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Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Adoption of Resolution at Human Rights Council Combating Discrimination and Violence

The United States welcomes today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council to further the international community’s efforts to combat religious intolerance. The consensus resolution adopted by the Council today... Read More

Teleconference Background Briefing on North Atlantic Council (NAC) Discussions on Libya

OPERATOR: Welcome and thank you for standing by. All participants are in a listen-only mode. During the question-and-answer portion of today’s call, please press *1 if you would like to... Read More

Secretary Clinton: The Human Rights Council’s Creation of a Special Rapporteur on Iran

We applaud today's action by the Human Rights Council to create a Special Rapporteur on Iran who will help the international community monitor and respond to Iran's continuing human rights... Read More

Chargé d’Affaires Fuller's Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus

The United States remains gravely concerned over the continuing post-election crackdown by the Government of Belarus. As we continue to monitor the situation, we would like to inform the participating... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks With Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri

 SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. I am delighted to welcome a friend and a colleague. Minister Fassi Fihri and I have had a chance to work and consult together... Read More

Secretary Clinton to Address the Annual Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Plenary Meeting

On March 23, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks to the annual Voluntary Principles (VPs) on Security and Human Rights Plenary Meeting, a multi-stakeholder forum comprised of... Read More

U.S. Shares Commitment to Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance

Ambassador Betty E. King U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Fleet Forum Conference Geneva, Switzerland. Good morning distinguished guests and members. Let me begin by thanking the... Read More

Mark Toner: Press Statement on the Violence in Syria

The United States is deeply troubled by violence and civilian deaths in Dara’a at the hands of security forces. We are concerned by the Syrian Government’s use of violence, intimidation... Read More

Secretary Clinton: With Diane Sawyer of ABC News

QUESTION: Thank you again, Madam Secretary, and we hear repeatedly it will be days, not weeks, before the U.S. turns over the lead; it will be one week on Saturday.... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Interview With Kaho Izumitani of NHK

QUESTION: Thank you, Madam Secretary, for your time and your full support to our country when we are experiencing such a difficult situation. So, 10 days have passed since the... Read More

Secretary Clinton: With Sumiko Mori of Fuji TV

QUESTION: Thank you very much. I have some questions. As Secretary of State, I know that dealing with crises throughout the world is not unusual, but what have you felt... Read More

Statement  by the Press Secretary on Ending Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

President Obama believes that advancing the human rights of minorities and the marginalized is a fundamental American value. The President was pleased to announce during his trip to Brazil that... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement at Human Rights Council Statement on Ending Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Today, 85 countries from every region of the world joined together in a historic moment to state clearly that human rights apply to everyone, no matter who they are or... Read More

Fact Sheet: Joint Statement on the Rights of LGBT Persons at the Human Rights Council

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC At the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva 85 countries joined a Joint Statement entitled “Ending Acts of Violence and Related... Read More

White House Statement on Ending Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

President Obama believes that advancing the human rights of minorities and the marginalized is a fundamental American value. The President was pleased to announce during his trip to Brazil that... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner Corrects UK Guardian

To the Editor: The Guardian article of March 20, alleging that the U.S. Department of State is about to sign a funding deal with the BBC is inaccurate and misleading.... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Press Availability at Chief of Mission Residence, Paris, France

 SECRETARY CLINTON: Before we begin, I want to say a few words about Warren Christopher. He was a friend, a mentor, and truly a diplomat’s diplomat. He served our... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Rousseff of Brazil

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Palacio do Planalto Brasilia, Brazil 12:54 P.M. BRT PRESIDENT ROUSSEFF: (As translated.) Your Excellency Barack Obama, President of the United States of... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on Cote d'Ivoire

The United States condemns Laurent Gbagbo’s continued attacks on unarmed civilians in Cote d’Ivoire and we demand an immediate end to this brutality. Gbagbo’s indiscriminate violence against civilians cannot be... Read More

Secretary Clinton: With Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo

QUESTION: (Speaking in Spanish.) Thank you for being with us. (Speaking in Spanish.) Is the United States going to be entering into a new battlefield in Libya? SECRETARY CLINTON: No,... Read More



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