All articles from: April, 2012

NPT PrepCom in Vienna will Cover Disarmament, Nonproliferation, and the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Ambassador Laura Kennedy, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, is part of the U.S. interagency delegation lead by Ambassador Susan Burk.

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Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Will Lead U.S. Delegation at Afghan Refugees Conference in Geneva

Assistant Secretary Richard will lead the U.S. delegation at the International Conference on the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees to support voluntary repatriation, sustainable reintegration and assistance to host countries.

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State, USAID Officials on U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Syria

Kelly Clements, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration And Christa Capozzola, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development

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Aid Workers in Syria Need Full Access to Help Those in Need

With more than 1 million Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, the Obama administration wants relief workers to obtain full and unfettered access throughout the country to deliver aid to vulnerable people.

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U.S. Urges Sudan, South Sudan to Cease Hostilities, Resume Talks

U.S. Urges Sudan, South Sudan

The United States urges the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to cease attacking each other across their undemarcated border to avert an all-out war and a looming humanitarian disaster.

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U.S. Environmental Agency Rewards Young Innovators

Young Innovators

EPA’s “P3” award competition at the expo featured more than 300 college innovators showcasing projects designed to protect the environment, encourage economic growth and use natural resources more efficiently.

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Obama Waives U.S. Congressional Restriction on Palestinian Aid

Congressionally approved funds for the West Bank and Gaza Strip cannot be given directly to the Palestinian Authority (PA) unless the president submits a waiver to Congress citing national security interests.

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U.S. Envoy Rice at U.N. on Darfur, Syria, African Union

” Following Under-Secretary-General Ladsous’s briefing in the open chamber, Council members continued discussions of the situation in Darfur in closed consultations.”

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U.S. Strengthens Ties with Burma as It Continues Reforms

Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell

The U.S. is taking significant steps to enhance ties with Burma as the country continues on a path toward historic political, economic and human rights reforms.

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Coalition Wants to Squeeze More Energy Efficiency from Appliances

Energy Secretary Steven Chu

New designs for more energy-efficient household appliances are among the top goals announced at a high-level governmental forum working to speed the global transition to cleaner technologies.

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