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Seizing and Returning the Proceeds of Corruption

As the world marks International Anticorruption Day, many of us are turning our focus to one of the most critical elements of effective anti-corruption: asset recovery.

#COP21: What it's Like to be a U.S. Negotiator in Paris

Negotiating can be hard work. Whether it’s buying a new car or pressing for a higher salary, many people find negotiating intimidating.

StartUp Mexico: How Enterprise is Inspiring Mexico’s Next Generation

There is no doubt entrepreneurship is part of our DNA as U.S. citizens, but we certainly don’t have a monopoly on innovative ideas and creativity. I learned this and much more during my recent trip to Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey, Mexico, to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Global Climate Action at COP21

This week, I’m proud to be in Paris, where the United States and countries around the world are working toward an ambitious global climate agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties, also known as COP21.

Acting on Climate, Reducing Poverty, Powering Africa

This month’s meeting of world leaders, NGOs, civil society groups and other advocates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris comes at a time when upwards of a billion people on our planet lack access to reliable electricity. Nearly half live in Africa.

How We Solve Climate Change

World leaders are gathering in Paris this week for the 21st United Nations climate conference, known as COP21.

In El Salvador, a Highway to Education, Opportunity, and Prosperity

In the remote towns and villages of El Salvador’s mountainous northern region, school enrollment is up, people can now access services, and business is on the rise.

A Time of Unparalleled Need

It’s hard to believe that what began as a simple cry for opportunity and human rights has become the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time.

#IDPD2015: Recognizing the Contributions of Persons With Disabilities

President Obama has said, “Disability rights aren't just civil rights to be enforced here at home; they're universal rights to be recognized and promoted around the world.”

G20: Growing International Consensus on Stability in Cyberspace

Recently, the leaders of the G20 issued an important statement that included some major ramifications for international security and stability in cyberspace.

A New Bridge in El Salvador Paves the Way for Business Growth

Abel Humberto Hernández is a dairy farmer whose business, My Puebla Dairy, in the northern Salvadoran municipality of Dolores, has been in his family for generations.

How and Why USAID is Ensuring Our Development Efforts are Climate Resilient

In a semi-arid region of East Africa, an unforeseen lack of rain is leading to a dismal farming season, undermining development progress. In Central America, agroforestry projects are slowed by a severe drought that is making it difficult to plant and grow new crops.

“In the Harmony of Diversity”: 50 Years after Nostra Aetate

Rainy weather did not deter the sea of poncho-clad and umbrella-clutching visitors eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square.

“Produce and Protect” - Sustainable Solutions in Paris

Yesterday at the Paris Climate Change Conference, two of the world’s leading multinational consumer goods companies unveiled an important new supply-chain program aimed at protecting the world’s forests and combating climate change.

Embracing Green, Inclusive, and Sustainable Growth

I just returned from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Eurasia week where I discussed how to create sustainable investment climates in the Eurasia region.

Why Right Now Is the Right Time to Act Faster to Stop Unnecessary HIV/AIDS Deaths

In order to control the HIV epidemic, save lives and get people on sustained treatment, we need to move now, together, with a sense of urgency and purpose. This is the time to push. This is the time to work. The time to act is now.

Strong Border Management is Vital to the Fight against Ebola

Diseases don’t stop at international borders, which is why the ongoing fight against Ebola in West Africa has taken a special focus on border management.

Seizing Opportunities in International Education

You don’t have to look far to see diplomacy happening in U.S. communities. Last academic year, nearly 975,000 international students studied at colleges and universities in the United States. These students bring greater diversity to American classrooms, prompting wider conversations and broadening perspectives, which help push creativity and innovation.

Follow Along: A Global Agreement to Act on Climate

Every day, we are seeing and feeling the effects of climate change -- here and across the globe. It poses a clear and present threat to our economic and national security. No country is immune from the consequences of climate change, and no country can act alone.

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