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Under Secretary Otero's Panel Remarks at USIP's Conference on Preventing Violent Conflict

Thank you.  It is indeed a pleasure to be here, in this beautiful building which I had the honor of seeing first as a blueprint while I was on the... Read More

Briefing on the AGOA Forum

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon, and welcome to the State Department. I’m very pleased that you could join us for a special press brief this afternoon on the 2011 U.S. Africa... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Honduras' Admission to the OAS

The United States welcomes today’s decision by members of the Organization of American States (OAS) to lift the suspension of Honduras’ participation in the organization. This moment has been a... Read More

Remarks at the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue

SECRETARY CLINTON: Please, be seated. And thank you so much for what I have heard has been a very productive day as we put some meat on the bones of... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin After Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining me and the foreign minister. We’ve just had an excellent meeting that capped a day of intensive dialogue between our... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Death of Syed Saleem Shehzad

The United States strongly condemns the abduction and killing of reporter Syed Saleem Shehzad. His work reporting on terrorism and intelligence issues in Pakistan brought to light the troubles extremism... Read More

Presidential Proclamation--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The story of America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons,... Read More

Ambassador Verveer: Policy Dialogue on Healthy Women, Healthy Economies

Secretary Hillary Clinton came here last November to underscore the commitment of the United States government to the people of Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific region. She recognized... Read More

Deputy Spokesman Toner on U.S. Concern About Freedom of Assembly in Russia

We note with concern that in Moscow on Saturday, May 28, a peaceable demonstration of Russians advocating for the rights of gays and lesbians, joined by international supporters, was forcefully... Read More

Ambassador Verveer Meets Indonesian Women Entrepreneurs

U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Initiatives Melanne Verveer visited a group of 18 women entrepreneurs in a poor Jakarta community. These women had started or expanded their businesses with U.S.... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Komorowski in Discussion on Democracy in Warsaw, Poland

PRESIDENT KOMOROWSKI:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I think we feel it all too well that it’s worth having dreams, but dreams come true when, apart... Read More

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Polish Efforts to Advance Democracy Worldwide

Advancing democracy is the oldest of the three pillars (democracy, economic, security) of our bilateral relationship.  Poland and the United States have strong traditions of supporting democracy and human rights... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk of Poland in Joint Press Conference in Warsaw, Poland

PRIME MINISTER TUSK:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, before the visit of President Barack Obama, I learned that Ralph Waldo Emerson was your favorite American thinker.  And certainly... Read More

Statement by the President on the Recent Convictions of Political Prisoners in Belarus

I strongly condemn the conviction and sentencing of opposition presidential candidates Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Andrey Sannikau, Vital Rymasheuski, Mikalay Statkevich, and Dzmitry Us in Belarus.  The United States considers these candidates... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesman Toner on the Arrest of Bernard Munyagishari

The United States commends the May 25 arrest of Bernard Munyagishari in Kitchanga, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Munyagishari is alleged to have recruited, trained, and led... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks to Russian Human Rights Activists visiting Washington

Welcome to you all. It is good to see several old friends and as well as to meet new colleagues in our common efforts to advance human rights and the... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesman Toner on Armenia: General Amnesty

The United States welcomes the prisoner amnesty granted by Armenian President Sargsian and declared by the Armenian Parliament, and is pleased to see the quick release of those detained in... Read More

Azerbaijan: Release of Eynulla Fatullayev

The United States welcomes the release by the government of Azerbaijan of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev.  We monitored Mr. Fatullayev’s case closely and called for a transparent legal process consistent... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

The United States welcomes the arrest of Ratko Mladic by Serbian security services earlier today. We commend President Tadic, the Government of Serbia, its security services and all those who... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the OECD On Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

SECRETARY CLINTON: Next, we turn to the OECD New Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. For over 35 years, these guidelines have occupied a unique space within the world of corporate social... Read More



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