Development & Humanitarian Aid

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

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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

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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

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

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U.S. Report on Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action #Beijing20

The United States strongly supports a stand -alone goal on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in the Post- 2015 Development Agenda.

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Investing in the Future: Protecting Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa

Children in the region confront horrors and hardships that almost defy belief. They have been blown apart by bombs at elementary schools, sold as sex slaves and forced to fight.

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First Ever Innovation Fair at the WTO on October 28 Will Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies

On October 28th, the first ever innovation fair at the WTO will showcase cutting edge technologies.

The public is invited to the first-ever Innovation Fair at the World Trade Organization headquarters which will take place in Geneva on October 28, 2014 from noon to 18:00.

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