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Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Turkey

On August 11, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled from Africa to Istanbul, Turkey, where she met with senior government officials to coordinate on Syria. Secretary Clinton held detailed... Read More

Engaging the World Through Partnerships

Dawn L. McCall serves as Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs. On a recent trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, I visited Dhaka University to see a Banyan tree that Senator... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu on Syria

FOREIGN MINISTER DAVUTOGLU: (Via translator.) Today (inaudible) Her Excellency, the Secretary of State of America, Ms. Hillary Clinton. This is the (inaudible) time that she (inaudible) visit to -- the... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on International Youth Day, August 12

There are more than three billion people under the age of 30. Young people represent a growing class who are yearning to have their voices heard. But in too many... Read More

Secretary Clinton on India's 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 the Republic of India as you celebrate... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Republic of Congo’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 the Republic of Congo as you celebrate... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Pakistan'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 Pakistan as you celebrate the... Read More

U.S. Announces New Global Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women and Girls

The United States released the first-ever U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally today, and President Obama signed an accompanying Executive Order directing all relevant agencies to... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Republic of Korea's 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 the Republic of Korea as you celebrate... Read More

Under Secretary Gottemoeller at U.S. Strategic Command 2012 Deterrence Symposium

General Kehler, thank you for the opportunity to speak to STRATCOM’s 2012 Deterrence Symposium. It has become the place to talk about U.S. deterrence policy and deterrence relationships. I see... Read More

Clarification on the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report for Israel and the Occupied Territories

Allegations reported in the media that the Department of State’s 2011 International Religious Freedom report criticized regulations governing visitation to, and worship at, the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif are a... Read More

Executive Order: Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. (a)... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in South Africa

On August 6, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to South Africa, where she met with former South African President Nelson Mandela and participated in theU.S.-South Africa Business Partnership... Read More

The State Department on the Situation in Belarus

Current Situation in Belarus The United States is deeply concerned about recent events in Belarus, including the decision of the Belarusian government to expel the Swedish ambassador and force Sweden... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Seating of Libyan General National Congress

I want to congratulate the Libyan people on the seating of the democratically elected General National Congress. Less than one year after an entrenched, brutal dictatorship, the Libyan people are... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Death of USAID Officer in Afghanistan

The United States strongly condemns the suicide attack yesterday in Kunar province, Afghanistan, that killed USAID Foreign Service Officer Ragaei Abdelfattah, three ISAF servicemembers and an Afghan civilian, and injured... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at a Security Council Stakeout on Sudan and South Sudan

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon everyone. I just want to comment briefly on the discussion we are having this morning in the Council on Sudan and South Sudan. We received... Read More

Secretary Clinton After Meeting with Nigerian President Jonathan

Well, thank you very much, Mr. President, and those were extremely kind and generous words. But I appreciate that you know how committed the United States and the Obama Administration... Read More

U.S.-Russia Subnational Engagement: Breaking New Territory

Reta Jo Lewis is the Secretary of State's Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs. I just returned from a 10-day trip to Russia, where I visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and... Read More

Clinton on Singapore's National Day

Republic of Singapore 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 Singapore as... Read More



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