Development & Humanitarian Aid

Ambassador Hamamoto: Family planning saves lives, improves health, and empowers women

Resolve Awards

As we approach the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is vital that we maintain robust commitment and action for reproductive health as the SDGs move forward.

Read more

Presentation of the 2015 Aspen Institute Resolve Awards


The 2015 Resolve Award winners make strides toward universal access to reproductive health. The 2015 winners are Senegal, Philippines and Uruguay.

Read more

Secretary Kerry: An Open and Secure Internet: We Must Have Both

Secretary Kerry

America’s policy is to promote international cyber stability. The goal is to create a climate in which all states are able to enjoy the benefits of cyberspace; all have incentives to cooperate and avoid conflict; and all have good reason not to disrupt or attack one another.

Read more

United States Announces $68 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

The funds will support the activities of the World Food Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, and other organizations, providing food, water, shelter, medical care, protection, and other assistance.

Read more

Statement by Dr. Frances Colon at the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development


The United States is committed to rolling up its sleeves, to strengthening current, and seeking new, public/private partnerships and to supporting the Post-2015 Development Agenda to make a substantive, practical contribution to the world’s development needs.

Read more

Ambassdor Sepulveda: Ten-Year Review of Progress in the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes


We believe that connecting all the world’s people to the global network and ensuring that they have the skills and freedom to use that connectivity productively is our highest mission.

Read more

Joint Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh

The statement was released by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini; U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez; EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen; U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman; EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom; U.S. Agency for International Development Acting Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt; and EU Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica.

Read more

Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Earthquake in Nepal

We are working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support.

Read more

Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres

During their meeting, they discussed the grave humanitarian crises facing Africa and the Middle East – from Kenya to Syria to Yemen – and addressed the significant needs of refugees and other displaced and conflict-affected persons.

Read more

MICIC Geneva briefing

For the WEB

The Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative (MICIC) is a State-led effort to improve the ability of States and other stakeholders to prepare for and respond to the needs of migrants caught in countries in situations of acute crisis …

Read more