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Case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

I am deeply troubled by reports that Iranian authorities are finalizing plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Iran’s leaders have failed once again to protect the fundamental rights of their... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman

MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, before we begin, allow me to outline the flow of the events. The conference will begin with opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey’s Roundtable with Senior Egyptian Editors Upon her Return from a Reverse Trade Mission to the U.S.

Ambassador Scobey: Thank you all for coming. Really, I haven’t had a chance to sit down with the press in a few weeks. And I thought I would use as... Read More

President Obama: Letter on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Letter from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT... Read More

Notice from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Notice from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order... Read More

Secretary Clinton's October 30-November 1 Visit to Cambodia

Secretary Clinton’s two-day trip to Cambodia October 30-November 1 highlights the United States commitment to enhanced, sustained, and comprehensive engagement in Southeast Asia, as well as our desire to assist... Read More

Intervention at the East Asia Summit

It is an honor to represent the United States for the first time in the East Asia Summit. I want to thank the leaders of the EAS for inviting the... Read More

Readout of the President's Call with Former South African President Thabo Mbeki About Sudan

President Obama called former South African President Thabo Mbeki this afternoon to discuss Sudan.  President Mbeki, in his role as the Chairman of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on... Read More

Interview with Gazeta.Ru

  QUESTION: How would you evaluate the ongoing dialogue with Russia? ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Well, thank you. It is nice to speak to you. We always have a very long... Read More

Remarks at Civil Society Reception

 ASSISTANT SECRETARY GORDON: Thank you John. Let me also welcome you here, it’s nice to see everybody and thanks for taking the time to come out. There are two reasons... Read More

Launch of Human Rights Resource Center for ASEAN

The United States welcomes the October 19 launch of the Human Rights Resource Center for ASEAN (HRRCA) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Established in Indonesia and funded with support from the Department... Read More

Press Roundtable at U.S. Embassy in Cairo

ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Good morning and thank you all for being here. I want to start, if I may, with a few introductory comments. This is my second visit here... Read More

Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Rights, and Labor Press Roundtable, U.S. Embassy, Cairo, Egypt

Posner: Good morning and thank you all for being here. I want to start, if I may, with a few introductory comments. This is my second visit here this year.... Read More

Statement on the Four-Year Anniversary of Politkovskaya Murder

October 7th marks the fourth anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, a highly respected investigative journalist. Politkovskaya devoted much of her career to shining a light on human rights... Read More

Four-Year Anniversary of Politkovskaya Murder

Today we honor the life and work of Natalya Estemirova, a brave Russian human rights defender and journalist, who was abducted and murdered in the North Caucasus region of Russia... Read More

Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on Roma and Sinti National Minorities Preventing Aggressive Nationalism, Racism and Chauvinism

Moderator, As the 1991 Moscow Document stated, human rights are the direct and legitimate concern of all participating States. That is particularly true when we examine this morning’s subject. In... Read More

Islam and America: The Challenge of Expanding the Judeo-Christian Paradigm

QUESTION: “We have a growth of Islamophobia in the US. Is this part of what Richard Hofstadter called “The Paranoid Style in American History?” Is it something more? SPECIAL ENVOY... Read More

Special Representative Rosenthal to Address Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism

Special Representative for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal will address the second annual conference of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism (ICCA) on November 8th and 9th in Ottawa,... Read More

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Roundtable on Asylum-Seekers and Refugees Seeking Protection on Account of Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Thank you. It’s an honor to be here, participating in such a dynamic discussion on this critical issue. I also want to recognize the leadership of the Office of the... Read More

P.J. Crowley: Egypt's Civil Society and Freedom of Association

The United States remains committed to diplomacy that engages citizens as well as governments, and we are working with partners across the world in their efforts to support and strengthen... Read More



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