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Outcomes of the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council

U.S. engagement at the 19th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council helped spur international action on a series of important human rights situations around the world. The Council... Read More

United States and Estonia to Co-Chair the Community of Democracies LEND Network for Leaders Engaged in New Democracies

In conjunction with today’s meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the United States and Estonia announced that they will lead a groundbreaking... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the State Department and a very warm welcome to my friend and colleague, the foreign minister of Estonia. We have been able... Read More

Subnational Engagement as a 21st Century Foreign Policy Tool

Good evening and thank you Oliver for that very kind introduction. I would like to take a moment to thank Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) for providing me with this opportunity... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China

PRESIDENT HU: (As interpreted.) A month ago, Vice President Xi Jinping made a successful visit to the United States. I asked him to hand to the President my reply to... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia

PRESIDENT MEDVEDEV: (As interpreted.) So I would like to start by saying, once again, that together with my friend and colleague Barack Obama, we had a very substantial discussion of... Read More

Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports

In the midst of the NCAA’s March Madness, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today an international sports exchange that will bring 18 teenage... Read More

U.S. Embassy Rabat Discusses Women and Political Representation

In the context of International Women's Day and Women's History Month in the U.S., Deputy Chief of Mission for U.S. Embassy Rabat, Judith Chammas hosted a film screening event around... Read More

President Obama on Senegal’s Elections

I congratulate Macky Sall on his victory in Senegal’s presidential elections. Domestic and international observers report that the election was carried out transparently, freely, and reflects the will of the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Presidential Elections in Senegal

Yesterday, the people of Senegal exercised their rights and made their voices heard through a peaceful, democratic election. This election was an important step forward for democracy in Africa and... Read More

President Obama on Human Rights in North Korea

In advance of President Obama’s March, 26 arrival in Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit, South Koreans submitted questions via social media for President Obama. The President answered the following... Read More

White House Press Secretary on John Brennan's Call with President Hadi of Yemen

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan called Yemeni President Abdo Rabo Mansour Hadi today to discuss the ongoing political transition in Yemen. Mr. Brennan commended... Read More

TechCamp Engages Civil Society in Thailand

Home to a thriving technology community, Bangkok was the site of our seventh TechCamp, an interactive program that supports Secretary Clinton's Civil Society 2.0 initiative. This TechCamp focused on capacity... Read More

Syria Resolution Highlights Growing Unity of International Community, Isolation of Three Who Voted Against

L 38 Rev 1 Syria – As Adopted March 23 by the Human Rights Council This session of the Human Rights Council opened with an Urgent Debate on Syria and... Read More

HRC Adopts Resolution on Combatting Intolerance and Discrimination

The United States welcomes the consensus adoption of the resolution on combating intolerance, discrimination, and violence against persons based upon religion or belief. This marks the one-year anniversary of this... Read More

U.S. Support for Egypt

Today, Secretary Clinton has certified to Congress that Egypt is meeting its obligations under its Peace Treaty with Israel. The Secretary has also waived legislative conditions related to Egypt’s democratic... Read More

U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord’s Resistance Army

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end... Read More

President Obama Proclamation on Cesar Chavez Day, 2012

One of our Nation's great civil rights leaders, Cesar Estrada Chavez came of age as a migrant farm worker, witnessing the injustice that pervaded fields and vineyards across California. Facing... Read More

U.S. Engagement Helped Spur Series of Actions at 19th Session of HRC

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s 19th Regular Session helped spur action on a series of important human rights situations around the world, in part due to vigorous U.S. engagement.... Read More

Secretary Clinton on UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation

Today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to continue on the path toward reconciliation following 27 years of civil war. The United States,... Read More


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