International Health

Ambassador Hamamoto’s Remarks at WHA Side Event on Adolescent Girls’ Health: Approaches to Ensuring the Future She Deserves

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto speaking during the World Health Assembly in Geneva

Adolescent health, and in particular that of girls, is an issue that is close to my heart as one […]

U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Sylvia Burwell’s Plenary Remarks at World Health Assembly

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell giving remarks at WHA plenary

The United States is committed to improving our own health system to better serve our people—work that has begun […]

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s Remarks at Global Health Security Agenda Side Event

I would also like to thank Director General Margaret Chan for her vision and leadership in supporting the Global […]

Humanitarian Aid

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

We believe that connecting people to the global network and ensuring that they have the skills and freedom to […]

Ambassador Hamamoto: Family planning saves lives, improves health, and empowers women

As we approach the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is vital that we maintain robust commitment and […]

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.

Environment

Secretary Kerry: Time is Running Out to Make a Difference on Climate Change

People must once again stir up political will to protect our environment.

WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC

The U.S. target will roughly double the pace of carbon pollution reduction in the United States from 1.2 percent […]

U.S. Formally Submits its Commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

For our part, the United States committed to cut our emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 […]

Intellectual Property

U.S. Statement on the Adoption of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement

The United States must make clear that we do not support adoption of the new Act… We do […]

All WIPO Members Should Be Able to Participate Equally in Lisbon Agreement Diplomatic Conference

This is about more than the legitimacy of the Lisbon Agreement itself. This issue has alarming implications for the […]

U.S. Joins Request for an Open Diplomatic Conference – WIPO / Lisbon Union Meeting

We would like to state for the record that we object to the closed, non-inclusive method of work being […]