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Universal Periodic Review - 14th UPR Session

The United States believes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has the potential to effect real change in countries throughout the world.  The UPR is not just something that occurs in... Read More

Kenya: A Conservationist, Woman Leader, and Peacemaker

Since 2008, the drought-induced food crisis that affected many countries in the Horn of Africa not only cost the regional economy billions of dollars, but also exacerbated regional instability, insecurity... Read More

U.S. Provides $2.73 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Rakhine State, Burma

The United States is pleased to announce the provision of an additional $2.73 million in humanitarian assistance for displaced populations in Rakhine State. Since early June 2012, violence in Rakhine... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Acts of Terrorism in Beirut

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the acts of terrorism that took place in Beirut’s Achrafieh neighborhood today. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved... Read More

Remarks from Ambassador Rice at Global Leadership Awards Dinner

AS PREPARED Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you so much, Tim. I’m very pleased to be with you tonight to join in honoring the distinguished recipients of your Global... Read More

Ambassador Kelly's Response to Head of OSCE Mission to Moldova

The United States warmly welcomes you to the Permanent Council, Ambassador Brush, and we thank you for your detailed report. We strongly support the OSCE Mission to Moldova. The Mission... Read More

Internet and Academic Freedom in the Digital Age

In today's world, Internet freedom lies at the heart of academic freedom. An open online platform where information and ideas can be exchanged unimpeded is essential to the rigors of... Read More

Remarks at the United Nation's Third Committee on the Rights of the Child

AS PREPARED Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States welcomes the opportunity to participate in today’s discussion on the Rights of the Child. All children around the world deserve to... Read More

Press Statement on Deputy Secretary Burns Visit to Naypyidaw, Burma

On October 18, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns visited Naypyitaw for meetings with senior government officials and parliamentarians. Deputy Secretary Burns held excellent, productive discussions with President Thein... Read More

Ambassador Kelly’s Response to OSCE Committee Chairmen

Response to the Chairpersons of the Security Committee; the Economic and Environmental Committee, and the Human Dimension Committee AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY We welcome to the Permanent Council today the... Read More

Assistant Secretary Blake Remarks on Security Engagement and Democracy in Central Asia

Thank you for that warm welcome and for inviting me to participate in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Indiana University’s Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at the UN Debate on Peace and Justice

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, Foreign Minister Caballeros, we’re grateful for you convening this important debate. I’d also like to thank the Secretary-General, ICC President Song and Mr. Mochochoko... Read More

Conversations With America: "Promoting Disability Rights"

MS. BENTON: Hello. I’m Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs, and I’d like to welcome you to Conversations with America. Today we are talking about... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at UN Security Council Debate on Somalia

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Mahiga, for your briefing. Somalia has made significant progress in recent months. Among Somalis and the international community alike,... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Conference on Women Empowerment in Lima

Conference on “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion” Good morning. I am very pleased to be here for this important conference and to join with all of... Read More

Statement by Acting Chief Deputy of Mission Midura to the OSCE Permanent Council on Georgia Elections

AS PREPARED On October 2, the United States Department of State released a statement by Secretary Hillary Clinton on last week’s parliamentary elections in Georgia. I have drawn heavily from... Read More

Statement by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Midura to the OSCE Permanent Council on Elections and Detention of Bialiatski in Belarus

AS PREPARED The United States continues to be concerned about the human rights situation in Belarus, as witnessed most recently by the flawed September 23 parliamentary elections. The elections fell... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Under-Secretary-General Feltman, for your briefing. I’ll begin with Syria, where the horrifying situation is getting worse. Escalating violence, driven by the... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton on Democratic Transitions in the Maghreb

Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you all.  Thank you very much.  And a special word of thanks to a friend and someone whom I admire greatly, General Scowcroft.  His many years... Read More

State Department on U.N. Security Council Resolution on Mali

The United States supports the resolution on Mali adopted by the UN Security Council today as a comprehensive approach to the overlapping governance, security, and humanitarian crises affecting Mali. This... Read More



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