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Joint statement by Secretary Clinton, Norwegian Foreign Minister Eide, and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Hague on Sudan and South Sudan

Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway that calls upon the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan to urgently... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Pakistani Foreign Minister Khar Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, and let me begin by welcoming Foreign Minister Khar on her first visit to Washington as foreign minister. We’ve had the opportunity to meet in Islamabad... Read More

At UNESCO, A New Chapter for Literacy

David Killion is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The days are long for the women of Yeumbeul, a village on the outskirts... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Mexican Secretary Espinosa After Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. And it is such a pleasure for me to welcome my friend and colleague, Secretary Espinosa, along with a very distinguished delegation of officials from... Read More

Ambassador DeLaurentis at Security Council Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

Thank you, Mr. President for hosting this debate and thank you Special Representative Zerrougui, Under-Secretary General Ladsous, Executive Director Lake, and ICTJ President Tolbert for your briefings. Before I begin,... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner and Ambassador Donahoe Discuss UPR on Bahrain

Ambassador Donahoe: We are really honored to have Assistant Secretary Michael Posner from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor with us from Washington.  I think his presence here... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of the Republic of Korea

Thank you, Chair.  On behalf of the United States, I welcome this opportunity to participate in the sixth trade policy review of Korea.  I would like to welcome the large... Read More

Countries are More Peaceful and Prosperous When Women are Accorded Equal Rights and Opportunities

The United States welcomes today’s discussion on “Empowering Women through Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.”  This is an opportunity to hear from others about what they have learned from integrating... Read More

Media Roundtable with Secretary Panetta and Ambassador Locke in China

MR. GEORGE LITTLE: Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for joining us. The secretary will start with brief opening remarks, and then we'll go to questions. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON E. PANETTA:... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon on U.S.-Ukraine Relations

As prepared Thank you, Herman for your opening remarks, and Ambassador Motsyk for that kind introduction. I am delighted to join you this evening to help launch what I’m sure... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Kelly on Violence Against and Improper Detention of Journalists in Belarus

The United States expresses serious concerns regarding government-orchestrated violence and detention of civil society members and at least seven journalists including a photographer from the Associated Press who suffered serious... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at U.N. Briefing on Iran, Resolution 1737

AS DELIVERED I would like thank Ambassador Osorio for his briefing today. We greatly value your efforts and your effective advocacy for full implementation of UN sanctions on Iran. Mr.... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Third U.S.-Indonesian Joint Commission Meeting

Hello, everyone, good morning. My goodness, we have quite a wonderful turnout, and we are so grateful to our friends and colleagues from Indonesia for being part of this ongoing... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Global Infrastructure Conference

Well, good morning, and again, welcome to the State Department. I want to thank Deputy Secretary Tom Nides for taking the lead on our economic statecraft agenda. I would thank... Read More

Testimony of Assistant Secretary Melia before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for inviting me to testify on Georgia today.  Before I do so, I would like to thank you, the other Members, and the professional staff of... Read More

A Meeting With Refugees in Istanbul

Anne C. Richard serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. I recently spent time in Istanbul to learn about some of the people who have sought refuge... Read More

Assistant Secretary Brimmer on U.N., U.S. Multilateral Priorities

As Prepared Thank you, Daniel, for that introduction. Let me start by thanking CSIS for the opportunity to speak with you today about the upcoming UN General Assembly session, and... Read More

Joint Statement by the U.S. and Mexico on Cooperation Against Transnational Crime

The Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group on Bilateral Cooperation Against Transnational Criminal Organizations 1. The Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group held its fourth meeting today, under the leadership of Secretary... Read More

United States-Mexico Sign Agreement to Collaborate in Promoting Gender Equality

On September 18, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa signed the U.S.-Mexico Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Promotion of Gender Equality, the... Read More

U.S. Statement on the UPR Report Adoption for Ecuador

The United States would like to thank His Excellency the Permanent Representative of Ecuador for his update this morning. We welcome the Government’s decision to accept recommendations to combat gender-based... Read More


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