All articles from: December, 2013

Battle Against Child Labor in Uganda Gets $3 Million Grant

Children who have escaped child labor hold up signs that express their dreams for the future.

The U.S. Labor Department has awarded $3 million to the international charity World Education for a project that addresses exploitative labor among youth in Uganda.

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Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the rocket attack at Camp Hurriya that has reportedly killed and injured camp residents and also injured Iraqi police officers.

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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Violence in the C.A.R.

Residents carry their belongings as they flee past French armored personnel carriers, in the Miskine district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Dec. 26, 2013. © AP Image

The U.S. is alarmed by the December 24 and 25 attacks in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) by both Seleka and Anti-Balaka fighters against civilian populations in the capital Bangui.

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U.N., U.S. Ready to Add South Sudan Peacekeeper

African woman, box on head, walking away from stack of aid boxes (AP images)

The U.S. will join other members of the U.N. Security Council in supporting an increased deployment of troops to South Sudan in response to “deeply disturbing” reports from the region, according to U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power.

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For U.S. Congress, “Recess” Is Anything But Vacation

U.S. Representative Steve Chabot of Ohio (right) listens to a question from a constituent during a town hall meeting March 25 in Montgomery. (AP images)

Congressional recesses help U.S. politicians meet a fundamental need to directly engage with the people they have been elected to represent.

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USAID Awards $6 Million to Empower Women Affected by Conflic

USAID woman standing in front of bulletin board (USAID photo)

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Sarah Mendelson announced the awards during an event at which participants discussed USAID’s implementation of the two-year-old U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

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Fact Sheet on U.S.-Iraqi Efforts to Destroy Weapons

In 2013, we mark ten years of U.S. Government assistance to Iraq for Conventional Weapons Destruction, including Humanitarian Mine Action.

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U.S. Deeply Concerned by Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Legislation

As Americans, we believe that people everywhere deserve to live in freedom and equality – and that no one should face violence or discrimination for who they are or whom they love.

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U.S. Calls for Immediate Mediated Political Talks in South Sudan

Over the past twenty four hours, U.S. officials including Secretary Kerry have made calls to leaders throughout Africa and the world seeking a solution to the crisis in South Sudan.

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Ambassador Power: Remarks At UNSC Stakeout, on South Sudan, Syria, and Central African Republic

The future of South Sudan is in jeopardy, and this moment demands urgent leadership to avoid further bloodshed and to restore stability.

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