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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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 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

 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

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

Philip Gordon: Special Briefing on NATO's Berlin Ministerial

MS. FULTON: Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. I’m happy to introduce to you today Assistant Secretary Phil Gordon, who is going to talk to you a... Read More

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with Members of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan

 Vice President Biden today met at the White House with former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Chairman of the African Union (AU) High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan, along with... Read More

Melanne Verveer: Introductory Remarks at Media Roundtable With Egyptian and International Journalists

Ambassador Verveer: Thank you for coming out this afternoon and I hope you haven’t had to wait too long. I’m very happy to see you and to take any questions,... Read More


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