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Secretary Clinton on Burma - National League for Democracy and Parliament

Only eighteen months ago, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest. Today, the pro-democracy leader and several other members of the National League for Democracy have taken... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Chen Guangcheng

I am pleased that we were able to facilitate Chen Guangcheng’s stay and departure from the U.S. Embassy in a way that reflected his choices and our values. I was... Read More

International Community Must Work Together To Ensure Lasting Integration of Afghan Refugees

On behalf of the United States, it is a pleasure to participate in this important conference. Our gathering here in Geneva endorses a regional, multi-year strategy consistent with our combined... Read More

Background Briefing With Senior State Department Officials on Chen Guangcheng

MODERATOR: Thank you all for being here. This will be a briefing on background to discuss the events of the last few days with regard to Chen Guangcheng. We have... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia on Freeing The Press: Supporting Journalists Under Duress

On May 3, people worldwide will observe World Press Freedom Day, a UNESCO initiative. They will gather in cities and towns, through workshops and seminars, to join in celebrating the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Treatment of Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

The United States is deeply concerned by the treatment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other imprisoned members of her former government. The photographs of Mrs. Tymoshenko released by... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Attack on Church Services at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria

The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks on innocent civilians in Nigeria, including yesterday's disgraceful assault during church services at Bayero University in Kano. We are concerned about attacks... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Agreement on Participation in Serbian Elections

We welcome the agreement reached April 30 by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Governments of Kosovo and Serbia that paves the way for the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Treatment of Former Ukraine Prime Minister Tymoshenko

The United States is deeply concerned by the treatment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other imprisoned members of her former government. The photographs of Mrs. Tymoshenko released by... Read More

North Korea: Human Rights Abuses (Taken Question)

Question: Do we ever raise the issue of forced labor camps when we are in direct talks with the North Koreans? Answer: The United States remains deeply concerned about the... Read More

Under Secretary Otero at the Parliamentary Monitoring Organization (PMO) Leaders Conference Dinner

Good evening. It is a great pleasure to be here with you this evening in this beautiful location. Thank you Shari and Ambassador Sarukhan for inviting me to participate in... Read More

Under Secretary Otero on Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

(As Prepared) Thank you, Mike. I want to take a moment to recognize your leadership particularly in the area of Business and Human Rights. Not only have you created a... Read More

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Workshop

See also: Under Secretary Otero on Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights On Monday, April 30, 2012 at the State Department, representatives of major multinational corporations from a wide range... Read More

Remarks at the International Roma Day Event

As part of International Roma Day outreach, Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia opened a movie presentation organized by the Open Society Foundations and the National Endowment for Democracy on... Read More

Numbers and Locations of People Fleeing the Violence in Syria (MAP)

This map shows the number of people fleeing the violence in Syria. The Assad regime is a destabilizing force both within Syria and throughout the region. The United States wishes... Read More

Secretary Clinton's remarks at the Department of State Annual Holocaust Commemoration

Well, thank you very much, Tina. And thank you for the work that you do and the bureau does and the impact that it continues to make. I’m very pleased... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Togo National Day

On behalf President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Togo as you celebrate the 52nd anniversary of... Read More

Oversight of U.S. Policy Towards Burma

Chairman Manzullo, Ranking Member Faleomavaega and distinguished Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify before the Committee today on the important issue of our policy towards... Read More

The Verdict in the Charles Taylor Trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone

The United States welcomes the issuance of the judgment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, convicting Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, of war crimes and crimes against... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Darfur, Syria, and the African Union

Ambassador Rice: Good afternoon. Let me share with you a summary of our discussions on Darfur in consultations before I take your questions. Following Under-Secretary-General Ladsous’s briefing in the open... Read More



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