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

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs


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

Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon


  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 Philip H. Gordon


 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 annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.


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 Michael Posner


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

Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Rights, and Labor


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

Assistant Secretary Bureau of Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley


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

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley


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

Remarks as prepared for delivery for Session 7: Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II of the OSCE Review Conference

Erika Schlager, United States Mission to the OSCE


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

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal


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

Office of the Spokesman


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

Special Assistant Elizabeth Drew, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration


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

Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley


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

Remarks by Ambassador John Beyrle at the Reception for the Committee to Protect Journalists

Ambassador John Beyrle


Thank you for coming this evening to recognize the important work of the Committee to Protect Journalists.   It is an honor for me to welcome Paul Steiger, the Chairman of... Read More

U.S. Strongly Condemns Stoning Of Woman in Orakzai, Pakistan

Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs


We condemn in the strongest possible terms the brutal stoning of a woman in Orakzai, Pakistan, allegedly by members of the Pakistani Taliban, which is depicted in a video circulating... Read More

Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson: Remarks to the Press from UNGA

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Johnny Carson


MR. CROWLEY: (In progress) one of our regional assistant secretaries here at least once. There’s been many things that you’ve seen in terms of the work this week on Africa.... Read More

Remarks by the President in a Ministerial Meeting on Sudan

President Barack Obama


United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, on behalf of us all, thank you for convening this meeting to address the urgent situation... Read More

Readout of the Ministerial Meeting on Sudan by NSC Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

National Security Council Chief of Staff Denis McDonough


MR. HAMMER:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Denis McDonough, our National Security Council Chief of Staff, just came from the Sudan meeting and we thought it’d be useful for him to give... Read More

United Nations Communiqué: High Level Meeting on Sudan

United Nations


 1. On 24 September 2010, the United Nations Secretary-General convened a high-level meeting on Sudan to mobilise international support for the Sudanese parties’ full and timely implementation of the final... Read More

President Obama's Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly


THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a great honor to address this Assembly for the second time, nearly two years after my... Read More


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