About Tabitha Berg

Tabitha Angel Berg is an aspiring author and musician and joined eNewsChannels in Nov. 2006 as an editor and mistress of the WP-based content management system (CMS). She likes ferrets better than cats and tea better than coffee, and is a devout iPad evangelist. Nobody pays her to like Dr. Pepper, but wouldn't you like to be a pepper, too?

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Be the Sexiest Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Lover with Sensual Lingerie

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: When you have two loved ones, a candle light, a bottle of champagne leading to a more intimate moment, one addition perfecting this moment would be to make the evening more sensual by the woman to slip into a sensual ware. Nothing says romance and IN LOVE like a sexy lingerie from Envy Corner.

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U.S. and Saudi Arabia Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador James B. Smith and Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Director of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Dr. Faisal bin Hamad Al-Sugair, signed an Open Skies air transport agreement. The United States-Saudi Arabia Open Skies agreement will, following a transition period, permit unrestricted air service by […]

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US State Department Releases Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in response to TransCanada’s May 2012 application for the Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to Nebraska. The document is a draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed Project, including: impacts […]

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U.S. Government Assistance in Support of Free, Fair, and Peaceful Elections in Kenya

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — For 50 years, Kenya has been a stalwart and reliable partner in a strategically important but volatile region. As the economic powerhouse and transport hub of East Africa, Kenya’s stability is crucial to the security and economic prospects of its neighbors. The success of Kenya’s upcoming presidential, parliamentary and local elections […]

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U.S. Delegation to the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the U.S. Delegation attending the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held March 4 through 15, 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Head […]

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American Music Abroad: Hip Hop Group Audiopharmacy to Tour Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced that San Francisco-based hip hop group “Audiopharmacy” will tour Southeast Asia and the Pacific as part of the American Music Abroad program. With roots in hip hop, Audiopharmacy fuses live instrumentation and global musical styles, making for an […]

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U.S. and Afghanistan Announce $18.2 Million in Good Performers Initiative Awards for Provincial Counter Narcotics

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On February 12, 2013, Afghanistan’s Minister for Counter Narcotics Zarar Moqbel Osmani and U.S. Embassy’s Coordinating Director for Rule of Law and Law Enforcement Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland announced $18.2 million in Good Performers Initiative (GPI) awards. GPI awards are given to provinces that achieved or retained poppy-free status, reduced net […]

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U.S. Imposition of Nonproliferation Sanctions Against Foreign Entities and Individuals

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State announced the imposition of nonproliferation sanctions on several foreign entities and individuals under multiple U.S. authorities. Pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA), a determination was made to impose sanctions on: two Belarusian entities [TM Services Limited (TMS) and Scientific and […]

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US State Department Contributes an Initial $171 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of over $171 million toward the 2013 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This year’s initial contribution funded through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will support UNHCR efforts worldwide. This funding includes support […]

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Over 100 International Exchange Students Participate in Civic Education Workshop in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs welcomes 115 international high school exchange students representing more than 30 countries to Washington, D.C., for a week-long Civic Education Workshop from February 10 – 16. Participants in the Civic Education Workshop were selected from current Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s Farewell Remarks to U.S. State Department Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On February 1, 2013, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, made the following remarks to State Department employees as part of her farewell to the post she accepted during President Obama’s first term in office (transcript follows): DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good afternoon, everyone. Madam Secretary, four years ago, I stood on […]

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WEAmericas Small Grants Launch to recognize final awardees for Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart Leslie Dach will recognize the final awardees for $1.5 million in grants through the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative during a ceremony on February 4, […]

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Sponsors the Liberia National Police Mobile Training Teams Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As a part of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s (INL) Liberia National Police (LNP) Mobile Training Teams Project, INL provided funding for twenty LNP officers, including four female training officers, to travel to the United States from January 16 to February 5, 2013 to participate in a customized […]

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis (USAID)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today in Ankara, Turkey, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg announced that the United States is providing an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance in response to urgent needs resulting from the brutal conflict in Syria. This new funding will supply […]

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U.S. Terrorist Designations of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State designated the Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. The Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB), a militant organization based in both Lebanon […]

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U.S. Terrorist Designation of Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State designated Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani (better known as Abu Maryam al-Zahrani) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Abu Maryam al-Zahrani is a senior member of al-Qa’ida, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Abu Maryam al-Zahrani is a Saudi citizen […]

