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Strengthening Peacekeeping through the U.S. Global Peace Operations Initiative

In honor of International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers, I wanted to take a moment to recognize the courageous and dedicated men and women around the world who don the blue helmet and risk everything so that others

The Hills and Valleys of Tuberculosis in the Philippines

Remote smearing stations in the Philippines allow people to get tested for TB near their homes, bringing laboratory services directly to remote villages to ease diagnosis and treatment.

#GlobalLeadership in Strengthening UN Peacekeeping

This Sunday, May 29, is International Day of the UN Peacekeeper -- a time to pause and give recognition to the service and sacrifice of men and women serving in peacekeeping missions worldwide, from today’s missions in Mali and South Sudan, to those of the past, from Korea to the Balkans, often i

Even Amid a Humanitarian Crisis, Education Cannot Wait

Education is a core component of a humanitarian response. However, too often education remains severely underfunded given competing priorities. But without it, children -- and girls in particular -- are at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, disempowerment or worse.

Emerging Young Leaders: Elevating Youth as Partners for Peace

On April 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of State recognized an extraordinary group of young leaders for their efforts to promote positive social change in their communities.

Fighting for Equality through Inclusion in Sports

On the margins of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio De Janiero, Brazil, a group of 15 international emerging leaders in disability sport including two Paralympians are visiting the United States as a part of the U.S.

World Humanitarian Summit: Coming Together to Protect Women and Girls

At the Ethiopian refugee camp called Mai Ani, Helen, the counselor at a U.S.-funded Women’s Wellness Center, slipped into a wedding wearing a veil as a disguise. Tipped off by the bride’s mother, she brought along the official in charge of the camp.

The Department of State and USAID Release Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism

This week, the State Department and USAID released the first-ever Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). 

Resilient Health Systems Can Prevent and Contain Pandemics

Resilience is one of those buzzwords that every so often captures the hearts and minds of development practitioners.

#GlobalLeadership: A Record of U.S. Engagement at the UN Human Rights Council

In 2009, President Obama decided that the United States should seek election to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), a body with a decidedly mixed record of success in promoting and protecting human rights.

Colombia: Landmine Clearance Proves an Uphill Challenge

For five decades, conflict between the Colombian military and armed groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has devastated the country.

Borderless Hack Istanbul: Harnessing Creative Talent to Benefit Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Istanbul, with nearly 18 million inhabitants, is Turkey’s economic, cultural and media hub, not to mention one of the world’s largest cities. In recent years, Istanbul has also become home to an increasingly vibrant start-up scene.

Global Health Diplomacy at the World Health Assembly

Our humanitarian values inspire us to intervene and prevent diseases such as Malaria, HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis, Ebola, and Zika. Yet, the average U.S. citizen may not realize how the nuts and bolts of health diplomacy affect them personally.

President Obama in Vietnam: The Next Chapter in a Renewed Partnership

Today, the President became the third U.S. president to visit Vietnam since the normalization of relations between our countries began just over 20 years ago.

On the Future of U.S.-Vietnam Relations

President Obama is currently in Hanoi at the beginning of a trip to Vietnam and Japan that will underscore the vibrancy and strength of our growing strategic, economic, and diplomatic ties with the region.

Delivering the Dividends of Democracy in Burma

Earlier this week, the Administration took steps to support private sector interest in Burma and help the new democratically-elected government.

With U.S. Support, Cambodian Team Dives Deep to Remove Unexploded Ordnance

Every year during monsoon season, the Tonle Sap River reverses course, filling a vibrant freshwater lake close to Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh with rich sediments and abundant fish.

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