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2015-03-16

    Michelle Obama: Let’s Ensure Every Girl Can Learn
Michelle Obama: Let’s Ensure Every Girl Can Learn

“We cannot address the issue of girls’ education unless we are also willing to confront the complex issues that keep so many girls out of school,” Michelle...

2015-03-13

    Kerry Says Tackle Climate Change Before It's Too Late
Kerry Says Tackle Climate Change Before It's Too Late

Secretary Kerry says all nations have to be smarter about how they use and invest in energy in order to address the problem of climate change.

2015-03-10

    Biden Outlines U.S. Efforts to Help Central American Countries
Biden Outlines U.S. Efforts to Help Central American Countries

Vice President Biden says he and President Obama are determined to address conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and help those countries on th...

2015-03-09

    Carter Expresses Condolences for Fallen Canadian Soldier
Carter Expresses Condolences for Fallen Canadian Soldier

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Canadian Minister of Defense Jason Kenney, extending his condolences to Kenney and to the family of Sergeant ...

2015-03-09

    Kerry Honors Courageous Women on International Women’s Day
Kerry Honors Courageous Women on International Women’s Day

Secretary of State John Kerry recognizes International Women of Courage Award recipients and says tapping the power and potential of women is essential to ...

2015-03-08

    Assistant Secretary Ryan: Investing in Women, Ensuring Prosperity
Assistant Secretary Ryan: Investing in Women, Ensuring Prosperity

Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan announces a new partnership committed to empowering women: the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women–Department of State Entrep...

2015-03-06

    Now Is ‘Tunisia’s Moment’ for Economic Reform, U.S. Official Says
Now Is ‘Tunisia’s Moment’ for Economic Reform, U.S. Official Says

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker says that if its leaders seize this moment to make economic reforms, “Tunisia can be a model of peace and prosperity n...

2015-03-06

    Taliban Overmatched by Afghan Forces, U.S. General Says
Taliban Overmatched by Afghan Forces, U.S. General Says

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan tells a House of Representatives committee that while the country remains a dangerous place with many challenges ahead,...

2015-03-03

    Help Save the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal, the Pangolin
Help Save the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal, the Pangolin

"Get involved and commemorate World Wildlife Day,” says State Department official Judy Garber. “Now is the time to get serious about wildlife crime and end...

2015-03-03

    Leaders Discuss Keeping NATO Strong in Challenging World
Leaders Discuss Keeping NATO Strong in Challenging World

Slovak President Andrej Kiska visits NATO headquarters in Brussels for talks on current security challenges.

2015-03-03

    Kerry: Advancing Universal Values at U.N. Human Rights Council
Kerry: Advancing Universal Values at U.N. Human Rights Council

The United States supports the U.N. Human Rights Council “because we strongly believe in its mission and its possibilities,” says Secretary of State John K...

2015-03-02

    Assistant Secretary Richard: What South Sudan Really Needs
Assistant Secretary Richard: What South Sudan Really Needs

“What South Sudan really needs is for South Sudan’s political leaders and military commanders to stop the fighting and put their people first,” Assistant S...

2015-03-02

    U.S. Engaging Internationally on Climate Science
U.S. Engaging Internationally on Climate Science

“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just concluded its 41st session in Nairobi — continuing the tradition of rigorous international scientific c...

2015-03-02

Senior Adviser Gonzalez on Biden’s Upcoming Trip to Guatemala

Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Western Hemisphere Affairs Juan Gonzalez previews Vice President Biden’s trip to Guatemala March 2-3.

2015-03-02

    Liberia’s President Thanks Obama, Secretary Carter for Ebola Aid
Liberia’s President Thanks Obama, Secretary Carter for Ebola Aid

President Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter speak in separate meetings with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who said she came to the United ...

2015-02-25

    South Carolina Air National Guard Welcomes Colombian Visitors
South Carolina Air National Guard Welcomes Colombian Visitors

The South Carolina Air National Guard welcomes officers from the Colombian air force for a look at flight operations and maintenance in an Air National Gua...

2015-02-24

    Defeating Daesh Takes Diplomatic, Military Effort, Carter Says
Defeating Daesh Takes Diplomatic, Military Effort, Carter Says

Dealing a lasting defeat to Daesh will require “a combined diplomatic and military effort,” new U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says in Kuwait.

2015-02-23

    Australian, U.S. Defense Leaders Examine Security Challenges
Australian, U.S. Defense Leaders Examine Security Challenges

The U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his Australian counterpart meet in Sydney to examine security challenges and find ways to further streng...

2015-02-23

    U.S. Defense Chief: ‘Lasting Defeat’ Needed Against Daesh
U.S. Defense Chief: ‘Lasting Defeat’ Needed Against Daesh

New U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is holding talks in Kuwait with top U.S. commanders and diplomats on U.S. efforts to fight Daesh.

2015-02-20

    U.S. Olympian Helps Guinean Girls Jump Ahead
U.S. Olympian Helps Guinean Girls Jump Ahead

American Ron Freeman won gold and bronze medals in track at the 1968 Olympic Games. But he says his greater legacy is the youth fitness and mentoring progr...

2015-02-20

    USAID's Shah: Reflections on 5 Years of U.S. Development Aid
USAID's Shah: Reflections on 5 Years of U.S. Development Aid

Rajiv Shah reflects on U.S. development assistance during his time as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and shares five partin...

2015-02-19

    Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism
Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

Secretary Kerry outlines a plan for countering violent extremism in a commentary published in the February 18 edition of the Wall Street Journal.

2015-02-18

    Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism
Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism

"With this week's summit [on countering violent extremism], we'll show once more that — unlike terrorists who only offer misery and death — it is our free ...

2015-02-13

    Afghan Trends Positive, U.S. General Says
Afghan Trends Positive, U.S. General Says

The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan delivered an upbeat assessment of progress in the nation, while also acknowledging there is much that needs to ...

2015-02-12

    Massive Global Effort Created Anti-Ebola Success, Obama Says
Massive Global Effort Created Anti-Ebola Success, Obama Says

The American and partner-nation fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa has cut cases of the disease by 80 percent. But the battle won’t be over until...