Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

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January 22, 2013

Ghanaians Observe President Obama's Inaugural Address

During the last year, as I joined Ambassador Gene Cretz to pay courtesy calls on Ghanaian government officials and politicians,… more
January 22, 2013

In Germany, Celebrating the U.S. Presidential Inauguration

Many Germans spent their dinner hour last night watching or listening to President Obama deliver his second inaugural address. We… more
January 21, 2013

United States Celebrates 57th Presidential Inauguration

Today, President of the United States Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address during the 57th Presidential Inauguration from the… more
January 17, 2013

Technology Advances U.S. Diplomacy Goals

Advances in communications and information technology are allowing us to do just that, whether we are using crowd-sourcing or Twitter,… more
January 17, 2013

Demonstrating U.S. Commitment to the Asia-Pacific Region

This was an historic and consequential year for U.S. diplomatic relations with the Asia-Pacific region. Following Secretary Clinton's announcement of… more
January 15, 2013

Two Women, Two Countries, Two People: A Growing Partnership

There is no more effective form of engagement than face-to-face communication. That's a fundamental principle of our public diplomacy. And… more
January 10, 2013

A New Dawn in Ghana

A new year means new challenges and new opportunities. In my corner of West Africa, both were on display this… more
January 10, 2013

Women, Technology, and International Development

This week, the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues and UN Women are convening the first… more
January 7, 2013

Advancing Human Rights Vital to U.S. National Interests

Secretary Clinton commemorated Human Rights Day in Dublin, underscoring that not only are universal values vital to who we are… more
January 5, 2013

The Americas Chart a Path for Success in the 21st Century

As we enter 2013, we'd like to share with you how the United States worked with our partners in the… more