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Explanation of Position by John F. Sammis on the Third Committee Resolution on Combating Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief

United Nations, New York

Deputy Representative to ECOSOC, John F. Sammis


The U.S. is pleased to join consensus on this resolution. We congratulate the sponsors of this resolution for what we hope is becoming a blueprint for constructive, meaningful actions that... Read More

President Obama on the Arab League's Actions Regarding Syria

President Barack Obama


I applaud the important decisions taken by the Arab League today, including the suspension of Syria's membership, consideration of economic sanctions, and downgrading of diplomatic relations. After the Assad regime... Read More

Violence in Yemen

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland


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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


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

Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs

Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Jeffery Feltman


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

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner


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

Delivered to the Supplemental Human Dimension Meeting on Prevention of Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes through Educational and Awareness –Raising Initiatives

Chargé d’Affaires, a. i., Gary Robbins, U.S. Mission to the OSCE


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

Remarks at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism


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

Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Mark Toner


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"

National Institutes of Health’s Masur Auditorium, Bethesda, MD

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


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

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor


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

Barbara Shailor, Special Representative for International Labor Affairs


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

National Democratic Institute, Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


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

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner; and Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell


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

Special Briefing by Ambassador William Taylor on U.S. Support for the Democratic Transitions Underway 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

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland


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”

10th Anniversary Gala of the American Islamic Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor


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


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