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Secretary Clinton at Meeting with Kenyan Elections Panel, Civil Society

At a Meeting with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission And Civil Society SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, first of all, let me say how pleased I am to be meeting with... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Reach Out Mbuya Health Center in Uganda

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good evening. AUDIENCE: Good evening. SECRETARY CLINTON: And Minister, thank you very much for those remarks. I am honored to be here. I am delighted to be back... Read More

State Department expresses Concern About Grameen Bank in Bangladesh

The United States is deeply concerned about recent actions the Government of Bangladesh has taken to give the government-appointed chairman of the Grameen Bank Board control over the selection of... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Peace Corps Camp in Malawi

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you so much. Good afternoon. AUDIENCE: Good afternoon. SECRETARY CLINTON: It is such an honor and a pleasure for me to be here. I want to recognize... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Malawi

On August 5, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi. During her visit, Secretary Clinton and President Joyce Banda discussedeconomic and political governance and reform. The Secretary... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at the U.S.-South Africa Business Partnership Summit

Thank you very much. Thank you all very much. Well, it is a great honor to be here. Thank you for those kind words, Donna. I am delighted to see... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Senegal

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Dakar, Senegal on August 1, 2012. The Secretary met with President Macky Sall and other national leaders, as well as delivered a speech... Read More

The State Department on the South China Sea

South China Sea As a Pacific nation and resident power, the United States has a national interest in the maintenance of peace and stability, respect for international law, freedom of... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on The Media and Internet Freedom

In July 2012, Assistant Secretary Michael Posner wrote an editorial for Science Magazine on "The Media and Internet Freedom".    In this editorial, he highlights the relationship between the internet... Read More

Steadfast Friends, Enduring Partners: Engagement in the Pacific

Kurt M. Campbell serves as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. In my visit to the Pacific over the next few days, the delegation and I... Read More

Statement by U.S. Embassy in Hanoi on Lieng Self-immolation

We were deeply concerned and saddened to hear of Ms. Dang Thi Kim Lieng’s July 30 self-immolation reportedly related to circumstances surrounding the detention of her daughter Ta Phong Tan. ... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the UN General Assembly Resolution on Syria

The United States welcomes the strong message that the United Nations General Assembly delivered today both to the Syrian regime and to the Syrian people. Today's General Assembly resolution, supported... Read More

Secretary Clinton Highlights U.S. Support for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Uganda

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined by Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Christine Ondoa, on August 3, 2012, in Kampala, Uganda, highlighted the additional $25 million the U.S. government... Read More

Secretary Clinton in South Sudan Announces Contribution of $15 million to UN High Commissioner for Refugees

FOREIGN MINISTER DENG: Thank you. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the press. The Government of the Republic of South Sudan would like to use the occasion to once again... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Additional $12 Million in U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Syria

Today, on behalf of the American people, the President approved an additional $12 million in U.S. humanitarian assistance to support those most affected by the crisis in Syria. After nearly... Read More

July Statement by Secretary Clinton on Building Sustainable Partnerships in Africa

Good morning. It is such an honor and a pleasure for me to be here, and let me begin by thanking the Foreign Minister. We are very proud that you... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Benin National Day

Benin 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 Benin as you celebrate... Read More

The Hague Adoption Convention: In the Best Interests of the Child

Alison Dilworth serves as the Adoption Division Chief for the Office of Children's Issues in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Lian, like many orphan children in China, is in an institution waiting... Read More

On the Margins of AIDS2012, LGBT Activists Call for Action in the Western Hemisphere

Paula Uribe serves as a Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. The International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2012, brought more than 23,000 medical professionals, advocates, policy makers, and people... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Bolivia’s Independence Day

Bolivia's 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 Bolivia as you celebrate... Read More


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