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USUN Remarks at a Security Council Open Debate on Conflict Prevention

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Political Minister Counselor, Christopher Klein

2014-08-21

Thank you very much, Mr. President, for convening this important discussion and thank you Mr. Secretary-General and Madame High Commissioner for your insightful and informative briefings. And also thank you,... Read More

President Obama on the Murder of James Foley

The Edgartown School - Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

President Barack Obama

2014-08-20

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a... Read More

World Humanitarian Day 2014: Risking Their Lives for Others

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard

2014-08-19

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to honor aid workers striving to save and improve lives around the globe. In my travels throughout the year, I’ve met aid workers... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Milestone in Eliminating Syria's Chemical Weapons Program

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-18

Today, we mark a milestone in our unrelenting work to ensure the end of the Assad regime’s deadly chemical arsenal: The United States has finished neutralizing the regime’s deadliest chemical... Read More

President Obama on Iraq

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-08-18

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This sound system is really powerful. Today, I’d like to update the American people on two issues that I’ve been monitoring closely these last several... Read More

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote After Adoption of Security Council Resolution 2170 on ISIL and the al-Nusrah Front in Iraq and Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-08-15

Thank you. The growth of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Nusrah Front, and other associates of al-Qaeda represents a grave threat to the people of Syria... Read More

President Obama on Iraq

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-08-11

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. I wanted to provide an update on recent developments in Iraq, including some important steps forward as Iraqis form a new government. Over the past... Read More

President Obama on Iraq

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-08-09

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage and skill in the skies over Iraq. First, American forces have conducted targeted... Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama at “Investing in Our Future,” a Symposium for Spouses on Advancement for Women and Girls in Africa

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, D.C.

First Lady Michelle Obama

2014-08-06

MRS. OBAMA: Good morning. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you so much, everyone. Well, my name is Michelle Obama, and I am an African American woman. (Applause.) On behalf... Read More

Statement by the Chair of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Washington, D.C., August 4-6, 2014

The White House

2014-08-06

I. Background President Obama welcomed leaders from across the African continent to Washington, D.C., for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first of its kind. The largest event any U.S.... Read More

Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis: The View from Lebanon

DipNote blog

2014-08-06

On July 30, Secretary Kerry announced the United States would give another $378 million in humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the Syrian crisis.  From the tragic situation in Gaza... Read More

U.S.-African Cooperation in Advancing Gender Equality

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-08-04

“…e support societies that empower women -- because no country will reach its potential unless it draws on the talents of our wives and our mothers, and our sisters and... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Democratic Institutions, Good Governance, and Human Rights in Africa

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-08-04

“f the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa, then I believe Americans will be more free as well, because I believe that none of us are fully free... Read More

Secretary Kerry in Commemoration of the World War II Genocide of Roma

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-01

We pause today to mourn and remember the hundreds of thousands of Romani men, women and children who were savagely and senselessly murdered by the Nazis during World War II. ... Read More

Remarks by the First Lady at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, D.C.

2014-07-30

MRS. OBAMA: Oh, my goodness. Look at you all! (Applause.) Oh, please sit, sit. Rest. (Laughter.) How has everything been? Exciting? So you’ve talked to a lot of important... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice “Africa and America: Partners in a Shared Future”

United State Institute of Peace - Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice

2014-07-30

Good morning, everyone. Thank you Kristin for that very generous introduction. And thank you all for being here. In particular I want to acknowledge and thank members of the African... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo at the End of July UN Security Council Session

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-07-30

Mr. President, thank you for your steady and very efficient stewardship of the Council this month; the Rwandan coffee you shared with us at the beginning of July has held... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Young African Leaders Initiative

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-07-30

So, I am the last person standing between you and a night on the town. Trouble. You have made it, you have made it. You had made it; you actually... Read More

President Obama in Town Hall with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, D.C.

2014-07-28

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. We're just getting started here. Well, hello,... Read More

U.S. Embassy Condemns Killing of Civilians in Ghor Province, Afghanistan

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy Kabul - Kabul, Afghanistan

2014-07-27

We condemn, in the strongest terms, the mass killing of civilians in Ghor province on Friday. The attackers targeted civilians who were traveling to and from Kabul, including women, children,... Read More



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