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Innovation Summit and Mentoring Partnership With Young African Leaders

Well, good morning, and it is wonderful to see all of you here today, and I’m delighted to welcome you to the State Department and to the United States. And... Read More

Spotlight on World Day Against Child Labor

The international community designated June 12 as World Day Against Child Labor to highlight the global extent of child labor and call for action to combat it. While significant progress... Read More

Assistant Secretary Brimmer at the UN Association Annual Leadership Conference

Thank you for that kind introduction. I am very pleased to host the United Nations Association’s leadership from the across the United States for a day of consultations here at... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2051 on Yemen

The United States applauds today’s unanimous adoption of UNSCR 2051 on Yemen. With this resolution, the international community has sent a clear, unified message that Yemen must move forward, unhindered... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Israeli President Peres on Syria, Israel and the Occupied Territories, and Iran

MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a very special welcome to the president of the state of Israel Shimon Peres and the Secretary of State of the United... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on 2012 World Day Against Child Labor: Human Rights and Social Justice

On this World Day Against Child Labor, we partner with members of the international community to reiterate our commitment to ending exploitative child labor around the world, with a particular... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.N. Security Council Resolution 2051 on Yemen

On June 12, 2012, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming the need for the full and timely implementation of the democratic reforms laid out in the Gulf Cooperation... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Philippines Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Philippines as you celebrate the 114th... Read More

Secretary Clinton Discusses Violence in Burma's Rakhine State

The United States continues to be deeply concerned about reports of ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence in western Burma’s Rakhine State and urges all parties to exercise restraint and immediately... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Reports of Ongoing Violence in Burma's Rakhine State

We are deeply concerned by reports of ongoing violence in Burma’s Rakhine State. We are monitoring the situation and urge an immediate halt to violent attacks. We also encourage the... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Syria - Remarks to Press at the United Nations Security Council

Ambassador Rice: Good evening. You’ve heard from a number of colleagues. And you’ll hear from more, so let me be brief and say that we had what was a very... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good morning.  I told Mike as I walked in this is a standing-room-only crowd here.  I love that.  Well, welcome.  It is a real pleasure to have... Read More

Secretary Clinton and UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: It is an honor to welcome here to the State Department the Joint Special Envoy, former Secretary General, friend and colleague Kofi Annan to continue the discussions that... Read More

Deputy Secretary William Burns on U.S. Human Rights Policy in the Past 35 Years

Thank you, Mike, for organizing this important look back on these three transformational periods in U.S. foreign policy. At a moment when our values and interests are so deeply entwined,... Read More

Secretary Clinton On Portugal's National Day

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

Secretary Clinton on Lesotho's Elections

The United States congratulates Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane on his inauguration. We look forward to working with the Prime Minister and all members of parliament to continue strengthening our... Read More

Secretary Clinton Video Remarks for "Pride Month"

I am honored to join you to celebrate the fundamental freedoms that all human beings deserve – no matter who they are or whom they love. This month, and every... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu After Their Meeting

MODERATOR: (In Turkish.) We will now begin the award ceremony. United States ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone will officiate. AMBASSADOR RICCIARDONE: Thank you very much. Our country owes a great... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Syria

The United States strongly condemns the outrageous targeted killings of civilians including women and children in Al-Qubeir in Hama province as reported by multiple credible sources. This, coupled with the... Read More

UPR 13th Session - Intervention for South Africa

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 13th Session page. The United States warmly welcomes Deputy Justice Minister Andres Nel of South Africa... Read More


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