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U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley

2010-12-07

The United States is pleased to announce that it will host UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day event in 2011, from May 1 - May 3 in Washington, D.C. UNESCO is... Read More

One Year Continued Incarceration of Alan Gross

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley

2010-12-03

Today marks one year since Cuban authorities detained Alan Gross. Mr. Gross is an international development worker who traveled to Cuba to help connect members of the Jewish community in... Read More

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Interview With Michel Ghandour of Al Hurra

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-03

QUESTION: Madam Secretary, first, thank you for your time. I don’t want to ask you about WikiLeaks. You’ve already answered so many questions. I’m going to stick to the peace... Read More

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-02

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I join with friends and colleagues around the world to recognize December 3 as the International Day of... Read More

Meeting with Civil Society Leaders

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-12-02

Thank you all for coming to the Embassy. As someone who has worked on civil society issues for decades and as a former member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, I... Read More

Town Hall on Empowering Civil Society for Central Asia's Future

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-11-30

AMBASSADOR ZHARBUSSYNOVA: Ladies and gentlemen, today I am truly honored to welcome the Secretary of State Madam Hillary Clinton. Madam, all of us present here today are grateful that despite... Read More

Statement by NSC Spokesman Mike Hammer on Egyptian Elections

Mike Hammer

2010-11-30

The United States is disappointed with the conduct during and leading up to Egypt’s November 28 legislative elections. While we are continuing to assess reports from a variety of sources,... Read More

Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections

Office of the Spokesman

2010-11-29

The United States closely followed the first round of parliamentary elections held yesterday in Egypt. Egypt’s elections, this year and next, represent an important opportunity for progress. Egyptians will only... Read More

Press Briefing at OSCE Review Conference

Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia

2010-11-28

MODERATOR: Thank you for coming today. My name is Steve Labensky. I am the Public Affairs Officer for the United States Mission to the OSCE. It is a pleasure to... Read More

OSCE Session on Press Freedom

United States Mission to the OSCE

Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia

2010-11-26

Session 4: Freedom of the Media The right to know one's rights, in order to be able to act on them, was framed in the Helsinki Final Act as a... Read More

Presidential Memorandum on Sudan

2010-11-19

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Presidential Memorandum--Sudan Presidential Determination No. 2011-5 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE PRESIDENT OF THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE... Read More

National Security Strategy

President Barack Obama

2010-11-17

The National Security Strategy (NSS) is prepared periodically by the executive branch for the Congress.  The document outlines major national security concerns and the Administration’s approach for addressing these concerns.  ... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Release of the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2010-11-17

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. It’s my pleasure to join you today for the release of the State Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Every year, the State Department prepares... Read More

Remarks on the Release of the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner

2010-11-17

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Thank you, Madam Secretary, for your remarks and for your commitment to religious freedom and human rights generally. As Secretary Clinton has said, religious minorities in many... Read More

The Obama Administration's European Agenda

Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon

2010-11-17

As prepared Thank you Fred, I am delighted to be here at the Atlantic Council today, as part of your broader program of events this afternoon. Through activities like these,... Read More

Multilateral Newsletter: Volume 4 – November 17, 2010

Bureau of International Organization Affairs

2010-11-17

 Friends and Colleagues: Earlier this month I traveled to Geneva to co-head an interagency delegation to an historic event: the United States’ first–ever presentation of a Universal Periodic Review (UPR)... Read More

Anniversary of the Death of Sergei Magnitskiy

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley

2010-11-16

Today we mark with sadness the one-year anniversary of the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitskiy, who died of apparent medical neglect in pre-trial detention in Moscow's Butyrsky Prison. We... Read More

Iran: Harassment and Detention of Lawyers

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley

2010-11-16

The United States remains gravely concerned about Iran’s continued harassment, detention, and imprisonment of human rights defenders. For example, we understand that the trial of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh... Read More

P.J. Crowley - Egyptian Parliamentary Elections

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley

2010-11-15

The United States remains committed to supporting free and impartial elections in Egypt. We welcome the Government of Egypt's stated commitment to expanding political participation and ensuring free and transparent... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Voter Registration in Sudan

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

2010-11-15

"The President is extremely pleased that voter registration has begun in Southern Sudan in preparation for the January 9th, 2011 referendum on self-determination. Voter registration is a critical milestone in... Read More



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