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Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Work in Haiti on Governance, Rule of Law, and Security

Challenges The January 12, 2010, earthquake had an immediate impact on governance and rule of law, killing an estimated 18 percent of Haiti’s civil service and destroying key infrastructure, including... Read More

President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah Greeting

At sundown on September 16, the Jewish community in the United States and all over the world celebrated the start of the new year. In honor of the occasion, President... Read More

Remarks from Under Secretary Otero at Press Conference in Honduras

Thank you, Madam Ambassador. I begin with congratulations for your upcoming Independence Day festivities and we have the opportunity to cheer for independence and let you know that we recognize... Read More

Remarks from Assistant Secretary Gordon at German Marshall Fund on Trans-Atlantic Trends

Well, thanks for that, Ivan, Enders, and for having me here. It’s always nice to be back at GMF. I think this is the fourth time I’ve done a comment... Read More

U.S. Country Response to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples

Human Rights Council 21st Session Thank you, Madame President.  The United States was pleased to welcome Special Rapporteur Anaya for an April-May 2012 visit, during which he consulted many key... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Russian Decision to End USAID Activities in Russia

The United States recently received the Russian government’s decision to end USAID activities in the Russian Federation.  We are extremely proud of what USAID has accomplished in Russia over the... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton Honoring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)

Well, it’s wonderful to be back here at USIP, especially for this extraordinary, auspicious occasion.  I want to thank USIP and congratulate Jim Marshall upon becoming president.  We certainly look... Read More

Map of Numbers and Locations of People Fleeing the Violence in Syria

This map is an update of the one we  posted on June 15 which shows the number of people displaced by the violence in Syria. The Assad regime is a destabilizing... Read More

Honoring Those Lost in Attacks in Libya

On September 14, 2012, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered remarks at the Transfer of Remains Ceremony to honor those lost in attacks in Benghazi,... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at Transfer of Remains Ceremony for Benghazi Victims

Scripture teaches us “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Glen Doherty never shied from adventure. He believed that, in... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at Transfer of Remains Ceremony for Americans killed in Benghazi

Thank you very much, Chaplain. Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Secretary Panetta, Ambassador Rice, Secretary Powell and Mrs. Powell, family members of the four patriots and heroes we bring home,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Iran's Nuclear Program and Oil Revenue

The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and has pursued a dual-track policy to do so. Yesterday, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board... Read More

Assistant Secretary Carson on Hearing on Peacekeeping Missions in Africa

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak about peacekeeping in Africa today. As members of the Committee are aware, President Obama’s recent Presidential... Read More

Assistant Secretary Blake at American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka

It is a great honor to be here with so many old friends at the American Chamber of Commerce. I would like to begin by thanking President Vijaya Ratnayake and... Read More

Remarks from Ambassador Verveer at the Women in Law and Business Conference at the Law Society of Northern Ireland

As the U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's issues, I want to extend greetings to all of you gathered in Belfast for the first Women in Law and Business conference and... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Camp Ashraf

Today, the seventh convoy of approximately 680 Camp Ashraf residents arrived safely at Camp Hurriya. This convoy represents the last major relocation of residents from former Camp Ashraf to Camp... Read More

U.S. Calls Attention to Human Rights Situations of Concern in Human Rights Council General Debate

The brutal, persistent attacks of the Syrian regime against its own people continue to warrant our attention.  It is well documented that government forces have escalated violence, perpetrating outrageous targeted... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe on Renewal of Commission of Inquiry on Syria by Human Rights Council

Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks the Commission of Inquiry for its continued diligent and critical work during the past year responding to the grave and escalating situation... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Libyan Ambassador Aujali at Reception Marking Eid ul-Fitr

Good evening, and although I am many weeks overdue in saying it: Eid Mubarak. No matter how belated we are honoring Eid and the end of Ramadan, this is a... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Deaths of U.S. Security Personnel in Benghazi

The attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday claimed the lives of four Americans. Yesterday, I spoke about two: Ambassador Chris Stevens and Information Management Officer Sean... Read More


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