/07  Sectarian Violence and the Refugee Crisis in Iraq; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Hearing; Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC
--08/28/07  U.S. Helps Iraqi Refugee Children Return To School; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary; Remarks Upon the Announcement of $30 million Contribution to UNHCR/UNICEF Joint Appeal; Amman, Jordan
--06/20/07  World Refugee Day: Addressing the Needs of African Refugees; William E. Fitzgerald, Deputy Assistant Secretary; Hearing - House Foreign Affairs Committee Sub-Committee on Africa and Global Health; Washington, DC
--06/19/07  Policy Podcast: World Refugees; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
--04/17/07  Addressing the Needs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Inside Iraq and in Neighboring Countries; Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs; Remarks at the United Nations Office in Geneva ; Geneva, Switzerland
--03/26/07  Iraqi Volunteers; Iraqi Refugees: What Is America's Obligation?; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC
--02/14/07  Briefing With United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, and Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Ellen Sauerbrey; Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs; Washington, DC
--01/16/07  Remarks to Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Iraqi Refugees; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
--01/16/07  The Plight of Iraqi Refugees; Ellen Sauerbrey , Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration ; Before the Senate Judiciary Committee ; Washington, DC
--01/12/07  America 's Response to the Needs of Refugee and Migrant Families; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks at the Georgetown University ; Washington, DC

2006
--12/12/06  Interview With Robin Young, National Public Radio (WBUR, Boston) ; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
--11/16/06  President's Special Envoy to the Sudan Andrew Natsios Issues Statement On "The Conclusions of the High Level Consultation on the Situation in Darfur"
--10/02/06  Opening Session of the UNHCR Executive Committee; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugee and Migration Affairs; Remarks to United Nations Office; Geneva, Switzerland
--09/27/06  Oversight Of U.S. Refugee Admissions And Policy; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Before The Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee On Immigration, Border Security And Citizenship ; Washington, DC
--09/22/06  On-the-Record Briefing With Special Envoy for Sudan Andrew S. Natsios and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer After the Foreign Ministers Meeting on Sudan
--09/16/06  U.S. Intervention for the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration ; Ellen R. Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary; Remarks to High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development of the United Nations General Assembly; New York, NY
--08/21/06  Press Conference on Lebanon and Other Issues; President George W. Bush; White House Conference Center Briefing Room; Washington, DC
--08/16/06  A Path to Lasting Peace; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Op-Ed; The Washington Post
--07/25/06  Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon; Ambassador Warren W. Tichenor, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva; U.S. Intervention at July 25 OCHA Briefing on the UN Flash Consolidated Appeal for Lebanon; Geneva, Switzerland
--06/20/06  The U.S. Commitment to Refugee Protection and Assistance; Humanitarian and Strategic Imperative; Ellen R. Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks to Heritage Foundation; Washington, DC
--06/14/06  Annual Resettlement Directors Conference ; Remarks to International Rescue Committee (IRC) ; Salt Lake City, Utah
--06/01/06  U.S. Focusing on Preventing Human Trafficking, Protecting Victims; Ellen Sauerbrey,  Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Press Roundtable at the U.S. Mission to the European Union; Brussels, Belgium
--05/10/06  United States Refugee Program ; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary; Remarks before the House International Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations; Washington, DC
--03/13/06  Signing Ceremony - InterAgency Protocols for the Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse in the Kenya Program ; Ellen Sauerbrey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Nairobi, Kenya

2005
--12/02/05  Counter-trafficking Training; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to Participants; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
--06/27/05  Global and Regional Trends in Trafficking in Persons; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks toBali Process Workshop, "Developing a Coordinated Inter-Agency National Plan to Eradicate Trafficking in Persons"; Tokyo, Japan
--06/23/05  United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture; Arthur E. Dewey , Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to Center for Victims of Torture ; Washington, DC
--06/15/05  World Refugee Day at National Geographic Society; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Grosvenor Auditorium; Washington, DC
--06/09/05  Migration Studies and Jesuit Identity: Forging a Path Ahead; Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks at Fairfield University; Fairfield, Conn
--05/19/05  Delegation Statement and Announcement of a US Contribution; Richard L. Greene, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Statement at the UNRWA Donors Conference; Amman, Jordan
--05/06/05  The United States Refugee Admissions Program: Reforms for a New Era of Resettlement; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks at the Migration Policy Institute; Washington, DC
--04/28/05  The North Korean Human Rights Act: Issues and Implementation; Joseph R. DeTrani, Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks; Statements to the House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations; Washington, DC
--04/19/05  A Forgotten Human Rights Crisis: Statelessness; Scott Busby, Director, Office of Policy and Resource Planning, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks to a Congressional Human Rights Caucus Members' Briefing; Washington, DC
--03/21/05  Migration in the Age of Globalization; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to Swiss Foundation for World Affairs; Washington, DC
--03/14/05  Counter-trafficking Strategies in the Caribbean; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks at the International Organization for Migration Inter-American Commission of Women/Organization of American States Regional Meeting; Washington, DC
--03/11/05  Refugee Resettlement and Integration; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Tenth Regional Conference on Migration; Vancouver, Canada
--03/10/05  Opening Statement, Tenth Regional Conference on Migration; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Vancouver, Canada
--02/16/05  Remarks at the Strategic Consultations Convening on Refugee and Population Movements to and From Afghanistan; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Brussels, Belgium

