A Focus on Women and Girls

International Health

Ambassador Hamamoto: Women and Girls Empowerment Essential to Ending AIDS

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

HHS Secretary Burwell: The Role of GHSA in Supporting Countries’ Capacity to Implement the IHR

Continued partnership, vigilance and commitment means we all will be better prepared for the health threats that come our […]

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell: Plenary Remarks at World Health Assembly


As our nations become more interconnected, the health challenges we face are increasingly shared by us all.

Humanitarian Aid

FACT SHEET: U.S. Government Priorities for the World Humanitarian Summit

The U.S. government is committed to support responsible national governments in reducing their risks of disaster and strengthen […]

Ambassador Hamamoto on the Importance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

“It’s imperative that the international community considers the long-term consequences of population movements from the outset of a disaster […]

Remarks by Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto at the CARE 70th Anniversary Exhibit

Happy 70th anniversary, CARE! May you continue to bring hope and make things better for many, many years to come.


Ambassador Hamamoto Remarks at IUCN Reception


If 2015 was a year of commitment, 2016 is the year to take action. And the IUCN World conservation […]

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the UN Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change


“Today we know: The new energy future, the efficiencies, the alternative resources, the clean options – none of […]

CITES and Trade Agreements: Partnering to Combat Wildlife Crime and to Achieve Sustainable Development

Partnering to Combat Wildlife Crime  -  Earth Day 2016 Blog by  Ambassador Punke and CITES SG Scanlon

Maximizing the impact of addressing these environmental threats through partnership and cooperation is a guiding force in recent discussions […]

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 […]