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Blog Post Archive

Investing in Women, Ensuring Prosperity

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.

International Women’s Day

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.

Does Gender Equality Matter in Agriculture? Yes! Here’s Why.

You’ll hear it over and over this International Women’s Day: Gender equality matters. And we couldn’t agree more.

What We Can Learn From Women of Courage

Earlier today, we honored 10 extraordinary women from 10 countries with the 2015 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.

What Steps Should the International Community Take To Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls?

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.

UN Security Council Meets on Ukraine and the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

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.

The U.S. and the Pacific Alliance: Partners for Prosperity

Secretary Kerry entrusted me with the mission of promoting a vision of economic diplomacy: a Shared Prosperity Agenda.

The Fruits of our Labor in Senegal

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,

Foreign Policy Classroom Engages Students on New Approach to U.S.-Cuba Policy

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.

Building Bridges in Every Sense of the Word

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?

The 45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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.

An Update on the Situation in Ukraine

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.

#LetGirlsLearn: U.S. Expands Efforts To Help Girls Worldwide Attend and Complete School

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.

Highlights From #WorldWildlifeDay 2015

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.  

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom To Honor 10 International Women of Courage

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. 

State Department Hosts Fifth Annual Policy Conference for HBCU Students

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

Engaging the African Diaspora Community in the U.S. Ebola Response

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.

The Plight of the Pangolin -- Raise Awareness of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal on World Wildlife Day

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

Advancing Universal Values at the UN Human Rights Council

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.

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