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Treasury Designates Syrian Government Officials

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Press Center

2012-03-30

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designations of three senior officials of the Government of Syria – Syria’s Minister of Defense Dawood Rajiha, Syria’s Deputy... Read More

New Organization Will Strengthen Human Rights Protection Efforts in Extractive Industries

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

2012-03-30

Over the last 12 years, governments, major multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations have worked together to make sure that when companies extract resources in some of the most difficult places... Read More

Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 19th Session

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

2012-03-29

The 19th Session of the Human Rights Council underscored the importance of robust engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with a diverse range of countries... Read More

Assistance to Tunisia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-29

I am pleased to announce today that pending Congressional notification and review, the United States will provide a $100 million cash transfer to the Government of Tunisia for short-term fiscal... Read More

Statement on Muhammed Bekjanov’s Appeal of Conviction

Vienna, Austria

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

2012-03-29

The United States expresses its disappointment at the decision by an appeals court in Uzbekistan on March 15 to uphold an additional five-year sentence imposed on political activist Muhammed Bekjanov.... Read More

Response to the Report to the Permanent Council of the Representative on Freedom of the Media

Vienna, Austria

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

2012-03-29

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Representative Mijatovic, the United States welcomes you back to the Permanent Council and thanks you for another thoughtful and detailed report. The work of your office... Read More

Statement on the 3rd U.S.-China Women's Leadership and Exchange Dialogue (Women-LEAD)

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

2012-03-29

On March 28, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer welcomed a delegation of Chinese women leaders from across sectors to... Read More

Democracy, Human Rights, Refugees: Humanitarian Assistance to Sahel Region

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-29

The United States is deeply concerned about the humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of Africa. Around 10 million people are in need of emergency assistance due to erratic rainfall,... Read More

A Closer Look at Nigeria: Security, Governance, and Trade

Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa Sharon Cromer

2012-03-29

Good afternoon Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Isakson, and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today about Nigeria. It is always an honor and... Read More

Under Secretary Sherman on Seizing Opportunities in Africa

Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman

2012-03-28

Good morning everyone. It is a pleasure to be with you today and to have the opportunity to share some perspectives about Africa’s future, which were stimulated and reinforced by... Read More

Outcomes of the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2012-03-27

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

State Department, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-03-27

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 of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-27

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

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis

2012-03-27

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

Seoul, Republic of Korea

President Barack Obama

2012-03-26

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

Seoul, Republic of Korea

President Barack Obama

2012-03-26

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

State Department, Office of the Spokesperson

2012-03-26

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

Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco

2012-03-26

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

President Barack Obama

2012-03-26

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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-03-26

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



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