(The following statement was prepared for delivery and put on the record of the 20th Session of the HRC, but could not be read aloud do to time constraints.)
The... Read More
Thank you, Madame President.
The United States thanks Special Rapporteur La Rue for his laudable efforts to promote the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and Special Rapporteur Heyns... Read More
UNDER SECRETARY OTERO: Good afternoon, everyone. And welcome to the Department of State. It’s wonderful to have you all here. I want to especially welcome Will Smith and Jada Pinkett... Read More
Thank you, Madame President.
Thank you, Madame High Commissioner. The United States would once again like to thank the High Commissioner and your office for all the work that you... Read More
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Thomas Melia conducted a productive working visit to Moscow from June 13th to the 15th with his counterpart on... Read More
PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, this has been our second meeting. I remember our lengthy meeting we had in Moscow.
Today we had a very meaningful and subject-oriented discussion. ... Read More
We congratulate the Greek people on conducting their election in this difficult time. We hope this election will lead quickly to the formation of a new government that can make... Read More
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I... Read More
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CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE
ACTIONS AND POLICIE S OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BELARUS AND... Read More
This map is an update of the one we originally posted on April 27 which shows the number of people displaced by the violence in Syria. The Assad regime is a... Read More
The United States and Africa face enormous opportunities and challenges in the 21st century—and thanks to President Obama’s U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, we are in a stronger position to... Read More
Today the White House announced a new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa that provides a proactive and forward looking vision grounded in partnership. The new strategy sets forth four strategic... Read More
Good afternoon and thank you for coming today. This is my fifth visit to Bahrain in the last 18 months. I welcome the opportunity to be here to continue discussions... Read More
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good morning.
AUDIENCE: Good morning.
SECRETARY CLINTON: It’s wonderful being here in one of my favorite spaces in Washington, and to see all of you for this... Read More
SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. It has been a great pleasure to welcome Minister Krishna and his distinguished delegation to Washington. We have had an excellent meeting of the Strategic Dialogue... Read More
This week, leaders from India and the United States will gather in Washington to discuss our expanding cooperation on everything from trade to technology to terrorism. There also will be... Read More
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
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
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