All articles from: February, 2015

John Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

“The extremist forces arrayed against us require that we charge forward in the name of decency, civility and reason.”

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Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism

President Barack Obama close up photo

Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.

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United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

Kelly Clements speaks at the UN in Geneva

More than $50 million of this funding will support WFP’s distribution of monthly food parcels to the 4 million people in urgent need of food assistance within Syria.

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The U. S. Supports the Consensus Decision taken by the Human Rights Council on the OHCHR’s report on Sri Lanka

We commend the pledges made by the new Sri Lankan government to revive Sri Lanka’s democracy, improve governance, support credible justice and accountability mechanisms, enhance the protection of human rights, and facilitate reconciliation after nearly 30 years of war.

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U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Copenhagen

The people of the United States stand united with the people of Denmark and all others who defend the universal right of freedom of speech and stand against anti-semitism and bigotry in all its forms.

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U.S. Deposits Instrument of Ratification to Geneva Act of Hague Agreement on Registration of Industrial Designs


This marks the last step in the membership process for the United States to become a Member of the Hague Union. The treaty will go into effect for the United States on May 13, 2015.

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The Role of Women and Girls in Countering Violent Extremism

Ambassador Hamamoto speaking

The current threat of violent extremism makes it even more pressing that we enlist and empower women and girls as agents of peace.

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White House Statement: U.S. Welcomes Minsk Agreement

The true test of today’s accord will be in its full and unambiguous implementation, including the durable end of hostilities and the restoration of Ukrainian control over its border with Russia.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Brunei Darussalam

The United States and Brunei have continued to work closely on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, thanks in large part to our efforts to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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Foreign Policy Excerpts from President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. January 20, 2015 Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Following are foreign policy excerpts from President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. The full transcript of the speech is available on the White House website. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of […]

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