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U.S. Department of State Encourages Recruitment to the Foreign Service Through Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of an effort to continue to attract smart, dynamic, capable people into the Foreign Service, the Department of State is releasing a new one-minute trailer and an accompanying short video that showcases the faces and stories of the amazing men and women who have helped make the world a […]

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U.S. Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis in 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States stands resolutely with the Syrian people facing dire humanitarian conditions every day as a result of the brutal, ongoing violence that has engulfed the country and spread beyond its borders. In 2012, U.S. contributions of humanitarian assistance for Syria totaled $210 million. Life-saving food, medical treatment, blankets, and […]

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Sports Envoy program 2013: U.S. Department of State Announces Basketball Sports Visitor Program with Youth from Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 12 Burmese youth—six boys and six girls—and two coaches will travel to the United States January 7-20. The basketball exchange program, with support from the National Basketball Association (NBA), marks the first State Department Sports Visitor program with […]

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In 2013, the United States will chair the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In 2013, the United States will chair the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, a partnership of nearly 80 countries and international organizations that has been working since 2009 to turn the tide on maritime crime along one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors. In a communiqué following […]

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U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz led the U.S. delegation to the 10th Plenary Session of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) in Guangzhou, China, December 17-18. U.S. and Chinese delegates discussed […]

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United States Concludes Clean Up Effort at Albanian Explosion Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State successfully concluded a $14.5 million program to support Albania as it works to clear safely the site of a deadly 2008 munitions explosion. The program removed 3,085 tons of unexploded ordnance and 146,500 pieces of dangerous munitions. The March 15, 2008 explosions at a former military base […]

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United States Announces Next Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Cynthia Akuetteh today announced the appointment of the next facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). Matthew Cassetta, currently the cultural affairs officer at the U.S. […]

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U.S. Department of State Funds UN Anti-Cybercrime Training for Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State has approved $250,000 in anti-crime funds for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Program on Cybercrime in Africa. This first-of-its-kind funding is a reflection of efforts of the United States to combat transnational crime and cybercrime worldwide. These funds are designated for criminal enforcement […]

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US State Department Partners with biNu to Bring English Language Content to Mobile Phone Users

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces a partnership with biNu to provide increased English language content to people around the world. Under the partnership, biNu will distribute Department of State English language learning resources, such as e-books, audio content, and the Trace Word Soup English […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Launches Embassy Dublin Youth Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On December 6, 2012, U.S. Embassy Dublin will launch a Department of State Youth Council at Dublin City University. Embassy Dublin’s Youth Council is comprised of a diverse cross-section of 45 young people, including students, young entrepreneurs, civil society members, and government representatives who have been nominated to the U.S. Embassy […]

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Wildlife Conservation Day events on Dec. 4 to include Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at the U.S. Department of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. missions around the globe will mark Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4 with programs including speaking engagements at local schools, film presentations, roundtables, an appearance by Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at the U.S. Department of State, and a videotaped call to action by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In Washington […]

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2012 AAFSW Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Six winners will receive the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) at a ceremony on Tuesday, December 4 at 10 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room at the Department of State. Deputy Secretary Burns will make remarks to […]

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US Dept. of State Announces Webinars for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the global engineering firm CH2M HILL, will host a series of webinars starting November 29th to support emerging women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields who are studying […]

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U.S. Department of State Hosts Tech@State: ElecTech Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a conference focusing on how technology has impacted elections and the electoral process at the Tech@State: ElecTech Conference on November 30 to December 1, 2012. The event will be held at two separate locations. On Friday, November 30, the conference will convene on the […]

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Grants to Address Gender-Based Violence as Part of the Global HIV Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and World AIDS Day, Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer announced today $3 million in small grants awarded to dozens of grassroots organizations working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) around the world, with a […]

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U.S. Hosts World Ocean Assessment Workshop for the Wider Caribbean

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On November 13-15, the United States hosted the World Ocean Assessment Workshop for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The workshop is organized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission […]

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United States and Tunisia to Co-Chair the 9th Forum for the Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States and the Republic of Tunisia hosted the G-8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative’s Sub-ministerial meeting at the U.S. Department of State on November 1-2. Over 100 senior government officials, civil society activists, and private sector representatives from the G-8 and BMENA countries met to discuss […]

