International Health

U.S. Working with WHO and Partners to Contain Ebola Virus as Quickly as Possible


The full range of relevant U.S. Government agencies are increasing every possible form of assistance to the affected countries, […]

U.S. Agency Expands Efforts Against Ebola in West Africa

The bottom line with Ebola is we know how to stop it: traditional public health,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said.

08 August 2014 Washington — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is rapidly increasing its efforts to […]

U.S., London Foundation Boost Help for African Children with HIV

The PEPFAR-CIFF partnership will jointly invest $200 million in ACT, $150 million from PEPFAR and up to $50 million from CIFF.

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), launched […]

Humanitarian Aid

The Promise of Africa and the Global Internet

This connectivity, fueling international social and economic growth, requires policymakers, industry, civil society, and academia to work together at […]

2014 Food for Progress Program to Benefit More than 1.6 Million

The program helps countries increase the value and output of their agricultural economy and build agricultural trade capacity.

Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Humanitarian Day

We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save […]


Protecting Oceans a Focus for U.S. Diplomacy

Secretary of State Kerry speaks to reporters and students aboard the HMB Endeavour in Sydney, Australia.

Secretary Kerry reminded us why we all need to care about the ocean: life itself depends on our relationship […]

Delaying Action on Climate Change Will Increase Costs, Risks

Jason Furman is the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, which prepared The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change.

The report is based on evidence that climate change already is affecting the United States with increased storm severity, […]

U.S. Statement at the Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction First Preparatory Committee

DCM Peter Mulrean Speaking  at the WCDRR prepcom meeting

Since the Global Platform meeting last May, the world has been struck with a number of extraordinary disasters underscoring […]

Intellectual Property

Media Note: WIPO General Assembly

Opening day of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Key Forms of Intellectual Property Protection

McDonald’s trademarked golden arches outside restaurant (AP Images)

Intellectual property is a valuable asset for an entrepreneur. It consists of inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, images, […]

U.S. Statement on the Trade Policy Review of Burma

This first trade policy review comes at an opportune time, when you are pursuing economic reform in the context […]