Thank you very much Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee for the chance to testify before you on this important topic. The evolving crisis in Mali... Read More
About the Author: Tara D. Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Diversity is our strength, and everyone, including persons with disabilities, has important... Read More
The United States condemns in the strongest terms the vicious and senseless terrorist attack that took place this morning at Camp Hurriya killing 6 people and injuring dozens more. We... Read More
The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of over $171 million toward the 2013 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
This year’s initial... Read More
ASSISTANT SECRETARY CARSON: Good afternoon, everyone in a very, very crowded audience. I want to, first of all, thank Dr. Kimenyi for his warm introduction, and also the Brookings Institution... Read More
Caroline Raclin is a Special Assistant in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) at the U.S. Department of State. She traveled with a joint State Department-USAID delegation to... Read More
Thank you, for that kind introduction. And thank you to the Young Leaders of the World Affairs Council for your invitation to join you. And thank you for devoting your... Read More
The United States welcomes the Burmese Government’s announcement that it has authorized the formation of a Committee on Political Prisoners comprised of government officials, civil society actors, and political parties... Read More
Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.
On February 6, 2013, in observance of the tenth anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation,... Read More
The United States welcomes the announcement that the Yemeni National Dialogue will begin on March 18. This is a positive development, and we commend the leadership of President Hadi and... Read More
Assistant Secretary Posner: I am very pleased to be back in Afghanistan. Over the last three days in Kabul and Jalalabad, I have had a series of very informative, productive... Read More
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner traveled to Pakistan February 7-8. Posner had official meetings with Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human... Read More
The United States is looking forward to the Internet 2013 conference being hosted by OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic from February 13-15. We commend Representative Mijatovic... Read More
I am very pleased to be back in Afghanistan. Over the last three days in Kabul and Jalalabad, I have had a series of very informative, productive meetings... Read More
Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures.
MR. VENTRELL: Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining the call. As you know, President Obama just... Read More
We are deeply concerned by a Mogadishu court’s decision to convict and sentence to one year in prison a 27-year-old alleged rape victim and the journalist who interviewed her. We... Read More
Thank you, Mike, for that kind introduction.
Good morning and welcome. It is an honor to be with you here today. I would like to acknowledge some of our special... Read More
In a video message, President Barack Obama tells the people of Kenya that the upcoming elections are a historic opportunity for Kenyans to stand together, as a nation, for peace... Read More
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency, unless, within 90 days... Read More
The USG announces $155 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Syria response.
To Syria Humanitarian Response in FY12 and FY13*
International donors pledge $1.5 billion in... Read More