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International Day of the Girl: To Give Girls Everywhere What We Want for Our Own Daughters

Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. As the world comes together to mark the first-ever International Day of the Girl on October 11, we are filled with hope,... Read More

Supporting Girls and Young Women in Post-Conflict and Humanitarian Settings

Margaret Pollack serves as Senior Advisor on Population Issues in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Today, on the first International Day of the Girl Child, it's important to remember... Read More

Statement on the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons

The United States commends the Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Trafficking in Human Beings for convening the Twelfth Alliance against Trafficking in Persons event.  We appreciate this... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to Riccardo Migliori, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

We welcome President Migliori to the Permanent Council for the first time since his election at the Monaco Annual Session. I attended the Annual Session, and found it a dynamic... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on the Presentation of the 2013 Unified Budget

The United States welcomes the presentation of the 2013 Unified Budget Proposal and thanks the Secretary General and all of the fund managers for their hard work on this proposal. ... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on Kazakhstan’s Sentencing of Vladimir Kozlov

Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States was disappointed to hear of the conviction of Vladimir Kozlov, leader of the opposition party Alga, and is concerned about the apparent use... Read More

Remarks from Deputy Assistant Secretary Hanrahan’s at the “Toward a Democratic Ethiopia” Event

AS PREPARED Thank you.  I am very pleased to be here today among such a diverse group of activists and scholars committed to strengthening democracy in Ethiopia.  I would like... Read More

Remarks from U.S. Envoy at U.N. Security Council Briefing on Sierra Leone

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to welcome to the Council today the President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Shireen Fisher, and the Prosecutor, Brenda... Read More

Remarks from Under Secretary Sonenshine at FIFPro Congress on Sports Diplomacy

AS PREPARED Thank you for that introduction. This is a special occasion for us – the first time the United States has hosted your general assembly. So I am delighted... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton on International Day of the Girl

  AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Well, good morning, everyone. And let me add our welcome to the State Department as we mark the International Day of the Girl. And certainly speaking of... Read More

Fact Sheet: New Initiatives to Raise Status of Girls

On the eve of the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child, Secretary Clinton today convened a meeting with leaders in government and the private sector, including South African Archbishop... Read More

Remarks on Global Forum on Migration and Development Priorities and Protection Focus

I want to welcome the representatives of so many distinguished agencies and organizations who are working on a myriad of these issues from a number of different angles. I am... Read More

Women’s Foreign Policy Group Remarks on the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

Having sat in the audience so many times, next to Dawn, or next to Pat, it’s very nice to be sitting up here in the front next to Dawn and... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner Remarks at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

AS DELIVERED Thank you Sascha , and thank you Norm, for that really warm introduction.  I want to thank the AAAS (“triple A-S”) for this opportunity to be here.  I’m... Read More

Remarks from Ambassador Donahoe on the Accomplishments at the HRC 21st Session

The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva just concluded its 21st session, which was the last regular session of the United States’ first term on the Council. Since we... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Finalization of the Philippines - Moro Islamic Liberation Front Framework Agreement

United States welcomes the announcement of the framework agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. This agreement is a testament to the commitment of... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Anniversary of Murder of Russian Journalist

Six-Year Anniversary of the Murder of Anna Politkovskaya Six years ago on October 7, renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and killed in her apartment building. With her death, the... Read More

Burma's Women Give Hope for Country's Future

Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. 2012 has been a remarkable year for Burma. Under President Thein Sein's leadership, we have seen electoral reforms, the release of hundreds... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Jackson on USAID Development Cooperation with Malawi

Today we celebrate the historic partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Malawi. At this ceremony we mark the signing of bi-lateral agreements between The United... Read More

Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary Clements on Burma's Rohingya

Thank you, Anne. First obviously, I want to thank very much Refugees International and the Open Society Foundations for hosting this event abut shining a spotlight for many years on... Read More


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