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London Olympics Make the Case for Unleashing the Potential of Women and Girls

Melanne Verveer serves as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issuesat the U.S. Department of State. There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as... Read More

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating the Spirit of People Helping People

Anne C. Richard serves as Assistant Secretary of State forPopulation, Refugees, and Migration. Today we mark the fourth annual World Humanitarian Day. The United Nations created this day to honor... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Sudan’s Release of Detained Protesters

On August 15, the Government of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service announced that it will release from custody all persons detained by it during political protests in June and... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as Envoy for Syria

Appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as Joint Special Envoy for Syria The United States welcomes the decision by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and League of Arab States Secretary General... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Afghanistan's Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the government and people of Afghanistan this August 19 as... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Hungary's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Hungary as you celebrate Saint Stephen’s Day... Read More

U.S. Mission to the United Nations: Statement on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, we honor all who dedicate their lives to humanitarian causes around the world and celebrate countless acts taken on behalf of those in need. As UN... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on World Humanitarian Day

On this fourth annual World Humanitarian Day, the United States joins the international community in honoring the courage and commitment of the dedicated aid workers who devote their lives to... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on Firebomb Attack in West Bank

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s attack on a Palestinian taxi in the West Bank. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims, among them children,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on International Humanitarian Day

Today, the United States joins the international community to honor those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to people... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, we honor all who dedicate their lives to humanitarian causes around the world and celebrate countless acts taken on behalf of those in need. As UN... Read More

Curtailing Freedom of Expression is not the Way to Combat Hateful Speech

Note: The following comments were submitted by the United States to the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on August 20, 2012 for consideration in connection with the... Read More

Violent Attacks on Members of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe

The United States condemns the heavy-handed raid by Zimbabwe Republic Police officers on a private event hosted by Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on the evening of August 11. ... Read More

Assistant Secretary Gordon with Press in Romania

Press Roundtable ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Let me just start by thanking you all for coming. It’s a good opportunity to share some views. I want to say how pleased I... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Sentencing of Nabeel Rajab

The Government of Bahrain has committed to respect freedom of expression and assembly and we look to it to fulfill these commitments. We are deeply concerned that a Bahraini court... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Sentencing of Band Members in Russia

The United States is concerned about both the verdict and the disproportionate sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the case against the members of the band Pussy Riot... Read More

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Blake at the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce

Deputy Prime Minister Azimov, Minister Ganiev, Minister Kamilov, Chairman of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Carolyn Lamm, members of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce in America, business delegation, ladies and... Read More

State Deptartment on U.S. Aid to Palestinians

QUESTION TAKEN AT THE AUGUST 16, 2012 DAILY PRESS BRIEFING U.S. Assistance to the Palestinians Question: How much of the FY2012 support for Palestinians has been transferred and how much... Read More

Citizen Diplomacy as Public Service: The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

Tara D. Sonenshine serves as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. In eight countries around the world, 20 young Americans will soon be assuming new work spaces... Read More

Secretary Clinton on of Indonesia’s National Day

Republic of Indonesia’s National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the Indonesian people on the... Read More



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