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Remarks by Undersecretary Otero and Ambassador CdeBaca on the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report

Awards ceremony recognizes TIP heroes.

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero and Ambassador-at-Large, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca

2011-06-27

UNDER SECRETARY OTERO: What a great room. Wonderful. Good afternoon, welcome, and thank you all for being here. My name is Maria Otero, and I am the Under Secretary of... Read More

Remarks by Secretary Clinton 2011 Celebration of LGBT Pride Month

Co-Hosted by the Department of State and Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-27

(Applause.) Thank you all. Thank you. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Well, this is an especially momentous and extraordinary time for us to meet for the State Department’s... Read More

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Fact Sheets 2011

Learn more about how the United States combats Trafficking in Persons.

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

2011-06-27

  Government Action to Address Involuntary Domestic Servitude  International Programs To Combat Trafficking in Persons   Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons: An Overview  Prevention: Fighting Sex Trafficking by... Read More

Panel Discussion on LGBT Issues in Foreign Policy

Panel discussion following Secretary Clinton's remarks at the celebration of Pride Month at the Department of State

Undersecretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero; Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Deputy Administrator for USAID Don Steinberg, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel B. Baer

2011-06-27

Remarks by Secretary Clinton 2011 Celebration of LGBT Pride Month Jon Tollefson, President of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies: Good morning. Good morning and welcome to the Dean... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Rice on the Adoption of Security Council Resolution 1990

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

2011-06-27

This morning, the United States voted in favor of UN Security Council Resolution 1990, establishing the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). We are pleased that the Council acted... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the ICTR Judgment Against Former Rwandan Minister of Women’s Development

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-06-25

The United States welcomes the June 24 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) conviction of Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, former Rwandan Minister of Women’s Development and her son, Arsene Shalom Ntahobali, both... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland Urging an End to the Violence in Burma

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-06-24

The United States is concerned by on-going violence in Burma’s northern Kachin State and other regions of the country and calls for a halt to hostilities. The Burmese Army and... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner and Senior Advisor Tillemann On the Upcoming Community of Democracies Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael H. Posner And Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies

2011-06-24

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon and welcome – or excuse me, good morning and welcome to the Department of State. We’re very pleased to welcome you here to our special press... Read More

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



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