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Ambassador Kelly on Media Freedom in Russia

We share President Medvedev, the EU, and civil society’s concerns both within Russia and across the globe that condemn the heinous attacks this week on Russian journalists Oleg Kashin and... Read More

Response of the United States of America to Recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council

AMBASSADOR DONAHOE:  On behalf of the United States, I thank the Chair, the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review, especially the Troika Members -- France, Japan, and Cameroon --... Read More

An End to Human Trafficking

Elementary students across America are taught that slavery ended in the 19th Century. But, sadly, nearly 150 years later, the fight to end this global scourge is far from over.... Read More

Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh to Attend the Signing of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Dan Baer... Read More

Remarks at the Australia-United States Ministerial

FOREIGN MINISTER RUDD: Thank you very much. First of all, could I say to both the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State how terrific it’s been to have... Read More

Respecting the Dignity and Human Rights of People on the Move: International Migration Policy for the 21st Century

I am grateful to the Council on Foreign Relations for offering me the chance to speak on international migration issues. Perhaps it’s best to start by defining our topic. International... Read More

Remarks Before 2010 Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism

Ladies and gentlemen, parliamentarians and honored guests, we have incredible work to do together. This conference is the largest meeting of its kind to take place, and it follows the... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Speech and Townterview with Australian Broadcasting Company

MODERATOR: Hello, I’m Leigh Sales. Welcome to this ABC News special, Hillary Rodham Clinton: An Australian Conversation. Let me explain today’s format. The Secretary of State will address our audience... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Christchurch Town Hall with Students and Civic Leaders

MODERATOR: Hello, everyone. My name is Dr. Therese Arsenau. I’m from the University of Canterbury. And I have to say I have a very easy job this afternoon. I’m introducing... Read More

UPR of the United States – Opening Statements by Esther Brimmer and Michael Posner

Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer Thank you, Mr. President. The United States is honored to present our first Universal Periodic Review report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It is... Read More

Harold Koh, Esther Brimmer, Michael Posner, Eileen Donahoe: Press Conference by the U.S. Delegation to the UPR (Transcript)

A/S Brimmer: Thank you, and thank you for joining us this afternoon. We have just completed a serious interactive discussion with delegations from around the world on the human rights... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at Reception Hosted by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray Stuart McCully

  SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I am delighted to be here. This is both a great opportunity on behalf of my country and also a great personal pleasure, because when my... Read More

U.S. Government Statement On Ukraine's Local Elections

Preliminary reports from election monitors suggest that Ukraine’s October 31 local elections did not meet standards for openness and fairness set by the presidential elections earlier this year. Domestic and... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Women's Empowerment Event

AMBASSADOR BOGARI: Your Excellency, Madam Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States of America; their Excellencies Ambassador Taylor and Madam Taylor; our ambassador to the United States,... Read More

U.S. Delegation to the Universal Periodic Review

On November 5, 2010, a senior U.S. delegation will make a formal presentation of the U.S. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The delegation... Read More

Case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

I am deeply troubled by reports that Iranian authorities are finalizing plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Iran’s leaders have failed once again to protect the fundamental rights of their... Read More

Secretary Clinton's Remarks with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman

MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, before we begin, allow me to outline the flow of the events. The conference will begin with opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign... Read More

Ambassador Margaret Scobey’s Roundtable with Senior Egyptian Editors Upon her Return from a Reverse Trade Mission to the U.S.

Ambassador Scobey: Thank you all for coming. Really, I haven’t had a chance to sit down with the press in a few weeks. And I thought I would use as... Read More

President Obama: Letter on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Letter from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT... Read More

Notice from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Notice from the President on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order... Read More


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