Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you so much, Tim. I’m very pleased to be with you tonight to join in honoring the distinguished recipients of your Global... Read More
The United States warmly welcomes you to the Permanent Council, Ambassador Brush, and we thank you for your detailed report.
We strongly support the OSCE Mission to Moldova. The Mission... Read More
In today's world, Internet freedom lies at the heart of academic freedom. An open online platform where information and ideas can be exchanged unimpeded is essential to the rigors of... Read More
Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States welcomes the opportunity to participate in today’s discussion on the Rights of the Child. All children around the world deserve to... Read More
On October 18, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns visited Naypyitaw for meetings with senior government officials and parliamentarians. Deputy Secretary Burns held excellent, productive discussions with President Thein... Read More
Response to the Chairpersons of the Security Committee; the Economic and Environmental Committee, and the Human Dimension Committee
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We welcome to the Permanent Council today the... Read More
Thank you for that warm welcome and for inviting me to participate in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Indiana University’s Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President, Foreign Minister Caballeros, we’re grateful for you convening this important debate. I’d also like to thank the Secretary-General, ICC President Song and Mr. Mochochoko... Read More
MS. BENTON: Hello. I’m Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs, and I’d like to welcome you to Conversations with America. Today we are talking about... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Mahiga, for your briefing.
Somalia has made significant progress in recent months. Among Somalis and the international community alike,... Read More
Conference on “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion”
Good morning. I am very pleased to be here for this important conference and to join with all of... Read More
On October 2, the United States Department of State released a statement by Secretary Hillary Clinton on last week’s parliamentary elections in Georgia. I have drawn heavily from... Read More
The United States continues to be concerned about the human rights situation in Belarus, as witnessed most recently by the flawed September 23 parliamentary elections. The elections fell... Read More
Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Under-Secretary-General Feltman, for your briefing.
I’ll begin with Syria, where the horrifying situation is getting worse. Escalating violence, driven by the... Read More
Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you all. Thank you very much. And a special word of thanks to a friend and someone whom I admire greatly, General Scowcroft. His many years... Read More
The United States supports the resolution on Mali adopted by the UN Security Council today as a comprehensive approach to the overlapping governance, security, and humanitarian crises affecting Mali.
This... Read More
Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, a Polish-born patriot gave his life to advance the cause of American independence. As a leader in the Continental Army who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with... Read More
Thank you very much. I want to thank the Council for Global Equality for your invaluable work to promote human rights and end violence and discrimination against LGBT communities worldwide.... Read More
On this first International Day of the Girl, the United States reaffirms our abiding commitment to promoting the rights and status of girls here in the United States and around... Read More
We welcome President Migliori to the Permanent Council for the first time since his election at the Monaco Annual Session.
I attended the Annual Session, and found it... Read More