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President Obama: Statement on Syria

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of force by the Syrian government against demonstrators. This outrageous use of violence to quell protests must come to... Read More

The 2011 Human Rights Awards

From left: Christian Marchant of U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Ambassador Steve Beecroft of U.S. Embassy Amman, Under Secretary William Burns, Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Julia Nunez on behalf of Damas... Read More

U.S.-Netherlands Joint Statement on Supporting Women's Political Empowerment in Emerging Democracies

Click here for Secretary Clinton's remarks with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. Click here for video of Secretary Clinton's remarks with Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. Following their bilateral meeting in... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks With Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal After Their Meeting

Click here for video of Secretary Clinton's remarks with Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. Click here for U.S.-Netherlands Joint Statement on Supporting Women's Political Empowerment in Emerging Democracies SECRETARY CLINTON: Well,... Read More

2011 Hours Against Hate

  2011 Hours Against Hate is a campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, tradition, class, and gender. Launched by Special Representative to Muslim Communities... Read More

United States and China To Hold Human Rights Dialogue

The United States and China will hold the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue on April 27-28, 2011. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner will lead an interagency... Read More

Web Chat about the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices with Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner

Click the picture above for the video of the web chat! On April 21, 2011, Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner and Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick engaged in an... Read More

William Burns: Presents Human Rights Awards

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns will present the Diplomacy for Human Rights Award, the Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award, and the Human Rights Defenders Award... Read More

"Conversations on Diplomacy," Moderated by Charlie Rose

 Video from the “Conversations on Diplomacy” is available on the Charlie Rose Show homepage http://www.charlierose.com/. MR. ROSE:  We’re at the State Department in Washington, D.C. for a special edition... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Election in Nigeria

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I applaud the people of Nigeria for their enthusiastic and orderly participation in the April 16th presidential election.... Read More

Philip Gordon: Special Briefing on NATO's Berlin Ministerial

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. I’m happy to introduce to you today Assistant Secretary Phil Gordon, who is going to talk to you a... Read More

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with Members of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan

 Vice President Biden today met at the White House with former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Chairman of the African Union (AU) High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan, along with... Read More

Melanne Verveer: Introductory Remarks at Media Roundtable With Egyptian and International Journalists

Ambassador Verveer: Thank you for coming out this afternoon and I hope you haven’t had to wait too long. I’m very happy to see you and to take any questions,... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks at Press Availability at Embassy Berlin

SECRETARY CLINTON: Goodness. First, let me thank you for being patient with my schedule and giving us a chance to postpone this so that I could talk to you. First,... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks at Rathenau Prize Ceremony

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you so much for this extraordinary honor. It means a great deal to me personally and on behalf of my government and my country. I... Read More

U.S. Contributes $126.8 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United States is pleased to announce a contribution of $126.8 million toward the 2011 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The contribution, funded through the... Read More

Ambassador Kelly: Response to the Statement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States warmly welcomes you to the Permanent Council, President Grybauski. Lithuania has already demonstrated strong leadership in its 2011 Chairmanship of the organization while... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Continued Attacks on Libyan Civilians

The United States condemns the Qadhafi regime’s continued brutal attacks on the Libyan people in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for a stop to all attacks... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks at the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE)

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon and welcome to the Ben Franklin Room here in the diplomatic rooms of the State Department. I am delighted, once again, to greet and welcome State... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S.-China CPE Cooperation on Women's Issues

On April 12, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong hailed the importance of people-to-people engagement during the second annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People... Read More



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