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Reflecting on Eight Years of the U.S. Center Showcasing Climate Action at the United Nations Climate Conferences

During the last two weeks, the 22nd United Nations climate conference (COP 22) was held in Marrakech. The closing of the conference marks the eighth year of the U.S.

Freedom Online: The Global Rise in Intentional Internet Disruptions

In late October, I attended the sixth annual Freedom Online Conference (FOC) in San José, Costa Rica.  It was my third FOC, including Tallinn in 2014 and Ulaanbaatar in 2015.  Every year, I am thrilled to see the growing number of governments joining the Coalition to promote and protect hum

If You Attended the New York City Marathon, Chances Are You Saw An International Exchange Visitor

It was chilly autumn morning in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park as hundreds of international exchange visitors gathered at mile marker six of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

Embracing the Convergence of Trade, Innovation, and Sustainable Development to Achieve Climate Goals

I just returned from the United Nations 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) in Marrakech, Morocco, where world leaders came together to begin implementing the commitments made in Paris last year to address climate change.  

Study Abroad in Mexico: It’s More than Just a Great Vacation Destination!

As we celebrate International Education Week, here’s a quiz: Which country hosts the largest number of U.S. tourists annually, is home to the largest number of U.S. retirees, and has over 4,000 higher education institutions?  The answer is Mexico.

Off-Grid Energy for Rural Communities: Bright Promise and Caution Lights Ahead

At the global climate change conference in Marrakech this week, big issues about the political winds and worries about the progress of climate finance will be high on the agenda.

Operationalizing U.S.-ASEAN Connect: A Framework for Shared Prosperity

In February, President Obama hosted the ten leaders of the states comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Sunnylands, California for the first-ever, U.S.-hosted U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit.

A Peacekeeping Success Story in Côte d’Ivoire

Although there are 16 United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions operating around the world, those in Congo, Mali, and Sudan have often dominated headlines.

Human Rights Are LGBTI Rights: One Story of Overcoming Adversity in Serbia

Milutin Pantelic was forced to leave his home? -- ?a village near Sabac in Western Serbia? -- ?due to family shame associated with his LGBTI status. He even suffered beatings from his brother.

COP22 in Marrakech: A Time for Global Action

This week heads of state and foreign ministers, as well as leaders from the private sector, NGO community, and academia, are gathered in Marrakech for the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP22.

#APEC: Advancing Economic Prosperity Through U.S. Engagement With the Asia-Pacific

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Peru to join foreign and trade ministers from the 20 other member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to kick off its annual Ministerial Meeting.

To Walk the Earth in Safety: The U.S. Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Even after a conflict ends and the fighters have gone home, the threats from landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and at-risk weapons and munitions remain.

Why Gender Matters to the Global Effort to Tackle Climate Change

There’s a lot going on in the world this week. But the COP 22 climate conference stands out as a bright spot.

Secretary Kerry Addresses Global Progress on Climate Change at #COP22

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the United Nations twenty-second Conference of the Parties (COP) in Marrakech, Morocco today.

Executive Order Prioritizes Our Shared Global Health Security

Earlier this month, President Obama signed an executive order to advance the ambitious Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and ensure that this multilateral and multisectoral effort to detect and respond to new infectious disease threats s

The President Abroad: A Look Ahead at Greece, Germany, and Peru

Tonight, President Obama will head out on Air Force One once more to meet with some of America’s closest allies who have partnered with us over the last eight years to bring about important progress.

Empowering Youth This International Education Week

If you’ve studied abroad, you already know that experiencing life in another country helps build a greater global community of people who want to share ideas and learn from one another.

Liberia: And Justice for All

Liberia is a country the size of Tennessee, a place where only two percent of people have access to the electric grid, and nearly 65 percent live on $1.25 a day.

#OurOcean’s Climate Struggle and a Blue Solution

It is important for all of us to recognize the intersection between our ocean and our climate. A healthy ocean and its coastal habitats are an essential line of defense against climate change.

Leveraging the Power of Veterans at the U.S. Department of State

As we commemorate Veterans Day in this election year, let us stop ?and think about the veterans who have given so much to our country and fought so nobly to defend our way of life, including our right to vote.

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