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Empowering Global Voices Against Extremism

Khadijah lived in London, was disillusioned with her University courses, and was lured by Da’esh to Syria.

Burundi: Lessons on the Universal Need to Respect Term Limits

As world leaders gather this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a crisis gaining little international attention may offer a big lesson on foreign policy.

#FreeThe20: Resolve To Unlock and Unleash Women's Voices

Today, as I lead the U.S. delegation marking the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, there is much cause for hope.

#UNGA70: How Can We Effectively Implement the 17 new Global Goals?

The 2030 Agenda aims to lift 800 million people out of poverty in 800 weeks -- a formidable task, but one that I am convinced is achievable.

Unlocking Progress With Data

This weekend, world leaders will convene in New York to adopt new global goals that seek to tackle the world's most difficult development challenges by 2030.

The United States and South Africa as Key Strategic Partners

South Africa and the United States share a unique bond and a common goal of making our respective countries, and the world, more inclusive and free.  

Central America: Addressing Undocumented Migration

Everyday life for many Central American families is grim. Violence is rampant, the economic situation is bleak, and governments are grappling with corruption, weak institutions and overwhelming demand for basic services.

#UNGA: Shaping Global Goals for Humanity's Future

In the coming days, in what is anticipated to be the largest gathering of heads of state ever assembled, President Obama and his counterparts will adopt a new set of global goals focused on ridding the world of poverty and its related indignities while protecting and sustaining the earth’s

To Fight Extremism, The World Needs To Learn How To Talk To Women

When I was in Pakistan about three years ago, a prominent female civil society activist told me how some women in northwest Pakistan were supporting militants by donating their most precious gold and jewelry and endorsing their sons’ radicalization.

Future Pacific Leaders Gather in Auckland

Fifty 'Future Leaders' from 19 Pacific Islands (#FPL15), including 30 New Zealand based participants, gathered in Auckland earlier this month for a four-day conference on social entrepreneurship and leadership. 

A Commitment to the Future of Peacekeeping During #UNGA

When violence erupts in a fragile state or political transitions break down, UN peacekeeping operations are an essential component of the international community’s response.

Making Connections to Refugees, One Person at a Time

Meet the creator of the Any Refugee project, William Scannell, IV.  He has designed and manages an inspiring grass-roots movement that sends postcards from children in the United States to child refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. He’s from Anchorage, Alaska.

TechCamp Nepal Helps Protect Migrant Workers’ Rights

Every year, approximately a half million workers from Nepal travel to find employment abroad. In the process they may face unscrupulous recruiters at home, difficult conditions abroad, lack of knowledge of their rights, and crushing debt. Earlier this month, U.S.

Join the Peace Day Challenge

Happy World Peace Day!  Diplomacy is the pursuit of peace, and young people are some of our best diplomats. Today, on the International Day of Peace, I met with young leaders from 31 countries -- fellows of the Atlas Service Corps.

Promoting Religious Freedom During #UNGA

During this month’s opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), world leaders, diplomats, and civil society representatives will gather in New York to debate and discuss many important global issues. Among those issues is protecting religious freedom.

In the Philippines, Women Take the Lead for Peace

Today the world marks the International Day for Peace, a moment that calls on everyone to take action for the end of war and violence.  

Change in Action: Cuba, how a Nation Comes Online

Last week I had the pleasure to join a unique bilingual panel as part of Social Media Week Miami -- one consisting of a Cuban-born journalist for Univision, a telecommunications analyst, a nonprofit leader trying to connect Cubans to the Internet, a

Secretary Kerry Announces U.S. Will Increase Refugee Resettlement Numbers

Secretary of State John Kerry visited London, United Kingdom, September 18-20 to meet with U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond for discussion of bilateral and global issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria and refugee situat...

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