SECRETARY CLINTON: (In progress) al-Shabaab’s remaining financial lifelines. One of the reasons that they apparently agreed to join with al-Qaida is because they think they will obtain more funding from... Read More
As Senegal’s citizens go to the polls on February 26, we call on Senegalese authorities to uphold internationally-recognized electoral standards to ensure that these elections reflect the will of the... Read More
USAID has crafted a new Agency-wide policy to combat trafficking in persons. Drawing on best practices from the last decade, the new policy provides guidance on pursuing more effective, efficient,... Read More
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports that Iranian authorities’ reaffirmed a death sentence for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani for the sole reason of his refusal to... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to welcome President Jose Ramos-Horta to the Council. The United States deeply appreciates your passionate advocacy of human rights and democracy around the... Read More
The United States is deeply concerned by reports that a provincial court has renewed the execution order for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Mr. Nadarkhani is facing a death sentence on... Read More
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening. And I want to begin by thanking the prime minister and the foreign secretary for hosting us. This has been a busy and quite substantive... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President, for your presence here today and for organizing this open debate. I'd also like to thank Special Representative Wallström and Under-Secretary-General Ladsous for their comprehensive briefings,... Read More
The United States welcomes the second report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria and notes its indictment of the Assad regime’s comprehensive campaign of violence against the... Read More
I am very pleased to have this opportunity to meet with you-to gain the benefit of your collective experiences in counter trafficking and share the focus behind our new policy.
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It's a great honor to be able to welcome the first group of Bush Institute Egyptian Fellows to Washington. You bring with you a wealth of experience in the arenas... Read More
It is a pleasure to be here today to help kickoff this extremely important conference.
First let me start by congratulating the National Elections Commission and all its... Read More
Ambassador Donahoe: Thank you all for coming. We really greatly appreciate the interest in the Human Rights Council’s work.
What’s obvious is that as we meet today the international community... Read More
On behalf of the United States, I want to congratulate the people of Yemen on today's successful presidential election. This is another important step forward in their democratic transition process... Read More
Seven months ago, I was proud to welcome the decision by the UN Economic and Social Council to grant special consultative status to the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom... Read More
Thank you Minister Patriota. Thank you also to Special Adviser Luck and Ambassador Viotti for your efforts. We appreciate Brazil’s initiative and welcome this opportunity to discuss and advance our... Read More
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. And let me begin by thanking our hosts. It was an absolute pleasure to be here, and I want to express my appreciation to President... Read More
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice that ranges from nicking to total removal of the external female genitalia. An estimated 100 to 145 million women have undergone this... Read More
I am delighted to be in Sarajevo, and especially pleased to be here so soon after the formation of the new Council of Ministers. Yesterday, I had a very productive... Read More
I am very happy to be in Kosovo. I am also pleased that my visit follows so closely on the celebration of your Independence Day yesterday. I want to extend... Read More