Human Rights News

Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France

The leaders underscored that Russia will face significant additional costs if it continues this behavior.

U.S. Deeply Disappointed by Chinese Court’s Rejection of Xu Zhiyong Appeal

We call on Chinese authorities to release Xu and other political prisoners immediately, remove restrictions on their freedom of […]

U.S. Statement at the Working Group on the Durban Declaration and Program of Action

We are always ready to find common ground with others in the effort to combat racism, bigotry, and racial discrimination.

Development & Humanitarian Aid

New Education-Nutrition Projects to Benefit 2.7 Million Children

Children attend classes at a public school in Guatemala, one of the countries receiving support under the United States' McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.

USDA plans to provide $183 million in U.S. agricultural commodities and support for an estimated 2.7 million children in […]

Science, Technology Are New Anti-Poverty Tools

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah annonces the launch of a new anti-poverty campaign (AP Images)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and more than 30 other partners from […]

USAID and SIECA Hold Central American Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (Tegucigalpa)

The workshop was divided in two sub-regional meetings; the first one was held in San José, Costa Rica and […]

RSSLatest News: Arms Control

State Department Briefing on P5+1 Talks with Iran over Nuclear Program

In the past two days, we have continued our substantive discussions about all of the issues that will have […]

Obama Commends Increased Commitment to Reducing Nuclear Material

President Obama speaking at lectern next to Mark Rutte (AP Images)

In remarks at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, President Obama commended several countries for […]

Joint Statement by the United States and Ukraine

On the occasion of the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the United States and Ukraine today reaffirm […]