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The 101st Anniversary of International Women's Day with Secretary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama

On Thursday, March 8, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Libya Prime Minister Elkeib

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone. I just have to express that it is not only an honor, but a personal pleasure to welcome the prime minister of a free Libya... Read More

Secretary Clinton at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony

See also: video and additional resources SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all. Thank you very much. Thank you. Good morning and welcome to the State Department once again. I am so... Read More

Women and Citizenship at Home and Abroad

At the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as we commemorate International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we recall the struggle of women in the United States to gain... Read More

Statement by United States Mission to the OSCE

The United States notes with concern reports that Tajikistan's Communication Service, a government entity, instructed Internet service providers in that country on Saturday, March 2, to block social networking site... Read More

Statement by United States Mission to the OSCE

The United States congratulates the Russian people on the completion of the Presidential election, and looks forward to working with the President-elect after he is sworn in. We were encouraged... Read More

Partnerships for Human Rights, Here and Abroad

On Monday, the White House Office of Public Engagement organized a briefing for 165 Vietnamese Americans from 30 different states who work across diaspora communities in order to promote human... Read More

Charting a New Course for Women in the Pursuit of Civilian Security

Thank you Rebecca for that kind introduction. Also thank you to Barbara Miller, the Global Gender Program, and the Elliott School for inviting me here today to speak as part... Read More

Protecting Rights of LGBT People

The United States thanks the High Commissioner for her continued promotion of the human rights of LGBT persons, and for her office’s December report clarifying the numerous ways in which... Read More

Secretary Clinton Discusses China's Global Responsibilities as an Emerging Power

Excerpts from Secretary Clinton’s Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace China Conference: ...And China has its own choices to make. Its power, wealth, and influence have pushed it rapidly... Read More

Statements on Disappearances and on Freedom of Religion or Belief

The right to freedom of religion or belief is the birthright of all people, regardless of their faith or lack thereof. It includes the right to profess, practice, and teach... Read More

President Obama's March 6th Remarks on Syria

Excerpt from Press Conference by the President: With respect to Syria, what’s happening in Syria is heartbreaking and outrageous, and what you’ve seen is the international community mobilize against the... Read More

Ambassador Rice's remarks on Sudan and South Sudan

I welcome the UN Security Council’s unanimous decision today to issue an important and long overdue presidential statement on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. The Security Council expressed... Read More

Civil Society Playing a More Critical Role Than Ever in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights

Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment The United States thanks Special Rapporteur Mendez for his timely and informative review of existing best practices... Read More

Statement on the Russian Presidential Elections

The United States congratulates the Russian people on the completion of the Presidential elections, and looks forward to working with the President-elect after the results are certified and he is... Read More

Treasury Identifies Syrian General Organization of Radio and TV as Subject to Sanctions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today identified the Syrian General Organization of Radio and TV as subject to sanctions imposed on the Government... Read More

Q and A on Egypt NGO's and Syria with Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey D. Feltman

QUESTION: Why did this crisis emerge? There’s been a lot said, a lot written about the NGO issue and we do take this seriously. Not only because American NGOs were... Read More

Situation in Syria

Latest News on the Situation in Syria Secretary Kerry on Upcoming Geneva Peace Conference on Syria - 1/16/2014 Secretary Kerry at the Delegation Pledging Session of the Syria Donors’... Read More

State Department on U.S.-Egyptian Relations

We have all been focused over these past few weeks on the NGO issue, and it is a matter of serious continuing concern for the United States. But it is... Read More

Statement by the U.S. Delegation on the Annual Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Reports of the OHCHR and SYG

Thank you, Madame President. The United States welcomes the High Commissioner’s opening statement, and we share her observation that 2011 was an extraordinary year for human rights. While we gather... Read More


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