U.S. Press Statement on Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

An estimated 5.5 million people—nearly half of South Sudan’s population—will face life-threatening hunger this year.

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Recent Killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The United States is deeply concerned by video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily executing civilians, including women and children.

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Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at NATO Headquarters


We thoroughly discussed the increased threats facing our alliance. And unified by the threats to our democracies, I found strong alliance resolve to address these growing threats.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Bringing Down Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto

You have chosen to put women’s challenges and opportunities in their rightful place – at the forefront of our missions – at a time when it is imperative to include everyone in the next chapter of global sustainable development, and for that I thank you.

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Cabinet Exit Memo by Ambassador Samantha Power

In re-engaging the United Nations, we have not compromised our national interests, but advanced them; we have not overlooked the dysfunctions of the UN system, but sought to tackle them; and we have not muted our values, but defended them vigorously and credibly.

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Exit Memo From Secretary Kerry to President Obama

American greatness is a fact but not an entitlement. It cannot be taken for granted. It must be demonstrated and earned by every generation.

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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

The United States welcomed the continued successful operation of the Gali and Ergneti Incident Prevention Response Mechanisms (IPRMs), as an independent contribution to peace and stability. The United States also congratulated the EU Monitoring Mission for its efforts to facilitate medical crossings and maintain the incident hotline, work that has helped to reduce tensions along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) and maintain relatively calm conditions on the ground.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Funding Civil Society Critical To Goal of Ending AIDS by 2030


Funding and building the capacity of community-based and civil society organizations is absolutely crucial to ensuring that no one is left behind.

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U.S. Pledges $125 Million to UNHCR 2017 Global Appeal Update

UNHCR Global Appeal

Ambassador Hamamoto: I am pleased to express my government’s strong support for the 2017 Global Appeal update of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto at 241st Marine Corps Ball


“Marines, I have been looking forward to your annual Ball, as it gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to the essential role you play at our Mission. We are deeply grateful for the safety and security you provide, and we all appreciate your loyal service to our country.”

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