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Secretary Clinton on Ukraine’s National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-24

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Ukraine as you celebrate the 21st anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Uruguay’s National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-24

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Uruguay as you celebrate the 187th anniversary... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Moldova's National Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-24

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Moldova as you celebrate the 21st anniversary... Read More

A Small Gesture Fulfills a Bigger Promise: An Update From ‘Teen Teach’ in Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Public Diplomacy Officer for Task Force Mountain Warrior, Anna Mussman

2012-08-24

Anna Mussman serves as a Public Diplomacy Officer with Task Force Mountain Warrior in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. It is no secret that when women and girls have the opportunity to pursue... Read More

Statement by Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Russia Joining the WTO

Washington, D.C.

Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Commerce, Rebecca Blank

2012-08-23

I commend Russia for becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) today, as the country brings its over 140 million consumers and a $1.8-trillion economy into the global... Read More

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Russia’s Accession to the WTO

Washington, D.C.

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk

2012-08-23

We congratulate Russia on joining the World Trade Organization. Russia’s WTO membership opens the door to increased opportunities for American companies to export and sell products and services in Russia,”... Read More

Public Diplomacy Leverages Innovation To Promote Economic Growth

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine

2012-08-23

Tara D. Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. As we advance deeper into the 21st century, emerging countries are seeking to leverage their economic... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Arrest of LGBT Activists in Zimbabwe

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-23

The United States condemns the Government of Zimbabwe’s violent arrest and detention of 44 members of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe on August 11 and a second raid by police... Read More

Remarks from Principal Deputy Administrator Claypool at Third Session of Open-Ended Working Group on Aging

New York. N.Y.

Principal Deputy Administrator for Administration for Community Living in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Henry Claypool

2012-08-23

Thank you, and thank you Mr. Aguello of Argentina for chairing this session. I am very pleased to attend and to address you on behalf of the U.S. delegation. I... Read More

Statement by USAID Administrator Shah on Death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles

Washington, D.C.

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

2012-08-23

On behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, I join President Obama in extending my heartfelt condolences to the family of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and to the people... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Iran Excluding Women From University Study

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-22

Iranian Women Excluded From Major Areas of University Study We have seen reports that 36 Iranian universities have banned women from 77 critical fields of study including engineering, education, and... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles

New York, N.Y.

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-08-22

I am profoundly saddened by the untimely passing of my close friend and cherished colleague, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. My family and I extend our heartfelt condolences to... Read More

An Update on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Those Affected by the Violence in Syria

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, David Robinson

2012-08-22

David Robinson serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. Yesterday, I participated in two events, using new tools -- specifically social media -- to explain... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Somalia's New Federal Parliament

Washington, D.C.

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House

2012-08-21

The United States welcomes today’s convening of Somalia’s New Federal Parliament. This marks an important milestone in completing the Roadmap to End the Somali Transition. We commend the people of... Read More

Statement by President Obama on the Death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi

Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2012-08-21

It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. Prime Minister Meles deserves recognition for his lifelong contribution to Ethiopia’s development, particularly... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador DiCarlo at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Kosovo

New York, N.Y.

Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-08-21

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif for your briefing. I’d like to welcome Prime Minister Dačić of Serbia and Prime Minister Thaçi of Kosovo to... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Passing of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-21

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia. I admired the Prime Minister’s personal commitment to transforming Ethiopia’s economy and to expanding... Read More

London Olympics Make the Case for Unleashing the Potential of Women and Girls

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State Melanne Verveer

2012-08-21

Melanne Verveer serves as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issuesat the U.S. Department of State. There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as... Read More

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating the Spirit of People Helping People

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2012-08-20

Anne C. Richard serves as Assistant Secretary of State forPopulation, Refugees, and Migration. Today we mark the fourth annual World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations created this day to honor... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Sudan’s Release of Detained Protesters

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-08-20

On August 15, the Government of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service announced that it will release from custody all persons detained by it during political protests in June and... Read More



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