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Press Briefing at OSCE Review Conference

Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 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


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


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


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


"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

Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


Today I join with billions of people around the world to welcome the long-overdue release of Burmese democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from house... Read More

Sudan: Steps to the Referendum

Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan


The United States continues to support a peaceful, on-time referendum for Southern Sudan that reflects the will of the people. This graphic outlines the steps that must be taken to... Read More

Ambassador Kelly on Media Freedom in Russia

U.S. Representative to the OSCE Ambassador Ian Kelly


We share President Medvedev, the EU, and civil society’s concerns both within Russia and across the globe that condemn the heinous attacks this week on Russian journalists Oleg Kashin and... Read More

Response of the United States of America to Recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Legal Advisor Harold Hongju Koh


AMBASSADOR DONAHOE:  On behalf of the United States, I thank the Chair, the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review, especially the Troika Members -- France, Japan, and Cameroon --... Read More

An End to Human Trafficking

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


Elementary students across America are taught that slavery ended in the 19th Century. But, sadly, nearly 150 years later, the fight to end this global scourge is far from over.... Read More

Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh to Attend the Signing of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

Office of the Spokesman


U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Dan Baer... Read More

Remarks at the Australia-United States Ministerial

Secretary of State Clinton, Secretary of Defense Gates, Australian Foreign Minister Rudd, and Australian Defense Minister Smith


FOREIGN MINISTER RUDD: Thank you very much. First of all, could I say to both the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State how terrific it’s been to have... Read More

Respecting the Dignity and Human Rights of People on the Move: International Migration Policy for the 21st Century

Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz


I am grateful to the Council on Foreign Relations for offering me the chance to speak on international migration issues. Perhaps it’s best to start by defining our topic. International... Read More


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