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Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States government condemns recent calls to violence and other incendiary speech that have recently taken place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The presidential and legislative... Read More

The Path to an AIDS-Free Generation

On November 8, 2011, Secretary Clinton called on the world to join the United States in working to achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation during an address at the... Read More

"Creating an AIDS-Free Generation"

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. And it is, for me, a distinct personal pleasure to be back here at NIH, a set of institutions that... Read More

Empowering the Informal Sector

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of meeting with Albina Ruiz, co-founder of Lima-based Ciudad Saludable (Healthy Cities), and several of her colleagues in the movement to organize and extend... Read More

U.S. Diplomat Meets with Belarus' Coordinator of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On November 8, Daniel Nadel of the U.S. State Department met with Sergei Drozdovsky, the coordinator of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to discuss the situation... Read More

Launching the Global Labor Working Group at the G20 Summit

On Friday, I hosted the first official dialogue between the U.S. government and the global labor movement during the G20 Summit in Cannes, France. As part of my work engaging... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa

Thank you. Well, it’s a great pleasure for me to be here this evening. And I thank my friend and my predecessor, Madeleine Albright, for not only that kind introduction,... Read More

Roundtable on Human Rights in Burma

AMBASSADOR MITCHELL: Mingalaba. Good afternoon. It's good to see you all. We've just completed a couple days here – I guess it was really two and a half days –... Read More

Democratic Transitions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya

MS. NULAND: Good afternoon, everybody. We’re delighted to have a special guest today, Ambassador Bill Taylor, who is the Department’s Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions, specifically Egypt, Tunisia, and... Read More

Congressional-Executive Commission on China: 2011 Annual Report

Statement of Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, and Commissioner, Congressional-Executive Commission on China U.S. House of Representatives Committee... Read More

U.S. Concern over Uganda’s Deteriorating Human Rights Record

The United States is concerned about Uganda’s deteriorating human rights record. Recently the Ugandan government has failed to respect freedoms of expression, assembly, and the media, as well as its... Read More

“Show forgiveness, speak for justice”

Thank you, Wade, for that introduction. And thank you for the important work that you have led and continue to lead at the Leadership Conference, work that has made our... Read More

Yemeni Nobel Prize Winner Tawakkul Karman with Secretary Clinton

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. Well, I am extremely honored to welcome here to the State Department a woman that I had the privilege of meeting for the first time during... Read More

Confronting Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims in Public Discourse

As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the High Level Meeting for Confronting Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims in Public Discourse, Vienna October 28, 2011 We welcome the... Read More

Liberia’s Presidential Elections

The United States congratulates the people of Liberia for demonstrating their commitment to democracy by voting in large numbers during the first round of elections on October 11. We are... Read More

Internet Freedom and Responsibility

Thank you very much for inviting me. I’d like to thank Access for organizing this conference and especially Brett Solomon, who has worked so hard to make it a hub... Read More

UN General Assembly Meeting on the Cuba Embargo – Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Ronald Godard

Mr. President, For yet another year, this Assembly is taking up a resolution designed to confuse and obscure. But let there be no confusion about this: the United States, like... Read More

Statelessness and Gender Discrimination

Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here with you all today. I want to thank Refugees International for hosting this important conference, and to our hosts at the U.S.... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Tunisian Constituent Assembly Elections

I join President Obama in congratulating the people of Tunisia on their first ever democratic elections. Yesterday’s vote, which elected a new Constituent Assembly, is a historic milestone on Tunisia’s... Read More

Free Speech in the Digital Age

Thank you so much, Geoff, for inviting me. And I want to take a minute to honor you for everything you’ve done to build the Annenberg Center and now Sunnylands... Read More


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