WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs welcomes 220 emerging leaders from 44 countries and territories to the United States for intensive month-long fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise in governance, media, and economic empowerment and promote the Department’s goal of empowering young people globally. They […]
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Support for G-8 Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative announced by United States to the tune of $10 Million
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today at the G-8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, the United States joined G-8 partners in support of the United Kingdom’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, and reaffirmed its commitment to work with the international community to strengthen global coordination and individual countries’ capacity to prevent sexual violence; promote justice and accountability; […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On April 3, Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier and Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Paul Weisenfeld hosted Guatemalan Minister of Health Jorge Villavicencio, other Government of Guatemala officials, private sector representatives and a panel […]
US and Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission to Hold Fourth Working Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John P. Holdren and Russian Minister of Education and Science Dimitry Livanov will co-chair the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) Working Group on Science and Technology Cooperation on April 4, 2013 in Moscow. Established […]
Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012 signed into law by Obama
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318. This new legislation enhances the ability of the United States to bring to justice major fugitives and provides the U.S. Government with an additional tool to combat transnational organized crime. […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased that the United Nations General Assembly has approved a strong, effective and implementable Arms Trade Treaty that can strengthen global security while protecting the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade. The Treaty adopted today will establish a common international standard for the national […]
BOOK REVIEW: As science reveals more about our place in the universe, sentient beings are ecstatic about Sean Carroll’s “The Particle at the End of the Universe” and its view of what might be called the blueprints of reality.
Rev. Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand named International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for April 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has selected Reverend Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand as April’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. Throughout April, Rev. Unasa will be recognized on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Exchange Alumni website for his dedication to New Zealand’s Pasifika and other marginalized […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the conclusion of the U.S.–UAE Economic Policy Dialogue (EPD), on March 27 in Abu Dhabi. The U.S. delegation was led by Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with a diverse range of countries from all regions of the world to address urgent human rights concerns. This was the first session of the United […]
Ambassador William R. Brownfield and Delaware Attorney General Biden to Sign a Partnership Agreement
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will travel to Wilmington, Delaware to sign a partnership agreement with Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III on Tuesday, March 26. The Delaware Attorney General’s Office will join the more than 50 state […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State recognized the “World Water Day” (March 22, 2013) with the following statement from John Kerry, Secretary of State: “Global growth and climate change are placing ever greater stress on our planet’s most precious shared resource: Water.” Over the next 10 years many countries will experience […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State has designated Ansar al-Dine (AAD) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Over the last 13 years, governments, major multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations have worked together in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative, in an effort to make sure that when companies extract resources in some of the most difficult places on earth, they take tangible steps to minimize […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment has announced the release of DOSCareers, a new mobile “app.” This app educates and engages aspiring Foreign Service candidates and others seeking to familiarize themselves with diplomatic careers. The DOSCareers app offers essential information right […]
United States announces Support for the Arms Trade Treaty that advances global security and respects national sovereignty
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — According to the U.S. Department of State, “The United States looks forward to working with our international partners at the upcoming conference from March 18-28 to reach consensus on an Arms Trade Treaty that advances global security and respects national sovereignty and the legitimate arms trade.” We supported and actively participated […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, in an important symbol of America’s commitment to an enduring friendship with Senegal, U.S. Ambassador to the Republics of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, Lewis Lukens, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Dakar. Occupying a 10-acre site near Pointe des Almadies, the $181 million multi-building complex provides a centralized location for the […]
Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media at 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, March 13-17. The theme of the enrichment seminar is Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media. This seminar will explore the important role that activism plays in advancing social issues in the United […]
U.S. Embassy in Kabul and Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sign Agreement to Support Counter Narcotics
