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President Obama Signs Memorandum Institutionalizing the Office of Global Women’s Issues

Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. I am happy to share some very good news. On Wednesday, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum ("the Memorandum") that will... Read More

Secretary Clinton on American Leadership at the Council on Foreign Relations

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, Richard, for that introduction and for everything you’ve done to lead this very valuable institution. I also want to thank the board of the Council on Foreign... Read More

Global Conference of Locally Elected Women Opening Roundtable: Participation of Women in Local Decision-Making

Good morning, everyone. Thank you for that kind introduction. It is a pleasure to once again collaborate with Elisabeth Gateau. I would like to express my appreciation to the city... Read More

UPR 15th Session – Intervention for Liechtenstein

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The Unites States warmly welcomes H.E. Aurelia Frick and the Liechtenstein... Read More

UPR 15th Session - Intervention for Serbia

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes H.E. Gordana Stamenic, State Secretary, Ministry... Read More

Presidential Memorandum on Coordination of Policies and Programs to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls Globally

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES Promoting gender equality and advancing the status of all women and girls around the world remains one of the greatest unmet... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Global Town Hall - January 29, 2013

MS. SALES: Hello. I’m Leigh Sales from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Welcome to this town hall-style event with the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has her last day... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Up-to-date information on the situation in Syria including maps and figures. Today, President Obama reaffirmed the United States’ continued commitment and support for the Syrian people by announcing an... Read More

Human Rights Council Agreement Protecting the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism

We would like to thank the Human Rights Council President for his hard work and creativity in finding what we hope will be a consensus solution to a very difficult... Read More

President Obama: $155 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian People

For nearly two years, the Assad regime has waged a brutal war against the Syrian people—murdering innocent men, women and children, in their homes, in bread lines, and at universities.  ... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Death of Ambassador Max M. Kampelman

On behalf of the men and women of the Department of State, I wish to express our sadness at the passing of Max Kampelman, whose contributions to American diplomacy remain... Read More

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ambassador Michael G. Kozak serves as Interim Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. When many of us reflect on the Holocaust, the horrific gas chambers and ovens of the... Read More

UPR 15th Session - Intervention for Montenegro

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes H.E. Suad Numanovic and the Montenegrin... Read More

UPR 15th Session - Intervention for the United Arab Emirates

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States welcomes H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of... Read More

Assisting Syrian Refugees in Turkey

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict,... Read More

President Obama on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memories of the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust... Read More

Secretary Clinton on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The United States joins the global community in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Each year, we gather together to commemorate the victims of one of the worst tragedies in human... Read More

UPR 15th Session – Intervention for Barbados

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 15th Session page. AS PREPARED The United States warmly welcomes the Barbadian delegation to the UPR... Read More

U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis

Today in Ankara, Turkey, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, & Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg announced that the United States is providing an additional $10... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

On the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a day the international community has set aside to commemorate the memories of those so cruelly murdered in the Holocaust, we... Read More



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