All articles from: February, 2013

U.S. Remarks at “Women’s Access to Justice” HRC Side Event

DAS Paula Schriefer

DAS Paula Schriefer: “The legal empowerment of women and ensuring their access to justice is an important priority for the United States.”

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Kerry on Retirement of Pope Benedict XVI

The United States sends its best wishes to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI as he leaves the Vatican after years of service and dedication.

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Kerry Confers in France on Trade, Climate, Mideast, Mali

Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

Secretary Kerry and French Foreign Minister Fabius have voiced support for the proposed free-trade agreement between the United States and the European Union.

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USAID Wins Award for Best Government Mobile Development Policy

African women on a mobile cell

USAID received the Best Government Policy for Mobile Development Award at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. USAID is the first bilateral donor agency to establish a mobile solutions team.

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Statement by the United States at the February 27th, 2013, DSB Meeting

The United States provided a status report in this dispute on February 14, 2013, in accordance with Article 21.6 of the DSU.

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Agriculture Secretary Talks Immigration, Trade, Research

An immigrant farm worker works in the milking parlor

Because America’s farm sector relies on workers born outside of the United States, the country needs to reform its immigration system, says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal a “Unique Opportunity” for U.S., EU

Secretary Kerry speaking with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

Secretary Kerry said the U.S. relationship with Germany is one of its “most vibrant” global alliances, and that a proposed trans-Atlantic trade deal with the European Union would help to lift the economies of both participants, as well as raise global trading standards.

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Senate Confirms Hagel Will Be Next Defense Secretary

By a vote of 58–41, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel, a former U.S. senator from Nebraska, as the next secretary of defense.

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Esther Brimmer Presents U.S. Priorities at HRC 22 Opening

Esther Brimmer

For all these achievements, the work of the Council remains unfinished, so long as any of us cannot exercise those fundamental rights that we all share by virtue of our common humanity.

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Kerry Condemns Syrian Rocket Attacks on Aleppo

Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking with Foreign Minister William Hague

Secretary of State John Kerry said the Syrian government’s brutal Scud missile attacks on the city of Aleppo are “the latest example” of the brutality of Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

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