A Focus on Women and Girls

International Health

USAID Joins the International Community to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

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Breastfeeding is one of the most cost effective ways to save the lives of children and improve their future […]

FACT SHEET: President Barack Obama’s Commitment to Global Development

Over the past eight years, President Obama has elevated sustainable development to a core pillar of American foreign policy. […]

Sustainable Development Goals: All our Countries, Including the United States, Can and Must Do Better

Ambassador Samantha Power: If we are to have any hope of accomplishing the SDGs – which includes a […]

Humanitarian Aid

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed – South Sudan, Somalia, Syria

“I want to emphasize how deeply the United States values and respects our friendship with Kenya. Today, our annual […]

Secretary Kerry Announces Additional Funding for Kenya and Somalia

The funding announced today will support UNHCR and other international humanitarian organizations as they provide for basic survival of […]

John Kerry: We Pay Tribute to all Humanitarians and We Thank Them for Being the Emissaries of the Conscience of the World

Secretary Kerry: “On this World Humanitarian Day, we honor humanitarians, both those who have lost their lives in their […]

Environment

Secretary Kerry Remarks with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed – South Sudan, Somalia, Syria

“I want to emphasize how deeply the United States values and respects our friendship with Kenya. Today, our annual […]

Ocean Acidification Monitoring Public-Private Partnership Launched in Southern Africa

The U.S. Department of State has partnered with the Ocean Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, and […]

Why Building Climate- and Weather-Resilient Communities Is Absolutely Essential

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Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto stresses the importance of the World Meteorological Organization and the many national weather and meteorological services […]

Intellectual Property

WIPO General Assembly: Opening Statement of the United States of America

Mr. Chairman, the United States delegation looks forward to constructively engaging with all WIPO members to find consensus solutions […]

U.S. Closing Statement at WIPO 23rd Program and Budget Committee

The United States is not in a position to approve the draft Program and Budget for 2016/17 absent the […]

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 […]