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President Obama on the Occasion of Ramadan

President Barack Obama

2012-07-20

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world at the start of Ramadan. For Muslims, Ramadan is... Read More

Remarks by Special Envoy Rosenthal delivered at the Active Citizenship and Hours Against Hate Event

Budapest, Hungary

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2012-07-20

It is my privilege to be in Budapest today and present the U.S. Embassy’s Active Citizenship Award to the March of the Living Foundation. Each month, Ambassador Kounalakis recognizes citizens... Read More

Secretary Clinton On Evidence and Impact: Closing the Gender Data Gap

Gallup, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-19

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much. Well, it’s wonderful being here with all of you today, and I want to start by thanking Gallup for co-sponsoring this conference with the... Read More

Fireside Chat with U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-07-19

Join Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe for a live Fireside chat via Ustream on Thursday, July 19 from 7:00-7:30p.m. EDT (access it here).  Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe is the U.S. Representative... Read More

Explanation of Vote At a Security Council Session on Syria

New York, NY

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

2012-07-19

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. This is the third time in ten months that two members, Russia and China, have prevented the Security Council from responding credibly to the Syrian... Read More

Fact Sheet: Closing the Gender Data Gap

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

2012-07-19

Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered remarks at Evidence and Impact: Closing the Gender Data Gap. Hosted by the Department of State and Gallup, Inc. in Washington, D.C.,... Read More

U.N. Envoy Rice's Response to Vetoing of Syria Resolution

New York, NY

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

2012-07-19

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: It’s pitiful and deeply regrettable that again today Russia and China, for the third time, have vetoed a resolution that garnered the overwhelming support of this Security... Read More

Syria: Numbers and Locations of People Fleeing Internal Violence

2012-07-19

View a map of numbers and locations of people fleeing internal violence in Syria. View map in PDF... Read More

Honoring Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa

Laura Santini, Assistant Information Officer at the U.S. Mission in Pretoria, South Africa

2012-07-19

For the U.S. Mission to South Africa, Mandela Day began at 8:00 a.m. on the chancery lawn with a resounding chorus of Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela, who turned 94... Read More

Assistant Secretary Blake's Testimony on Human Rights in Bangladesh

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert O. Blake, Jr.

2012-07-19

Testimony: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission U.S. Congress Good afternoon. Thank you for this opportunity to speak with you today regarding the human rights situation in Bangladesh. I appreciate Congress’... Read More

President Obama and Mrs. Obama on Nelson Mandela International Day

President Barack Obama

2012-07-18

On behalf of the people of the United States, we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 94th birthday and the fourth... Read More

July Statement from Spokesperson Nuland on the Deteriorating Condition of Iranian Political Prisoners Mohammed Seddigh Kaboudvand and Nargess Mohammadi

Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-07-18

We are concerned by recent reports that Kurdish activist Mohammed Seddigh Kaboudvand and human rights defender Nargess Mohammadi are suffering from rapidly deteriorating health while in prison. Kaboudvand has been... Read More

President Obama on the July Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria

President Barack Obama

2012-07-18

I strongly condemn today’s barbaric terrorist attack on Israelis in Bulgaria. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and with the people of Israel,... Read More

Secretary Clinton Op-Ed: The Art of Smart Power

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-18

The following op-ed written by Secretary Clinton appears in New Statesman: As the balance of world power shifts, the US is developing a novel range of diplomatic, social, economic, political... Read More

Press Secretary on the Announcement of the July 7 Libyan Election Results

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-07-18

Libya’s democratic transition took another important step with yesterday’s announcement of the results from the July 7th National Congress election. As President Obama noted on Election Day, Libya’s historic election... Read More

Lower Mekong Initiative July 16 Joint Statement on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

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

2012-07-17

Following is the text of a joint statement issued for the second Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial meeting on July 13, 2012, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: We, as Lower... Read More

Interview: Secretary Clinton With Elise Labott of CNN during her July 16 Trip to Jerusalem

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-07-17

QUESTION: Madam Secretary, thank you so much for joining us. Let’s start with your trip to Egypt. It wasn’t a very warm welcome by a lot of Egyptians. There were... Read More

Tunisia Issues $485 Million Bond with U.S. Guarantee to Support Democratic Transition

United States Mission Geneva

2012-07-17

The Tunisian central bank closed July 16 on its offering of a $485 million sovereign bond that is guaranteed by the United States. The closing marks the conclusion of an... Read More

U.S. Provides Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria for the Month of July

Geneva, Switzerland

United States Mission Geneva

2012-07-16

(as delivered) Thank you to the United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for hosting this event. As the Humanitarian Forum convenes today, the United States... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Needs Assessment Mission Report on Georgia

Vienna,Austria

Ambassador Ian C. Kelly, U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2012-07-16

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes the recent release of the report on the needs assessment mission that the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)... Read More



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