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Violence in Yemen

We are deeply troubled by reports of attacks against civilians in the city of Taiz. We extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. As we... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Arab League’s Actions Regarding Syria

Today the Arab League took a strong and historic stance aimed at stopping the violence in Syria and protecting Syrian civilians. The United States commends the principled stand taken by... Read More

U.S Policy on Syria

Chairman Casey, Ranking Member Risch, Distinguished Members of the Committee: thank you for inviting me to appear before you today to discuss our goals with regard to Syria and the... Read More

Elections in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan government has announced that Daniel Ortega will serve another term as president. International and unaccredited domestic observers have publicly stated that the electoral process was marred by significant... Read More

Statement to OSCE on Prevention of Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes

First and foremost, the United States expresses its profound gratitude to Ms. Lawrence for joining us today. We commend her unrelenting determination and are inspired by her activism and advocacy... Read More

Remembering Kristallnacht: The Importance of Today

Related video: U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism on the 73rd Anniversary of Kristallnacht 73 years ago yesterday, my father was arrested by the Nazis. He was a... Read More

Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States government condemns recent calls to violence and other incendiary speech that have recently taken place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The presidential and legislative... Read More

The Path to an AIDS-Free Generation

On November 8, 2011, Secretary Clinton called on the world to join the United States in working to achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation during an address at the... Read More

"Creating an AIDS-Free Generation"

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. And it is, for me, a distinct personal pleasure to be back here at NIH, a set of institutions that... Read More

Empowering the Informal Sector

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of meeting with Albina Ruiz, co-founder of Lima-based Ciudad Saludable (Healthy Cities), and several of her colleagues in the movement to organize and extend... Read More

U.S. Diplomat Meets with Belarus' Coordinator of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On November 8, Daniel Nadel of the U.S. State Department met with Sergei Drozdovsky, the coordinator of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to discuss the situation... Read More

Launching the Global Labor Working Group at the G20 Summit

On Friday, I hosted the first official dialogue between the U.S. government and the global labor movement during the G20 Summit in Cannes, France. As part of my work engaging... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa

Thank you. Well, it’s a great pleasure for me to be here this evening. And I thank my friend and my predecessor, Madeleine Albright, for not only that kind introduction,... Read More

Roundtable on Human Rights in Burma

AMBASSADOR MITCHELL: Mingalaba. Good afternoon. It's good to see you all. We've just completed a couple days here – I guess it was really two and a half days –... Read More

Democratic Transitions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya

MS. NULAND: Good afternoon, everybody. We’re delighted to have a special guest today, Ambassador Bill Taylor, who is the Department’s Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions, specifically Egypt, Tunisia, and... Read More

Congressional-Executive Commission on China: 2011 Annual Report

Statement of Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, and Commissioner, Congressional-Executive Commission on China U.S. House of Representatives Committee... Read More

U.S. Concern over Uganda’s Deteriorating Human Rights Record

The United States is concerned about Uganda’s deteriorating human rights record. Recently the Ugandan government has failed to respect freedoms of expression, assembly, and the media, as well as its... Read More

“Show forgiveness, speak for justice”

Thank you, Wade, for that introduction. And thank you for the important work that you have led and continue to lead at the Leadership Conference, work that has made our... Read More

Yemeni Nobel Prize Winner Tawakkul Karman with Secretary Clinton

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. Well, I am extremely honored to welcome here to the State Department a woman that I had the privilege of meeting for the first time during... Read More

Confronting Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims in Public Discourse

As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the High Level Meeting for Confronting Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims in Public Discourse, Vienna October 28, 2011 We welcome the... Read More


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