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Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Robert Levinson's Disappearance in Iran

Tomorrow marks 2,000 days since U.S. citizen Robert Levinson went missing in Iran on March 9, 2007. Mr. Levinson was last seen on Kish Island and the United States reiterates... Read More

Impact on the Ground: Implementing the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Donald K. Steinberg serves as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Less than a year ago, President Obama announced a National Action Plan (NAP) to implement commitments on Women, Peace... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Trinidad and... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Ukraine’s National Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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