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United States Intervention for Timor Leste at the UPR Working Group

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2011-10-12

12th Session of the UPR Working Group The United States welcomes the delegation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the UPR Working Group. We commend Timor Leste for its... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Savannah Guthrie of NBC's Today Show

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with NBC's Savannah Guthrie

2011-10-12

QUESTION: Madam Secretary, thank you so much for doing this. SECRETARY CLINTON: It is a pleasure, Savannah, and welcome to the State Department. QUESTION: Thank you. Let’s talk about the... Read More

Statement by Press Secretary Carney on Ukraine

The United States urges the release of Mrs. Tymoshenko and the other political leaders and former government officials.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-10-11

The United States is deeply disappointed with the conviction and sentencing of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko through a politically motivated prosecution. The charges against Mrs. Tymoshenko and... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Call With Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr

The Secretary conveyed U.S. support for the Egyptian Cabinet’s decision to launch a transparent and credible investigation into the violence

State Department Office of the Press Secretary

2011-10-11

Secretary Clinton spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr this afternoon to convey our deep concern about the violence that occurred over the weekend. She expressed condolences for all... Read More

Award of Mo Ibrahim Prize to Former President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde

Specifically, the award cited Pires's influence in assuring Cape Verde’s successful transition from one-party to multi-party governance.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-10-11

The United States congratulates Pedro de Verona Rodrigues Pires, the former president of Cape Verde, upon being awarded the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. This prize recognizes President... Read More

FACT SHEET: The State Department Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative's Support for the Democratic Aspirations of the Tunisian People

The United States is committed to supporting the Tunisian transition and the Tunisian efforts to build strong foundations for democratic growth and economic opportunity.

United States Department of State Office of the Spokesperson

2011-10-11

Since January 2011 and in immediate response to the Tunisian Revolution, the United States has committed approximately $55 million in non-security assistance in support of Tunisia’s democratic transition. The Middle... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview with the Associated Press

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-10-11

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, originally when I set this up, I had wanted to do this for a while and I thought the – let me make sure everybody’s got their... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview with Reuters

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-10-11

QUESTION: Thanks very much for doing this. SECRETARY CLINTON: I’m happy to do it – glad this worked out. QUESTION: We should have tea more often. (Laughter.) SECRETARY CLINTON: That’s... Read More

Statement by Laurie Shestack Phipps, at a Session of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee on Advancement of Women

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

Laurie Shestack Phipps, Adviser for Economic and Social Affairs

2011-10-10

(Remarks as delivered) Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We are pleased that the Third Committee is devoting its attention to this important agenda item on the advancement of women, and we... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Egypt

We also note Prime Minister Sharaf's call for an investigation and appeal to all parties to refrain from violence.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-10-10

The President is deeply concerned about the violence in Egypt that has led to a tragic loss of life among demonstrators and security forces. The United States expresses our condolences... Read More

United States Intervention for Zimbabwe at the UPR Working Group

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2011-10-10

12th Session of the UPR Working Group The United States welcomes His Excellency Minister Chimasa and the Zimbabwe delegation to the UPR Working Group. We commend Zimbabwe for creation of... Read More

Special Representative Shailor on World Day for Decent Work

On this World Day for Decent Work, we are convening the first meeting of the Labor Working Group of Secretary Clinton’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society.

Special Representative for Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor

2011-10-07

World Day for Decent Work is commemorated each year by millions of working people around the world. Today on farms and in factories – in cities and small villages –... Read More

U.S. Condemns Syria’s Continued Violent and Deadly Repression of Peaceful Protests

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Betty E. King

2011-10-07

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Syria, 12th Session The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Syrian government’s gross violations of the human rights and... Read More

Ambassador Johnson's remarks at the Closing Plenary of the OSCE's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

U.S. Mission to the OSCE, Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw, Poland

Ambassador David Johnson

2011-10-07

(As prepared for delivery at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Other Business at the Closing of the Plenary Session) The United States for several years has used this agenda... Read More

Ambassador Johnson's Remarks at the Closing of the OSCE Human Dimension Implemenation Meeting Plenary

U.S. Mission to the OSCE, Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw, Poland

Ambassador David Johnson

2011-10-07

(As prepared for delivery at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Closing of the Plenary Session) As we mark the close of this two-week session, we should reflect for a... Read More

Secretary Clinton Congratulates Female Nobel Peace Laureates

The unflinching courage, strength and leadership of these women provides inspiration for women’s rights and human progress everywhere.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-10-07

I am delighted to send heartfelt congratulations to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman and Liberian peace activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee for the prestigious honor of sharing... Read More

United States Intervention for Venezuela at the UPR Working Group

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Delegation of the United States of America

2011-10-07

12th Session of the UPR Working Group The United States welcomes Foreign Minister Maduro and the Venezuelan delegation to the UPR Working Group. We view as positive the draft law... Read More

Press Secretary Carney on Violence in Syria

The United States strongly rejects violence directed against peaceful oppositionists wherever it occurs.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-10-07

We condemn the assassination of Kurdish opposition leader Mishaal al-Tammo and the vicious and unprovoked assault against prominent opposition figure Riad Sayf in Syria. The United States strongly rejects violence... Read More

Statement by President Obama Congratulating Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Today’s award honors three extraordinary individuals.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-10-07

On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Murder of Anna Politkovskaya

Justice will not be done until all those involved in the crime are identified and prosecuted.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-10-06

October 7 marks the fifth-year anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Her reporting on the war in the North Caucasus brought to light the violation of human... Read More



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