International Health

First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

Conference on Global Action Against Dementia at the WHO

“No one can win the fight against this devastating illness alone.” Statement by HHS Secretary Hunt delivered by Ambassador Hamamoto

Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on the Release of The National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

This National Security Strategy is a blueprint to leverage America’s leadership in a more complicated world than many people […]

VIDEO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Addresses WHO Executive Board

EPA's Gina McCarthy at the WHO

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the Executive Board of the World Health Organization January 29, 2015. Video footage of her […]

Humanitarian Aid

Explanation of Position of the United States for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

We underscore the core principle of Disaster Risk Reduction, that each State has the primary responsibility for taking effective […]

President and First Lady Launch “Let Girls Learn” Initiative

“Every girl on this planet deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. And that includes the chance […]

United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

More than $50 million of this funding will support WFP’s distribution of monthly food parcels to the 4 million […]

Environment

Explanation of Position of the United States for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

We underscore the core principle of Disaster Risk Reduction, that each State has the primary responsibility for taking effective […]

US intervention for the UNHRC Full-Day Discussion on Human Rights & Climate Change

Climate change is an urgent and complex global challenge, requiring cooperation among all nations. Any effective solution to […]

Nomination of Dr. Chris Field as Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The election for IPCC chair will take place during the 42nd session of the IPCC from October 6-10, 2015.

Intellectual Property

U.S. Deposits Instrument of Ratification to Geneva Act of Hague Agreement on Registration of Industrial Designs

WIPOSigning

This marks the last step in the membership process for the United States to become a Member of […]

Outcomes from the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference #PP14

The U.S. delegation achieved its four primary objectives, and all outcomes were agreed by consensus with other member states.

U.S. Expresses Disappointment at Outcome and Conduct of WIPO Conference on Lisbon Agreement

The United States is deeply disappointed by the outcome and conduct of the recent preparatory committee of the “Diplomatic […]