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International Health

FACT SHEET: U.S. Leadership to Advance the GHS Agenda: 55 countries show concrete commitment to prevent, detect, and respond

The GHSA is a signature global health and national security priority for President Obama. It was launched in […]

Transcript of President Obama’s Address to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly


President Obama: “We must reject any forms of fundamentalism, or racism, or a belief in ethnic superiority that makes […]

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom to Lead U.S. Delegation to the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference

The United States is the first and largest donor to the Global Fund. On August 31, 2016, the United […]

Humanitarian Aid

U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

The United States urges participants to engage on all issues related to the conflict and to use the next […]

Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto at UNHCR ExCom Reception

Tonight, on the occasion of UNHCR’s annual Executive Committee meeting, we are here to reiterate our resolve to address […]

Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2016 Refugee Admissions to the U.S.

The United States is taking the lead in meeting the unprecedented challenge of the global refugee crisis. At the […]


FACT SHEET: Nearly 200 Countries Reach a Global Deal to Phase Down Potent Greenhouse Gases and Avoid Up to 0.5°C of Warming

At the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Rwanda, countries adopted an amendment to […]

An Ambitious HFC Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Adopted in Kigali


Secretary Kerry: “In Kigali, Rwanda, I was proud to help represent the United States as the nearly 200 Parties […]

President Obama Thanks World’s Nations for Bringing the Paris Agreement into Force


I also want to thank the people of every nation that has moved quickly to bring the Paris Agreement […]

Intellectual Property

U.S. Statement at the WIPO General Assembly on Review of the OIOS Report

We applaud and welcome the reforms member states have adopted today, especially the revisions to the Internal Oversight Charter.

U.S. Statement on Adoption of Proposals for Amendment to WIPO’s Internal Oversight Charter

We welcome the adoption of these important modifications. We believe they will make WIPO a stronger and more transparent organization.

Joint Statement: U.S., Other WIPO Members Call for Release of Full OIOS Report to Member States

We reiterate our request that the CoCo Chair immediately formally request that OIOS produce a full version of the […]