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Michael Posner: Briefing on the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor


Click here for video of Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner's Briefing on the U.S. - China Human Rights Dialogue Michael H. Posner Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and... Read More

Philip Crowley: Press Statement on U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue Begins Today


Philip J. Crowley Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC As President Obama and President Hu Jintao agreed during their November 2009 meeting, the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue began... Read More

Hillary Clinton: Egypt's Renewal of State of Emergency

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


Today, the Government of Egypt announced that it is extending the State of Emergency for an additional two years. This extension is regrettable given the pledge made by the government... Read More

James Steinberg: Remarks on U.S.-China Cooperation on Global Issues


The Brookings Institution Washington, DC DEPUTY SECRETARY STEINBERG: Well, thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. It is always good to be back at Brookings and there are so many... Read More

Purposes and Principles of U.S. Engagement in Burma

Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell


I have just completed my second trip to Burma. During my two-day trip, I met with a wide variety of stakeholders inside the country. In Nay Pyi Taw, I held... Read More

Luis CdeBaca: Question and Answer on Human Trafficking

Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons


Click here for video of Ambassador CdeBaca's Question and Answer on Human Trafficking QUESTION: What is Human Trafficking? AMBASSADOR CDEBACA: Human trafficking is kind of an umbrella term at this... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey: Press Roundtable at the Residence

Ambassador Margaret Scobey


Ambassador: Welcome, it’s nice to see you all here. And I think we can always say that it is an interesting time. We have had some interesting developments. We hope... Read More

World Press Freedom Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


The United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. A free press is essential to an empowered citizenry, government accountability and responsible economic development. Wherever independent... Read More

President Obama: Statement on World Press Freedom Day


The White House Office of the Press Secretary World Press Freedom Day is observed every year on May 3 to remind us of the critical importance of this core freedom. ... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Russel: U.S.-Russian Relations: First Year of the Obama Administration

World Russia Forum

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel A. Russell


(As Pepared Remarks) I want to thank the Discovery Institute and the American University in Moscow, and Ed Lozansky in particular, for the opportunity to reflect on U.S.-Russian relations with... Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Elections in Sudan

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs


The elections held recently in Sudan were an essential step in a process laid out by Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement. The United States notes the initial assessment of independent electoral... Read More

Undersecretary Maria Otero Commends Egyptian NGO

Undersecretary Maria Otero


Cairo –The United States Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, Maria Otero, visited Egypt on April 15 – 17 as the first stop on a three nation tour to learn... Read More

Ambassador Brownfield Meets with NGO that Tracks Human Rights Violations

Embassy Bogotá


Ambassador Brownfield met today with Father Mauricio Garcia Duran of the Center for Investigation and Popular Education (CINEP) to discuss CINEP’s findings on “false positive” extrajudicial executions, threats against human... Read More

The United States and Russia in a New Era: One Year After "Reset"

Under Secretary William J. Burns


Thank you for that kind introduction. I’m truly honored to be at the Center for American Progress, whose commitment to renewing America’s global leadership I deeply admire. I can’t think... Read More

Multilateral Newsletter: Volume 1 – April 9, 2010

Bureau of International Organization Affairs


Bureau of International Organization Affairs Dear Friends and Colleagues: I find it hard to believe that a year has already passed since I assumed leadership of the Bureau of International... Read More

International Roma Day

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer warm wishes to all Roma as they mark International Roma Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate the many... Read More

United States Assistance for Roma Issues

Office of the Spokesman


The United States has committed to a variety of tools in promoting the success of Roma. One such tool is development assistance, and we currently undertake Roma-focused programs across Central... Read More

U.S.-Africa Policy Under the Obama Administration

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Johnny Carson


It is a real pleasure for me to join you today to launch the second annual Africa Focus at Harvard University. Thank you Dr. Elkins for that kind introduction, and... Read More

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom: Egypt Fact Sheet



Egypt FINDINGS: Serious problems of discrimination, intolerance, and other human rights violations against members of religious minorities, as well as disfavored Muslims, remain widespread in Egypt. The reporting period marked... Read More

The United States Reiterates the Important Role Unions Play in Democracies

Embassy Bogotá


U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William R. Brownfield met with leaders of the Colombian Federation of Educators on March 25.  The Ambassador commended FECODE leaders for their dedication to the defense... Read More


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