“Xenophobia is always personal. It seeks out and attacks the people who most need compassion. It isolates and oppresses the people who most need justice. And it exposes and crushes... Read More
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey D. Feltman met today with Syrian Chargé d’Affaires Zuheir Jabbour at the Department of State to express our outrage over the... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Vice President,
We thank the Swedish delegation and the other co-sponsors for organizing this panel, and the esteemed panelists for their insights on this increasingly relevant topic. ... Read More
It is shameful that the Syrian government has denied UN Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos admission to Syria, as promised. The Under-Secretary-General should have been able to negotiate urgently needed humanitarian access... Read More
Thank you, Madame Chair. It is a great pleasure to join you today at the Commission on the Status of Women to speak about why the empowerment of rural women... Read More
MR. AFRAH: Mr. Blake, Mohamed Afrah from TV Maldives. Good to talk to you after some time.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY BLAKE: Thank you, it’s a pleasure to join you.
MR. AFRAH:... Read More
The State Department’s Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Judith Heumann, arrived in Jordan last night on a seven-day visit to attend the launch of a civil society report... Read More
Madame President, the United States joins the many other nations gathered today, to again demand an end to the Assad government’s outrageous and ongoing crimes against the people of Syria,... Read More
As Senior Advisor at the Department of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, I help shape U.S. policy by advising on human rights issues that particularly affect vulnerable populations, such as... Read More
Assistant Secretary Brimmer: Thank you. It’s great to be here in Geneva, back at the Human Rights Council.
As we saw today the world has gathered to call attention to... Read More
On Thursday, March 1st, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah and Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg will be joined by Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior... Read More
Dr. Esther Brimmer serves as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
Earlier today, I spoke before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, where I joined many... Read More
The United States notes with deep regret the Government of Belarus’ decision to request that the EU Head of Delegation and Polish Ambassador to Belarus return to their capitals for... Read More
Since its independence, Senegal has been one of America's strongest and most consistent friends in francophone West Africa. Our relationship has been based on a shared set of principles and... Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development unveiled its Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance today. Administrator Rajiv Shah, Deputy Assistant Administrator Don Steinberg and... Read More
FOREIGN MINISTER AL-OTHMANI: (In Arabic.)
SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you so much, Minister, for the warm words and the gracious welcome. It is wonderful to be back in Rabat. So much... Read More
Interview With Samira Sitail of 2M
QUESTION: I said earlier that you were in Nigeria, but before that, you were in Tunisia for – you took part in the meeting... Read More
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See also: Overview of U.S. Economic Assistance to Tunisia
MODERATOR: We are very proud of the... Read More
As Tunisia’s brave citizens chart a new democratic future, they continue to set an example for the region and the world. The United States remains committed to working with the... Read More
Just over one year ago, thousands of men and women gathered in city squares across Yemen to demand a government that was responsive to their democratic aspirations. The determination and... Read More