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Remarks by Ambassador Rice at UN Security Council Debate on Somalia

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Mahiga, for your briefing. Somalia has made significant progress in recent months. Among Somalis and the international community alike,... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Conference on Women Empowerment in Lima

Conference on “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion” Good morning. I am very pleased to be here for this important conference and to join with all of... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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