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Conversations With America: Open Government Partnership

MS. BENTON: Hello, and welcome to the U.S. Department of State. This is Conversations with America, a discussion between a top State Department official and an NGO leader, where you... Read More

Ambassador Barton Remarks on Education at ECOSOC Ministerial

Thank you, Mr. President. Your excellencies: The United States believes everyone benefits when we invest in education. Education transforms individual lives: empowering people to pursue their dreams of a better... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran

We are dismayed over reports that the Iranian courts are requiring Youcef Nadarkhani to recant his Christian faith or face the death penalty for apostasy – a charge based on... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Reports of Mass Rapes in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States government is gravely disturbed about the mass rapes that occurred between June 10 to 12 in a remote area of South Kivu province in the eastern Democratic... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on North-South Negotiations on Sudan

The United States is encouraged by the July 4 meeting between Sudanese President Bashir and First Vice President Kiir at the Extraordinary Session of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development on... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Closing Luncheon for TechWomen Initiative

Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. (Applause.) Well, this is such an exciting day for all of us here at the State Department who have been working... Read More

Statement by Press Secretary Carney on Bahrain

President Obama welcomes the launch of the National Dialogue in Bahrain, which represents an important moment of promise for the people of Bahrain. The United States commends King Hamad bin... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on The Ongoing Situation in Syria

The United States remains deeply concerned by the ongoing attacks against peaceful protestors at the hands of the Syrian government. The government of Syria claims it is interested in a... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Elections in Thailand

We congratulate the people of the Kingdom of Thailand, our long-time friend and ally, for their robust participation in the July 3rd parliamentary elections. The choice of who will lead... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Constitutional Referendum in Morocco

The United States welcomes Morocco’s July 1 constitutional referendum. We support the Moroccan people and leaders in their efforts to strengthen the rule of law, raise human rights standards, promote... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Rita Miliute of Lithuanian National TV

QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, former First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt only allowed female reporters to her press conferences, forcing – so editors to hire women.  Do such... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite After their Meeting

MODERATOR: (In progress) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  First, statements by the President and Secretary of State.  Later, two questions.  I advise the President of Lithuania to begin (inaudible). ... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Community of Democracies Ministerial

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Minister Azubalis, and thank you for your vigorous leadership of the Community of Democracies during the Lithuanian chairmanship. And I especially appreciate the president... Read More

FACT SHEET: A Promise Kept: Lifeline - The Embattled NGOs Assistance Fund

Last July at the Community of Democracies meeting in Krakow, Secretary Clinton announced that the United States would create an international fund to support embattled Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the First Meeting of the Lifeline Donor Steering Committee

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I apologize for being late.  I had the opportunity to meet with the president this morning, and we met a little bit longer than planned.  But let... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Inauguration of the Lantos Institute

Secretary Clinton speaks at the inauguration ceremony for the Tom Lantos Institute in the Upper Chamber of Parliament. Photo by Attila Nemeth U.S. Embassy Budapest.   SECRETARY CLINTON: (Applause.) Thank... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society

  SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Minister Azubalis, and thank you for Lithuania’s leadership with the Community of Democracies and with the OSCE. It’s a real privilege for me... Read More

FACT SHEET: The Community of Democracies’ “Democracy Partnership Challenge: A Race to the Top for Emerging Democracies”

CONTEXT: As a new wave of democratization spreads across the world, the Community of Democracies (CD) is working to support successful transitions to democracy. During the upcoming Community of Democracies... Read More

FACT SHEET: Initiatives to Strengthen Civil Society and Provide Protection to NGOs Under Siege

CONTEXT: Last year Secretary Clinton delivered a speech at the Community of Democracies 10th anniversary High-Level Democracy Meeting in Krakow, Poland. In her speech, the Secretary outlined a robust set... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Women Enhancing Democracy Event

SECRETARY CLINTON: (In progress) and thank you for your patience. I appreciate greatly being here for this important conference as part of the Community of Democracies beginning its second decade.... Read More


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