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2009 World Day Against Child Labor

Spokesman Ian Kelly


Today, we join with others in the international community to highlight the continued and urgent need to combat exploitative child labor around the world, with a special emphasis on addressing... Read More

Hilda L. Solis: ILAB event on Combating Child Labor Among Girls

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis


Good morning. It is a pleasure to be here with all of you today. I want to say a special welcome to Senator Tom Harkin, a long time champion on... Read More

President Barack Obama: A New Beginning

President Barack Obama


Watch the video: President Obama speaks in Cairo: A New Beginning PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good afternoon. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo,... Read More

Remarks With Visiting Egyptian Democracy Activists Before Their Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I am so honored to receive this group here at the State Department. This is a group of young men and women from Egypt who are committed... Read More

Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC May 27, 2009 SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon. We just had a very good working lunch with the foreign minister, General Suleiman, and the delegation from... Read More

President Obama's Remarks on National Security

President Barack Obama


In this address at the National Archives, President Obama outlined his Administration’s approach to national security.  The President emphasized that holding true to America’s fundamental values is essential to national... Read More

Remarks by President Obama on National Security

National Archives, Washington, DC

President Barack Obama


THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. Thank you all for being here. Let me just acknowledge the presence of some of my outstanding Cabinet members and advisors. We've... Read More

Election of the United States to the Human Rights Council

Ian Kelly, Department Spokesman


Today the United Nations General Assembly elected the United States to a three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council.  The promotion and protection of human rights is a fundamental... Read More

Congressman Trent Franks Calls for Change in Status Quo in Egypt

Representative Trent Franks


Calls on Egyptian Government to Address Human Rights Problems May 7, 2009 - Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02), a member of the Executive Committee on the Congressional Human Rights Commission, gave... Read More

Press Conference with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Cairo, Egypt

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates


Press Conference with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Cairo, Egypt SEC. GATES: Good afternoon. It was good to be in Egypt again. I'd like to start by thanking President... Read More

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates After Meeting with President Mubarak

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates


SEC. GATES: Good afternoon. It was good to be in Egypt again. I'd like to start by thanking President Mubarak, the Egyptian government, and the Egyptian people for their gracious... Read More

World Press Freedom Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


The United States is proud to join the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day and the contributions that journalists make to advancing human dignity, liberty, and prosperity. We... Read More

U.S. Human Rights Commitments and Pledges

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor


The deep commitment of the United States to championing the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is driven by the founding values of our nation and... Read More

President Obama: Memorandum Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in Cuba

Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of the Treasury

White House Office of the Press Secretary


The promotion of democracy and human rights in Cuba is in the national interest of the United States and is a key component of this Nation's foreign policy in the... Read More

Response to the Russian Delegation re:RFOM Report

Chargé d' Affaires Kyle Scott


Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. I had not intended to take the floor a second time, but I am very grateful to the Russian Ambassador for bringing us down to facts... Read More

Joint Statement by President Dmitriy Medvedev of the Russian Federation and President Barack Obama of the United States of America

President Obama and President Medvedev


Reaffirming that the era when our countries viewed each other as enemies is long over, and recognizing our many common interests, we today established a substantive agenda for Russia and... Read More

U.S. to Run for Election to the UN Human Rights Council

Gordon Duguid, Acting Deputy Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice announce that the United States will seek a seat this year on the... Read More

Remarks by President Obama after meeting with Sudan Special Envoy Scott Gration, Sudan Advocates, and mebers of Congress

President Barack Obama


THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Obviously on a busy news day, I wanted us to make sure that we weren't losing sight of something that has been an ongoing international crisis,... Read More

President Obama: Remarks on a New Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

President Barack Obama


THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building 9:40 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Please be seated. Before I begin today, let me... Read More


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