WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Today, John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, made the following statement recognizing Earth Day on April 22, 2013: The United States joins countries around the world today in commemorating Earth Day. Ever since I was involved in the first Earth Day in Massachusetts, way back in 1970, this has always been […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The United States strongly supports the candidacy of Judge Joan E. Donoghue for re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2014. Judge Donoghue has served with distinction as an ICJ judge since her election by the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly on September 9, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The United States Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the series of rocket attacks against Aleppo, most recently the attack using Scud missiles on an eastern district of the city late on Friday, February 22, that killed several dozen people. The Friday attack follows the assault on Aleppo of Tuesday, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — In Cambodia, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael Posner met with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, civil society activists, opposition leaders, and the representative for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on February 19. His discussions focused on promoting electoral reform, resolving land rights […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Officials from the United States and Algeria met in Algiers February 10-11, 2013, to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation to counter nuclear smuggling, and border security. These discussions furthered a first round of bilateral consultations initiated in January 2012 to explore ways and means to advance capabilities to prevent, detect, and […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State selected Sevinj Mammadova of Azerbaijan as February’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. Throughout February, Mammadova’s leadership in shaping the future of Azerbaijan’s education system will be recognized on the International Exchange Alumni website, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ official website for the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones will lead the United States delegation and co-chair the sixth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Environmental Affairs Council and fourth meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State and partners from the LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Forum announce a challenge to identify ten game-changing innovations with the potential to transform current waste management systems and practices. LAUNCH: Beyond Waste seeks transformational solutions to the problem of waste through disruptive innovation, behavioral change, systems design, as […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State selected Christine Campbell, a Bahamian alumna of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), as April’s State Alumni Member of the Month. Campbell participated twice in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) – first in 1987 on the topic of […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board welcomes new members, Mr. Rye Barcott and Dr. Christie Gilson. Appointed by President Barack Obama, the two were sworn in today by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Adam Ereli, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Ranking among the top performing participants, the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) was awarded a Gold Award – the highest level of recognition – for its participation in the Arlington County Green Games competition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — In conjunction with today’s meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, the United States and Estonia announced that they will lead a groundbreaking new effort to support leaders in emerging democracies.
WASHINGTON D.C. and LONDON, U.K. /CitizenWire/ — Today in London – the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games – the U.S. Department of State and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a joint effort that will send current and former professional basketball players from the NBA and the WNBA to engage underserved youth both […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — On Thursday, March 22, the U.S. Department of State signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Smithsonian Institution to define future collaboration between the two organizations. This partnership brings the world-renowned content of the Smithsonian to audiences around the world via the international reach of the Department.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Today, U.S. Secretary Clinton has certified to Congress that Egypt is meeting its obligations under its Peace Treaty with Israel. The Secretary has also waived legislative conditions related to Egypt’s democratic transition, on the basis of America’s national security interests, allowing for the continued flow of Foreign Military Financing to Egypt.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Celebrating over 130 years of U.S.-Romanian diplomatic relations, U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Mark H. Gitenstein dedicated the new Embassy facility in Bucharest today. Romanian Senate President Vasile Blaga, Prime Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, and Managing Director of Operations at the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Leo Hession, participated in the ribbon-cutting […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce a new U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) in Washington D.C. on Thursday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. The USWP is a public-private partnership formed to share U.S. knowledge, leverage and mobilize resources, and facilitate cross-sector partnerships to find solutions to global water accessibility […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) recently submitted recommendations to the State Department’s Economic and Business Affairs Bureau with a report entitled, ‘Women at the Top: How Women at the Top Elevate the Bottom Line.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) congratulates 88 secondary school teachers from 29 countries on completing the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — On Wednesday March 21, Secretary Clinton will host a celebration for the 10th anniversary of the U.S. – Afghan Women’s Council with special guest Mrs. Laura Bush, in appreciation for the work and ongoing dedication of the Council’s members to support the women and girls of Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — From March 20-21, 2012, the U.S. Department of State will host TechCamp Bangkok at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. TechCamp Bangkok is the sixth TechCamp supporting Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0, an initiative which builds the digital literacy of civil society organizations around the world.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs welcomes Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) students March 18-24 for a Civic Education Workshop in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — On 14 March in Vienna, Austria, the United States contributed $1 million to Sub-programs I and II to the UNODC Regional Program for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will chair the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 15 at the White House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — On March 14 at the White House, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby announced a joint initiative to provide $4.65 million in small grants to grassroots organizations to address gender-based violence (GBV) issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the non-profit organization American Voices, is pleased to announce the ensembles selected for the 2012-2013 season of American Music Abroad.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State: The March 1 announcement by the European Council that Serbia has been granted European Union candidate country status is an important step forward for Serbia’s future. I want to congratulate the leadership and the people of Serbia for their hard work, commitment and determination toward […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Today the United States and Montenegro signed the U.S.-Montenegro ‘Open Skies’ Air Transport Agreement, liberalizing our bilateral aviation relationship.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) will hold its 2012 meetings on Tuesday, April 17 and Tuesday, October 30 in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, N.W. (entrance on 23rd Street) Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings […]