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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

Secretary Clinton: Remarks at the Gala Dinner Celebrating the U.S.-Islamic World Forum

 Good evening, everyone. And let me thank you, Strobe, for that introduction and for your many years of friendship. It is such a pleasure for me to join you... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks at the 10th Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good evening. Oh, welcome to one of my favorite nights of the year, and especially this extraordinary 10th anniversary of the Global Leadership Awards and the Vital Voices... Read More

Susan E. Rice: Remarks at the World Affairs Council of Portland, Oregon

Thank you all for coming out. I know it must have been hard from some of you to tear yourselves away from CNN tonight. I want to thank so much... Read More

Secretary Clinton And Finnish Foreign Minister Dr. Cai-Goran Alexander Stubb After Their Meeting

 SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, and it is such a pleasure for me once again to have a chance to consult with a friend and a colleague. The foreign minister... Read More

Margaret Pollack: Statement on the United States at the UN Commission on Population and Development

Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you and the bureau for your efforts to prepare us for the work of this year’s Commission. Much has changed since 1994 when... Read More

Mark Toner: Statement on Ugandan Opposition Leaders Arrested for "Walk-to-Work" Protest

We are concerned by today's arrest of former opposition presidential candidates Kizza Besigye, Norbert Mao, and other opposition leaders for participating in a walk-to-work protest over rising prices in Uganda.... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Arrest of former President Laurent Gbagbo in Cote d'Ivoire

The United States welcomes the end of former President Laurent Gbabgo’s illegitimate claim to power in Cote d’Ivoire. As the international community has said repeatedly, the people of Cote d’Ivoire... Read More

Introductory Remarks at the Eichmann Trial event with Deborah Lipstadt

Click here for the full State.gov video of the Eichman Trial event with Deborah Lipstadt ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Ladies and gentlemen, members of the diplomatic corps, esteemed colleagues and members... Read More

Mark Toner: Statement on the Fighting in Ivory Coast

The United States condemns the renewed assault by forces loyal to former President Gbagbo against the Republican Forces of Cote d’Ivoire. It is clear that Gbagbo’s attempts at negotiation this... Read More

Mark Toner: Statement on Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative in Yemen

The United States welcomes the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to address the challenging political situation in Yemen. We strongly encourage all sides to engage in this urgently... Read More

The 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Click here for the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices The values the United States embraces – the rights to life, liberty, and... Read More

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner's Q&A on the Release of the 2010 Human Rights Reports

Q: What are the major trends that you see in this year’s Human Rights Report? A: We’ve identified three major trends in this year’s human rights report. First, there’s a... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks to the Press at the Release of the 2010 Human Rights Reports

   SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone. I’m here today to present the 35th annual report to Congress on the state of human rights around the world. The struggle for... Read More

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner: On the Release of the 2010 Human Rights Reports

  ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER:  Thank you, Madam Secretary.  I want to just start by saying a few words of acknowledgement.  As Secretary Clinton said, this is a mammoth undertaking.  The... Read More

Under Secretary Maria Otero's Q&A on the 2010 Human Rights Reports

Q: Why does the Department of State issue the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices? The State Department issues a report on human rights as part of its commitment to... Read More

Sub Secretaria Maria Otero entrevista sobre el Informe de Derechos Humanos 2010

Click here for the English version.  Q: ¿Por qué el Departamento de Estado publica el Informe de Países sobre Prácticas de Derechos Humanos? Para el gobierno de los Estados... Read More

Welcome to HumanRights.gov

What it is: HumanRights.gov is the official United States Government (USG) website for international human rights related information. The site's search function links users directly with news, reports and explanatory... Read More



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