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Statement by Press Secretary Carney on the Death of Laura Pollán

Pollán and the quiet dignity of the Ladies in White have courageously voiced the core desire of the Cuban people to live in liberty.

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-10-15

The President's thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Laura Pollán, the founder of Las Damas de Blanco, who passed away Friday in Havana. Pollán and... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord’s Resistance Army

The United States’ comprehensive, multi-year strategy seeks to help mitigate and end the threat posed to civilians and regional stability by the LRA.

United States Department of State Office of the Spokesperson

2011-10-14

In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners’ efforts to end the atrocities... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on Countering The Lord's Resistance Army

The United States has sent a small number of U.S. military advisors to the region to assist the forces that are pursuing the LRA and seeking to bring top commanders to justice.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-10-14

The United States condemns the continued atrocities and abductions committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) across central Africa. We remain committed to supporting our regional partners’ efforts to mitigate... Read More

The Democratic Republic of the Congo and African Democracy Trends

The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

2011-10-14

Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here this morning. I want to thank Tony, and Brookings, for inviting me, and for hosting this important discussion. I just returned from... Read More

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on the Geneva Discussions on Georgia

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins, United States Mission to the OSCE

2011-10-13

Statement to the OSCE Permanent Council The United States continues to support the Geneva Discussions as an important forum for improving security and humanitarian conditions in Georgia. We urge all... Read More

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on the Sentencing of Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins, United States Mission to the OSCE

2011-10-13

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

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on Violence in Egypt

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins, United States Mission to the OSCE

2011-10-13

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

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on the Convictions of April 2 Protesters in Azerbaijan

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins, United States Mission to the OSCE

2011-10-13

The United States deeply regrets the recent convictions of a number of opposition activists who participated in peaceful demonstrations on April 2. These rulings include: The October 10 verdict of... Read More

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on the Invitation by the Russian Federation for International Observers for the Duma Elections

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins, United States Mission to the OSCE

2011-10-13

The United States welcomes the timely invitation by the Russian Federation Central Election Commission for international observers, including an Election Observation Mission from OSCE/ODIHR and Parliamentary Assembly, for the December... Read More

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Robbins on the New Religion Law in Kazakhstan

United States Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Gary Robbins, United States Mission to the OSCE

2011-10-13

Despite assurances from the Government of Kazakhstan that the new law on religion would be in keeping with its OSCE commitments and its international obligations and commitments regarding freedom of... Read More

Statement by Kelly Razzouk on Agenda Item 65 - Rights of the Child

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

Kelly Razzouk

2011-10-13

Statement delivered to the UN's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Affairs) on Item 65 - Rights of the Child, during the 66th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. ... Read More

Undersecretary Sherman on Addressing Potential Threats from Iran: Administration Perspectives on Implementing New Economic Sanctions One Year Later

Statement Before the Senate Banking Committee Hearing, Washington, DC

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman

2011-10-13

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Senator Shelby, Distinguished Members of the Committee: thank you for inviting me to appear before you today to discuss the Obama Administration’s strategy to address the... Read More

Opportunities and Challenges of the Digital Age

Nizhny Novgorod State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Assistant Secretary of State Michael H. Posner

2011-10-13

Thank you, Dean Kolobov, and thank you, faculty and students of Nizhny Novgorod State University, for your gracious welcome. I’m delighted to have the chance to visit Nizhny Novgorod because... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Baer's Keynote Address to the Compass to Compassion Conference

Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Daniel B. Baer

2011-10-12

(Remarks as prepared) Thank you for that warm introduction, and thank you, Reverend Ogle and Bishop Christopher, for inviting me to speak today and for putting me in such good... Read More

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



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