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U.S. Reviews Accomplishments During First Term on the UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased and proud of its reelection to the UN Human Rights Council earlier today. Since joining the Council in 2009, the United States has ardently worked to help the Council realize its full potential. Our efforts to reform the Council from within have resulted in historic and […]

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North Carolina Community Comes Together for Local Future Farmers of America Chapter

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ — It all started when local writer, Bryan Sullivan, co-owner of Write Away, Inc., was writing an article for Carolina-Virginia Farmer on a local chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). He learned that while kids in one class at North Buncombe High School (NBHS) were learning about the basics of […]

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U.S. Department of State

International Virtual College Fair: US Department of State Sponsors Online College Fair for International Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State announced today the International Virtual College Fair, the largest online event ever for overseas students interested in attending college in the United States. The November 13 event, sponsored by the Department’s EducationUSA network, will occur during International Education Week. The Department’s Bureaus of International Information Programs […]

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today at the Syria Humanitarian Forum in Geneva, Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelly T. Clements announced that the United States is providing more than $34 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. With this new assistance, the United States is providing more than $165 million […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announces U.S. Science Envoys

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today, at an event on Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation: A Call to Action, announced the appointment of three new science envoys: Professor Bernard Amadei, Professor Susan Hockfield, and Professor Barbara Schaal. These preeminent scientists will seek to deepen existing ties, foster new relationships with foreign […]

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U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking and Promote Conservation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is working with the international community to combat the illegal trade in wildlife and promote conservation through a four pillar strategy, which includes diplomatic outreach, public diplomacy, training, and partnerships. The United States’ efforts with foreign governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector seek to […]

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United States Advances Antarctic Marine Protection Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The 31st Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) concluded on November 1 in Hobart, Australia. The meeting yielded a significant step toward protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea as the United States and New Zealand reached agreement on a joint proposal to establish the world’s largest […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary Clinton and USAID Administrator Shah to Launch Major New Science and Innovation Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On November 8, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will launch a new Science and Technology partnership with top United States and foreign universities. These partnerships will leverage the intellectual power and passion of academic leaders, faculty, and students to create […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

The United States will provide subject matter experts and offer other support for the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States will provide subject matter experts and offer other support for the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) that takes place today in Brasilia, Brazil. The biennial IACC is the principal multi-stakeholder global meeting focusing on combating corruption. It brings together civil society, national and local government officials, international organizations, […]

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US Department of State Hosts Youth TechCamp Fiji, the First in the Pacific

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a Youth TechCamp in collaboration with Pasifika Nexus and the BrightPath Foundation at the University of South Pacific in Suva, Fiji from November 20-21 and November 26-30, 2012. The first-ever Youth TechCamp in the Pacific, Youth TechCamp Fiji will provide six full days of […]

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Young Professionals and Community Leaders from More than 50 Countries Worldwide Conclude Exchange Program in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — This week the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will bring young professionals from around the globe together for the end of the Professional Fellows Program in Washington, D.C., from November 7-10. The Professional Fellows Congress is the concluding element of month-long fellowships for 241 young professionals […]

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U.S. Department of State’s International Writing Program Announces Events in Washington, D.C. and New York City

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the University of Iowa, celebrates the conclusion of this year’s International Writing Program with public events in Washington, D.C. and New York City. The International Writing Program is an 80-day, U.S. based-residency for creative writing professionals. For […]

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U.S. Department of State Commemorates Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) proudly celebrates 50 years of facilitating the Department of State’s public diplomacy through the power of the visual arts. The AIE 50th anniversary features programming, events, and performances, including celebrations on November 30th, when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary […]

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U.S. Joins the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer is pleased to announce the United States has joined the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN). The United States is the 17th country to join MOPAN since the network was formed in 2002 to assess the organizational effectiveness of major multilateral […]

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U.S. Department of State updates Rewards for Justice – up to $7 Million al-Qaida Reward Offers

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department’s Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards for information on two key Iran-based facilitators and financiers of the al-Qaida terrorist organization. The U.S. Department of State has authorized a reward of up to $7 million for information leading to the location of Iran-based senior facilitator and financier Muhsin al-Fadhli […]

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Fulbright NEXUS 2012-2013 Scholars Research Climate Change Adaptation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today its second cohort of 20 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholars from the Western Hemisphere. Scholars hail from the United States, Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Through […]

