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Michael Posner: Briefing on the Release of the 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner


ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: Thank you, Secretary Clinton, and welcome. I want to just, if I may, say a few introductory words about the report and something about the trends we... Read More

Kenyan Activist: Rebecca Lolosoli

Bureau of African Affairs


Ms. Rebecca Lolosoli, a Vital Voices Global Partnership alumna and recipient of the Vital Voices 2010 Global Leadership Award, met with AF representatives on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in the... Read More

Ambassador Brownfield Meets with Women’s Group on International Women’s Day

Embassy Bogotá


In honor of International Women’s Day, Ambassador Brownfield met today with representatives of Sisma Mujer.  The Ambassador expressed strong concern for violence against women and recognized the importance of groups... Read More

U.S. Supports Transparency in Justice Forum

Embassy Bogotá


On March 3, 2010 at the Tequendama Hotel in Bogota, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Excellence in Justice Corporation and the Transparency for Colombia Corporation sponsored... Read More

Michael Posner: Global Internet Freedom and the Rule of Law, Part II

Assistant Secretary Michael Posner


Chairman Durbin, Senator Coburn and Members of the Committee, thank you for holding this important hearing. I am pleased to be with you today to discuss U.S. efforts to promote... Read More

Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson on Strengthening the United States Relationship With Africa

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Johnny Carson


Thank you all for your kind invitation to come and speak at The Africa Society’s Ambassador Andrew Young Lecture Series. I would like to thank the sponsors of tonight’s event:... Read More

Tracking Human Rights Worldwide: The State Department Country Reports

Bureau of Public Affairs


"We stand for democracy not because we want other countries to be like us, but because we want all people to enjoy the consistent protection of the rights that are... Read More

The Obama Administration's Vision for Southeastern Europe

Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon


As prepared Thank you, Elaine. I’m delighted to be here. As some of you may know, I have a longstanding association with the Kokkalis Program, and I have a great... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Universal Periodic Review of Egypt

Douglas Griffiths, Chargé d’Affaires


UN Human Rights Council THE UPR WORKING GROUP SEVENTH SESSION Consideration of UPR Reports Report of the UPR Working Group on Egypt Statement by the Delegation of the United States... Read More

Reply to the Russian Federation on Media Freedom in the U.S.

Chargé d'Affaires Carol Fuller


  In response to the Russian Federation, the United States does not believe that raising concerns in the Permanent Council under Current Issues is inappropriate or meant for any political... Read More

Bureau of Public Affairs, Fact Sheet on Internet Freedom in the 21st Century: Integrating New Technologies into Diplomacy and Development


We need to work toward a world in which access to networks and information brings people closer together and expands the definition of the global community." —Secretary of State Hillary... Read More

U.S. Supports Strengthening of Public Defender System in Colombia

Embassy Bogotá


On February 4, 2010, the new Roberto Camacho Weverberg School of Public Defenders will be opened to provide better access to justice and guarantee people their fundamental rights. This new... Read More

Ambassador Scobey Remarks to Students at Modern Sciences and Arts University

Ambassador Margaret Scobey


Good afternoon. I am truly overwhelmed at the warm welcome that I have received on my first trip to the Modern Sciences and Arts University of Egypt. I cannot express... Read More

Russia: Detentions of Protesters in Russia

Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid


The United States is concerned by reports that authorities in Moscow on January 31 once again broke up a peaceful demonstration by Russian citizens. The detention of at least 100... Read More

The Secretary of State's Speech on European Security

Office of the Spokesman


In a speech today at L’Ecole Militaire in Paris, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton emphasized that the United States and Europe are essential partners in meeting today’s global challenges,... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks on the Future of European Security


Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State L'Ecole Militaire Paris, France SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Mr. Charillon. And it is a great pleasure to be here at this historic... Read More

Remarks on the Future of European Security

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much, Mr. Charillon. And it is a great pleasure to be here at this historic setting, and I appreciate the opportunity to discuss a matter... Read More

Colombian and US Governments join efforts to help Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Professionals

Embassy Bogotá


The closing ceremony for the Second Seminar-Workshop on Leadership Training for Afrodescendants and Indigenous Fellows offered by the Fulbright Commission Colombia to a group of 20 afrodescendants and indigenous fellows... Read More

Political Counselor Christensen: Statement on Russian Federation’s Call for Protection of Human Rights Organizations in the North Caucasus Region

United States Mission to the OSCE

Political Counselor Casey Christensen


The United States and other delegations have repeatedly voiced concern here in the Permanent Council over the past year regarding the increased incidences of violence in Russia’s North Caucasus region... Read More


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