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Secretary Clinton's Closing Remarks at African Growth and Opportunity Forum

SECRETARY CLINTON: If I didn’t know any better, Minister Mutati, I’d say that you have a future in preaching. (Laughter.) My goodness, I thought he was going to take up... Read More

FACT SHEET: 2011 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) Conference

Zambia has just completed hosting a follow-on conference to the highly successful 2010 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) that took place in conjunction with the 2010 African Growth and Opportunity... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks to Participants in the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

SECRETARY CLINTON: I am so happy to be here. And so happy to see all of you here as well, and thank you so much, Mrs. Banda, for those very... Read More

Ambassador Verveer on Integrating African Women Into the Global Economy

It is a pleasure for me to be here at the AGOA Ministerial to participate on this panel focused on integrating African women into the global economy. I’m particularly pleased... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Southern Kordofan, Sudan

The United States is deeply concerned by ongoing developments in Southern Kordofan, Sudan. Fighting between forces loyal to the Government of Sudan—including its Armed Forces and the Popular Defense Force... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Continued Violence in Syria

The United States strongly condemns the Syrian government’s outrageous use of violence across Syria today and particularly in the northwestern region.  There must be an immediate end to the brutality... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Holding Iranian Human Rights Abusers Accountable

In June 2009, the world watched as Iran’s security forces violently suppressed thousands of Iranians who were calling for transparency and accountability in their government. Nearly two years after Iran’s... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Press Availability in the United Arab Emirates

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, this is the end of a very productive day here in Abu Dhabi. I want to thank the United Arab Emirates for hosting us and to the... Read More

FACT SHEET UPDATE: U.S. Government Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Libya Crisis

The United States is deeply concerned about the welfare of the hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced and caught up in the Libya conflict.  We continue to call upon Libyan... Read More

FACT SHEET: Department of Treasury and State Announce Sanctions of Iranian Security Forces for Human Rights Abuses

The Departments of the Treasury and State today imposed sanctions against three entities and one individual at the core of Iran’s security apparatus for being responsible for or complicit in... Read More

Ambassador Rapp's Question and Answer Session at the Forum Hosted by the Women of Ateneo

Audience Q&A QUESTION: Would it not have been better to try Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden at the International Criminal Court? AMBASSADOR RAPP: It would not have been possible... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia on LGBT Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy

Five years ago, here in Tallinn, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocates put on the first Pride parade the city had seen. Some in Tallinn didn’t seem to like it.... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer's remarks for LGBT Pride 2011

Hi, I’m Daniel Baer, a deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor here at the State Department and on behalf of Secretary Clinton and my... Read More

The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration Connects Through Social Media

Dear Friends and Colleagues: As you know, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) has tried hard in recent years to strengthen our communication efforts – to give interested... Read More

Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Libya and Cote d'Ivoire

Presidential Determination                                      No.      2011-11            MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE  SUBJECT:       Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Libya and Côte d'Ivoire By the authority vested in... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia at the Conference on Journalists' Safety in the OSCE Region

Thank you, Dunja, for the warm welcome and for all the work that your office and our Lithuanian hosts have put into making this conference a reality. I am grateful... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on Escalating Violence in the Southern Kordofan State of Sudan

The United States is deeply troubled by reports of violent clashes between military units in Southern Kordofan state in Sudan. Such violent acts not only result in the loss of... Read More

Readout of the President’s Meeting With His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain

The President met today and had a productive discussion with His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, following the Crown Prince’s meeting with National Security Advisor... Read More

Deputy Spokesperson Toner on the Burning of a Mosque in West Bank

The United States condemns the burning and vandalizing of a mosque in the West Bank village of Al-Mughayyir today.  This attack is the latest of several such acts of violence... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks to the U.S. - Russia Civil Society Working Group

Co-Chairman Surkov, Co-Chairman McFaul, distinguished fellow participants in the Civil Society Working Group (CSWG): Welcome to you all. It is a pleasure to see many of you again and to... Read More



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