Development & Humanitarian Aid

Press Statement: U.S. Participation in Geneva Discussions on Georgian conflict

The United States reaffirmed its strong commitment to the territorial integrity, independence, and sovereignty of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.

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Fact Sheet: History of U.S. Refugee Resettlement

The U.S. refugee resettlement program reflects the core values of the United States and our strong tradition of providing a safe haven for the oppressed.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on World Refugee Day


World Refugee Day, marked on June 20, is a time to honor those who flee violence and persecution and those who help them on their journey.

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U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the South Sudan Crisis

The United States calls on all parties to the conflict to immediately bring an end to the senseless violence in South Sudan.

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Combatting Terrorism: Looking Over the Horizon – Remarks by Under Secretary Sarah Sewall

Violent extremism’s growth over the last decade is an extremely dangerous and destabilizing phenomenon.

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Why Multilateralism Matters: Ambassador Hamamoto Remarks to Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador Hamamoto

The complexity of the challenges facing us is too great for governments alone to overcome. Now, more than ever, the private sector has a central role to play in creating practical and sustainable solutions to global problems.

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Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda: Statement at High Level Track of WSIS Forum 2015

Ambassador Sepulveda

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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