All articles from: July, 2014

U.S. Adds $4.8 Million to End Child, Early, Forced Marriage

Two girls dressed in red, sitting with solemn expressions (AP Images)

The programs are in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Tanzania and Yemen, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah said in July 22 news release.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on the HRC Resolution on the situation in Gaza

The United States is deeply troubled by the resolution presented for adoption today. We will vote against it.

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U.S. Statement at the HRC Special Session on Gaza

The United States remains gravely concerned over the recent violence that has impacted Palestinian and Israeli civilians. We and others are working intensively to secure an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Panama

As Panama approaches the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal next month (August 15) we are reminded that a large part of Panama’s economy is predicated on the importance of moving goods more efficiently and providing related services to support that activity.

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Statement by the United States at the July 22, 2014, DSB Meeting

See attached the U.S. statement as delivered at the July 22 DSB meeting.

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Obama at Dutch Embassy After Signing Condolence Book

This is an opportunity for me to extend on behalf of all the American people our deepest condolences over the loss of family and friends.

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U.S. Awards Another $500 Million to Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

AIDS Conference sign in Melbourne, Australia (International AIDS Society/Steve Forrest)

More than $500 million in additional U.S. funding will support global HIV and AIDS response efforts with 19 partners.

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Ambassador Power: Statement at Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East

In Gaza, the United States is working intensively to secure an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

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U.S. Concerned by Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist

The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

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HIV/AIDS Resource Adds Data from More than 100 Countries

Image of globe with red AIDS ribbon on it (National Institutes of Health)

The U.S. Census Bureau released its annually updated interactive global resource on HIV prevalence, AIDS cases and deaths. The database is the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

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