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1. There are more people displaced by violence and conflict on the planet right now than at any time since World War II.
It was raining hard as we slipped and slid through the narrow muddy lanes between the dilapidated plastic-covered shelters that are home to roughly 3,600 displaced persons.
Today, after a meeting with his national security team, President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Press Briefing Room on the situation in Iraq and the U.S. response. President Obama said:
Judy and Dennis Shepard have a powerful story to share, and through their partnership with the U.S. Department of State, they are sharing that story around the world. As part of this ongoing relationship, the Shepards traveled on behalf of the U.S.
During the Secretary’s “Our Ocean” Conference, we encountered some startling realities about the state of our oceans: a third of the world’s fish stocks are overexploited, while another two thirds cannot support expanded harvest; 80 percent of marine pollution originates on land; 500 dead zones
As the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Coordinator at the State Department, I’ve had the pleasure of watching the GCTF grow and become the “go-to” international venue for civilian-led counterterrorism cooperation. In partnership with 28 countries across the globe and the EU, the GCTF has ma
Today, during the second day of the State Department’s first-ever “Our Ocean” Conference, Secretary Kerry took to Twitter to answer questions from Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” and others, on how we can work together to help build a better future for our ocean.
One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and it
Last week during a reception held in the Treaty Room of the Department of State, I was proud to address a group of America’s leading corporations and encourage them to take steps to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons around the world.
Secretary of State John Kerry hosts the "Our Ocean" Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 16-17, 2014. The conference aims to raise ocean conservation as a critical foreign policy issue. Whether you live on the coast or hours from the closest beach, we all depend upon the ocean.
Today, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki issued a statement on the situation in Iraq.
Child labor is not unique to a particular country, ethnicity, culture, or ideology. Today, there are about 168 million child laborers around the world, with 85 million involved in hazardous work.
In 2012, the United States marked the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landing at Guadalcanal, which led in 1943 to a strategic victory in the Pacific. The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA) began providin
Brazil’s five World Cup championships are second to none, and the nation produces global soccer stars like the U.S. does basketball players. Brazil’s jogo bonito is globally recognized as an ideal combination of sports, culture, and national personality.
We can never bring back those we have lost, but we can honor their service and their spirit. Today, Secretary Kerry led a ceremony dedicating a Memorial Wall at the State Department to honor 87 heroes who gave their lives wh
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This week, I will attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London. This summit is expected to be the largest-ever gathering on sexual violence in conflict, and will bring together over 1,
Just as fisherers must adapt their strategies to the changing weather, so too must those who seek to help fisherers adapt their strategies to combat the ever-evolving challenges which threaten sustainable fisheries management, and thus global food security.
As I looked upon the group of American soldiers, small children, and members of the local community gathering together on the hill for a final group photo after a long day of hard work in the Latvian countryside, I couldn’t help but feel touched and be energized by what we accomplished together.