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The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent, and Participatory Internet

On the eve of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), we believe that it is the right time to reaffirm the U.S. government's commitment to the multi-stakeholder model as... Read More

Response to the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

The United States warmly welcomes the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his address. Dr. Ihsanoglu, we appreciate your interest... Read More

Response to the Report of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic

The United States once again welcomes OSCE Special Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic to the Permanent Council and thanks her for her thorough report. Representative Mijatovic, we... Read More

U.S.-ASEAN Symposium on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Sixty-four years ago, against the backdrop of the horrible atrocities committed during World War II, a group of dedicated individuals stood together to lay out a framework for the acknowledgement... Read More

Fact Sheet on the U.S. Government's Work in Haiti: Gender-based Violence

Addressing Challenges Gender-based violence (GBV) is a chronic problem in Haiti. The risk of violence and sexual exploitation against women and girls, exacerbated by political instability and the economic crises,... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton And Georgian Foreign Minister Panjikidze Before Their Meeting

Secretary Clinton: I’m delighted to welcome the new Georgian Foreign Minister here to Washington. This is the 20th anniversary of our diplomatic relations and we are very much looking forward... Read More

Maintaining an Open, Consumer-Driven, and Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Telecommunications

As never before in human history, we take for granted the ability to communicate across borders, oceans, and continents. Mobile technology and Internet connectivity are woven into the daily life... Read More

Remarks at the Foreign Policy Group's "Transformational Trends 2013" Forum

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, David, and I’ll look forward to seeing your Ellen DeGeneres imitation. I’m very pleased to be here, and I want to thank all of... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Russia's Law on Nongovernmental Organizations

The United States notes with concern that, effective December 1, all domestic nongovernmental organizations (or NGOs) in the Russian Federation that accept foreign contributions and engage in broadly defined “political... Read More

Statement on Tragic Fire in Bangladesh

This past Saturday, Bangladesh suffered one of the worst industrial accidents in its history. A devastating fire swept through the Tazreen Fashion garment factory, killing more than 100 and injuring... Read More

Planes, Barges, and Trucks in South Sudan

Traveling to visit refugees, one expects to see and hear certain things. I recently visited a refugee camp in South Sudan, however, and it was the unexpected things I found... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the 20th Anniversary of GLIFAA

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you all, very much.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Laughter.)  Thank you, all.  Thank you. Yeah, that’s good.  (Laughter.)  Wow.  Well, welcome... Read More

U.S. and Afghan Governments Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

USAID is leading a U.S. government interagency process designed to help Afghanistan combat trafficking in persons. Through the Agency’s advisory efforts, the Afghan government has decided to establish its own... Read More

Message of Congratulations to Labor Award Winners

I would like to congratulate Peter Shea of Embassy Cairo, the winner of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Labor Diplomacy. Following the January 2011 revolution, Mr. Shea worked diligently... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Human Rights Resolutions in the Third Committee

The United States is pleased to co-sponsor three important resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly's Third Committee condemning human rights abuses in Iran, North Korea and Syria. Today's votes... Read More

Statement by the President on the 100th Anniversary of Albania’s Independence

On behalf of the people of the United States, I would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to the people of Albania on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of your... Read More

Ambassador Verveer Announces Grants to Address Gender-Based Violence as Part of the Global HIV Response

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and World AIDS Day, Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer announced today $3 million in small... Read More

Observing the U.S. Election: Baghdad, Iraq

Election Highlights Homepage and Election Resources and Policy References Election Events: U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq As submitted by embassy staff In commemoration of Election Day, Public Affairs Section Baghdad... Read More

Observing the U.S. Election: Istanbul, Turkey

Election Highlights Homepage and Election Resources and Policy References Election Events: U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey As submitted by embassy staff On November 6-7, Mission Turkey partnered with the... Read More

Observing the U.S. Election: Nairobi, Kenya

Election Highlights Homepage and Election Resources and Policy References Election Events: U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya As submitted by embassy staff Embassy Nairobi hosted a U.S. Elections party on the... Read More



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