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Combating Corruption and Bribery in APEC: Promoting Open Governance and Transparency Vital to Regional Economic Growth and Foreign Direct Investment

Kazan, Russia

Director for Anticrime Programs , Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, David M. Luna

2012-05-28

Good morning. As a co-chair of this Dialogue, I would like to thank ACT Chair Timur Eyvazov and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for their leadership in APEC 2012... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Massacre in Haoula, Syria

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-26

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday's massacre in the Syrian village of Haoula. United Nations observers have confirmed that dozens of men, women, and children were... Read More

U.S. Embassy Harare on the Political Violence in Mudzi and the Death of MDC-T

Eastgate, Harare, Zimbabwe

Embassy of the United States of America

2012-05-26

The United States condemns the murder of Cephas Magura by ZANU-PF supporters in Mudzi during a May 26 MDC-T rally. We are deeply concerned by reports that the Zimbabwe Republic... Read More

UPR 13th Session - Intervention for Brazil

U.S. Department of State

2012-05-25

The United States warmly welcomes Special Secretary Maria do Rosario and the Brazilian delegation to the UPR Working Group. We commend Brazil for demonstrating commitment to the UPR process by... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Political Situation in Mali

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-05-25

The United States strongly condemns this week’s violence and calls on Captain Sanogo and the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy (CNRD) to stand aside immediately and allow for the... Read More

Welcoming the Results of the Consultative Meeting of the Somalia Roadmap Signatories

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-05-25

The United States welcomes the results of the “Consultative Meeting of Somali Signatories of the Roadmap for Ending the Transition” held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 21-23, where the Roadmap... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Situation in Lebanon

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-25

The United States is concerned that developments in Syria are contributing to instability in Lebanon.  We encourage all parties to exercise restraint and demonstrate respect for Lebanon’s security and stability,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Republic of Azerbaijan's National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-25

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

President Obama on Georgia Independence Day

President Barack Obama

2012-05-25

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

Secretary Clinton on Ethiopia's National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-25

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

The Role of Women in Burma

Embassy of Czech Republic, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer

2012-05-25

Thank you, Deputy Chief of Mission Zajicek for your gracious introduction. It is fitting that we gather here at the Embassy of the Czech Republic for this discussion on Burma.... Read More

Now Available: Human Rights Reports for 2011

U.S. Department of State

2012-05-24

  The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration... Read More

Fact Sheet: 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

2012-05-24

Read the 2011 Human Rights Reports On May 24, 2012, the Secretary submitted the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Human Rights Reports) to the United States Congress.  The... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Release of the 2011 Human Rights Report

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-24

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning.  Good morning, everyone.  I’m very pleased to be joined here today by Assistant Secretary Posner to release our 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  These... Read More

UPR 13th Session - Intervention for the United Kingdom

U.S. Department of State

2012-05-24

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 13th Session page. The United States warmly welcomes Lord McNally and the British delegation. We applaud... Read More

UPR 13th Session - Intervention for India

U.S. Department of State

2012-05-24

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 13th Session page. The United States welcomes Attorney-General Goolam Vanhanvati and the Indian delegation. We commend... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on the Release of the 2011 Human Rights Reports

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-05-24

  ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Thank you, Madam Secretary.  I wanted to say a few words about the report – reports and what’s new this year.  Then I’ll be happy to... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Egyptian Presidential Election

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-24

Today, the Egyptian people concluded a historic two days of voting in the first round of their presidential election, marking another important milestone in their transition to democracy. We look... Read More

Transcript: Assistant Secretary Posner Answers Questions on the 2011 Human Rights Report

Foreign Press Center, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-05-24

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Welcome, everybody. I just am going to make a few brief introductory comments, and then open up to your questions. We are releasing this morning – have... Read More

UPR 13th Session – Intervention for Indonesia

U.S. Department of State

2012-05-23

Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review, and see other interventions on the UPR 13th Session page. The United States warmly welcomes Minister Marty Natalegawa and the Indonesian delegation to... Read More



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