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Statement by Press Secretary Carney on Ukraine

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

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

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

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

Secretary Clinton's Interview with the Associated Press

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, originally when I set this up, I had wanted to do this for a while and I thought the – let me make sure everybody’s got their... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview with Reuters

QUESTION: Thanks very much for doing this. SECRETARY CLINTON: I’m happy to do it – glad this worked out. QUESTION: We should have tea more often. (Laughter.) SECRETARY CLINTON: That’s... Read More

Statement by Laurie Shestack Phipps, at a Session of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee on Advancement of Women

(Remarks as delivered) Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We are pleased that the Third Committee is devoting its attention to this important agenda item on the advancement of women, and we... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Egypt

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

United States Intervention for Zimbabwe at the UPR Working Group

12th Session of the UPR Working Group The United States welcomes His Excellency Minister Chimasa and the Zimbabwe delegation to the UPR Working Group. We commend Zimbabwe for creation of... Read More

Special Representative Shailor on World Day for Decent Work

World Day for Decent Work is commemorated each year by millions of working people around the world. Today on farms and in factories – in cities and small villages –... Read More

U.S. Condemns Syria’s Continued Violent and Deadly Repression of Peaceful Protests

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Syria, 12th Session The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Syrian government’s gross violations of the human rights and... Read More

Ambassador Johnson's remarks at the Closing Plenary of the OSCE's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

(As prepared for delivery at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Other Business at the Closing of the Plenary Session) The United States for several years has used this agenda... Read More

Ambassador Johnson's Remarks at the Closing of the OSCE Human Dimension Implemenation Meeting Plenary

(As prepared for delivery at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Closing of the Plenary Session) As we mark the close of this two-week session, we should reflect for a... Read More

Secretary Clinton Congratulates Female Nobel Peace Laureates

I am delighted to send heartfelt congratulations to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman and Liberian peace activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee for the prestigious honor of sharing... Read More

United States Intervention for Venezuela at the UPR Working Group

12th Session of the UPR Working Group The United States welcomes Foreign Minister Maduro and the Venezuelan delegation to the UPR Working Group. We view as positive the draft law... Read More

Press Secretary Carney on Violence in Syria

We condemn the assassination of Kurdish opposition leader Mishaal al-Tammo and the vicious and unprovoked assault against prominent opposition figure Riad Sayf in Syria. The United States strongly rejects violence... Read More

Statement by President Obama Congratulating Nobel Peace Prize Winners

On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Murder of Anna Politkovskaya

October 7 marks the fifth-year anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Her reporting on the war in the North Caucasus brought to light the violation of human... Read More

USAID, OSCE Team Up to Help Azerbaijan Combat Human Trafficking and Promote Access to the Justice System

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Office in Baku on September 29th signed a grant agreement to collaborate... Read More

Ambassador Efird on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination

(As prepared for delivery at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Session 16: Tolerance and Non-Discrimination; Equality of opportunity for women and men; Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the... Read More



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