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Secretary Solis: Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Today, as part of Women's History Month and in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Valerie Jarrett and I welcomed four remarkable women organizers to the... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Women Senators’ Resolution Calling for Renewed Focus on Women’s Rights in North Africa and the Middle East

I thank Senator Snowe and all the women Senators for shining a spotlight on the critical role women continue to play in the dramatic events sweeping North Africa and the... Read More

Secretary Clinton & Gates: With Jake Tapper of ABC’s This Week

QUESTION: And joining me now in their first interview since the attacks on Libya began, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Madam and Mr. Secretary, thanks... Read More

"Secretary Clinton: With Bob Schieffer of CBS’s Face the Nation

QUESTION: Good morning again. And we are joined in the studio by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense. Madam Secretary, let me start with you. Tens of... Read More

Senior Administration Official on the North Atlantic Council's Meeting on Libya

Special Briefing Senior Administration Official Via Teleconference OPERATOR: Thank you all for standing by. Welcome to our conference. At this time, your lines have been placed on listen-only for today’s... Read More

President Obama: Weekly Address Says the Mission in Libya is Succeeding

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Obama told the American people that the military mission in Libya is succeeding even as responsibility is transferred to our NATO allies and... Read More

Mark Toner: African Union Meeting on the Situation in Libya

The United States commends the African Union for convening a meeting of the international community in Addis Ababa yesterday to discuss the situation in Libya. The African Union has an... Read More

President Obama’s Message to the People of Cote d’Ivoire

“The eyes of the world are on Cote d’Ivoire. Last year’s election was free and fair and President Alassane Ouattara is the democratically elected leader of the nation.” President Obama’s... Read More

Remembering Yesterday’s Workers, Protecting Workers Today

On March 25, 100 years ago, a fire started in a rag bin at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in the garment district of Manhattan. The fire swept through the eighth,... Read More

Mark Toner: Cuba Releases Last Two Political Prisoners from 2003 Black Spring Crackdown

We welcome the release of the last of the 75 peaceful Cuban activists who were unjustly arrested for exercising their universal rights and fundamental freedoms during the 2003 “Black Spring”... Read More

Human Rights Council Calls for Establishment of Commission of Inquiry on Cote d’Ivoire

Statement by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Human Rights Council 16th Session U.S. Statement General Statement on the adoption of the Côte d’Ivoire Resolution Geneva, Switzerland Thank you, Mr. President. The... Read More

U.S. Statement on Flotilla Incident Resolution

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Follow-up to the Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Incident of the Humanitarian Flotilla Resolution Delivered by... Read More

"Secretary Clinton & Gates: With David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press

QUESTION: Secretary Clinton, Secretary Gates, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY GATES: Thank you. QUESTION: The President said this is an operation that would take days, not weeks. We... Read More

Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict resolution

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Delivered by Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict... Read More

Gene Cretz, U.S. Ambassador to Libya: Special Briefing on Current Events in Libya

  MR. TONER: Good afternoon and welcome to the State Department. Welcome, Kirit. And it’s our very great good fortune to have with us today Ambassador Gene Cretz, our ambassador... Read More

Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Click here for video of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates CHAIRMAN INOUYE: (In progress.) – request for FY2010. The request by the Administration... Read More

President Obama’s call with Russian President Medvedev

President Obama and President Medvedev spoke by phone this morning to discuss a wide range of issues in U.S.-Russia relations.  The two presidents discussed developments in the Middle East at... Read More

Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner: The Four Freedoms Turn 70

Seventy years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his famous Four Freedoms speech as he was steeling the United States for war. Three years later he elaborated further on his... Read More

Presidential Proclamation--100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

     On March 25, 1911, a fire spread through the cramped floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan.  Flames spread quickly through the 8th, 9th, and 10th... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Statement on the Adoption of Resolution at Human Rights Council Combating Discrimination and Violence

The United States welcomes today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council to further the international community’s efforts to combat religious intolerance. The consensus resolution adopted by the Council today... Read More


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