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Looking to AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together

Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

2012-06-21

For the first time in over 20 years, the biannual International AIDS Conference will take place on American soil. From July 22-27, AIDS 2012 will convene scientists, health professionals, policy makers... Read More

Secretary Clinton and ESPN President on Empowering Women Through Sports

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and ESPN President John Skipper

2012-06-21

REMARKS SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. I am so delighted to welcome all of you to the Treaty Room here at the State Department where we often announce very important issues,... Read More

USAID's Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Forum

2012-06-21

  About the Forum USAID's Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Forum will be convened at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from June 21-22, 2012. This two-day event will... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns at the Naturalization Ceremony Commemorating World Refugee Day

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2012-06-21

Thank you. It is a singular honor for us at the Department of State to host this naturalization ceremony for the 19 courageous individuals from across the globe joining us... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the National Partnership for Women and Families

Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-21

Oh, I am thrilled to see this ballroom packed on behalf of the National Partnership. I very much appreciated that stirring video and the reminder of all the hairstyles over... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Croatia's Statehood Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-21

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Republic of Croatia as you celebrate... Read More

U.S. Government Officials on World Refugee Day

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, Under Secretary of State, Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero,United Nations High Commission for Refugees Goodwill Envoy Khaled Hosseini, and Deputy National Security Advisor to the President Denis McDonough

2012-06-21

ASSISTANT SECRETARY RICHARD: Good afternoon, everyone. First of all, I would like to welcome everyone to the Ben Franklin Room today, including the Czech ambassador and other members of the... Read More

Keynote Speech at USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Forum

Washington, D.C.

Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

2012-06-21

Delivered in Arabic via English translator. Thank you so much. Good morning everybody. This is the morning of dignity, of justice, of equality, and good government. (Translator:) Dignity and freedom... Read More

Statement from Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal on Recent Events in Hungary

U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-06-20

The United States places great importance on combating anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination around the world, and it is my job to vigilantly monitor anti-Semitic acts and discourse. Recently,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on World Refugee Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-20

The United States joins the international community in commemorating the courage and determination of millions of refugees around the globe. The United States is strongly committed to protecting and assisting... Read More

President Obama on the G20 Summit and Syria

Convention Center, Los Cabos, Mexico

President Barack Obama

2012-06-20

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to begin by thanking my good friend and partner, President Calderon, and the people of Los Cabos and Mexico for their outstanding hospitality and leadership. Mexico... Read More

World Refugee Day and Naturalization Ceremony

Jacksonville, FL

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Reuben Brigety

2012-06-20

Thank you for that kind introduction and for inviting me to speak to you today. It is so good to be back home, here in Jacksonville. As we gather here... Read More

By Making Moscow a Normal Trading Partner, Congress Would Create American Jobs and Advance Human Rights

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-06-20

The following op-ed written by Secretary Clinton is appearing in print in the Wall Street Journal and online at Wall Street Journal: Later this summer, Russia will join the World... Read More

Ambassador Rice at a Security Council Briefing on Peacekeeping Operations

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-06-20

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. First let me thank all of the Force Commanders, as well as the men and women under their command, for their service and dedication.... Read More

President Obama on World Refugee Day

President Barack Obama

2012-06-20

On this World Refugee Day, the United States joins the international community in recognizing the nearly 15 million refugees worldwide, and millions more internally displaced people. We honor the dignity,... Read More

Ambassador Rice on World Refugee Day

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

Ambassador Susan E. Rice U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-06-20

On World Refugee Day, we are reminded of the courage and sacrifices of nearly 15 million refugees and the imperative of protecting civilians caught in conflict. When lives are disrupted... Read More

2012 Trafficking in Persons Report Release

U.S. Department of State

2012-06-19

The 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report is Now Available   Remarks and Archived Video from the Release of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report will be Available Soon   Secretary... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Mosque Attack in the West Bank

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-06-19

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s provocative attack on a mosque in the West Bank village of Kfar Jabaa near Ramallah. Hateful, dangerous, and provocative actions... Read More

The Role of the Human Rights Council in Supporting the Practical Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America, Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

2012-06-19

(as prepared for delivery) The United States thanks the panel for its remarks as well as the core group of sponsors – Australia, Hungary, Nigeria, Thailand, and Uruguay – for... Read More

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education

Statement delivered by Margaret Wang, Delegation of the United States of America, Human Rights Council 20th Session, Geneva, Switzerland

2012-06-19

(as delivered) Thank you, Madame President. The United States welcomes the focus on occupational health in the latest report from the Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the... Read More



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