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International Health

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 […]

Remarks by Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto at the 2016 PEPFAR Annual Meeting in Durban


If we are to truly get on the fast track to ending the AIDS epidemic, we need to surround […]

Humanitarian Aid

Joint Statement by Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Expanded Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL / Daesh

The Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Counter-ISIL (Da’esh) Coalition Small Group, Military Coalition and members that have made […]

United States Reassures Support to South Sudan

The United States wants to reassure the people and the government of South Sudan that we are not planning, […]

Fact Sheet: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

The Syrian conflict remains the largest and most complex humanitarian emergency of our time, with more than two-thirds of […]


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


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

Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Oceans Days 2016

John Kerry: On World Oceans Day, I challenge all who love the ocean – and all who love the […]

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 […]