International Health

First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

Conference on Global Action Against Dementia at the WHO

“No one can win the fight against this devastating illness alone.” Statement by HHS Secretary Hunt delivered by Ambassador Hamamoto

Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on the Release of The National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

This National Security Strategy is a blueprint to leverage America’s leadership in a more complicated world than many people […]

VIDEO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Addresses WHO Executive Board

EPA's Gina McCarthy at the WHO

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the Executive Board of the World Health Organization January 29, 2015. Video footage of her […]

Humanitarian Aid

U.S. Strongly Condemns Attacks Against Red Cross/Red Crescent Staff in Syria and Yemen

The U.S. maintains an ironclad commitment to assisting those impacted by the conflicts in Syria, in Yemen, and around the world.

U.S. Congratulates Nigeria on Historic Elections of March 28

We laud both President Jonathan and General Buhari for their public commitments to the Abuja Accord signed in January […]

Explanation of Position of the United States for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

We underscore the core principle of Disaster Risk Reduction, that each State has the primary responsibility for taking effective […]

Environment

WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC

The U.S. target will roughly double the pace of carbon pollution reduction in the United States from 1.2 percent […]

U.S. Formally Submits its Commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

For our part, the United States committed to cut our emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 […]

Explanation of Position of the United States for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

We underscore the core principle of Disaster Risk Reduction, that each State has the primary responsibility for taking effective […]

Intellectual Property

U.S. Deposits Instrument of Ratification to Geneva Act of Hague Agreement on Registration of Industrial Designs

WIPOSigning

This marks the last step in the membership process for the United States to become a Member of […]

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 […]