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Stephen G. McFarland and Afghan Foreign Deputy Minister Jawid Ludin signed agreements allocating $249 million for joint programs in counternarcotics, rule of law and law enforcement. The funds will support key programs that aim to achieve shared goals toward better governance in improving the administration of justice […]
US Announces New Sanctions for Iran Sanctions Act and the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States imposed sanctions on Greek national Dr. Dimitris Cambis and Impire Shipping for disguising the Iranian origin of crude oil by concealing the control of a vessel by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). The United States also imposed sanctions on Kish Protection and Indemnity Club (Kish P&I), […]
OPINION: For the last two hundred million years up until 1970, our ‘home’ looked like this beautiful blue planet from Apollo 17 with three satellites orbiting it. Today, earth is shrouded with about 1,100 satellites, most for cell phone companies, and a half a million pieces of trashed ones, and most dangerous of all, some dumped nuclear waste. Together they are blocking the critical sunlight that Man and Nature need to happily thrive.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2013 to Congress on March 4, 2013. The two-volume report offers a comprehensive assessment of the efforts of foreign governments to reduce illicit narcotics production, trafficking and use, in keeping with their international obligations under UN treaties. The […]
REVIEW: A newcomer to American politics would write off the Republican Party as a gang of xenophobic, racist, theocratic, misogynistic, fiscally irresponsible war-mongers. In “Rule and Ruin,” Geoffrey Kabaservice explains how and why this happened.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States of America and the Government of Japan at the conclusion of the First Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space. Begin Text: Pursuant to their shared goal of advancing bilateral space cooperation as declared by their leaders, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State welcomes the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows to Washington, D.C. March 10 -13. This program, in its third year, is sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and brings online journalists, and human rights activists from across the globe to meet with fellow […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the following statement regarding International Women’s Day: “On March 8, 2013, the United States joins people around the globe in honoring women and celebrating their contributions toward building a more peaceful, just, and prosperous world. The State Department, which has been led by […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a symposium focusing on the use of technology to enhance and expand Internet Freedom at the Tech@State: Internet Freedom conference March 8-9, 2013. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Michael Posner and Interim Dean of the GWU Law School Professor Gregory […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will bring 85 women and men from 57 countries to the United States March 4-22, 2013, for “Women in Action,” a special initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program. This initiative will provide a forum for global leaders across sectors to discuss supporting the next generation […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Friday, March 8, Secretary of State John Kerry will honor 10 extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary Kerry and the awardees as a special guest at the 3 p.m. ceremony in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has selected Dr. Shubhalaxmi Vaylure of India as International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for March 2013. Throughout March, Dr. Shubhalaxmi’s dedication to building greater environmental awareness in India will be recognized on the International Exchange Alumni website, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance announced the winners of the first Innovation in Arms Control Challenge. This Challenge, which received interest from more than 500 potential solvers, sought creative ideas from the general public to use commonly available technologies to support arms control […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of the estimated 65 million U.S. citizens who travel abroad annually. The most important way we do this is by providing U.S. travelers with the information they need to avoid problems in their travels. Today, the Department […]
OPINION: What if we had the power to reduce the roots of violence by 50% – including one in three women raped world-wide – through a simple diet shift and planting fruit trees in schools? Thanks to UN’s One Billion Rising, women joined with enlightened men, world leaders and stars, like Ann Hathaway and Jane […]
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 […]
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 […]
BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — The Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary (STAS), in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland, will host an event on Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science (NODES), an initiative that seeks to support diaspora knowledge networks in science and engineering fields, on February 14, 2013 in […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley will travel as sports envoys to India from February 12-18. Working with Major League Baseball and USA Softball, this trip marks the Department’s first joint baseball and softball program […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Hosts The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will host “The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities,” a public forum on international higher education opportunities and the challenges for people with disabilities and in the deaf community, on February 12, 2013, at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 14 teenage athletes—seven boys and seven girls—and two coaches from Brazil will travel to the United States for a basketball exchange February 6-18. The young players are a part of the São Paulo Shooting Stars, a Consulate São […]
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 […]
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, […]
ARTICLE: Wendell Potter, formerly a propagandist for various avaricious and venal corporations, ‘fesses up and reveals the prevarication, lying, deception, and obfuscation of the industries that pick your pocket every day. His ‘Deadly Spin’ opens the playbook used by corrupt companies, insufferable industries, and the GOP.
