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Secretary Clinton on Syria

The international community agreed to take a number of concrete steps that will help begin providing humanitarian relief to the Syrian people, increase the pressure on Assad and those around him, and prepare for the democratic transition.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-24

Press availability in Tunis, Tunisia SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening, everyone. Good evening. It’s been a very, very long and productive day. And I want to commend, once again, the... Read More

First Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People

Chairman's Conclusions of the International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People

2012-02-24

1. The first meeting of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People (“the Friends’ Group”), was held in Tunis on 24 February 2012, with the participation of more than... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Fitzpatrick Urges Action on Justice and Human Rights in Honduras

U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Fitzpatrick

2012-02-24

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Fitzpatrick Urges Action on Justice and Human Rights in HondurasTranslation:Español Deputy Assistant Secretary Fitzpatrick, Ambassador Kubiske, and other U.S. officials talked with journalists and... Read More

Press Availability on the Meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People

Tunis, Tunisia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-24

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening, everyone. Good evening. It’s been a very, very, long and productive day. And I want to commend, once again, the Government of Tunisia, in particular... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at the London Conference on Somalia

Lancaster House, London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-23

SECRETARY CLINTON: (In progress) al-Shabaab’s remaining financial lifelines. One of the reasons that they apparently agreed to join with al-Qaida is because they think they will obtain more funding from... Read More

Presidential Elections in Senegal

Office of the Press Secretary, The White House

2012-02-23

As Senegal’s citizens go to the polls on February 26, we call on Senegalese authorities to uphold internationally-recognized electoral standards to ensure that these elections reflect the will of the... Read More

Strengthening the Fight against Modern Slavery: USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Initiative

Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State

2012-02-23

USAID has crafted a new Agency-wide policy to combat trafficking in persons. Drawing on best practices from the last decade, the new policy provides guidance on pursuing more effective, efficient,... Read More

White House Statement on the Case of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

White House, Washington, D.C.

Office of the Press Secretary, the White House

2012-02-23

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports that Iranian authorities’ reaffirmed a death sentence for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani for the sole reason of his refusal to... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador DeLaurentis at a Security Council Meeting on Timor

UN Security Council, New York, New York

The U.S. Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2012-02-23

Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to welcome President Jose Ramos-Horta to the Council. The United States deeply appreciates your passionate advocacy of human rights and democracy around the... Read More

State Department Statement on the Execution Order for Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

State Department, Washington, D.C.

Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner

2012-02-23

The United States is deeply concerned by reports that a provincial court has renewed the execution order for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Mr. Nadarkhani is facing a death sentence on... Read More

Press Availability with Secretary Clinton on February 22, 20 12

Foreign Commonwealth Office, London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-02-23

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good evening. And I want to begin by thanking the prime minister and the foreign secretary for hosting us. This has been a busy and quite substantive... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador DiCarlo At an Open Debate in the Security Council on Women and Peace and Security

Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations

2012-02-23

Thank you, Mr. President, for your presence here today and for organizing this open debate. I'd also like to thank Special Representative Wallström and Under-Secretary-General Ladsous for their comprehensive briefings,... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Second Report of the Syria Commission of Inquiry

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

2012-02-23

The United States welcomes the second report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria and notes its indictment of the Assad regime’s comprehensive campaign of violence against the... Read More

Remarks by Dr. Rajiv Shah at the Combating Trafficking in Persons Policy Launch

Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

2012-02-23

I am very pleased to have this opportunity to meet with you-to gain the benefit of your collective experiences in counter trafficking and share the focus behind our new policy. ... Read More

Remarks by Donald Steinberg Deputy Administrator, USAID to Bush Institute Egyptian Fellows

For the region will never reach its potential when more than half its population is prevented from achieving their potential.

2012-02-23

It's a great honor to be able to welcome the first group of Bush Institute Egyptian Fellows to Washington. You bring with you a wealth of experience in the arenas... Read More

Opening remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at NEC Lessons Learned Conference

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

2012-02-23

Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here today to help kickoff this extremely important conference. First let me start by congratulating the National Elections Commission and all its... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe at the Palais des Nations

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

2012-02-22

Ambassador Donahoe: Thank you all for coming. We really greatly appreciate the interest in the Human Rights Council’s work. What’s obvious is that as we meet today the international community... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Yemeni Presidential Election

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

2012-02-21

On behalf of the United States, I want to congratulate the people of Yemen on today's successful presidential election. This is another important step forward in their democratic transition process... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Arrest of Mazen Darwish and other NGO workers in Syria

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

2012-02-21

Seven months ago, I was proud to welcome the decision by the UN Economic and Social Council to grant special consultative status to the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom... Read More

"Responsibility while Protecting"

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

2012-02-21

Thank you Minister Patriota. Thank you also to Special Adviser Luck and Ambassador Viotti for your efforts. We appreciate Brazil’s initiative and welcome this opportunity to discuss and advance our... Read More



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