Development & Humanitarian Aid

Explanation of Position of the United States for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

We underscore the core principle of Disaster Risk Reduction, that each State has the primary responsibility for taking effective measures to reduce disaster risk, including for the protection of people on its territory, infrastructure, and other national assets.

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President and First Lady Launch “Let Girls Learn” Initiative

“Every girl on this planet deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. And that includes the chance to develop her mind and her talents, and to live a life of her own choosing, to chart her own destiny.”

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United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

Kelly Clements speaks at the UN in Geneva

More than $50 million of this funding will support WFP’s distribution of monthly food parcels to the 4 million people in urgent need of food assistance within Syria.

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Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on the Release of The National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

This National Security Strategy is a blueprint to leverage America’s leadership in a more complicated world than many people would have ever imagined.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Remarks at the Launch of “The Future She Deserves”

Launch of the Future She Deserves

I believe we have a critical role to play here in Geneva. In fact, we don’t just have a role…we have a responsibility.

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Secretary Kerry Remarks With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura After Their Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, who is tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict in Syria, met today in Geneva.

The United States is particularly concerned about the continued catastrophe that is unfolding in Syria where nearly three-quarters of the entire country are displaced people today.

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U.S. Condemns Escalation of Attacks on Civilians by Boko Haram

The United States is committed to working with Nigeria and its neighbors to end the scourge of Boko Haram.

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US Deplores Sudan’s Decision to Expel Two Senior UN Officials – Calls for Reversal of Decision

The expulsions of Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari and Ms. Yvonne Helle, two highly regarded UN professionals, are detrimental to Sudan’s relations with the international community and to the protection and well-being of the people of Sudan

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Press Statement: International Migrants Day

On International Migrants Day we recognize the millions of people around the world who cross borders in search of a better life and we celebrate their contributions. But this year it is also a day to mourn the thousands whose journeys began in desperation and hope but ended in death.

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Secretary Kerry: Cuba Policy Changes Include Critical Focus on Improving Respect for Human Rights

This new course will not be without challenges, but it is based not on a leap of faith but on a conviction that it’s the best way to help bring freedom and opportunity to the Cuban people, and to promote America’s national security interests in the Americas, including greater regional stability and economic opportunities for American businesses.

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