International Health

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]


Secretary Kerry: Statement on G-7 Report on Climate and Fragility Risks

Climate change is a threat multiplier for instability throughout the world— and the report released this week further illustrates this.

Launch of the Climate Services for Resilient Development Partnership

Secretary Kerry: In addition to the $34 million we and our partners are putting toward that new partnership, we […]

Secretary Kerry: Statement on World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2015 World Oceans Day, June 8, […]

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 […]