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Mark Toner: African Union Meeting on the Situation in Libya

Office of the Press Secretary

2011-03-26

The United States commends the African Union for convening a meeting of the international community in Addis Ababa yesterday to discuss the situation in Libya. The African Union has an... Read More

President Obama’s Message to the People of Cote d’Ivoire

President Barack Obama

2011-03-26

“The eyes of the world are on Cote d’Ivoire. Last year’s election was free and fair and President Alassane Ouattara is the democratically elected leader of the nation.” President Obama’s... Read More

Remembering Yesterday’s Workers, Protecting Workers Today

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor

2011-03-25

On March 25, 100 years ago, a fire started in a rag bin at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in the garment district of Manhattan. The fire swept through the eighth,... Read More

Mark Toner: Cuba Releases Last Two Political Prisoners from 2003 Black Spring Crackdown

Office of the Press Secretary

2011-03-25

We welcome the release of the last of the 75 peaceful Cuban activists who were unjustly arrested for exercising their universal rights and fundamental freedoms during the 2003 “Black Spring”... Read More

Human Rights Council Calls for Establishment of Commission of Inquiry on Cote d’Ivoire

2011-03-25

Statement by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Human Rights Council 16th Session U.S. Statement General Statement on the adoption of the Côte d’Ivoire Resolution Geneva, Switzerland Thank you, Mr. President. The... Read More

U.S. Statement on Flotilla Incident Resolution

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-03-25

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Follow-up to the Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Incident of the Humanitarian Flotilla Resolution Delivered by... Read More

"Secretary Clinton & Gates: With David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

2011-03-25

QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, Secretary Gates, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY GATES: Thank you. QUESTION: The President said this is an operation that would take days, not weeks. We... Read More

Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict resolution

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-03-25

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Delivered by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict... Read More

Gene Cretz, U.S. Ambassador to Libya: Special Briefing on Current Events in Libya

Gene Cretz, U.S. Ambassador to Libya

2011-03-25

  MR. TONER: Good afternoon and welcome to the State Department. Welcome, Kirit. And it’s our very great good fortune to have with us today Ambassador Gene Cretz, our ambassador... Read More

Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

2011-03-25

Click here for video of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates CHAIRMAN INOUYE: (In progress.) – request for FY2010. The request by the Administration... Read More

President Obama’s call with Russian President Medvedev

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-03-24

President Obama and President Medvedev spoke by phone this morning to discuss a wide range of issues in U.S.-Russia relations.  The two presidents discussed developments in the Middle East at... Read More

Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner: The Four Freedoms Turn 70

Delivered at the American Society of International Law’s 105th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

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

2011-03-24

Seventy years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his famous Four Freedoms speech as he was steeling the United States for war. Three years later he elaborated further on his... Read More

Presidential Proclamation--100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-03-24

     On March 25, 1911, a fire spread through the cramped floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan.  Flames spread quickly through the 8th, 9th, and 10th... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Adoption of Resolution at Human Rights Council Combating Discrimination and Violence

2011-03-24

The United States welcomes today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council to further the international community’s efforts to combat religious intolerance. The consensus resolution adopted by the Council today... Read More

Teleconference Background Briefing on North Atlantic Council (NAC) Discussions on Libya

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Public Affairs, Mike Hammer

2011-03-24

OPERATOR: Welcome and thank you for standing by. All participants are in a listen-only mode. During the question-and-answer portion of today’s call, please press *1 if you would like to... Read More

Secretary Clinton: The Human Rights Council’s Creation of a Special Rapporteur on Iran

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-03-24

We applaud today's action by the Human Rights Council to create a Special Rapporteur on Iran who will help the international community monitor and respond to Iran's continuing human rights... Read More

Chargé d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus

United States Mission to the OSCE

Chargé d’Affaires Carol Fuller

2011-03-24

The United States remains gravely concerned over the continuing post-election crackdown by the Government of Belarus. As we continue to monitor the situation, we would like to inform the participating... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks With Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri

2011-03-23

 SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. I am delighted to welcome a friend and a colleague. Minister Fassi Fihri and I have had a chance to work and consult together... Read More

Secretary Clinton to Address the Annual Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Plenary Meeting

2011-03-23

On March 23, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks to the annual Voluntary Principles (VPs) on Security and Human Rights Plenary Meeting, a multi-stakeholder forum comprised of... Read More

U.S. Shares Commitment to Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance

2011-03-23

Ambassador Betty E. King U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Fleet Forum Conference Geneva, Switzerland. Good morning distinguished guests and members. Let me begin by thanking the... Read More



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