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Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor

2012-05-17

Melanne Verveer serves as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and Barbara Shailor serves as the Special Representative for International Labor Affairs at the Department of State. On May 14,... Read More

Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister of Burma U Wunna Maung Lwin After Their Meeting

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Foreign Minister of Burma U Wunna Maung Lwin

2012-05-17

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. I am delighted to welcome the foreign minister here today to Washington. We have been looking forward to Minister Wunna Maung Lwin’s visit and the continuation... Read More

Message -- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

President Barack Obama

2012-05-17

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days... Read More

President Obama on Burma

President Barack Obama

2012-05-17

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the United States and Burma. Since I announced a new U.S. opening to Burma in November, President Thein... Read More

Ambassador Rice on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

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

2012-05-17

On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, we celebrate human diversity and rededicate ourselves to a basic but essential truth — that human rights are universal and must be protected.... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner Testifies on Civil Society and Human Rights at the Lantos Commission

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-05-17

Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and distinguished Members of the Commission. I thank the Commission for drawing attention to the issues relating to the status of civil society and human rights... Read More

Secretary Clinton's May 16 Global Town Hall with Civil Society

Ben Franklin Room, Washington, D.C

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-16

MR. TILLEMANN: Good morning. I’m Tomicah Tillemann, and I serve as the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Civil Society in Emerging Democracies. Today, it is my privilege to welcome you... Read More

Secretary Clinton Acts on Policy Recommendations Developed by Civil Society

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

2012-05-16

Today, under the auspices of the State Department’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society 2012 Summit, Secretary Clinton hosted a Global Town Hall at the State Department’s Harry S. Truman Building... Read More

Press Secretary on Today’s Executive Order on Yemen’s Peace, Security, and Stability

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-05-16

Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order authorizing sanctions to be imposed on individuals and entities who threaten the peace, security, and stability of Yemen by disrupting the political transition.... Read More

Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-05-16

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - BLOCKING PROPERTY OF PERSONS THREATENING THE PEACE, SECURITY, OR STABILITY OF YEMEN By the authority vested in me as President by... Read More

White House Press Secretary on Uganda’s Capture of a Senior Commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2012-05-15

The United States congratulates the Government of Uganda on the capture of one of the senior commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) by the Ugandan military. The capture of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Norway's Constitution Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-15

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

Ambassador Rice at the Security Council Briefing on Somalia

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

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

2012-05-15

Thank you, Mr. President, thank you, Special Representative Mahiga, for your briefing, and welcome, President Sharif. Somalia stands at a critical moment in its history. One year ago, al-Shabaab controlled... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Vietnam

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Vietnam, Washingon, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner

2012-05-15

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Commission, thank you for holding this important hearing to focus attention on the human rights situation in Vietnam. Since normalization in 1995, our bilateral... Read More

Syrian Kurdish National Council Visits Washington

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

2012-05-14

This week, the Department of State welcomed senior members of Syria’s Kurdish National Council to Washington, where they were hosted by Ambassadors Robert Ford and Frederic Hof. They also met... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Paraguay Independence Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-05-14

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to all Paraguayans as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence... Read More

Visit to Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

United States Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

2012-05-14

The United States Ambassador to Kyiv John F. Tefft and Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor visited former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns' Remarks at the Tree Dedication in Honor of Raoul Wallenberg

Stockholm, Sweden

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns

2012-05-14

Thank you, Mr. Ambassador, for that kind introduction. It is truly an honor for me to be here today, on this 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg's birth, to dedicate this... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner with Russian Bloggers and Civic Activists

U.S. Department of State

2012-05-14

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner met with a group of Russian bloggers and civic activists on May 14, 2012. The group shared their... Read More

Ambassador DeLaurentis at U.N. Debate on Kosovo

New York, NY

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, United States Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to United States

2012-05-14

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Representative Zarif for your briefing. I would like to welcome both Foreign Minister Hoxhaj and Foreign Minister Jeremic back to the Council and... Read More



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