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Special Representative Lewis at the China International Friendship Cities Conference

Thank you for that kind introduction. Good morning distinguished Madam Li and guests. I would like to express my appreciation to the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland Condemning Attacks in Kenya

The United States condemns the deadly cycle of recent attacks and reprisals in Kenya's Tana River Delta that has left more than 100 people dead.  Our sympathy goes out to... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on Elections in Somalia

The United States congratulates Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud on winning the support of Parliament and becoming Somalia’s new president, and the Somali people for completing this momentous political transition. Today’s vote... Read More

Human Rights Council Mandate on Transitional Justice Sends Strong Signal That Victims Have Rights

Clustered Interactive Dialogue on the Report of the Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries and the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation, and non-Recurrence The United... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict

The United States thanks Special Representative Zerrougi for her comments and also wishes to recognize former Special Representative Coomaraswamy for her excellent report and her tireless efforts to protect children... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton at the APEC 2012 Summit in Vladivostok

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Vladivostok, Russia, where she led the U.S. delegation to the 20th Annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' meeting, September 8-9. APEC is... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Makes Historic First Visit to Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam is known as the Abode of Peace, so it was particularly fitting that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's historical first visit to the country promoted U.S.-ASEAN... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on U.S.-Russia Cooperation Agreements

MODERATOR: The Secretary of State of the United States of America Hillary Clinton and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov are signing a Memorandum of Understanding... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at APEC CEO Summit in Russia

Thank you very much, Andrey Kostin, for that introduction and stealing one of my lines about the importance of including women across the APEC region in economic growth and prosperity.... Read More

Fact Sheet: US - Russia Action on Antarctica, Interregional areas, and Beringa

FACT SHEET U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vladivostok, Russia on September 8, 2012... Read More

State Department on Cooperation in the Bering Straight Region

Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Lavrov reaffirm the longstanding interest of the Russian Federation and the United States of America in protecting the shared natural and cultural heritage of Alaska... Read More

Fact Sheet: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 20th Annual Leaders' Meeting

On September 8-9, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is participating in the 20th Annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. APEC is the premier forum... Read More

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Issue Declaration

APEC Leaders issued a Declaration at the conclusion of the 20th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vladivostok on Sunday, revealing pathways to strengthen the Asia-Pacific region’s prosperity and leadership in... Read More

U.S. Delegation Sent to Burma's Rakhine State and Bangladesh

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a delegation to visit Burma and Bangladesh to learn first-hand about the situation in Burma's Rakhine State, including areas in the vicinity of... Read More

Statement on the Release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

The United States welcomes reports that Iranian authorities have released Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and finally allowed him to reunite with his family. This comes after nearly three harrowing years during... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe on Human Rights and Accountability in Syria

Note: This side event was held on the opening Day of the 21st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and was sponsored by the following diplomatic missions: France,... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview in Russia with Bloomberg News

QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, thank you so much for joining us today for Bloomberg Radio. I wanted to start out by asking you about the Haqqani Network which you decided to... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Donahoe at the General Debate on Opening Day of 21st Human Rights Council

Item 2: General Debate—Annual Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Reports of the OHCHR and SYG Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Statement: ... Read More

Remarks at the B’nai B'rith International Policy Conference

Remarks by President Obama: President Obama on “Never Again” at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Remarks by Secretary Clinton: Secretary of State Clinton at the Release of the 2011... Read More

Judy and Dennis Shepard Speak Up for LGBT Rights in Europe

Frankie Sturm serves as Deputy Cultural Attache at U.S. Embassy Warsaw in Poland Sitting down to dinner to wrap up two jam-packed days of outreach by Judy and Dennis Shepard... Read More


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