MCC Fact Sheet on Contribution to Aid for Trade

“Aid for trade” strives to help developing countries improve their capacity to trade by removing internal barriers to trade; building institutional capacity in areas such as customs and national standards; developing business skills; and building the transportation, energy, and other infrastructure needed to enable trade and business expansion that can propel economic growth.
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U.S. Statement at UN Population Fund Meeting

While we recognize that UNFPA’s primary responsibility is the provision of reproductive health services, the United States also encourages UNFPA to reach beyond its traditional working relationship with its vast network of service providers, donors, and governments to galvanize support for achieving the ICPD and Millennium Development Goals, especially MDGs 5 and 6.
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Ambassador King delivers Closing Statement at WIPO Conference in Beijing

Our success today not only benefits audiovisual performers, but it also reaffirms the importance of working together in a multilateral environment. Multilateralism provides a stage on which states can act to overcome differences and provide real benefits to humanity, including the advancement of development through effective use of intellectual property.
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Enabling Women to Lead Lives Free of Gender-Based Discrimination a Key U.S. Foreign Policy Objective

We welcome this session’s focus on gender issues. Promoting women’s rights to education, to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, to participate in political and economic life, and to live their lives free from discrimination based on their gender are key foreign policy priorities for the United States.
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Action on Syria, Belarus Among Top U.S. Priorities at 20th Human Rights Council Session

The credibility of the UN’s human rights machinery depends on its capacity to address urgent and persistent human rights situations where and when they emerge; to make a difference in the lives of the people who suffer under oppressive governments; and to protect those around the world who work to advance the cause of human ...
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Webcast on Global Youth Employment Issues

Youth unemployment is reaching crisis proportions in many parts of the world, raising serious questions about how the world the future for global stability and development. DRL’s Office of International Labor Affairs has worked closely with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to organize a discussion of global youth employment issues in Geneva.
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DAS Kelly Clements at the Syria Humanitarian Forum

The U.S. acknowledges the exceptional work and sacrifice of humanitarian organizations and individuals in Syria and surrounding countries. The Syria Humanitarian Forum has become an important mechanism through which we can highlight areas of particular humanitarian concern, share information among humanitarian organizations, affected countries and donors regarding both operations and contributions, and maintain and strengthen ...
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