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TechWomen 2012 ‘Tech for Social Good’ Discussion @ New America Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the 2012 TechWomen international exchange participants will take part in an interactive discussion on “Tech for Social Good” hosted by the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute on Tuesday, October 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT. […]

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U.S. Department of State Welcomes Teachers from Around the Globe to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State announced today that 68 American teachers and 19 international teachers will be honored on UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day in Washington, D.C. on October 5. The U.S. teachers participated in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Teachers for Global Classrooms program, and the international teachers are […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

U.S. Secretary Clinton Calls for Cooperation on Shared Waters for Global Water Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged countries to find cooperative solutions to shared water challenges at a high-level discussion held today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York. Citing the findings in a recently released United States Intelligence Community Assessment on Global Water Security, Secretary Clinton […]

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U.S. Secretary Clinton Announces Launch of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the launch of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council today on the margins of the UN General Assembly, in the presence of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Sherry Rehman. Recognizing the critical role economically empowered women play in strengthening stability, security, and prosperity, the Council’s core […]

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Stanford Law School Receives U.S. Government Grant to Expand Afghanistan Legal Education Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) announced a five-year, $7.2 million grant to Stanford Law School to expand an innovative legal education program in Afghanistan on September 24. The Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) will build on its existing partnership American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) […]

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A New Beginning Exchange to Connect International and American Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Entrepreneurs and business leaders from 30 countries will travel to the United States from September 24 through October 12 as participants in the “A New Beginning” International Visitor Leadership Program. The exchange, now in its third year, is a special initiative developed following President Barack Obama’s April 2010 Presidential Summit on […]

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Social Good Summit – Community of Democracies Meetings to Address Key Issues Related to Emerging Democracies and Civil Society

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Community of Democracies (CD) will convene a series of meetings in New York from September 23-25 on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Following significant reforms and revitalization over the last two years, the CD has emerged as a key platform for collaboration among governments and civil society organizations […]

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Proposed Marine Protected Area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea – one of the last great ocean wilderness areas on the planet

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In order to advance marine protection and scientific research in one of the last great ocean wilderness areas on the planet, the United States submitted a proposal to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) on September 7 to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

U.S. Department of State Hosts TechCamp Kyiv to Build Digital Literacy of Civil Society

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — From September 12-13, 2012, the U.S. Department of State will host TechCamp Kyiv at Master Klass Cultural Center in Kyiv, Ukraine. TechCamp Kyiv marks the 14th TechCamp supporting Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0, an initiative which builds the digital literacy of civil society organizations around the world. TechCamp is a signature […]

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Urban Initiatives for Food Development: Culinary Experts Visit U.S. to Explore American Food Culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — From September 6 through September 28, culinary experts from 25 different countries will visit the United States as participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants are respected members of the culinary, education, and journalism communities within their respective countries and most have worked in the culinary field for […]

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United States Launches Higher Education Partnership to Promote Cleaner Production Across the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States and Costa Rica today launched a three-year higher education partnership aimed at promoting sustainable manufacturing and economic growth in Latin America. The partnership will help create a modern workforce to implement cleaner production practices and foster regional collaboration, meeting the goals of Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas […]

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World’s Musicians Come Together for ‘OneBeat’ Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that musicians from 21 countries will travel to the United States to engage audiences as part of One Beat. Beginning September 10 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, OneBeat, a cultural diplomacy initiative, will connect international musicians with American […]

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U.S. Department of State Welcomes Indonesian Performer Papermoon Puppet Theatre to the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S Department of State announced today that the Papermoon Puppet Theatre will travel from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to communities across America September 5-October 1, 2012 as part of its Center StageSM initiative. This tour will take Papermoon Puppet Theatre to Easton, PA; Huntington, PA; Lewisburg PA; West Liberty, IA; Providence, RI; […]

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U.S. Department of State Announces TechWomen 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces TechWomen 2012 – an international exchange that uses technology as a means to empower women and girls in the Middle East and North Africa. TechWomen will bring 42 women working in the technology sector from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, […]

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American Voices and U.S. Department of State announce American Music Abroad Tour to Asia

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, announced today that the Birmingham, Alabama-based Acoustic Rock/Americana group Act of Congress will tour Asia this fall as part of the American Music Abroad series. Act of Congress will tour Thailand (September 2-10), the Philippines […]

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U.S. Department of State Launches ‘Innovation in Arms Control Challenge’

