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When you empower a woman, you elevate her community. This is the core concept behind many of the State Department’s public diplomacy efforts: a ripple effect occurs when we believe in women and invest in their potential.
Every day, we read about women and girls around the world who are victims of heinous violence. From Iraqi women abducted and enslaved by ISIL to Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped and forced into marriage, these tragedies seem to belong to medieval times.
You’ll hear it over and over this International Women’s Day: Gender equality matters. And we couldn’t agree more.
Earlier today, we honored 10 extraordinary women from 10 countries with the 2015 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.
March 8 marks International Women’s Day and an opportunity to recommit ourselves to advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls worldwide. Around the world, 62 million girls are not in school.
Today, the United Nations Security Council held a high-level debate on the situation in Ukraine and adopted Security Council resolution 2209 addressing the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Secretary Kerry entrusted me with the mission of promoting a vision of economic diplomacy: a Shared Prosperity Agenda.
If you want to understand the impact of an ambitious investment program involving the construction of about 370 kilometers of roads, two major bridges, and a complex irrigation system, you need to get out there, see it for yourself and talk to people on the ground. That’s what led me to Senegal,
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced a new direction in the United States' relationship with Cuba, which seeks to further engage and empower the Cuban people.
In my first field visit as MCC’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, I chose to visit Senegal for the inauguration of the Abdoul Diallo Bridge in Kolda. Why Senegal?
All countries share responsibility to confront nuclear proliferation. All countries benefit if nuclear weapons do not spread to additional countries. All countries also profit when there is smart, continuous action in the direction of nuclear disarmament.
Today, Ukraine is central to the 25 year Transatlantic quest for a "Europe whole, free, and at peace." On March 4, 2015, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the situation in Ukraine and focused on three challenges.
Sixty-two million girls around the world -- half of whom are adolescent -- are not in school. These girls have diminished economic opportunities and are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, early and forced marriage, and other forms of violence.
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On March 3, the U.S. Department of State joined the international community in marking World Wildlife Day. We have compiled a few highlights from our commemorations in Washington and around the world.
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom will honor 10 courageous women with the Secretary of State's Annual Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will join the ceremony as a special guest and will deliver remarks.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have made historic and ongoing contributions to the general welfare and prosperity of America. Established by visionary leaders, HBCUs have, for over 155 years, produced many of the nation’s leaders in business, diplomacy, government, academia
The State Department’s Deputy Coordinator for Ebola Response Andrew Weber recently spoke, via conference call, with members of the U.S.- African diaspora community to discuss progress in the international Ebola response and the transition to the next phase of U.S. efforts.
In 2013 alone at least 20,000 African elephants were killed for their ivory. In South Africa over the last two years more than 2,200 rhinos were killed for their horns. These numbers are alarming, and with current rates of poaching exceeding birth rates could lead to extinction for these iconic
Our commitment is driven by the founding values of our nation, and the conviction that international peace, security, and prosperity are strengthened when human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected and protected.