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Secretary Clinton: Interview with Michele Kelemen of National Public Radio

QUESTION: (In progress) You have targeted sanctions and an arms embargo. What more did you talk about with your partners here about – specifically how to stop this bloodshed? SECRETARY... Read More

U.S. Department of State: Fact Sheet on Humanitarian Assistance for Libya

In the midst of ongoing violence, the humanitarian situation in Libya is growing more acute. Restricted access and limited information pose distinct challenges, but the United States is actively responding... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Press Conference in Geneva

Press Conference Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Geneva, Switzerland -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. It’s been a very busy and productive day here in Geneva, so let me... Read More

Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman: Statement on the Illegal Harassment and Detention of Journalists

Today, I met with several American and other foreign journalists based in China who, while reporting in downtown Beijing on Sunday afternoon, February 27, were illegally detained or harassed as... Read More

Secretary of State Clinton - Press Conference in Geneva

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. It’s been a very busy and productive day here in Geneva, so let me give you a brief rundown. I have been holding intensive consultations... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Briefing on Plane Before Departure for Geneva, Switzerland

SECRETARY CLINTON: Let me start by saying as strongly as I can that the United States and the American people support the aspirations and rights of the Libyan people. They... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Holding the Qadhafi Government Accountable

The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence and human rights violations committed by the government of Libya against its own people. As President Obama said, these actions violate international... Read More

Susan E. Rice: Remarks In an Explanation of Vote on Resolution 1970 on Libya Sanctions

PLEASE ADD VIDEO UN Ambassador Susan Rice (Feb. 26): "Resolution 1970 is a strong resolution. It includes a travel ban and an asset freeze for key Libyan leaders, it imposes... Read More

ICTY Convicts Former Serbian Official in 1999 Kosovo Conflict

  On February 23, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted former Assistant Minister of the Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs Vlastimir Djordjevic of crimes against... Read More

Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Situation in Libya

  The United States welcomes today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council condemning human rights violations and violence committed by the Libyan government against its own people, and we... Read More

Pathways Access Initiative (PAI) in Peru for U.S. Businesses and Women Entrepreneurs

The Department of State will launch the Pathways Access Initiative (PAI) in Peru on February 25, 2011. The program is part of Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas and its... Read More

Secretary Clinton Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day with Events the Week of March 7-11

The Department of State and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8 with a series of events that week. ... Read More

Embassy of the United States: Ambassador John Addleton's Op-Ed on Internet Freedom

Just over a year ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a global commitment to Internet Freedom.  Based on the universal human rights framework, Internet Freedom – or in... Read More

UN Human Rights Council Resolution 1970: Situation of Human Rights in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Human Rights Council Fifteenth special session 25 February 2011 Australia*, Austria*, Belgium, Bulgaria*, Cyprus*, Czech Republic*, Denmark*, Estonia*, Finland*, France, Germany*, Greece*, Hungary, Ireland*, Israel*, Italy*, Latvia*, Lithuania*, Luxembourg*, Malta*,... Read More

President Obama: Letter Regarding Libya Sanctions


President Obama: Statement on Libya Sanctions

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release The Libyan government’s continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats have rightly drawn the... Read More

President Obama's Executive Order: Libya

The White House Office of the Press Secretary BLOCKING PROPERTY AND PROHIBITING CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS RELATED TO LIBYA By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the... Read More

President Obama: Statement on the Anniversary of the Death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

One year ago today, the selfless and tragic death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo galvanized the world’s attention to the ongoing mistreatment of those unjustly held by Cuban authorities for bravely... Read More

The United States Government Provides Grant to Help Increase and Strengthen Access to Justice in Afghanistan

The State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) announced a $4.7 million grant to Global Rights for an innovative access to justice program in Afghanistan. The... Read More

Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley on Algeria – Lifting of Emergency Law

The United States welcomes the lifting of the State of Emergency Law, in place since 1992, as a positive step. We reaffirm our support for the universal rights of the... Read More


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