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Youth Voices at the Food and Agriculture Organization: A Seat at the Table for #ZeroHunger

One hundred and sixty students from around the world filled the Red room at the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) headquarters in Rome.

Building Digital Skills in Chile for Economic and Human Development

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit a grassroots initiative in Chile working to use technology and leverage the opportunities the digital economy creates to lift young women from marginalized communities into the middle cl...

Super Bees: How Solomon Islanders Are Turning to These Tiny Heroes to Help Save Their Forests

Honey is liquid gold for these villagers, whose beehives are bringing them a new source of income and protecting the forests from destruction.

U.S. Companies Leading by Example

Ninety-nine percent of all firms in the United States are small or medium sized enterprises. As such, small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the building blocks of our economy, employing 50 percent of private sector employees and generating 65 percent of new private sector jobs.

#FreeToBeHome: Giving Voice in Support of Political Prisoners

An estimated 10 million people are in prison around the world at any time with nearly a third of them awaiting a trial.

Marking the One Year Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

December 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement’s adoption – the day the international community came together and formally resolved to address the global threat of climate change.

Advancing Transatlantic Relations through Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Last week, I announced our collaboration with the German Marshall Fund for the 2017 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship, a landmark public diplomacy program to connect the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in Europe and America.

Local Experts Key to USAID’s Hurricane Matthew Response

We recently introduced you to members of USAID’s Hurricane Matthew Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), which deployed to Haiti as the Category 4 storm

Launch of #FreeToBeHome Political Prisoner Campaign

Throughout this holiday season, the United States government will be profiling the cases of prisoners unjustly held around the world and the families they leave behind.

Why Human Rights Matter

December 10, marks the 68th annual Human Rights Day in which the United States and countries around the world recall the ideals of freedom enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Fighting Corruption is a Global Effort

Around the world, we have seen the destabilizing effect of corruption on governments, economies, democracy, and the rule of law.

Bringing International Corporations to the Anti-Corruption Table

Since his first day in office, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has maintained that economic policy is foreign policy and vice versa.

#UnitedAgainstCorruption: Fostering Mechanisms for More Accountable Governance Globally

Corruption is a virus. It can spread from the local level, all the way to the uppermost levels of government, and vice-versa. It is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. Corruption undermines citizens' trust in political systems, institutions, and leadership fueling instability.

President Obama on U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts

On December 6, President Barack Obama delivered his final major speech dedicated to his national security record in which he summarized what we have accomplished at home and abroad over the last eight years.  President Obama also highlighted how we have approached the threat of terrorism and how

Embracing A More Open, Accountable, and Responsive Government

On his first day in office, President Obama made clear his commitment to “creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

In Stormy Seas, Stay the Course

Foreign Ministers of the 57 participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation gather this week in Hamburg, Germany, for the annual OSCE Ministerial Council.

My Quest To Learn How the United States and United Nations Are Working To #EndHunger

Just after Thanksgiving, I traveled to Rome, Italy -- home to the three principal international organizations dedicated to food and agriculture at the center of efforts to combat world hunger and promote sustainable development.

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