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Vice President Biden's Remarks to the Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

"...protecting fundamental rights and freedoms...is the best way to promote long-term stability and prosperity of any society."

Vice President Joe Biden

2011-05-09

Click the picture for WhiteHouse.gov video. THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Thank you.  Thank you, all.  It’s an honor to welcome back to Washington for the third meeting of the... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Violence in Syria

Secreatary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-06

I am deeply troubled that the Syrian Government chooses to continue to use force and intimidation against the Syrian people. The United States condemns in the strongest terms the Syrian... Read More

'Clean stoves' would save lives, cut pollution

Op-ed published by USA Today

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Julia Roberts

2011-05-06

  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Julia Roberts, Global Ambassador for the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, co-authored this op-ed published by USA Today on May 6, 2011. The... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Lucia Annunziata of "In Mezz'Ora"

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Lucia Annunziata of "In Mezz'Ora"

2011-05-06

QUESTION: Welcome, Madam Secretary. Welcome to Rome. SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much. I’m delighted to be here. QUESTION: This is your first trip as Secretary of State. SECRETARY CLINTON:... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-05-06

We strongly condemn and deplore the Syrian government’s use of violence and mass arrests in response to ongoing demonstrations.   We again salute the courage of Syrian protestors for insisting on... Read More

Briefing on the Upcoming U.S.-China S&ED

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Kurt M. Campbell and Treasury's Senior Coordinator and Executive Secretary for China and the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) David Loevinger

2011-05-05

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon. Welcome to the Department of State. Very pleased to have with us this afternoon Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell,... Read More

Shifting Sands: Political Transitions in the Middle East

Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael H. Posner and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Tamara C. Wittes

2011-05-05

Click here for the State.gov video of Assistant Secretary Posner's testimony. Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Ackerman, distinguished Members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting us to testify before this... Read More

Statement by the President on Nigeria's Elections

President Barack Obama

2011-05-04

This morning, I called President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria to congratulate him on his election victory and to commend the people of Nigeria for their resolve and patience during last... Read More

Misrata, Libya: Appeal for Civilian Protection

Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-04

The United States condemns the Qadhafi regime’s continued brutal attacks on the Libyan people in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for a stop to... Read More

Assistant Secretaries Esther Brimmer and Michael Posner: Remarks at "Defending Press Freedom in the 21st Century" as Part of World Press Freedom Day

Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press and the National Endowment for Democracy's Center for International Media Assistance Hold Discussion

Assistant Secretaries Esther Brimmer and Michael H. Posner, with Carl Gershman, President National Endowment for Democracy, David Killion, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, Representative Adam B. Schiff, California's 29th District, Mariane Pearl, Wael Abbas, Irina Bokkova, Director General UNESCO

2011-05-03

GERSHMAN: Thanks very much. My name is Carl Gershman. I'm the president of the National Endowment for Democracy, which sponsors the Center for International Media Assistance, and it's a great... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on World Press Freedom Day

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

2011-05-03

On World Press Freedom Day, we remain grateful for the courageous work of journalists and ever determined to protect freedoms of expression and the press. Freedom of expression, for members... Read More

Statement by the President on World Press Freedom Day

President Barack Obama

2011-05-03

On this World Press Freedom Day, the United States joins with people around the world in reaffirming the fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly, and association that provide the foundation for... Read More

Secretary Clinton on World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-03

On this May 3 as we observe World Press Freedom Day, we take time to honor those who promote and protect the freedom of expression, and pay tribute to journalists... Read More

Harnessing Mobile Phone Technology To Improve Maternal and Child Health "Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action" Partnership Established

Office of the Spokesman

2011-05-03

Secretary Clinton Announces the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). State Department photo by Michael GrossToday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new partnership, the Mobile Alliance for... Read More

Unveiling of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-03

Secretary Clinton Announces the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). State Department photo by Michael GrossThank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. Well, I’m grateful for all of... Read More

President Obama on Press Freedom: "Everyone deserves to know the truth."

President Barack Obama

2011-05-03

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Statement by the President on Holocaust Remembrance Day

President Barack Obama

2011-05-02

I join people here at home, in Israel, and around the world in commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and in honoring the memory of all those who suffered, died and lost... Read More

World Press Freedom Day, May 1-3 2011

21st Century: New Frontiers, New Barriers

HumanRights.gov Staff

2011-05-02

Michel Cambon and WAN-IFRA Cartoon for World Press Freedom Day Click here for the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009 UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day is held... Read More

Under Secretary Maria Otero: Remarks at World Press Freedom Day

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero

2011-05-02

Thank you, Mark , for your kind introduction. On behalf of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and the United States, I would like to thank UNESCO for hosting this important event... Read More

Under Secretary McHale on World Press Freedom Day

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale

2011-05-01

Thank you, Bette, for that introduction, and thank you all for joining me here tonight. Too many journalists are not with us tonight. Too many have lost their lives or... Read More



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