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Statement by the Spokesperson on the Violence in Damascus

Washington, DC

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-12-23

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the bombings today in Damascus. We extend our sympathies to the families of the victims. There is no justification for terrorism of... Read More

Ambassador Killion Condemns Anti-Semitic Publication and calls on UNESCO to Block Funding

U.S. Mission to UNESCO, Paris, France

Permanent Representative of the United States to the UNESCO, Ambassador David T. Killion

2011-12-22

On December 22, the U.S. Mission to UNESCO contacted the Organization’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, to express its grave concern over press reports regarding the Palestinian youth educational magazine, Zayzafuna, and... Read More

Ambassador Susan E. Rice on Libya and Syria at UN Security Council Media Stakeout

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

2011-12-22

Note: This transcript is edited to include only remarks by U.S. Permanent Representative Susan E. Rice. She was joined at this United Nations Security Council media stakeout by the Permanent... Read More

White House Statement on Syria

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-12-21

The United States continues to believe that the only way to bring about the change that the Syrian people deserve is for Bashar al-Assad to leave power. The words of... Read More

Ethiopian Court’s Conviction of Two Swedish Journalists

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-12-21

The United States notes with concern an Ethiopian court’s recent conviction of two Swedish journalists on a terrorism-related charge, in which the verdict appears to equate reporting about terrorism with... Read More

Supreme Court Decision Confirming Results of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential Election

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-20

The United States is deeply disappointed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the electoral commission’s provisional results without fully evaluating widespread reports of irregularities. ... Read More

Milestones in the Tunisian Transition

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-12-20

The United States congratulates the people of Tunisia for achieving another critical step in their transition in selecting three key leadership positions: Speaker of the Constituent Assembly, President of the... Read More

Statement by the President on Hanukkah

President Barack Obama

2011-12-20

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world. This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of a band of believers who rose... Read More

Transcript: Secretary Clinton on Women, Peace, and Security

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-19

See also: Video and Additional Resources Thank you. Well, it is wonderful to be back at Georgetown to give all of the students an excuse not to keep studying for... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Women, Peace, and Security - Video and Additional Resources

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-19

On December 19, at Georgetown University, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed new efforts across the U.S. government to support women's participation in peace and security, including plans to... Read More

Executive Order -- Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-12-19

Executive Order -- Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United... Read More

Labor Migration: The Nexus of Foreign Policy and the Free Market

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor

2011-12-18

Barbara Shailor serves as Special Representative for International Labor Affairs. Since 2000, the international community has set aside December 18 to recognize the contributions of migrants to our communities. Please... Read More

Statement of President Obama on the death of Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC

President Barack Obama

2011-12-18

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Vaclav Havel, a playwright and prisoner of conscience who became President of Czechoslovakia and of the Czech Republic. Having... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Reports of Violence in Egypt

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-18

I am deeply concerned about the continuing reports of violence in Egypt. I urge Egyptian security forces to respect and protect the universal rights of all Egyptians, including the rights... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-18

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic’s first democratically elected president and leader of the Velvet Revolution. His death is a loss... Read More

Concerns About Human Rights in Belarus on the Anniversary of the December 19, 2010 Crackdown

2011-12-18

The following is a joint statement issued by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton. Begin Text: Today we remember the one year anniversary of... Read More

Keynote Address by Secretary Clinton at the International Crisis Group's "In Pursuit of Peace" Award Dinner

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-12-16

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.) Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this... Read More

Remarks by the President at the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism

Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Maryland

President Barack Obama

2011-12-16

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Please, please have a seat. You’re making me blush. (Laughter.) Thank you, Eric, for that extraordinary introduction and for... Read More

Supporting Front Line Human Rights Advocates

2011-12-15

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Baer, Doug Rutzen of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and Brian Dooley of Human Rights First participated in a discussion about supporting human... Read More

Statement and Questions and Answers in Bahrain with Assistant Secretary of State Posner

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

2011-12-15

Translation available: بالعربية This is my third visit to Bahrain in the last year, and I welcome the opportunity to get another firsthand view of recent developments here. I am... Read More



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