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U.S. Announces New Global Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women and Girls

Washington, D.C.

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

2012-08-13

The United States released the first-ever U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally today, and President Obama signed an accompanying Executive Order directing all relevant agencies to... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Republic of Korea's Independence Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-13

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

Under Secretary Gottemoeller at U.S. Strategic Command 2012 Deterrence Symposium

Omaha, NE

Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State, Rose Gottemoeller

2012-08-13

General Kehler, thank you for the opportunity to speak to STRATCOM’s 2012 Deterrence Symposium. It has become the place to talk about U.S. deterrence policy and deterrence relationships. I see... Read More

Clarification on the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report for Israel and the Occupied Territories

U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

2012-08-11

Allegations reported in the media that the Department of State’s 2011 International Religious Freedom report criticized regulations governing visitation to, and worship at, the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif are a... Read More

Executive Order: Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally

The White House

President Barack Obama

2012-08-10

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. (a)... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in South Africa

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-09

On August 6, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to South Africa, where she met with former South African President Nelson Mandela and participated in theU.S.-South Africa Business Partnership... Read More

The State Department on the Situation in Belarus

Washington, D.C.

State Department Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell

2012-08-09

Current Situation in Belarus The United States is deeply concerned about recent events in Belarus, including the decision of the Belarusian government to expel the Swedish ambassador and force Sweden... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Seating of Libyan General National Congress

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-09

I want to congratulate the Libyan people on the seating of the democratically elected General National Congress. Less than one year after an entrenched, brutal dictatorship, the Libyan people are... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Death of USAID Officer in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-09

The United States strongly condemns the suicide attack yesterday in Kunar province, Afghanistan, that killed USAID Foreign Service Officer Ragaei Abdelfattah, three ISAF servicemembers and an Afghan civilian, and injured... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at a Security Council Stakeout on Sudan and South Sudan

New York, N.Y.

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

2012-08-09

AS DELIVERED Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon everyone. I just want to comment briefly on the discussion we are having this morning in the Council on Sudan and South Sudan. We received... Read More

Secretary Clinton After Meeting with Nigerian President Jonathan

Abuja, Nigeria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-09

Well, thank you very much, Mr. President, and those were extremely kind and generous words. But I appreciate that you know how committed the United States and the Obama Administration... Read More

U.S.-Russia Subnational Engagement: Breaking New Territory

U.S. Department of State - DipNote Blog

Secretary of State's Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, Reta Jo Lewis

2012-08-09

Reta Jo Lewis is the Secretary of State's Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs. I just returned from a 10-day trip to Russia, where I visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and... Read More

Clinton on Singapore's National Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-08

Republic of Singapore 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 Singapore as... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Assistance to Yemen

Washington, D.C.

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

2012-08-08

Yemen has experienced a significant transformation over the past year and is charting a path to democracy. A successful democratic transition will require Yemen to overcome a number of serious,... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton at Dinner Hosted by South African Foreign Minister Nkoana-Mashabane

Johannesburg, South Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-08

Thank you, Ambassador, and once again, it is such a great personal pleasure for me to be here in South Africa around the same time as the women’s march, and... Read More

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ventrell on the New Government in Timor-Leste

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell

2012-08-08

The United States welcomes the formation of the Fifth Constitutional Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste under the leadership of Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao. We congratulate the... Read More

The State Department Contributes Additional $41 Million to UNHCR

Washington, D.C.

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

2012-08-08

The United States is pleased to announce its third contribution this fiscal year toward the 2012 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  With this contribution of... Read More

State Deptartment on Humanitarian Access for Rohingya in Bangladesh

Washington, D.C.

State Department Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell

2012-08-08

Humanitarian Access for Rohingya in Bangladesh The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Bangladesh’s stated intent to shut down non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have been providing critical... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the United States - South Africa Partnership: Going Global

Cape Town, South Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-08

Thank you all. Please be seated. I want to thank the Archbishop for those introductory remarks and to say Amen, because what he has set the stage for is a... Read More

Secretary Clinton at Delft South Clinic and the PEPFAR Transition Signing

Cape Town, South Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-08-08

Well, it is such a great pleasure and honor to be with all of you here today to mark a new chapter in our country’s shared fight against HIV/AIDS. And... Read More



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