Development & Humanitarian Aid

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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Statement by the U.S. Delegation to the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia

The United States reaffirmed its strong commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders, and called on Russia to fulfill all of its commitments under the 2008 ceasefire agreement.

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A/S Anne Richard: U.S. Plans to Lead in Resettling Syrian Refugees


Resettlement cannot replace what refugees have lost or erase what they have endured. But it can renew hope and help restart lives.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: I am pleased to express my government’s strong support for the UNHCR 2015 Global Appeal


On behalf of the United States Government, I am honored to pledge an initial $125 million towards this appeal. This matches our initial pledge for 2014.

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A/S Richard Travels to Geneva for Meetings on Syrian Refugee Resettlement and Refugee Protection at Sea

Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travels to Brussels and Geneva Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 5, 2014   Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard will travel to Brussels, Belgium, December 8-9, and Geneva, Switzerland, December 9-11. In Brussels, Assistant Secretary Richard will participate in the […]

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Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Climate Change is Not Gender Neutral


The United States is committed to identifying inclusive, ambitious, and flexible approaches to address climate change.

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