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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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