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Human Rights Council to Hold Special Session on Syria – Statement by Ambassador Donahoe

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

2011-04-27

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

Gene Cretz: Special Briefing on the Political Situation in Libya

Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz

2011-04-27

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

Briefing on Recent Developments in the Middle East and Other Issues

Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan

2011-04-26

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

Mark Toner: Continued Crackdown on Uganda's "Walk-to-Work" Protests

Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-04-26

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

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Release of the UN Panel of Experts' Report on Sri Lanka

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

2011-04-25

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

Reuben Brigety and Mark Bartolini: Current U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Efforts in Libya

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Reuben Brigety, and USAID Director of Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Mark Bartolini

2011-04-25

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

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Situation on Thailand-Cambodia Border

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-04-25

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

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

President Barack Obama

2011-04-23

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

Statement by the Press Secretary on Developments in Yemen

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-04-23

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

Joint Statement on the Second Annual U.S.-AU High Level Meeting

The following is a joint statement by the United States and the African Union.

Office of the Spokesman

2011-04-22

The United States and the African Union (AU) met on April 20 and 21, 2011, in Washington for the second annual U.S.-AU High Level Meeting. Talks centered on how the... Read More

President Obama: Statement on Syria

President Barack Obama

2011-04-22

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of force by the Syrian government against demonstrators. This outrageous use of violence to quell protests must come to... Read More

The 2011 Human Rights Awards

Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns

2011-04-21

From left: Christian Marchant of U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Ambassador Steve Beecroft of U.S. Embassy Amman, Under Secretary William Burns, Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Julia Nunez on behalf of Damas... Read More

U.S.-Netherlands Joint Statement on Supporting Women's Political Empowerment in Emerging Democracies

Office of the Spokesman

2011-04-21

Click here for Secretary Clinton's remarks with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. Click here for video of Secretary Clinton's remarks with Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. Following their bilateral meeting in... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks With Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal After Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal

2011-04-21

Click here for video of Secretary Clinton's remarks with Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. Click here for U.S.-Netherlands Joint Statement on Supporting Women's Political Empowerment in Emerging Democracies SECRETARY CLINTON: Well,... Read More

2011 Hours Against Hate

Stand Up and Speak Out

Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, and Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal

2011-04-21

  2011 Hours Against Hate is a campaign to stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, tradition, class, and gender. Launched by Special Representative to Muslim Communities... Read More

United States and China To Hold Human Rights Dialogue

Office of the Spokesman

2011-04-21

The United States and China will hold the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue on April 27-28, 2011. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner will lead an interagency... Read More

Web Chat about the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices with Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner

People from all over the world join Department of State web chat to discuss human rights.

Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner with Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Fitzpatrick

2011-04-21

Click the picture above for the video of the web chat! On April 21, 2011, Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner and Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick engaged in an... Read More

William Burns: Presents Human Rights Awards

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns

2011-04-20

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns will present the Diplomacy for Human Rights Award, the Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award, and the Human Rights Defenders Award... Read More

"Conversations on Diplomacy," Moderated by Charlie Rose

With Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

2011-04-20

 Video from the “Conversations on Diplomacy” is available on the Charlie Rose Show homepage http://www.charlierose.com/. MR. ROSE:  We’re at the State Department in Washington, D.C. for a special edition... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Election in Nigeria

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-04-19

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I applaud the people of Nigeria for their enthusiastic and orderly participation in the April 16th presidential election.... Read More



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