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Burma's Changing Political Landscape

2012-02-01

Learn the stories of Burma's recently freed political prisoners in Voices from Rangoon. Transcript available The civilian leadership of Burma has taken important steps since assuming power in April 2011,... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at the United Nations regarding Syria

United Nations, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-31

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. I think we saw once again the deep concern that the international community has over the situation in Syria and the determination to act, to try... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton at a United Nations Security Council Session on the Situation in Syria

United Nations, New York, New York

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-31

Thank you very much, Mr. President, and let me begin by thanking Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim and Secretary General el Araby for their thorough briefing. The Arab League has... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Sharp Escalation of Regime Violence in Syria

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-30

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the escalation of the Syrian regime’s violent and brutal attacks on its own people. In the past few days we have... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-30

See also: Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Last week, the United States joined countries throughout the world in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We paused to... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns addresses African Union Summit in Addis Adaba

William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary

2012-01-30

Thank you very much and good afternoon. I am very pleased to be in Addis Ababa. My visit to Ethiopia concludes a week-long trip to Africa, which also included visits... Read More

Secretary Clinton Meets with Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

2012-01-27

Today, Secretary of State Clinton met with Professor Dinah Shelton, President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), and the members of the Commission. This is an historic moment... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

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

2012-01-27

On the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, I join people in the United States, in Israel, across the United Nations system and around the world in commemorating International... Read More

Statements on Arrest of Igor Vinyavskiy and Raid on Independent Newspaper in Kazakhstan

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-01-26

The United States wishes to join in the sentiments expressed by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic in her statement on January 25 and to express... Read More

Statement on Byalyatski Appeal in Belarus

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

The United States Representative to the OSCE, Ambassador Ian Kelly

2012-01-26

Like the European Union, the United States strongly condemns the Minsk City Court’s failure to overturn Ales Byalyatski’s November 24 conviction and sentence. We reiterate our earlier condemnation of the... Read More

Statement by Assistant Secretary Michael Posner in Cairo, Egypt

U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner

2012-01-26

See also Assistant Secretary Posner's Question and Answer Session in Cairo, Egypt. Statements by Secretary Clinton: Civil Society: Supporting Democracy in the 21st Century Clinton Defends Civil Society, Internet Freedom... Read More

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Wave of Arrests, Harassment, and Death Sentences in Iran

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-01-26

We are deeply concerned by the alarming increase in the Iranian regime’s efforts to extinguish all forms of free expression and limit its citizens’ access to information in the lead-up... Read More

State Department Appoints Kimberley Process Chair

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2012-01-26

Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez is pleased to announce that Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic will serve as Chair of the Kimberley Process for 2012. The Kimberley... Read More

Q&A in Egypt with Assistant Secretary Michael Posner

Cairo, Egypt

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

2012-01-26

See also: Statement by Assistant Secretary Posner in Egypt Question: Your view of the transmission of power from the SCAF now rather than at the end of June? The second... Read More

Guinea: Status of Legislative Elections

Question Taken at the January 26, 2012 Daily Press Briefing

2012-01-26

Question: Do we have a comment on the democratic process in Guinea which has been lagging behind, as efforts to hold legislative elections have yet to succeed? Do we have... Read More

Statement by the Secretary on the Democratic Conditions in Nicaragua

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-25

The final report of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) election observation mission to Nicaragua supports the democratic aspirations of the Nicaraguan people and expresses many of the concerns we... Read More

Statement by the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Maria Otero

Washington, DC

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights and U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Maria Otero

2012-01-24

Translations available: 中文   |   عربي As United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, I am gravely concerned by reports of violence and continuing heightened tensions in Tibetan areas of China, including reports... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Egypt’s Transition to Democracy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2012-01-24

This week, Egypt achieved several historic milestones in its transition to democracy. Yesterday, democratically-elected representatives of the People’s Assembly met for the first time since Egypt’s revolution, and the Supreme... Read More

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2012-01-24

THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our... Read More

Ambassador Susan E. Rice addresses the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East

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

2012-01-24

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Fernandez-Taranco, for your briefing. I will begin on a welcome, even hopeful, note. King Abdullah and the Jordanian government have taken... Read More



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