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Deputy Assistant Secretary Yun's testimony on the Block Burmese JADE Act and Recent Policy Developments

Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Joe Yun

2011-06-02

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Berman, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the central aspects of... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Baer on the Status of the Tibetan Policy Act

Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel B. Baer

2011-06-02

Thank you, Madam Chairwoman and members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, for inviting me today. It’s my pleasure to be able to testify today on religious freedom, democracy and... Read More

The Swearing-In of Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for Int'l Religious Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook

2011-06-02

      SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, this day has been a long time coming – (applause) – which makes it only sweeter for all of us who are gathered here.... Read More

A New Public-Private Partnership With the MAC AIDS Fund to Combat Gender-Based Violence in South Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Group President Estée Lauder Companies/Chairman MAC AIDS Fund John Demsey, and Global Executive Director MAC AIDS Fund, Senior Vice President MAC Cosmetics Nancy Mahon

2011-06-02

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. Please come back here, come right in to the Treaty Room, all our friends from MAC and our friends from the building and our... Read More

Assistant Secretary Valenzuela's Remarks on the Decision To Readmit Honduras Into the Organization of American States

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela

2011-06-02

MR. TONER: Good afternoon. Actually, we have a special guest with us to lead off the briefing. Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela has come down to talk... Read More

The Killing of Iranian Activist Haleh Sahabi at Her Father's Funeral

Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-06-02

We condemn the killing of Iranian activist Haleh Sahabi in the strongest possible terms. Eyewitness and reliable accounts of Haleh Sahabi's death yesterday at her father's funeral in Iran are... Read More

Secretary Clinton Receives the 2011 George C. Marshall Foundation Award

National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-02

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Thank you all very much.  I have a little bit of a Mark Twain kind of feeling that I’ve been attending my own funeral.  (Laughter.)  I am quite... Read More

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (AGOA Forum) 2011

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

2011-06-01

The 2011 U.S.-sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (“AGOA Forum”) will take place on June 9-10, 2011, in Lusaka, Zambia. The theme is “Enhanced Trade through Increased Competitiveness, Value... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota After Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota

2011-06-01

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone. It is indeed a pleasure for me to welcome back my colleague, the Foreign Minister of Brazil, and someone quite familiar to those of us... Read More

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

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero

2011-06-01

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

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Johnnie Carson Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Demetrios Marantis and Vice President for Compact Implementation for the Millennium Challenge Corporation Patrick C. Fine

2011-06-01

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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-06-01

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 of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin

2011-05-31

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 of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin

2011-05-31

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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-31

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

President Barack Obama

2011-05-31

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

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer

2011-05-31

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

Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-29

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

Jakarta, Indonesia

Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Initiatives Melanne Verveer

2011-05-29

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 Barack Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski

2011-05-28

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



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