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Secretary Clinton on the Death of Syed Saleem Shehzad

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-31

The United States strongly condemns the abduction and killing of reporter Syed Saleem Shehzad. His work reporting on terrorism and intelligence issues in Pakistan brought to light the troubles extremism... Read More

Presidential Proclamation--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

President Barack Obama

2011-05-31

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The story of America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons,... Read More

Ambassador Verveer: Policy Dialogue on Healthy Women, Healthy Economies

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer

2011-05-31

Secretary Hillary Clinton came here last November to underscore the commitment of the United States government to the people of Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific region. She recognized... Read More

Deputy Spokesman Toner on U.S. Concern About Freedom of Assembly in Russia

Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-29

We note with concern that in Moscow on Saturday, May 28, a peaceable demonstration of Russians advocating for the rights of gays and lesbians, joined by international supporters, was forcefully... Read More

Ambassador Verveer Meets Indonesian Women Entrepreneurs

Jakarta, Indonesia

Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Initiatives Melanne Verveer

2011-05-29

U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Initiatives Melanne Verveer visited a group of 18 women entrepreneurs in a poor Jakarta community. These women had started or expanded their businesses with U.S.... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and President Komorowski in Discussion on Democracy in Warsaw, Poland

President Barack Obama and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski

2011-05-28

PRESIDENT KOMOROWSKI:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I think we feel it all too well that it’s worth having dreams, but dreams come true when, apart... Read More

FACT SHEET: U.S.-Polish Efforts to Advance Democracy Worldwide

White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-05-28

Advancing democracy is the oldest of the three pillars (democracy, economic, security) of our bilateral relationship.  Poland and the United States have strong traditions of supporting democracy and human rights... Read More

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk of Poland in Joint Press Conference in Warsaw, Poland

President Barack Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk

2011-05-28

PRIME MINISTER TUSK:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, before the visit of President Barack Obama, I learned that Ralph Waldo Emerson was your favorite American thinker.  And certainly... Read More

Statement by the President on the Recent Convictions of Political Prisoners in Belarus

President Barack Obama

2011-05-27

I strongly condemn the conviction and sentencing of opposition presidential candidates Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Andrey Sannikau, Vital Rymasheuski, Mikalay Statkevich, and Dzmitry Us in Belarus.  The United States considers these candidates... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesman Toner on the Arrest of Bernard Munyagishari

Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-27

The United States commends the May 25 arrest of Bernard Munyagishari in Kitchanga, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Munyagishari is alleged to have recruited, trained, and led... Read More

Assistant Secretary Posner's Remarks to Russian Human Rights Activists visiting Washington

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael H. Posner

2011-05-27

Welcome to you all. It is good to see several old friends and as well as to meet new colleagues in our common efforts to advance human rights and the... Read More

Statement by Deputy Spokesman Toner on Armenia: General Amnesty

Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-27

The United States welcomes the prisoner amnesty granted by Armenian President Sargsian and declared by the Armenian Parliament, and is pleased to see the quick release of those detained in... Read More

Azerbaijan: Release of Eynulla Fatullayev

Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner

2011-05-27

The United States welcomes the release by the government of Azerbaijan of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev.  We monitored Mr. Fatullayev’s case closely and called for a transparent legal process consistent... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-26

The United States welcomes the arrest of Ratko Mladic by Serbian security services earlier today. We commend President Tadic, the Government of Serbia, its security services and all those who... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the OECD On Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-26

SECRETARY CLINTON: Next, we turn to the OECD New Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. For over 35 years, these guidelines have occupied a unique space within the world of corporate social... Read More

Ambassador Rice on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

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

2011-05-26

The arrest today of Ratko Mladic is a victory for all people of conscience. The evidence of Mladic's deliberate cruelty and appalling disrespect for the rules of war and basic... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at UNESCO Global Partnership for Girls' and Women's Education

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-05-26

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Director General, for that introduction, but more than that, for your leadership of this very important international institution. You are here in a large... Read More

Statement by the President on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

President Barack Obama

2011-05-26

Fifteen years ago, Ratko Mladic ordered the systematic execution of some 8,000 unarmed men and boys in Srebrenica.  Today, he is behind bars.  I applaud President Tadic and the Government... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Elections for the Commission on Population and Development

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

2011-05-26

The United States is deeply disappointed that the United Nations Economic and Social Council voted today to renew Iran’s longstanding membership on the Commission on Population and Development. We vigorously... Read More

OECD Chair's Summary of the 2011 Anniversary OECD Ministerial Council Meeting

Media Note

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman

2011-05-26

On the occasion of the 2011 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), Leaders and Ministers assembled under the Chairmanship of the United States of America and the Vice-Chairmanship of Germany to... Read More



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