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In the spirit of harnessing the ingenuity of the American people, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance launched today the “Innovation in Arms Control Challenge” where we ask the public, “How Can the Crowd Support Arms Control Transparency Efforts?” Click here for official rules and […]

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U.S. International Security Advisory Board Report entitled Mutual Assured Stability: Essential Components and Near Term Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) has completed a report entitled Mutual Assured Stability: Essential Components and Near Term Actions. The report analyzes a wide range of issues related to strategic deterrence and the path to a world of mutual assured stability, including essential steps toward a world without nuclear weapons. […]

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U.S. Departments of State and Energy Meet with Linkin Park on Access to Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Rick Duke met today with the members of the Grammy(R)-winning rock band Linkin Park to discuss efforts to provide access to modern energy to the more than 1.3 billion people currently without access to […]

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U.S. State Department Contributes Additional $41 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce its third contribution this fiscal year toward the 2012 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). With this contribution of more than $41 million, the United States is providing to-date approximately $720 million to the organization, including more than $100 million […]

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US State Department Unveils Format and Interface Upgrades for 2011 International Religious Freedom Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has transmitted the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report to Congress and released it to the public. This report is a valuable tool for interested citizens, students, researchers, nongovernmental organizations, and governments. The report focuses special attention on key trends such as the impact of political and […]

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PEPFAR Launches Labs For Life with Partners to include Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique – will expand to India

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), led by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State, and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company, today announced Labs for Life, a new collaboration to help strengthen healthcare and laboratory systems […]

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U.S. Department of State Announces Two New Science Outreach Platforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On July 25, Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns announced the creation of Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science, or NODES, at an event organized by the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS). At the same event, Under Secretary of State for Public […]

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President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Announces $5 Million for Together for Girls Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On July 25th at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby announced $5 million from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for the Together for Girls partnership to address violence against girls and boys, with a particular focus on sexual violence […]

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U.S. Secretary Clinton Announces Opening of La Idea Business Competition at Global Diaspora Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, at the second annual Global Diaspora Forum in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the opening of the Latin-America IdEA Partnership (La Idea) business competition, which will strengthen engagement with U.S.-based diaspora groups investing in programs in their communities of heritage in the Latin American region. “I’m […]

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U.S. Department of State Launches ‘Empowering Women and Girls through Sports’ Photo Contest on ExchangesConnect

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs launched today the “Empowering Women and Girls through Sports” Photo Contest on its ExchangesConnect online community by calling for participants to submit photos that showcase the world of women and girls’ in sports. Click here for official contest rules and […]

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton to Host Second Annual Global Diaspora Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the second annual Global Diaspora Forum at the U.S. Department of State on July 25 and at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on July 26 in Washington, DC. More than 500 U.S.-based diaspora community leaders from the private sector, academia, media, […]

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U.S. Department of State Welcomes Teachers of Critical Languages Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Twenty four teachers from China and Egypt have arrived in the U.S. to teach Mandarin and Arabic in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. They are participating in the Department of State’s Teachers of Critical Languages Program. Their program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, begins in Washington, D.C. […]

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U.S. Department of State Announces Museums Connect Cultural Exchange 2012 Awardees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the American Association of Museums, announced today the selection of ten new projects as part of the Museums Connect program. Museums Connect links U.S. communities with communities around the world through innovative, museum-based exchanges. Projects pair museums […]

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton’s 2012 Hours Against Hate Campaign Launches the Walk A Mile Olympic Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announces the launch of Walk A Mile – a global, online ACTIVation platform that will promote fitness and tolerance, inspired by the 2012 Hours Against Hate campaign and the 2012 London Olympic Games. Initiated by the Department of State’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat […]

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime Launches Public Service Announcement on Transnational Organized Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On July 16, the Vienna-based UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a public service announcement (PSA) as part of a media campaign underscoring the serious and widespread harm resulting from transnational organized crime. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs sponsored the production […]

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United States Increases Sanctions Against the Government of Iran and its Proliferation Networks – Actions Target More Than 50 Entities

United States Increases Sanctions Against the Government of Iran and its Proliferation Networks – Actions Target More Than 50 Entities

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States is imposing additional sanctions on Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation networks, and is also taking additional steps to prevent the evasion of sanctions by publicly identifying a group of Iranian front companies and banks. These actions are part of the United States government’s dual-track approach of […]

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