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Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Execution of Death Row Inmates in The Gambia

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-29

The United States is greatly concerned by the Government of The Gambia’s execution of nine death row inmates. We condemn the lack of transparency and haste under which these executions... Read More

Deputy Secretary Costner at Review of U.N. Small Arms Action Program

New York, N.Y.

Deputy Director of Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement for Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Steven R. Costner

2012-08-29

AS DELIVERED Statement by Steven R. Costner, Deputy Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, at the Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action to... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Progress Toward Camp Ashraf’s Peaceful Closure

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-29

Resumed Progress toward Camp Ashraf’s Peaceful Closure The United States welcomes today’s safe arrival of the sixth convoy of approximately 400 Ashraf residents to Camp Hurriya, the first such convoy... Read More

Young Kenyan Mothers Work Together To Improve Food Security and Nutrition

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

USAID Kenya - Joan Lewa

2012-08-28

In Kenya, a group of young women are working collaboratively to put to use their knowledge of food and nutrition. The group is turning a profit while feeding themselves and... Read More

Remarks from Ambassador Rice in India on "Call to Action for Child Survival"

New Delhi, India

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2012-08-28

Good evening everyone. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you, Ambassador Powell, and a warm welcome to the Minister and to all of our very distinguished guests tonight.... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Robert Levinson's Disappearance in Iran

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-28

Tomorrow marks 2,000 days since U.S. citizen Robert Levinson went missing in Iran on March 9, 2007. Mr. Levinson was last seen on Kish Island and the United States reiterates... Read More

Impact on the Ground: Implementing the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Donald K. Steinberg

2012-08-27

Donald K. Steinberg serves as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Less than a year ago, President Obama announced a National Action Plan (NAP) to implement commitments on Women, Peace... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-27

Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Trinidad and... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Ukraine’s National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-24

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Ukraine as you celebrate the 21st anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Uruguay’s National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-24

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Uruguay as you celebrate the 187th anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Moldova's National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-24

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Moldova as you celebrate the 21st anniversary... Read More

A Small Gesture Fulfills a Bigger Promise: An Update From ‘Teen Teach’ in Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Public Diplomacy Officer for Task Force Mountain Warrior, Anna Mussman

2012-08-24

Anna Mussman serves as a Public Diplomacy Officer with Task Force Mountain Warrior in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. It is no secret that when women and girls have the opportunity to pursue... Read More

Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Russia Joining the WTO

Washington, D.C.

Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Commerce, Rebecca Blank

2012-08-23

I commend Russia for becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) today, as the country brings its over 140 million consumers and a $1.8-trillion economy into the global... Read More

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Russia’s Accession to the WTO

Washington, D.C.

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk

2012-08-23

We congratulate Russia on joining the World Trade Organization. Russia’s WTO membership opens the door to increased opportunities for American companies to export and sell products and services in Russia,”... Read More

Public Diplomacy Leverages Innovation To Promote Economic Growth

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine

2012-08-23

Tara D. Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. As we advance deeper into the 21st century, emerging countries are seeking to leverage their economic... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Arrest of LGBT Activists in Zimbabwe

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-23

The United States condemns the Government of Zimbabwe’s violent arrest and detention of 44 members of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe on August 11 and a second raid by police... Read More

Remarks from Principal Deputy Administrator Claypool at Third Session of Open-Ended Working Group on Aging

New York. N.Y.

Principal Deputy Administrator for Administration for Community Living in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Henry Claypool

2012-08-23

Thank you, and thank you Mr. Aguello of Argentina for chairing this session. I am very pleased to attend and to address you on behalf of the U.S. delegation. I... Read More

Statement by USAID Administrator Shah on Death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles

Washington, D.C.

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

2012-08-23

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, I join President Obama in extending my heartfelt condolences to the family of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and to the people... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Iran Excluding Women From University Study

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-22

Iranian Women Excluded From Major Areas of University Study We have seen reports that 36 Iranian universities have banned women from 77 critical fields of study including engineering, education, and... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles

New York, N.Y.

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-08-22

I am profoundly saddened by the untimely passing of my close friend and cherished colleague, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. My family and I extend our heartfelt condolences to... Read More



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