SECRETARY CLINTON: Hi, this is Hillary Clinton.
MS. ROBERTS: Hello, Madam Secretary. It’s Julia.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Hi, Julia. How are you?
MS. ROBERTS: How are you?
SECRETARY CLINTON: I am... Read More
Today, the President signed an Executive Order imposing sanctions against senior Syrian officials and other Syrian and Iranian government entities responsible for human rights abuses, including the use of violence... Read More
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency, unless, prior to the anniversary... Read More
Today the UN Human Rights Council took urgent action to shine a light on the deteriorating human rights situation in Syria and condemn the continued human rights abuses by the... Read More
The Human Rights Council (HRC) today adopted a resolution establishing an urgent fact finding Mission by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to look into the escalating... Read More
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701... Read More
Assistant Secretary Michael Posner on the U.S. China Human Rights DialogueClick here for the English version with press Q&A
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Assistant Secretary Michael Posner on the U.S. China Human Rights DialogueClick here for the Mandarin Chinese translation of Assistant Secretary Posner's remarks
Assistant Secretary Posner:
Good afternoon. I want to thank... Read More
MS. FULTON: Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. Very pleased today to have with us Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson to talk about the recent... Read More
Hannah Rosenthal: Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
Hannah Rosenthal was sworn in as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism on November 23, 2009. Sparked by the... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to thank Under-Secretary-General Pascoe for his briefing on the deteriorating situation in Syria.
The United States condemns in the strongest possible... Read More
The United States, working with countries from all regions of the world, initiated a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on Syria to address egregious human rights violations currently... Read More
Click here for State.gov video of the special briefing held by Ambassador Cretz.
MS. FULTON: Good afternoon, and welcome to the Department of State. I’m very pleased today to introduce... Read More
MR. SULLIVAN: Hi, guys. My name is Jake Sullivan. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the director of policy planning here at the State Department and also... Read More
We are troubled by the tragic loss of life and injuries at the hands of Uganda's security forces during the recent "walk-to-work" protests, as well as the continued detention of... Read More
The United States welcomes today’s public release of the UN Panel of Experts’ report on Sri Lanka. We appreciate the detailed and extensive work of the panel and believe it... Read More
MS. FULTON: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for joining us for our special press briefing today. We have with us Mark Bartolini, who is the director of the Office of... Read More
The United States remains deeply concerned about clashes between security forces along the Thailand-Cambodia border. We strongly urge both sides to exercise restraint, refrain from provocative acts, and immediately take... Read More
We solemnly remember the horrific events that took place ninety-six years ago, resulting in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In 1915, 1.5 million Armenians were massacred... Read More
The United States supports a peaceful transfer of power in Yemen that is responsive to the aspirations of the Yemeni people. We applaud the announcements by the Yemeni Government and... Read More