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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I welcome the decision today by the UN Human Rights Council to condemn the Government of Syria for its violent crackdown against peaceful demonstrators. With today’s vote, the Council has... Read More
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) includes the use of rape and sexual terror as a tactic of war in the conflict-affected eastern... Read More
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