International Health

PEPFAR, Gates and Nike Foundations Partner to Reduce HIV Infections in Adolescent Girls, Young Women

Adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2013, over 80 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in […]

U.S. Food and Drug Agency Part of Global Response on Ebola

FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.

We are actively working with federal colleagues, the medical and scientific community, industry, and international organizations and regulators to […]

Remarks by Samantha Power at the German Marshall Fund on the Intl Response to the Ebola Crisis

We need more doctors and more nurses. More beds and more treatment facilities. More personal protective equipment. More burial […]

Humanitarian Aid

Secretary Kerry Remarks With UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura After Their Meeting

The United States is particularly concerned about the continued catastrophe that is unfolding in Syria where nearly three-quarters of […]

U.S. Condemns Escalation of Attacks on Civilians by Boko Haram

The United States is committed to working with Nigeria and its neighbors to end the scourge of Boko Haram.

US Deplores Sudan’s Decision to Expel Two Senior UN Officials – Calls for Reversal of Decision

The expulsions of Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari and Ms. Yvonne Helle, two highly regarded UN professionals, are detrimental to Sudan’s […]


EPA Administrator McCarthy: Environmental Concerns are Public Health Concerns


As the head of the U.S. regulating body charged with protecting public health and the environment, let me say […]

NOAA Climate Study 2014 Reveals Hottest Year on Record

The question is when and how the world will respond. Ambitious, concrete action is the only path forward that […]

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Climate Change is Not Gender Neutral


The United States is committed to identifying inclusive, ambitious, and flexible approaches to address climate change.

Intellectual Property

Outcomes from the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference #PP14

The U.S. delegation achieved its four primary objectives, and all outcomes were agreed by consensus with other member states.

U.S. Expresses Disappointment at Outcome and Conduct of WIPO Conference on Lisbon Agreement

The United States is deeply disappointed by the outcome and conduct of the recent preparatory committee of the “Diplomatic […]

U.S. Closing Statement for the Adoption of a Revised Lisbon Agreement

The U.S. sent a delegation of experts to Geneva this week with high hopes for seizing what we viewed […]