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Posted byon October 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM EDT
Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya argues that protecting and promoting the human rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.
Posted byon September 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT
The two leaders discuss ongoing negotiations with the Palestinian Authority; the situation in Syria; their shared commitment to a constructive relationship with Egypt; and their agreement that Iran must not possess a nuclear weapon.
Posted byon September 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM EDT
On September 23 and 24, President Obama joined Heads of State from all around the world at the opening of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. The President’s speech to the General Assembly outlined the United States’ perspective on the challenges that the international community is confronting.
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM EDT
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
To accelerate the delivery of electricity to rural populations, the U.S. African Development Foundation has teamed up with GE Africa to launch the $2 million, three-year Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge.
Posted byon September 23, 2013 at 4:57 PM EDT
At the UN General Assembly, Valerie Jarrett hosts an event to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of the Equal Futures Partnership – a coalition of countries who have committed to take action to remove barriers to opportunity and promote equality for women and girls in our countries.
Posted byon September 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM EDT
President Obama hosts a High Level Event on Supporting Civil Society in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.
Posted byon September 18, 2013 at 2:50 PM EDT
On Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed members of the Security Council on the report of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria. The report concludes unequivocally that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in the Ghouta area of Damascus on August 21, 2013, causing numerous casualties, particularly among civilians.
Posted byon September 14, 2013 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama follows up on his speech to the nation on Tuesday and describes the possibility for a diplomatic solution in Syria, partially because of the credible threat of U.S. military force.
Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 6:06 PM EDT
The Weekly Wrap Up: The President's address to the nation, remembering those lost on September 11th, drink more water, and a meeting with the Cabinet