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Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Mexican Secretary Espinosa After Their Meeting

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Patricia Espinosa

2012-09-20

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

New York, N.Y.

Alternate Representative of the United States for Special Political Affairs, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2012-09-20

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

Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) , Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-20

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

Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), David Shark

2012-09-20

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

Geneva, Switzerland

U.S Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-09-20

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

Beijing, China

Secretary Of Defense Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke

2012-09-20

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

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip H. Gordon

2012-09-20

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

Vienna, Austria

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

2012-09-20

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

New York, N.Y.

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

2012-09-20

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

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indonesian Foreign Minister Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa

2012-09-20

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

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-09-20

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

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Thomas O. Melia

2012-09-20

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

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2012-09-19

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

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Esther Brimmer

2012-09-19

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

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-09-19

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

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-09-19

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

Geneva, Switzerland

Member of the U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council, Osman Tat

2012-09-19

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

Statement by Assistant Secretary Posner at the Adoption of the Bahrain UPR Report

Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael H. Posner

2012-09-19

The United States welcomes the presence of the Bahraini delegation, led by Foreign Minister Shaykh Khalid bin Ahmad al-Khalifa. The Council has been an important forum to discuss developments in... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Work in Haiti on Governance, Rule of Law, and Security

U.S. Department of State

2012-09-19

Challenges The January 12, 2010, earthquake had an immediate impact on governance and rule of law, killing an estimated 18 percent of Haiti’s civil service and destroying key infrastructure, including... Read More

President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah Greeting

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

President Barack Obama

2012-09-18

At sundown on September 16, the Jewish community in the United States and all over the world celebrated the start of the new year. In honor of the occasion, President... Read More



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