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Blog Post Archive

The 2015 G7 Summit in Germany

Monday, June 8 marked the final day of the 2015 G7 Summit that was held in Schloss Elmau, Germany.

In the Global Economy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the Smart Move

Rarely does the United States have the opportunity to simultaneously improve our prosperity at home and bolster our leadership abroad. Yet Congress is debating legislation to grant trade promotion authority (TPA) to President Obama that would do just that.

World Oceans Day

It’s not an exaggeration to say that we depend upon the ocean for our very existence.  It regulates our climate and our weather.  It generates half of the oxygen we breathe.  It provides food and income for billions of people.  Covering almost three quarters of the planet, the mighty ocean is --

Protect #OurOcean: All of Us Must Do Our Part

World Oceans Day, June 8, reminds us the importance of our oceans and maintaining their health.  As we continue working and developing on and near the water, we cannot forget the impacts on our ocean – and we need to work vigilantly to protect it.

World Environment Day

Every person on Earth has a role to play in protecting the environment we share -- on World Environment Day, June 5, and every day. Every one of us has a responsibility to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the same safe and healthy planet that we inherited.

Building Rule of Law Overseas

It is an unusual year when I do not come to Atlanta to visit family and friends. But this week, for the first time, I am here to conduct a diplomatic mission as U.S. assistant secretary of state for drugs and law enforcement. One might ask why.

Conventional Weapons Destruction Challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Over the years, I have visited more than 75 countries where the United States is working through our Conventional Weapons Destruction program to help safeguard communities from the impacts of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and excess small arms; Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon

Deepening U.S. Engagement with Southeast Asian Youth Influencers

In the East Room of the White House this past Monday, I listened intently as a young woman named Zin eloquently told her personal story about trying to build a free and open press in Myanmar.  As I absorbed the significance of her efforts, I realized she is exemplifying how this generation of eme

Fighting Ebola with Information

A room full of young people with heads buried in their phones is not an unfamiliar sight. In fact, this was the scene in rural Margibi County, Liberia, during a training of youth-turned-social mobilizers in late February.

Beacon of Democracy Shines Bright on Buhari Inauguration Day

As a U.S. diplomat, I have witnessed numerous democratic transitions of power and been honored to represent the United States as an election observer on multiple occasions. I was honored to accompany Secretary Kerry as he led the Presidential delegation to the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari.

Fostering a Sense of Belonging Key in Preventing Youth Violence

What do violent street gangs in the United States and Central America and extremist groups in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa have in common?

Coding for Fish: Finding Tech Solutions to Sustainable Fishing

Half the world’s population -- 3.5 billion people -- depends on the ocean for their primary source of food. This number could double in the next twenty years.

Helping Afghanistan Confront Challenges from Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance

I recently traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for the first-ever donor coordination workshop for Afghanistan conventional weapons destruction programs.

Moving Forward to Strengthen the NPT

In diplomacy, as in life, sometimes hard work pays immediate dividends, and sometimes the results don’t materialize like you hoped.

Secretary Kerry Rescinds Cuba's Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Today, Jeff Rathke, Director of the State Department's Office of Press Relations, issued a statement on the rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

The Ticking Timeline

Last week, galvanized by the Ebola epidemic, 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly quietly, but unanimously, agreed to provide support for West African, Central African and other at-risk states to achieve the capacity they need to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to infectious disease

In Sierra Leone, Care Kits Deliver Assistance and Hope to Families

When a call comes in to report a suspected Ebola case, Sierra Leone’s national Ebola response system kicks into high gear immediately.  An ambulance and team of health care workers are dispatched to the site to transport the sick person to an Ebola treatment unit.

Canines Deployed With USAID Help in Search for Survivors in Nepal

Even though it was their first tour of duty overseas, one pair of heroic canine siblings stepped into the frontlines of the recovery efforts in Nepal with the confidence of old pros.

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