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Sub Secretaria Maria Otero entrevista sobre el Informe de Derechos Humanos 2010

Click here for the English version.  Q: ¿Por qué el Departamento de Estado publica el Informe de Países sobre Prácticas de Derechos Humanos? Para el gobierno de los Estados... Read More

Welcome to HumanRights.gov

What it is: HumanRights.gov is the official United States Government (USG) website for international human rights related information. The site's search function links users directly with news, reports and explanatory... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement at the 17th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

We pause today to reflect upon one of humanity’s darkest hours and pay our respects to the victims killed brutally and needlessly in the 100 days of carnage in Rwanda... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on Iranian Journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi Named 2011 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize Winner

I send my deepest congratulations to jailed Iranian journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi for being named the 2011 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom prize winner. Mr. Zeidabadi, along with his fellow activists,... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller: Statement on Elections in Kazakhstan

Following the results of the presidential elections on April 3 in Kazakhstan, the United States welcomes the preliminary conclusions set forth in the Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions issued... Read More

Charge d’Affaires Fuller: Response to Statement on Koran Burning in the United States

We would like to thank the delegation of Kazakhstan for bringing this to the attention of the permanent Council, and we join with you in condemning these heinous acts. President... Read More

President Obama Meets With Colombian President Santos

President Obama and President Juan Manuel Santos speak to the press after meeting in the Oval... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the 17th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

On the 17th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, the United States shares in the boundless grief for those who died and extends our profound sympathy to the survivors and... Read More

International Conference on Hate Studies

 Hannah Rosenthal: Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Congratulations on this conference. I am intrigued by hate studies as a discipline – something that didn’t exist when I... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Interview With Jeff Goldberg of The Atlantic

Click here for the full interview. QUESTION: I wanted to start with something that was interesting. The day after you – I stayed in Tunisia when you left, and the... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Inauguration of the Republic of Niger’s President and Parliament

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer my deepest congratulations to the people of the Republic of Niger on the inauguration of your... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini After Their Meeting

 SECRETARY CLINTON: You’re very popular, Franco. Look at this. (Laughter.) Oh, my goodness. And I know why, because he is a very good colleague and an excellent friend not... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention

   SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all. Thank you and good morning, and I apologize to all of you who are here with us in the State Department in the... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Government Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Libya Crisis

The U.S. Government has provided $47 million to international and non-governmental organizations to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of people fleeing the violence in Libya. (Please see chart below for... Read More

FACT SHEETS: U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement and Action Plan

President Obama is committed to pursuing an ambitious trade agenda that will help grow our economy and support good jobs for U.S. workers by opening new markets.  To achieve that... Read More

FACT SHEET: Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

The Obama Administration, in its first two years in office, has dramatically changed America’s course at the United Nations to advance our interests and values and help create a world... Read More

Johnnie Carson on U.S. Policy Towards Africa in 2011: Implications of Current Events

Click here for State.gov video of Assistant Secretary Carson's remarks I would like to thank Steve McDonald and the Woodrow Wilson Center for inviting me to speak today. It’s a... Read More

Mark Toner: Statement on Vietnam's Conviction of Activist Cu Huy Ha Vu

The United States is deeply concerned by the April 4 conviction and sentencing to seven years imprisonment of activist Cu Huy Ha Vu on charges of “propagandizing against the government.”... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Violence in Cote d'Ivoire

We are deeply concerned by the dangerous and deteriorating situation in Cote d’Ivoire, including recent reports of gross human rights abuses and potential massacres in the west. The United States... Read More

U.S. Department of State Honors Dr. Protais Bunini Gahungu of Rwanda

The U.S. Department of State has named Dr. Protais Bunini Gahungu, an alumnus of the Citizen Exchanges program, as State Alumni Member of the Month. Throughout April, his leadership in... Read More


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