RSSLatest News: Arms Control

U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Delivering his First Statement to the CD Plenary

U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Robert Wood

Introductory Statement by Ambassador Robert A. Wood at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Plenary Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. As […]

Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment

We all know very well that space assets are integral to our national security, as well as that of […]

Secretary Kerry in Vienna: Real Gaps Remain in Iran Nuclear Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters after nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna

Our team will continue working very hard to try to reach a comprehensive agreement that resolves the international community’s concerns.

Human Rights News

Statement by Ambassador Keith Harper at Human Rights Council Special Session on Iraq / ISIL

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The United States is shocked and appalled by the massive violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses […]

Beating of Azerbaijani Journalist and Human Rights Activist

We condemn the August 21 beating in Nakhchivan City, Azerbaijan of noted civil society activist Ilgar Nasibov, Director of […]

U.S. Looks Forward to Productive 27th Session of the Human Rights Council

The United States intends to table a resolution on the human rights situation in Sudan. We believe there is […]

Development & Humanitarian Aid

Burma Getting Big Solar Power Plants with Help from U.S.

Solar panels gather power in Southern California. Burma’s Mandalay region will be home to two 150-megawatt solar energy plants in 2016 under an agreement with a U.S. company.

The project will increase Burma’s capacity to provide stable energy to its people and attract investment that will help […]

USAID Airlifts Medical Supplies, Equipment for Ebola Response

A flight carrying more than 16 tons of medical and emergency supplies landed August 24 in Liberia.

The agency airlifted more than 16 tons of medical supplies and emergency equipment to Monrovia, Liberia, August 24 as […]

The Promise of Africa and the Global Internet

President Obama participates in a discussion with Takunda Ralph Michael Chingonzo of Zimbabwe at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

This connectivity, fueling international social and economic growth, requires policymakers, industry, civil society, and academia to work together at […]