Humanitarian Assistance

Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Humanitarian Day

Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others.

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Fact Sheet: Syrian Crisis: U.S. Efforts and Assistance

The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a democratic, inclusive, and unified Syria.

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Remarks by the President and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon After Bilateral Meeting

President Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations continues to stand working with the U.S. government. We really appreciate your strong leadership and support, and strong, generous humanitarian assistance to many places of conflict.

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Remarks at the Closing of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

We are pleased to join consensus on this visionary, transformative and ambitious agenda.

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Ambassador Power’s Statement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

After more than three years of intense negotiations, the world has finally agreed on an ambitious and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

The United States is providing nearly $62 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected by violence.

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Secretary Kerry: Conclusion of Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda

I applaud today’s successful conclusion of negotiations on an ambitious, inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Ambassador Power: Remarks at Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

No single nation or even group of nations can succeed itself in tackling these problems. This has to be global. It has to be unified.

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CJCS Dempsey: UN Peacekeeping Missions Serve to Advance Collective Security of all UN Members

Today, peacekeepers are being asked to shoulder more responsibility in combat zones than at any time in history. Peacekeeping operations are under greater strain than ever before. Because of this reality, we’re at a critical juncture for this body.

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U.S. Statement on Goals and Targets During Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations

We think it is important to present to our heads of state, and ask them to commit to, an agenda with targets that are as clear, compelling, and technically sound as possible.

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