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President Obama’s Proclamation on United Nations Day 2014

Obama Proclamation on United Nations Day 2014 23 October 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. October 23, 2014 UNITED NATIONS DAY, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1945, in the shadow of a world war and the face of an uncertain future, 51 […]

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USAID’s Shah: The Digital Development Opportunity

A woman makes a phone call while selling watermelons at Kenya’s largest food market in Nairobi.

For our Agency, new technologies and partnerships have created unprecedented opportunities to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.

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Statement by Secretary Kerry: ISIL’s Dehumanization of Women and Girls

The U.S. will keep tracking ISIL’s abduction, enslavement, sale, rape, forced marriage, and abuse of women and girls.

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Fact Sheet on the Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition

To help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States has contributed more than $2.9 billion in humanitarian assistance – the most from any single donor.

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Launch of Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

The launch of the Global Alliance offers the opportunity to share knowledge, make investments, and develop policies that will empower all producers to adapt to climate change and to mitigate greenhouse gases in agriculture while increasing sustainable production.

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Frank A. Rose on the Threats to Outer Space and Multilateral Efforts toward a Stable and Sustainable Space Environment

For over five decades the global community has been inspired by humanity’s space endeavors.

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Our Ocean: Next Steps on Sustainable Fishing and Marine-Protected Areas

The fact is that the connection between a healthy ocean and life itself for every single person on Earth simply cannot be overstated.

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WTO Trade Policy Review of Mongolia

We took particular note of Mongolia’s discussion of the importance of trade facilitation to landlocked developing countries.

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President Obama speaks at UN Climate Change Summit

No nation is immune… Worldwide, this summer was the hottest ever recorded — with global carbon emissions still on the rise.

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U.S. moves to reduce humanitarian impact of anti-personnel landmines

The United States is aligning its APL policy outside the Korean Peninsula with the key requirements of the Ottawa Convention.

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