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White House Press Secretary on Greece Elections

We congratulate the Greek people on conducting their election in this difficult time. We hope this election will lead quickly to the formation of a new government that can make... Read More

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I... Read More

Continuation of National Emergency towards the Government of Belarus


Map of Numbers and Locations of People Fleeing the Violence in Syria

This map is an update of the one we originally posted on April 27 which shows the number of people displaced by the violence in Syria. The Assad regime is a... Read More

Ambassodor Rice on the New U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

The United States and Africa face enormous opportunities and challenges in the 21st century—and thanks to President Obama’s U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, we are in a stronger position to... Read More

Fact Sheet: The New Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

Today the White House announced a new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa that provides a proactive and forward looking vision grounded in partnership. The new strategy sets forth four strategic... Read More

June 12 Press Briefing by Assistant Secretary of State Michael H. Posner in Bahrain

Good afternoon and thank you for coming today.  This is my fifth visit to Bahrain in the last 18 months.  I welcome the opportunity to be here to continue discussions... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Child Survival Forum

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good morning. AUDIENCE: Good morning. SECRETARY CLINTON: It’s wonderful being here in one of my favorite spaces in Washington, and to see all of you for this... Read More

Secretary Clinton with Indian Foreign Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. It has been a great pleasure to welcome Minister Krishna and his distinguished delegation to Washington. We have had an excellent meeting of the Strategic Dialogue... Read More

India and the United States: A Focus on the Fundamentals

This week, leaders from India and the United States will gather in Washington to discuss our expanding cooperation on everything from trade to technology to terrorism. There also will be... Read More

Innovation Summit and Mentoring Partnership With Young African Leaders

Well, good morning, and it is wonderful to see all of you here today, and I’m delighted to welcome you to the State Department and to the United States. And... Read More

Spotlight on World Day Against Child Labor

The international community designated June 12 as World Day Against Child Labor to highlight the global extent of child labor and call for action to combat it. While significant progress... Read More

Assistant Secretary Brimmer at the UN Association Annual Leadership Conference

Thank you for that kind introduction. I am very pleased to host the United Nations Association’s leadership from the across the United States for a day of consultations here at... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2051 on Yemen

The United States applauds today’s unanimous adoption of UNSCR 2051 on Yemen. With this resolution, the international community has sent a clear, unified message that Yemen must move forward, unhindered... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Israeli President Peres on Syria, Israel and the Occupied Territories, and Iran

MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a very special welcome to the president of the state of Israel Shimon Peres and the Secretary of State of the United... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on 2012 World Day Against Child Labor: Human Rights and Social Justice

On this World Day Against Child Labor, we partner with members of the international community to reiterate our commitment to ending exploitative child labor around the world, with a particular... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.N. Security Council Resolution 2051 on Yemen

On June 12, 2012, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution reaffirming the need for the full and timely implementation of the democratic reforms laid out in the Gulf Cooperation... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Philippines Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Philippines as you celebrate the 114th... Read More

Secretary Clinton Discusses Violence in Burma's Rakhine State

The United States continues to be deeply concerned about reports of ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence in western Burma’s Rakhine State and urges all parties to exercise restraint and immediately... Read More


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