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Public Diplomacy Leverages Innovation To Promote Economic Growth

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Update on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Those Affected by the Violence in Syria

David Robinson serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. Yesterday, I participated in two events, using new tools -- specifically social media -- to explain... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Somalia's New Federal Parliament

The United States welcomes today’s convening of Somalia’s New Federal Parliament. This marks an important milestone in completing the Roadmap to End the Somali Transition. We commend the people of... Read More

Statement by President Obama on the Death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. Prime Minister Meles deserves recognition for his lifelong contribution to Ethiopia’s development, particularly... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador DiCarlo at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Kosovo

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif for your briefing. I’d like to welcome Prime Minister Dačić of Serbia and Prime Minister Thaçi of Kosovo to... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Passing of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. I admired the Prime Minister’s personal commitment to transforming Ethiopia’s economy and to expanding... Read More

London Olympics Make the Case for Unleashing the Potential of Women and Girls

Melanne Verveer serves as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issuesat the U.S. Department of State. There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as... Read More

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating the Spirit of People Helping People

Anne C. Richard serves as Assistant Secretary of State forPopulation, Refugees, and Migration. Today we mark the fourth annual World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations created this day to honor... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Sudan’s Release of Detained Protesters

On August 15, the Government of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service announced that it will release from custody all persons detained by it during political protests in June and... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as Envoy for Syria

Appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as Joint Special Envoy for Syria The United States welcomes the decision by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and League of Arab States Secretary General... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Afghanistan's Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the government and people of Afghanistan this August 19 as... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Hungary's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Hungary as you celebrate Saint Stephen’s Day... Read More

U.S. Mission to the United Nations: Statement on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, we honor all who dedicate their lives to humanitarian causes around the world and celebrate countless acts taken on behalf of those in need. As UN... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on World Humanitarian Day

On this fourth annual World Humanitarian Day, the United States joins the international community in honoring the courage and commitment of the dedicated aid workers who devote their lives to... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Firebomb Attack in West Bank

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s attack on a Palestinian taxi in the West Bank. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims, among them children,... Read More



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