TechWomen Gather in Jordan To Collaborate, Code, and Connect with American women mentors from the greater Silicon Valley area
SILICON VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Fusing technology with efforts to empower women and girls, the U.S. Department of State announced today that participants of TechWomen will meet in Jordan from February 1-10 to collaborate and connect through workshops and visits with local organizations. An innovative public-private partnership, TechWomen pairs emerging women in technology from the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has announced that ensembles of the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM) will travel to three cities in the United States from February 3-15, 2013 for performances and cultural exchange with American youth orchestras. The Afghan National Institute of Music reflects a modern Afghanistan, in which […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Thursday, January 31, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will celebrate the global impact of public-private partnerships created under her tenure and launch four new initiatives valued at up to $86.5 million, at the U.S. Department of State. These new initiatives include: efforts to advance women’s clean energy entrepreneurship; […]
US Secretary Clinton and Leaders from Thirteen Organizations Sign ‘Declaration of Learning’ on Historic Treaty of Paris Desk
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Wednesday, January 30th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and leaders of thirteen government agencies and NGO’s will sign the “Declaration of Learning” on the historic Treaty of Paris desk in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State. The signing formally announces their partnership as members of […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana will be co-hosting a West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, January 29 – 31. Thomas Dukes, Senior Advisor to the Coordinator for Cyber Issues will lead the U.S. interagency delegation and provide opening remarks along with Ambassador Cretz and […]
U.S. Department of State and Women’s National Basketball Association Announce Full-Court Press to Empower Women and Girls through Sports
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will build on their long-time partnership to elevate efforts worldwide to empower women and girls through sports. Today, Tamika Raymond, Nykesha Sales, and Becky Bonner will travel to Ukraine to engage underserved girls in […]
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 […]
DETROIT, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ — Criminal Tracker!, by U.S. Publications, Inc., is newly upgraded and improved making it even easier for its users to quickly track criminals and sex offenders in real time within a 40-mile radius. Criminal Tracker! is user friendly and just a few clicks provide complete and current criminal profiles and photos.
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 […]
Holocaust by Bullets: U.S. Department of State Marks U.N. International Day of Commemoration for Victims of the Holocaust
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Interim Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ambassador Mike Kozak will host a screening of the documentary “Holocaust by Bullets,” Monday, January 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Conference Center East Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. This event will mark the […]
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 […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, with the arrival of 12 young female basketball players and two coaches from Senegal, the U.S. Department of State launched its first Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative program of the year. This initiative engages women and girls from every region of the world, ranging from Brazil to Iraq […]
U.S. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III to Host the Launch of the U.S. Diplomacy Center
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Friday, January 25th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and guest of honor former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III will host the Launch of the United States Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Diplomacy Center, a new state-of-the-art museum and education center, will dedicate […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States and United Kingdom issued a joint statement regarding Global Positioning System (GPS) Intellectual Property which affirmed their commitment to ensuring that GPS civil signals remain perpetually free and openly available for users worldwide. GPS has become an international positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) service that has fostered […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce the nomination of Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana for inclusion on the World Heritage List. This unique site features a vast, integrated complex of earthen monuments constructed more than 3,000 years ago by a vanished people […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the following press statement: This month we commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Inter-Allied Declaration against Acts of Dispossession Committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation and Control, known as the London Declaration of January 5, 1943. Beginning with the London Declaration, the United […]
President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program announced. President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318. This new legislation enhances the ability of the United States to bring to justice major fugitives and provides the U.S. Government with an additional […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — From January 15 to January 17, the United States will host the Group of Eight Roma-Lyon Group meeting in Washington. These important meetings aim to better align G8 counterterrorism and anti-crime policies. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Brian Nichols and the […]
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 […]
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 […]
OPINION: People around the world have recently mourned the passing of Whitney, Amy Winehouse, and First Lady Betty Ford, exemplified by the touching New Years Tributes and Grammy Salute to Whitney. With the help of doctors Drew, Phil and Gupte these (celestial) shooting stars left us with priceless lessons to prevent or recover from alcoholism.
OPINION: People see the GOP as an out-of-touch, uncaring, heartless, backward, ignorant, and dangerous group of people who drape themselves in the flag as they pursue an ugly and vicious form of anti-Americanism. The GOP can’t figure out why.
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 […]
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 […]
OPINION: “Some good must come of this,” has been the cry after one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. Little has been done after a decade of school massacres. “We have 15 times more gun violence than any other country, and we must learn from them,” said […]
International Communities Call for Responsible Behavior at Sea during the 2012-2013 Southern Ocean Whaling Season
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States jointly condemn any actions that imperil human life at sea during the 2012-2013 Southern Ocean whaling season. We reiterate our call to the masters of all vessels involved to ensure that safety of human life at sea is not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation welcomes Mexico as the newest addition to the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership). Mexico is the first Latin American country to join the Global Partnership, which addresses nuclear and radiological security, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns announced the United States is providing nearly $14 million in additional humanitarian aid that will provide nutrition support for children, as well as additional emergency medical and winterization supplies to families in need inside Syria. With this new assistance, the United States is […]
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