Human Rights News

U.S. Strongly Condemns Recent Attacks in South Sudan Targetting Civilians and UNMISS Sites and Personnel

The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians […]

Statement on the Situation in Homs, Syria

The United States is deeply concerned about the Syrian government’s violent offensive on the Old City of Homs and […]

Remarks by Secretary Kerry and HR Ashton Following Meeting on Ukraine

Secretary Kerry and High Representative Ashton.

The parties agreed today that all sides must refrain from the use of violence, intimidation, or provocative actions. And […]

Development & Humanitarian Aid

New Education-Nutrition Projects to Benefit 2.7 Million Children

Children attend classes at a public school in Guatemala, one of the countries receiving support under the United States' McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.

USDA plans to provide $183 million in U.S. agricultural commodities and support for an estimated 2.7 million children in […]

Science, Technology Are New Anti-Poverty Tools

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah annonces the launch of a new anti-poverty campaign (AP Images)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and more than 30 other partners from […]

USAID and SIECA Hold Central American Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (Tegucigalpa)

The workshop was divided in two sub-regional meetings; the first one was held in San José, Costa Rica and […]

RSSLatest News: Arms Control

State Department Briefing on P5+1 Talks with Iran over Nuclear Program

In the past two days, we have continued our substantive discussions about all of the issues that will have […]

Obama Commends Increased Commitment to Reducing Nuclear Material

President Obama speaking at lectern next to Mark Rutte (AP Images)

In remarks at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, President Obama commended several countries for […]

Joint Statement by the United States and Ukraine

On the occasion of the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the United States and Ukraine today reaffirm […]