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Remarks by Ambassador Rice at a LGBT Pride Month Reception Held by Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, at the State Department

United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-06-24

Thank you. It’s great to be with you here today. And I want to thank my IO colleague Chris Deutsch for that warm introduction and Jon Tollefson for everything he... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Prosecution of Ukrainian Opposition Leaders

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-06-24

The United States is aware of the opening of the trial against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and reiterates its concern about the appearance of politically-motivated prosecutions of opposition figures... Read More

Statement by the President on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

President Barack Obama

2011-06-24

As we mark the anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture, I join people around the world in honoring the victims of torture, paying tribute to all those who... Read More

Special Briefing on the 2011 Global Trafficking in Persons Report

Via Teleconference

Ambassador-at-Large, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca

2011-06-24

OPERATOR: Welcome, and thank you for standing by. All participants will be in a listen-only mode until the question-and-answer portion. To ask a question at that time, please press *... Read More

Joint Statement on Iran Sanctions

The following is the text of a joint statement by U.S. Department of State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Iran sanctions.

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2011-06-23

Today, the United States imposed sanctions on Tidewater Middle East Company, an operator of Iranian ports owned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that has links to Iranian proliferation... Read More

The Way Forward in Afghanistan

Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-23

 Thank you very much, Chairman Kerry and Senator Lugar and to all the members of the committee, it’s a pleasure to be back here with you in the Senate. As... Read More

Press Stakeout by Ambassador Rice after a Security Council Briefing on the Middle East

United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-06-23

As delivered Ambassador: …just tabled this morning a draft resolution to establish the interim security force for Abyei as requested by the Government of Sudan and the Government of South... Read More

Libyan Students Receive Funding to Continue Studies in the U.S

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson

2011-06-23

The Department of State is pleased to announce that the transfer of funding to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) by the Libyan General People’s Committee for Education and... Read More

Response to the Closure of Human Rights Watch Office in Uzbekistan

United States Mission to the OSCE

Deputy Chief of Mission Carol Fuller

2011-06-23

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On March 24, the United States expressed our concern in the Permanent Council about the possibility of the Human Rights Watch Office being closed in Uzbekistan.... Read More

Response to the Statement on the Passage of the Parental Responsibility Law in Tajikistan

United States Mission to the OSCE

Acting Political Counselor Patrick Connell

2011-06-23

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States wishes to express its concern and disappointment that the lower house of Parliament in Tajikistan approved the “law on the responsibilities of parents... Read More

Response to the Report by Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović

United States Mission to the OSCE

Ambassador Ian Kelly

2011-06-23

The United States warmly welcomes you back to the Permanent Council today, Representative Mijatovic. We thank you for your detailed report, evidence of your tireless dedication to advancing the cause... Read More

Statement from the President on Sudan

President Barack Obama

2011-06-22

On Monday, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to reduce tensions in Abyei and allow UN peacekeepers from... Read More

Special Advisor Heumann Promotes Int'l Disability Rights in Trip to New York City

Engaging International Disability Rights Partners

The Office of the Special Advisor on International Disability Rights

2011-06-22

Judith Heumann, the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights promoted the inclusion of disability issues and persons with disabilities in a range of international initiatives during her visit to New... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Russian Ministry of Justice’s Refusal to Register the Party of People’s Freedom (PARNAS)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-22

The United States is disappointed by the refusal of the Russian Ministry of Justice to register the Party of People’s Freedom (PARNAS) today, effectively barring it from legally participating in... Read More

Honoring the National Endowment for Democracy's 2011 Democracy Award Recipients

Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.

Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns

2011-06-22

Thank you. On behalf of the State Department, I am delighted to be here this evening for the National Endowment for Democracy’s “Democracy Award.” Thank you to the Members of... Read More

Chromeo Supports 2011 Hours Against Hate

Stand Up and Speak Out!

HumanRights.gov Staff

2011-06-21

2011 Hours Against Hate is a campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, tradition, class, and gender. Launched by Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah... Read More

Secretary Clinton responds to questions from Jill Dougherty of CNN

Excerpt from the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto; and Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa

2011-06-21

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone. It is my pleasure along with Secretary Gates to welcome the foreign minister and the defense minister to Washington for this Security Consultative Committee meeting,... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on World Refugee Day

United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-06-20

On World Refugee Day, the United States renews our commitment to providing relief to the world’s refugees and commends the world’s brave humanitarians, who take daily risks to administer food,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Agreement To Withdraw Forces from the Abyei Area of Sudan

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-20

Earlier today, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement signed an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which will reduce tensions in Abyei and improve the security and... Read More

Statement by the President on World Refugee Day

President Barack Obama

2011-06-20

As we mark World Refugee Day, I join with people around the globe in highlighting the plight of the 15 million refugees in the world today, and we reaffirm our... Read More



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