2004
--12/14/04  One-Child Policy in China; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Testimony before the House International Relations Committee; Washington, DC
--11/24/04  Independent Humanitarian Action: Can it Survive?; Richard Greene, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Presentation at the Swiss Foundation for World Affairs/ Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Washington, DC
--11/04/04  Humanitarian/Reconstruction Coordination in Peace Support Operations; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Presentation at the 15th International Challenges Seminar; Beijing, China
--10/28/04  Developing Tools for Transition; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to the Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize; New York City
--10/04/04  Statement on Trafficking in Persons; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Human Dimension Implementation Meeting; Warsaw, Poland
--10/04/04  The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Executive Committee 55th Session; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration and Head of U.S. Delegation; U.S. Government Plenary Statement; Geneva, Switzerland
--10/04/04  UN Press Conference; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration; United Nations; Geneva, Switzerland
--09/21/04  Achievements and Prospects for the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Statement before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship; Washington, DC
--07/13/04  2004 Annual Conference of State Coordinators of Refugee Resettlement (SCORR); Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks at the Conference; Coral Gables, Florida
--06/18/04  2004 Annual Conference of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS); Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to the Conference; Atlanta, Georgia
--06/16/04  Remarks at the Launch of World Refugee Day; Secretary Colin L. Powell; National Geographic Society; Washington, DC
--05/24/04  The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program: Trends and Possibilities; Remarks by J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to the ECDC National Conference on African Refugees; Arlington, Virginia
--04/05/04  Motives for Humanitarian Intervention; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks to the International Affairs Symposium; Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
--02/06/04  FY 2004 Refugee Admissions Program ; Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks at a PRM-hosted presentation and discussion on U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program; Rosslyn, Virginia

2003
--08/05/03  U.S. Commitment to Refugees ; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks at the Congressional Youth Leadership Council Global Young Leaders Conference; Washington, DC
--07/31/03  FY 2004 Refugee Admissions Program ; Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary; Remarks at a public outreach event at the Refugee Processing Center; Rosslyn, VA
--07/08/03  Protection of the Persecuted and Trafficked; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to the National Migration Conference; Washington, DC
--04/03/03  Immigration After 9/11: The View From the United States; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks to the American Society for International Law; Washington, DC
--02/24/03  Briefing on Humanitarian Reconstruction Issues; Elliott Abrams, NSC Senior Director for Near East and North Africa; Remarks at Special Briefing; Washington, DC

2002
--11/07/02  Providing Protection and Assistance to Refugees; Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Statement Before the Fifty-seventh Session of the UN General Assembly, in the Third Committee; New York, New York
--08/29/02  Reconstruction And Humanitarian Efforts In Afghanistan; Arthur E. Dewey , Assistant Secretary Of State For Population, Refugees and Migration; Washington, DC
--06/20/02  Remarks at World Refugee Day Event; Secretary Colin L. Powell; Union Station; Washington, DC
--06/20/02  World Refugee Day; President Bush; Statement on World Refugee Day; Washington, DC

2001
--12/10/01  On-The-Record Briefing on U.S. Assistance To Afghanistan; Andrew Natsios, Administrator of The Agency for International Development; Washington, DC [audio]
--10/16/01  On-The-Record Briefing on World Food Day; Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the Agency for International Development; Remarks to the Press; Washington, DC
--10/16/01  U.S. Perspectives on Immigration Policy; Douglas R. Hunter, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Remarks at European Migration Conference, Belgian Presidency of the European Union; Brussels, Belgium

  
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