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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting on Human Rights and Reform in China

The Vice President and senior Administration officials met yesterday with four experts and advocates on human rights and legal reform in China: Dr. Xiaorong Li, Professor Benjamin Liebman, Mr. Kenneth... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton And Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. And we are delighted to be welcoming the prime minister to the White House this afternoon for his meetings with President Obama and the foreign... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Russia Anti-LGBT Legislation

QUESTION: What is the State Department’s response to reports stating the St. Petersburg city authorities have placed a ban on the reading, discussion or dissemination of anything relating to LGBT... Read More

Special Representative Shailor on Inequality and the Lost Generation

Barbara Shailor serves as Special Representative for International Labor Affairs. Recent events at the start of 2012 offer a glimpse of the struggles that lay ahead, both in the United... Read More

Ambassador Kelly at OSCE on Freedom of Expression in Kazakhstan

The United States wishes to express concern about recent developments in Kazakhstan on freedom of expression. The United States follows with great interest the implementation of Kazakhstan’s new law on... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Human Rights Violations in Belarus

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on the Final Human Rights Assessment of the Events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk, Belarus The United States remains deeply concerned about... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Russian Tax Evasion Case Against Sergei Magnitskiy

QUESTION: What is the State Department’s response to reported plans by Russian police to resubmit for trial a criminal tax evasion case against Sergei Magnitskiy? ANSWER: Pursuing criminal charges against... Read More

Supporting Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa

Neil Woiln is the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Two years ago, President Obama announced that the United States would broaden its engagement in the Middle East and North Africa,... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo at a UN Security Council Meeting on Kosovo

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, ASG Mulet for your briefing and Special Representative Zarif for participating today. I also welcome Foreign Minister Hoxhaj and Foreign Minister Jeremic back to... Read More

Supporting Assessment Missions in Burma by International Financial Institutions

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today signed a partial waiver of restrictions imposed on Burma under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. This waiver will enable the United States... Read More

Ambassador Daniel Fried On Recent Developments at Camp Ashraf

MR. TONER: Thank you, and thanks to everyone for joining us on such relatively short notice. Appreciate it. Very happy to have here with us this morning Ambassador Dan Fried,... Read More

The Decade of Roma Inclusion and U.S. Engagement on the Human Rights of Roma

On February 5, Secretary Clinton met with a young group of Roma civil society activists and professionals in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Roma participants each spoke briefly about their work and... Read More

United in Support for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

On this day, the U.S. government stands in solidarity with people around the world who are observing the ninth annual International Zero Tolerance Day to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). ... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Today, we mark the ninth annual International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). It is estimated that 100 to 140 million women around the world have undergone... Read More

U.S. Supports Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Melanne Verveer serves as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, and David M. Robinson serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. Today, on the Ninth... Read More

Remarks by Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, USAID on the Crucial Role of Marginalized Groups in Building Peace

It's a great honor to speak here today on the topic of ensuring inclusive approaches toward peace processes and post-conflict peacebuilding. I want to thank American University's School of International... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Women in International Security at the Women's Breakfast in Munich

SECRETARY CLINTON: (Applause.) Well, thank you so much. Thanks to the Bavarian State Chancellery, which is hosting us, especially to Minister Merk, for organizing this breakfast, and to all of... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Syria: UN Vote Was "Travesty"

QUESTION: (Inaudible.) First, now that the Russians have vetoed the resolution on Syria, what’s the next step? The Syrians are calling for a coalition of support. What do you say... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at a Roundtable With Young Roma Professionals

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, thank you very much. I wish to thank Ambassador Warlick and the Embassy for arranging this meeting, and I am honored to be meeting with so many... Read More

President Obama Condemns Unspeakable Assault Against the People of Homs, Syria

Thirty years after his father massacred tens of thousands of innocent Syrian men, women, and children in Hama, Bashar al-Assad has demonstrated a similar disdain for human life and dignity.... Read More


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