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Statement by Acting Chief Deputy of Mission Midura to the OSCE Permanent Council on Georgia Elections

Vienna, Austria

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Midura

2012-10-15

AS PREPARED On October 2, the United States Department of State released a statement by Secretary Hillary Clinton on last week’s parliamentary elections in Georgia. I have drawn heavily from... Read More

Statement by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Midura to the OSCE Permanent Council on Elections and Detention of Bialiatski in Belarus

Vienna, Austria

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Midura

2012-10-15

AS PREPARED The United States continues to be concerned about the human rights situation in Belarus, as witnessed most recently by the flawed September 23 parliamentary elections. The elections fell... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East

New York, New York

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

2012-10-15

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Under-Secretary-General Feltman, for your briefing. I’ll begin with Syria, where the horrifying situation is getting worse. Escalating violence, driven by the... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton on Democratic Transitions in the Maghreb

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-10-12

Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you all.  Thank you very much.  And a special word of thanks to a friend and someone whom I admire greatly, General Scowcroft.  His many years... Read More

State Department on U.N. Security Council Resolution on Mali

Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Victora Nuland

2012-10-12

The United States supports the resolution on Mali adopted by the UN Security Council today as a comprehensive approach to the overlapping governance, security, and humanitarian crises affecting Mali. This... Read More

Presidential Proclamation -- General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2012

Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2012-10-11

Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, a Polish-born patriot gave his life to advance the cause of American independence. As a leader in the Continental Army who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with... Read More

Remarks from Ambassador Rice at Global Equality Reception on LGBT Rights

New York, N.Y.

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

2012-10-11

Thank you very much. I want to thank the Council for Global Equality for your invaluable work to promote human rights and end violence and discrimination against LGBT communities worldwide.... Read More

White House on First International Day of the Girl

Washington, D.C.

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-10-11

On this first International Day of the Girl, the United States reaffirms our abiding commitment to promoting the rights and status of girls here in the United States and around... Read More

U.S. Envoy Response to Head of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-10-11

AS DELIVERED We welcome President Migliori to the Permanent Council for the first time since his election at the Monaco Annual Session. I attended the Annual Session, and found it... Read More

International Day of the Girl: To Give Girls Everywhere What We Want for Our Own Daughters

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer

2012-10-11

Melanne Verveer serves as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. As the world comes together to mark the first-ever International Day of the Girl on October 11, we are filled with hope,... Read More

Supporting Girls and Young Women in Post-Conflict and Humanitarian Settings

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Senior Advisor on Population Issues in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Margaret Pollack

2012-10-11

Margaret Pollack serves as Senior Advisor on Population Issues in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Today, on the first International Day of the Girl Child, it's important to remember... Read More

Statement on the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons

Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference, Vienna, Austria

As delivered by Margaret Paton

2012-10-11

The United States commends the Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Trafficking in Human Beings for convening the Twelfth Alliance against Trafficking in Persons event.  We appreciate this... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Response to Riccardo Migliori, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Permanent Council, Vienna, Austria

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-10-11

We welcome President Migliori to the Permanent Council for the first time since his election at the Monaco Annual Session. I attended the Annual Session, and found it a dynamic... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on the Presentation of the 2013 Unified Budget

Permanent Council, Vienna, Austria

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-10-11

The United States welcomes the presentation of the 2013 Unified Budget Proposal and thanks the Secretary General and all of the fund managers for their hard work on this proposal. ... Read More

Ambassador Kelly Statement on Kazakhstan’s Sentencing of Vladimir Kozlov

Permanent Council, Vienna, Austria

2012-10-11

Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States was disappointed to hear of the conviction of Vladimir Kozlov, leader of the opposition party Alga, and is concerned about the apparent use... Read More

Remarks from Deputy Assistant Secretary Hanrahan’s at the “Toward a Democratic Ethiopia” Event

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Karen Hanrahan

2012-10-10

AS PREPARED Thank you.  I am very pleased to be here today among such a diverse group of activists and scholars committed to strengthening democracy in Ethiopia.  I would like... Read More

Remarks from U.S. Envoy at U.N. Security Council Briefing on Sierra Leone

New York, N.Y.

U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2012-10-10

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to welcome to the Council today the President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Shireen Fisher, and the Prosecutor, Brenda... Read More

Remarks from Under Secretary Sonenshine at FIFPro Congress on Sports Diplomacy

Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine

2012-10-10

AS PREPARED Thank you for that introduction. This is a special occasion for us – the first time the United States has hosted your general assembly. So I am delighted... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton on International Day of the Girl

George C. Marshall Center, Washington, D.C.

2012-10-10

  AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Well, good morning, everyone. And let me add our welcome to the State Department as we mark the International Day of the Girl. And certainly speaking of... Read More

Fact Sheet: New Initiatives to Raise Status of Girls

U.S. Department of State

2012-10-10

On the eve of the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child, Secretary Clinton today convened a meeting with leaders in government and the private sector, including South African Archbishop... Read More



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