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Spokesperson Nuland on the Political Transition in Yemen

The United States continues to support a peaceful and orderly transition that is responsive to the Yemeni people’s aspirations for peace, prosperity, and security.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-15

The United States has seen encouraging signs in recent days from the government and the opposition in Yemen suggesting a renewed willingness to implement a political transition, to include the... Read More

Celebrating 60 years of the U.S.-Australia Alliance

Presidio Golden Gate Club Ventana Room, San Francisco, CA

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith

2011-09-15

SECRETARY CLINTON:Good afternoon, everyone. It is a great pleasure for Secretary Panetta and I to welcome Foreign Minister Rudd and Defense Minister Smith and the entire Australian delegation, our friends... Read More

David Luna on Reducing Illicit Arbitrage Opportunities for Cleaner Markets and Supply Chains

APEC Workshop on Investigating and Prosecuting Corruption and Illicit Trade: Stemming the Flows of Counterfeits and Dismantling Illicit Networks, San Francisco, CA

Director for Anticrime Programs , Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David M. Luna

2011-09-14

Good morning. It is an honor as the 2011 APEC Anti-Corruption and Transparency (ACT) Working Group Chair to co-host this workshop with Rodrigo Roque, the APEC Intellectual Property Experts... Read More

Assistant Secretary Blake on the Situation in Sri Lanka

A great deal still needs to be done to heal the wounds of war and ensure a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous Sri Lanka.

Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake

2011-09-14

As Prepared for Delivery It is a pleasure to be back in Sri Lanka and to see many old friends. Over the last two days I have had a wide... Read More

Making Right to Development a Uniting, Rather than Divisive, Issue on the Human Rights Agenda

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-14

Remarks delivered during a panel on the Realization of the Right to Development Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We thank the panelists for their thoughtful presentations. The United States has some... Read More

Strengthening Health Systems to Respond to Needs of Women and Girls Must be a Political Priority

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-14

Remarks delivered during a side event at the 18th Session of the Human Rights Council: “Applying a Human Rights Based Approach to Efforts to Eliminate Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity” ... Read More

Learn more about the Office of International Religious Freedom

Promoting religious freedom is a core objective of U.S. foreign policy.

The Office of International Religious Freedom

2011-09-13

The Office of International Religious Freedom has the mission of promoting religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign policy. The office is headed by Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Release of the Report on International Religious Freedom

Shining a spotlight on violations of religious freedom around the world is one of our goals in releasing this report.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-09-13

Click here for the July-December, 2010 International Religious Freedom Report. SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning, everyone.  Here with me today are Michael Posner, our Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and... Read More

Faith and Development in China

Strengthening religious freedom will not only benefit U.S.-China relations, it will also create a firmer foundation for Chinese society.

Emilie Kao

2011-09-13

China’s Religious Believers Beginning to Meet Social Needs Despite years of government ambivalence and hostility, China’s religious communities are emerging as a strong force for meeting the country’s social welfare... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner and Ambassador Cook on the Int'l Religious Freedom Report

This report covers every country, every faith, and myriad forms of harassment, persecution, and abuse on the basis of religion.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner and Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook

2011-09-13

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Thank you. Good morning, everybody. As you know, the State Department is mandated by law to produce this report each year. The Secretary of State also designates... Read More

Ensuring Greater Integrity in APEC Economies, Markets, and Supply Chains

Welcoming Remarks by ACT Chair, San Francisco, CA

Director for Anticrime Programs , Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David M. Luna

2011-09-13

Good Morning. I would like to thank the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for co-sponsoring, with the Anticorruption and Transparency (ACT) Working Group, this important dialogue on enhancing our APEC... Read More

U.S. Deeply Concerned about Use of Force Against Peaceful Protestors

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-13

Remarks delivered during a panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests Thank you, Madame President. The United States is deeply concerned... Read More

More Must Be Done to Protect Children in Armed Conflict

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-13

Remarks delivered during an interactive Dialogue with the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy Thank you, Madame President. The United States thanks Special Representative Coomaraswamy... Read More

U.S. Welcomes Rapid Appointment of HRC Team to Investigate the Situation in Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-13

The United States welcomes the rapid action by the President of the Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry on the situation in Syria as called for August... Read More

Award-Winning Chef Jose Andres Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as Culinary Ambassador

Helping to raise awareness of an issue that causes nearly two million deaths each year.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chef Jose Andres

2011-09-13

Chef Jose Andres joins the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as “Culinary Ambassador,” helping to raise awareness of an issue that causes nearly two million deaths each year: toxic smoke... Read More

July-December, 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

The Office of International Religious Freedom

2011-09-13

Countries of Particular Concern Burma China (Includes Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau)  Eritrea Iran Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Saudi Arabia Sudan Uzbekistan Front Matter Preface Introduction Executive Summary Addendum ... Read More

Ambassador Donahoe's Response to the Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2011-09-12

Thank you, Madame President. The United States welcomes the High Commissioner’s opening statement. At this moment, when the world is witnessing many societies in political upheaval and transition, we appreciate... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland on the Detention of Sub-Saharan African Refugees and Migrants in Libya

The United States is deeply concerned about reports of arbitrary detention and abuse of sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees.

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-12

The United States is deeply concerned about reports of arbitrary detention and abuse of sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees. We also understand that some Libyans are also being victimized based... Read More

Remarks by David Luna at the APEC Anti-Corruption & Transparency Experts Working Group

San Francisco, CA

Director for Anticrime Programs , Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David M. Luna

2011-09-12

Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us here in San Francisco for the Third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 3) of the year and the 13th APEC Anti-Corruption &... Read More

Spokesperson Nuland Offers Condolences on the Killing of Syrian Human Rights Activist Ghiyath Mattar

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

2011-09-11

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of Syrian human rights activist Ghiyath Mattar while in the custody of Syrian Security Forces. We offer our deepest... Read More



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