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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
Posted byon September 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM EDT
President Obama delivers a national address from the East Room of the White House to discuss the situation in Syria.
Posted byon September 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM EDT
President Obama addresses the nation from the East Room of the White House. Watch live on WhiteHouse.gov/Syria.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM EDT
Today, National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke from the New America Foundation to explain why Syria’s use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security, and why it is in our national interest to undertake limited military action to deter future use.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM EDT
Earlier today, I joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for an event here at the White House to discuss efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. Secretary Jewell also announced the members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, which was formed to increase U.S. efforts to counter poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM EDT
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in a Google+ Hangout with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Lara Setrakian to discuss the United States' response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.