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Secretary Clinton on Benin National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-02

Benin 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 Benin as you celebrate... Read More

The Hague Adoption Convention: In the Best Interests of the Child

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Adoption Division Chief for Office of Children's Issues in Bureau of Consular Affairs Alison Dilworth

2012-08-02

Alison Dilworth serves as the Adoption Division Chief for the Office of Children's Issues in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Lian, like many orphan children in China, is in an institution waiting... Read More

On the Margins of AIDS2012, LGBT Activists Call for Action in the Western Hemisphere

U.S. Department of State - DipNote

Senior Advisor for Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Paula Uribe

2012-08-02

Paula Uribe serves as a Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. The International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2012, brought more than 23,000 medical professionals, advocates, policy makers, and people... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Bolivia’s Independence Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-02

Bolivia'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 Bolivia as you celebrate... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Adoption of Somalia’s Provisional Constitution

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-02

Adoption of Somalia's Provisional Constitution On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to congratulate the members of the Somali National Constituent Assembly and... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Resignation of Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan

New York, N.Y.

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

2012-08-02

I wish to personally thank Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan for his dedication, service, and determined efforts to promote a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Syria. Mr. Annan is... Read More

Fact Sheet: Development Diplomacy

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Public Affairs

2012-08-02

Development Diplomacy: Modernizing U.S. Diplomacy To Better Support Development “We need to continue shifting our approach and our thinking from aid to investment, investments targeted to produce tangible returns…but we... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Resignation of Kofi Annan as Joint Special Envoy for Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-02

Earlier today, I spoke with Kofi Annan and thanked him on behalf of the United States for his service as the UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria. Five months... Read More

USAID July Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Mali

La Maison de la Presse, Bamako, Mali

USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg

2012-08-02

Good afternoon. And thank you for the warm welcome you have shown me here in Bamako. The United States is gravely concerned by the multiple crises that are affecting the... Read More

Statement by Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ventrelle on Concern about Camp Ashraf

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patricl Ventrelle

2012-08-01

The United States is concerned by the Government of Iraq’s reference on July 31 to the possible closure of Camp Ashraf by involuntary relocation of its residents. We urge the... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on the “Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report”

Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights - U.S. Congress

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-08-01

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing and for your sustained concern about Bahrain and the current challenges there. I appreciate the opportunity to appear here today to outline... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon at a Roundtable with Press in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon

2012-08-01

Istanbul Press Roundtable ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Thanks so much. Let me just start by saying it’s great to be back not just in Turkey, but in Istanbul. I’ll just say... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Niger's National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-01

Niger National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the Nigerien people as you celebrate the... Read More

Secretary Clinton After Meeting with Senegalese President Sall

Dakar, Senegal

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-01

Well, I just had a very productive, comprehensive discussion with the President. I want to thank him for taking time to discuss a number of issues — economic issues, regional,... Read More

Annual Report Chronicles Key Trends in International Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2012-07-31

Suzan Johnson Cook serves as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Today the Secretary of State released the 2011 International... Read More

The Lifelong Struggle for Justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Democracy and Human Rights Officer in the Office of Regional and Security Affairs, Dees H. Learned

2012-07-31

Learned H. Dees serves as the Democracy and Human Rights Officer in the Bureau of African Affairs' Office of Regional and Security Affairs. Two weeks ago, I attended a special screening... Read More

International Religious Freedom: A Human Right, A National Security Issue, A Foreign Policy Priority

White House

Deputy National Security Advisor Denis R. McDonough

2012-07-31

As Americans, we draw strength from the fact that freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly are among first rights protected in our Constitution’s Bill of Rights.... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Africa

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-31

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Africa, July 31 through August 10, 2012. On her trip, she will make stops in Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner Participates in the UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights Workshop

U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-07-31

On Monday, July 30, 2012 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner hosted representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, and multilateral and academic... Read More

2011 International Religious Freedom Report

U.S. Department of State

2012-07-30

The International Religious Freedom Report describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.... Read More



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