All articles from: August, 2014

The Promise of Africa and the Global Internet

President Obama participates in a discussion with Takunda Ralph Michael Chingonzo of Zimbabwe at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

This connectivity, fueling international social and economic growth, requires policymakers, industry, civil society, and academia to work together at the international, regional, national, and local levels to construct solutions to challenges …

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2014 Food for Progress Program to Benefit More than 1.6 Million

USDA’s 2014 Food for Progress program will support agricultural, economic and infrastructure development programs, such as an effort in El Salvador to fight a fungus that causes coffee plant leaves to develop brown and yellow spots and wither.

The program helps countries increase the value and output of their agricultural economy and build agricultural trade capacity.

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Statement by the President

Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.

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U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Delivers his First Statement to the CD Plenary

U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Robert Wood

Introductory Statement by Ambassador Robert A. Wood at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Plenary Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. As Delivered Mr. President, Acting Secretary General, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, If I may, let me first thank Ambassadors Woolcott and Gallegos for their service at the Conference on Disarmament and wish them well in […]

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Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Humanitarian Day

We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities.

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USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises

USAID and the World Food Programme provide humanitarian aid in Iraq.

This is the first time in our agency’s history that we have been called on to manage four large-scale humanitarian responses at once…

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Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment

We all know very well that space assets are integral to our national security, as well as that of our allies and coalition partners.

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Ambassador Wood Presents His Credentials

Ambassador Wood Presents His Credentials to the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva

Ambassador Robert Wood presented his credentials today to Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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Protecting Oceans a Focus for U.S. Diplomacy

Secretary of State Kerry speaks to reporters and students aboard the HMB Endeavour in Sydney, Australia.

Secretary Kerry reminded us why we all need to care about the ocean: life itself depends on our relationship with the ocean. The ocean covers almost three quarters of the planet.

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William Bell, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Addresses Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mayor William Bell

Birmingham is a changed city, thanks in part to programs and initiatives that continually remind us that the fight for equality is ever present.

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