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United in Support for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Dept. of State in commemoration of February 6, the International Day of Zero

2012-02-06

On this day, the U.S. government stands in solidarity with people around the world who are observing the ninth annual International Zero Tolerance Day to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). ... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-06

Today, we mark the ninth annual International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). It is estimated that 100 to 140 million women around the world have undergone... Read More

U.S. Supports Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration David M. Robinson

2012-02-06

Melanne Verveer serves as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, and David M. Robinson serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. Today, on the Ninth... Read More

Remarks by Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, USAID on the Crucial Role of Marginalized Groups in Building Peace

Inclusivity is an essential investment in the success of peace operations, reconciliation and reconstruction.

2012-02-06

It's a great honor to speak here today on the topic of ensuring inclusive approaches toward peace processes and post-conflict peacebuilding. I want to thank American University's School of International... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Women in International Security at the Women's Breakfast in Munich

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

2012-02-05

SECRETARY CLINTON: (Applause.) Well, thank you so much. Thanks to the Bavarian State Chancellery, which is hosting us, especially to Minister Merk, for organizing this breakfast, and to all of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Syria: UN Vote Was "Travesty"

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

2012-02-05

QUESTION: (Inaudible.) First, now that the Russians have vetoed the resolution on Syria, what’s the next step? The Syrians are calling for a coalition of support. What do you say... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at a Roundtable With Young Roma Professionals

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

2012-02-05

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, thank you very much. I wish to thank Ambassador Warlick and the Embassy for arranging this meeting, and I am honored to be meeting with so many... Read More

President Obama Condemns Unspeakable Assault Against the People of Homs, Syria

President Barack Obama

2012-02-04

Thirty years after his father massacred tens of thousands of innocent Syrian men, women, and children in Hama, Bashar al-Assad has demonstrated a similar disdain for human life and dignity.... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice At a Security Council Stakeout on Syria

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

2012-02-04

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. Let me begin by speaking directly to the Syrian people. The United States stands with you, the Syrian people, and we will not rest until you... Read More

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Rice, at a Security Council Session on Syria

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

2012-02-04

Mr. President, the United States is disgusted that a couple of members of this Council continue to prevent us from fulfilling our sole purpose here-addressing an ever-deepening crisis in Syria... Read More

Secretary Clinton on NGO's in Egypt

Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-04

Statements by Secretary Clinton: Civil Society: Supporting Democracy in the 21st Century (Translation: عربي) Clinton Defends Civil Society, Internet Freedom and Democratic Elections at OSCE Ministerial (Translation: عربي) Remarks on... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Euro-Atlantic Security Community Initiative

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Paneta, and Munich Security Conference Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger

2012-02-04

SECRETARY CLINTON: (Applause.) Thank you very much. This is a first, with both Secretary Panetta and I here together. But I think that it speaks volumes about the importance that... Read More

Voices from Rangoon: Burma's Recent Release of Political Prisoners

2012-02-02

On January 13, 2012, the Government of Burma released hundreds of political prisoners, many of whom had languished in prison for decades. This followed another release in October 2011. As... Read More

Burma at the Turning Point - Assistant Secretary of State Posner

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

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

2012-02-02

Thank you. It's terrific to be invited by an organization I admire greatly, the National Endowment for Democracy, to speak about an issue that I care about deeply: Burma and... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on the School Bombing in Southern Kordofan

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

2012-02-02

I am outraged by the Sudan Armed Forces' heinous bombing yesterday of a school run by Samaritan's Purse in the Nuba Mountains region of Southern Kordofan. It was the first... Read More

Making ‘Never Again’ a Reality: UNESCO Conference on Holocaust Education

Paris, France

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-02-02

Hannah Rosenthal serves as U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The weather in Paris today reflected the mood in UNESCO's conference room -- gloomy with a chance of... Read More

Statement by Deputy Assistant Secretary Baer on U.S. Policy Toward Post-Election Democratic Republic of the Congo

Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2012-02-02

Good afternoon, Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Payne, honorable Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the United States’ policy toward the Democratic Republic of the... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Aerial Bombardments in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2012-02-02

The United States strongly condemns the bombing by the Sudanese Armed Forces of civilian populations in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States in Sudan. Aerial attacks on civilian targets are... Read More

Ambassador Rice on School Bombing in Southern Kordofan

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

2012-02-02

I am outraged by the Sudan Armed Forces’ heinous bombing yesterday of a school run by Samaritan’s Purse in the Nuba Mountains region of Southern Kordofan. It was the first... Read More

Assistant Secretary Campbell's Remarks at the Press Roundtable in Hanoi, Vietnam

Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

2012-02-02

ASSISTANT SECRETARY CAMPBELL: It’s terrific to be back in Vietnam. I’ve had the pleasure and great opportunity to come during periodic visits over the course of the last 20 years.... Read More



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