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African refugee map

On the occasion of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “World Refugee Day”, June 20, this map was created by the Department of State’s Humanitarian... Read More

African Refugee Map

On the occasion of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “World Refugee Day”, June 20, this map was created by the Department of State’s Humanitarian... Read More

U.S.-Russia Relations Under the Obama Administration

As prepared Thank you very much for having me here today. It’s great to be back at GMF and I look forward to this exchange of views. This is a... Read More

Nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the following statement regarding the nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom: I welcome the nomination of Dr.... Read More

Conference on sub-Saharan Africa : Women's Inclusion and Participation

AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Good afternoon to all of you. It is true that women confront some of the greatest challenges around the globe and that is certainly true in Africa. But... Read More

Mike Hammer: Statement on the International Criminal Court Appeals Court Ruling

The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States strongly supports international efforts to bring those responsible for genocide and war crimes in Darfur to justice and believes... Read More

Statement by the President on World Day Against Child Labor

Childhood is a time that should be spent in classrooms and on playgrounds, but for 215 million children around the world, it is a time spent working, often in dangerous... Read More

U.S. Statement on the Adoption of the UPR of Egypt

Statement on the Adoption of the UPR of Egypt As Delivered by John C. Mariz U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council Geneva, June 11, 2010 Thank you, Mr. President. ... Read More

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meetings on Sudan and Somalia

Vice President Biden met today in Nairobi with a delegation from Southern Sudan, led by the President of Southern Sudan and First Vice President of the Government of National Unity,... Read More

Secretary Clinton: Remarks to the Working Together to Combat Child Labor Conference

Hello everyone. Thank you for coming today to this joint conference hosted by the Departments of State and Labor. I especially want to thank you for your work to better... Read More

Vice President Biden: Statement to the Press with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki

The White House Office of the Vice President State House Nairobi, Kenya 12:56 P.M. (local) PRESIDENT KIBAKI: I think we are all ready. Members of the media, this morning we... Read More

Secretary Clinton: 2010 LGBT Pride Proclamation

This June, we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. I join President Obama in recognizing the immeasurable contributions of the LGBT community both in the United States... Read More

Joint Department of State-Department of Labor Conference to Focus on the Global Fight Against Child Labor

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Steering Committee to advance Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality meets for the first time

The Steering Committee for the Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality between the U.S. and Colombia met for the first time at the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on... Read More

Statement by National Security Council Spokesman Mike Hammer on Detention of Peaceful Protestors in Russia

The United States regrets the detention of peaceful protestors in Moscow and Saint Petersburg expressing their support for the thirty-first article of the Russian Constitution guaranteeing freedom of assembly. The... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Today's Pardoning in Malawi

The White House is pleased to learn of President Bingu wa Mutharika's pardon of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza. These individuals were not criminals and their struggle is not unique.... Read More

U.S. Supports Staging of Play Against Child Abuse

In an effort to kindle an artistic and learning expression that seeks to educate people on respect for the human rights of children of all ages, a children’s play entitled... Read More

Statement by the President on the Signing of the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009

Today, I signed into law the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009.  The legislation crystallizes the commitment of the United States to help bring an... Read More

President Barack Obama to the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Beijing, China To the participants of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue, Last summer, I was proud to welcome many of you... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Court Ruling in Malawi

The United States strongly condemns the conviction and harsh sentencing of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi.  The criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity is unconscionable, and this... Read More



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