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Statement by Ambassador Donahoe: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion are Inseparable

Human Rights Council 21st Session - Item 8 General Debate AS DELIVERED Madame President, Ladies and Gentlemen. Sometimes it is useful to step back from our daily work and remember... Read More

Putting Children Front and Center in the Response to HIV/AIDS

Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. This week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, world leaders are coming together to move the world's health and... Read More

Fact Sheet: Executive Order Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts

More than 20 million men, women, and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. Companies around the world are taking steps to eliminate the potential for trafficked labor in their... Read More

Statement by Under Secretary Hormats at India Investment Forum

Thank you so much for your warm welcome. It’s wonderful to be home, in New York, speaking to friends, colleagues, and fellow champions of bilateral U.S-India ties. It is a... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Launch of Equal Futures Partnership

Thank you for those introductory remarks and for the work that she and her council are doing. And it’s wonderful to welcome all of you here for the launch of... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Libyan President Magariaf Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, it’s wonderful to welcome the President of Libya and his distinguished delegation here to New York. As we all know, the United States lost a great ambassador... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Conviction of Three Vietnamese Bloggers

We are deeply troubled by the convictions of three Vietnamese bloggers who appear to have done nothing more than exercise their right to freedom of expression. Nguyen Van Hai (aka... Read More

Press Briefing with Ambassador Verveer on Equal Futures Partnership

MS. NULAND: All right, everybody. Good morning. For our first briefing of UNGA week, on the record today we have Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large For Global Women’s Issues, to talk about... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

PRESIDENT CLINTON: Thank you very much. Of all the useless introductions I’ve ever given, this would top the list. (Laughter.) We’ve already had a good morning laughing and talking about... Read More

President Obama's Remarks to Clinton Global Initiative

Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you. Appreciate it. Please, please, everybody have a seat. Well, good afternoon, everybody. And, President Clinton, thank you for your very kind introduction. Although... Read More

Remarks from President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

Click here for *NEW* Remarks, Resources and Policy References on Freedom of Expression "I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video.  And the... Read More

Opening Plenary Statement Delivered By Ambassador Bohlen at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

 It is a pleasure and, indeed, an honor to be in Warsaw for the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.  My career in the U.S. Diplomatic Service coincided, and at... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Belarusian Elections

The September 23 parliamentary elections in Belarus fell short of international standards and their conduct cannot be considered free or fair. The preliminary assessment of the OSCE election observation mission... Read More

Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership and United States Commitments to Expand Women's Political and Economic Participation

While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities remain, particularly in the areas of women’s political participation and economic opportunity. Growing bodies... Read More

Secretary Clinton Kicks Off Global Philanthropy Working Group; Announces Revisions to Tax Regulations to Support Civil Society Worldwide

Today Secretary Clinton announced new Treasury Department and IRS guidance aimed at lowering the legal barriers and administrative costs associated with cross-border philanthropy in support of civil society worldwide. The... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice at U.N. Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan

AS DELIVERED Thank you Mr. President. Foreign Minister Rassoul, welcome back and thank you for your remarks. Special Representative Kubis, thank you again for all you do and for your... Read More

Namibia: A Model for Community-Led Conservation Efforts

Robert D. Hormats serves as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Frequently we can learn a lot from seeing what other nations are doing to improve... Read More

Fact Sheet on U.N. Resolution 1929, Sanctions Against Iran

Two Years After Resolution 1929: Tightening Enforcement of UN Sanctions Against Iran, September 20, 2012 In June 2010, the Security Council imposed tough new sanctions in response to Iran's continuing... Read More

Remarks from U.S. Trade Official on Services Agreement and World Trade Organization's Future

As Prepared for Delivery before the House Committee on Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee regarding Prospects for an International Services Agreement “Chairman Brady, Ranking Member McDermott, Members of the Committee, I... Read More

Fact Sheet: Indonesia-U.S. Third Joint Commission Meeting

Presidents Obama and Yudhoyono established the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership to broaden and deepen cooperation between our countries, the third and fourth largest democracies in the world. Now in its third... Read More


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