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Secretary Clinton on the Resignation of Kofi Annan as Joint Special Envoy for Syria

Earlier today, I spoke with Kofi Annan and thanked him on behalf of the United States for his service as the UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria. Five months... Read More

USAID July Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Mali

Good afternoon. And thank you for the warm welcome you have shown me here in Bamako. The United States is gravely concerned by the multiple crises that are affecting the... Read More

Statement by Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ventrelle on Concern about Camp Ashraf

The United States is concerned by the Government of Iraq’s reference on July 31 to the possible closure of Camp Ashraf by involuntary relocation of its residents. We urge the... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner on the “Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report”

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing and for your sustained concern about Bahrain and the current challenges there. I appreciate the opportunity to appear here today to outline... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon at a Roundtable with Press in Turkey

Istanbul Press Roundtable ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Thanks so much. Let me just start by saying it’s great to be back not just in Turkey, but in Istanbul. I’ll just say... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Niger's National Day

Niger National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the Nigerien people as you celebrate the... Read More

Secretary Clinton After Meeting with Senegalese President Sall

Well, I just had a very productive, comprehensive discussion with the President. I want to thank him for taking time to discuss a number of issues — economic issues, regional,... Read More

Annual Report Chronicles Key Trends in International Religious Freedom

Suzan Johnson Cook serves as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Today the Secretary of State released the 2011 International... Read More

The Lifelong Struggle for Justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Learned H. Dees serves as the Democracy and Human Rights Officer in the Bureau of African Affairs' Office of Regional and Security Affairs. Two weeks ago, I attended a special screening... Read More

International Religious Freedom: A Human Right, A National Security Issue, A Foreign Policy Priority

As Americans, we draw strength from the fact that freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly are among first rights protected in our Constitution’s Bill of Rights.... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Africa, July 31 through August 10, 2012. On her trip, she will make stops in Senegal, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner Participates in the UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights Workshop

On Monday, July 30, 2012 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner hosted representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, and multilateral and academic... Read More

2011 International Religious Freedom Report

The International Religious Freedom Report describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador-at-Large Suzan Johnson Cook Presenting the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report

Translation: Русский     MS. NULAND: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for joining us a little early. Today, as you know, we have our annual release of our International Religious... Read More

State Department Unveils Format and Interface Upgrades for 2011 International Religious Freedom Reports

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has transmitted the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report to Congress and released it to the public. This report is a valuable tool for interested citizens,... Read More

Secretary of State Clinton at the Release of the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report

  Read the 2011 International Religious Report Translated: عربي | 中文 | Español | Русский | Français | فارسی | Português SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, thank you very much, and it’s... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Rejection of Chinese Dissident Ni Yulan's Appeal

The United States is deeply concerned by the rejection of property and petitioner rights advocate Ni Yulan’s appeal contesting her and her husband Dong Jiqin’s April 2012 conviction on charges... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland July Statement on Mali President Traore's Return to Bamako

The United States welcomes the return of interim President Dioncounda Traore to Bamako. His return represents an important step in moving Mali back onto a path leading to the restoration... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland's July Statement on the Arms Trade Treaty Conference

The United States supports the outcome today at the Arms Trade Treaty Conference. While the Conference ran out of time to reach consensus on a text, it will report its... Read More

Ambassador Rice's July Statement on Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2046 on Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan

Less than one week before the UN Security Council’s August 2 deadline for concluding the negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, it appears increasingly unlikely that a comprehensive agreement on... Read More


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