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Secretary of State Clinton at the Release of the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report

  Read the 2011 International Religious Report Translated: عربي | 中文 | Español | Русский | Français | فارسی | Português SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, thank you very much, and it’s... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Rejection of Chinese Dissident Ni Yulan's Appeal

The United States is deeply concerned by the rejection of property and petitioner rights advocate Ni Yulan’s appeal contesting her and her husband Dong Jiqin’s April 2012 conviction on charges... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland July Statement on Mali President Traore's Return to Bamako

The United States welcomes the return of interim President Dioncounda Traore to Bamako. His return represents an important step in moving Mali back onto a path leading to the restoration... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland's July Statement on the Arms Trade Treaty Conference

The United States supports the outcome today at the Arms Trade Treaty Conference. While the Conference ran out of time to reach consensus on a text, it will report its... Read More

Ambassador Rice's July Statement on Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2046 on Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan

Less than one week before the UN Security Council’s August 2 deadline for concluding the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, it appears increasingly unlikely that a comprehensive agreement on... Read More

Fact Sheet: PEPFAR Launches Labs For Life with Partners

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), led by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State, and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD),... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Peru'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 Peru as you celebrate the 191st anniversary... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Human Rights Violations in Belarus

The United States continues to be gravely concerned about serious disregard by Belarus of its international obligations and OSCE commitments on respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Prosecutions of Media in Ukraine

The United States is concerned that the Government of Ukraine is curtailing freedom of media representatives in advance of the October parliamentary elections. We note that some independent media outlets... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Attack on Bosnian Journalist

The United States wishes to express its deep concern about another violent attack on a journalist in the OSCE region, this time against Stefica Galic, the editor-in-chief of web portal... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Anti-Roma Violence

I take the floor today to discuss my government’s growing concern over discrimination and violence against Romani persons in the OSCE region. Regrettably, in several cases, government leaders and public... Read More

July 26 Statement by Ambassador Kelly on the Recent Violence in Tajikistan

The United States is concerned by the recent violence and reported loss of life in the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Region of Tajikistan. We offer our deepest condolences to the people and... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the July 25 Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum

MR. BALDERSTON: Thank you, everyone. I always take it as a point of personal privilege to be able to say a few words about my boss of 12 years, Secretary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Swearing-In of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

I want to congratulate President Mukherjee on his swearing-in as the 13th President of India. President Mukherjee has been a strong partner to America and the American people, working throughout... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner Press Briefing on the 17th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

Chinese Translation - 中文 MS. NULAND: Afternoon, everybody. Thank you for joining us. As you know, we have a special briefing today by Assistant Secretary of State Mike Posner to... Read More

Press Secretary on the Arrest of Activists in Cuba during the Paya Funeral

We condemn the arrest of nearly 50 pro-democracy activists by the Cuban government during funeral ceremonies for Oswaldo Paya this week. Some of those arrested were reportedly beaten at the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Liberia National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to send best wishes to the people of Liberia as you celebrate your 165th anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn on Ethiopia, Egypt, and Syria

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it’s a pleasure to welcome the Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Luxembourg here. I have the opportunity to work with him on a number of... Read More

Assistant Secretary Hammer at the July Spanish Twitter Briefing

MIKE HAMMER: Hello, good afternoon. This is Mike Hammer, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs, and welcome once more to our conferences via Twitter in Spanish. I hope... Read More

Internet Thought Police, Offline Attacks: Threats to Media Freedom in the Digital Age

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discuss both traditional and emerging threats to fundamental freedoms, both online and offline.  Mr. Chairman, I ask that these remarks be submitted... Read More


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