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/ — 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 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/ — 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/ — 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 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/ — 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/ — 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 U.S. Department of State selected Tanbir ul Islam Siddiqui, a Bangladeshi alumnus of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), as March’s State Alumni Member of the Month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The United States is alarmed over reports of aerial bombardments by the Sudan Armed Forces inside South Sudan. Such incidents are unacceptable and threaten to escalate tensions between the two states.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas M. Countryman will travel to Brazil from March 4-5 to meet with senior Brazilian Government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States jointly condemn any actions that imperil human life in the Southern Ocean. We are deeply concerned that confrontations in the Southern Ocean will eventually lead to injury or loss of life among protestors, many of whom are nationals of […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — At the Freedom Online conference hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs December 8-9, fourteen countries endorsed a declaration pledging concrete actions in support of Internet freedom. The launch of this coalition is a groundbreaking step in undertaking joint action for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms online.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — With an exchange of diplomatic notes on November 21, 2011, the agreement to protect Greece’s cultural heritage, which Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then Minister of Foreign Affairs Stavros Lambrinidis signed on July 17, 2011, entered into force.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The United States is investing $1 million in support of Croatia as it safely disposes of its remaining inventory of 71 out-of-date man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and improves the physical security and stockpile management of its arms and munitions depots.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Following is the text of a U.S.-EU Joint Statement: On November 28, 2011, the U.S.-EU Energy Council met in Washington DC to review progress achieved on strategic energy issues, cooperation on energy policies, and research collaboration on sustainable and clean energy technologies as mandated by the Energy Council in 2009.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — More than 200 international professionals will conclude this week their participation in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Professional Fellows Program, with a closing two-day Professional Fellow Congress in Washington, DC, October 19-20. The congress is the final segment of one month professional development fellowships that include placements at non-profit, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs teamed up with Avon to pursue global efforts to combat breast cancer and raise awareness. Through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the Department brought 44 international medical specialists and health activists to the U.S. to join 40 international guests […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Soccer announced today that former U.S. Women’s National Team players Shannon MacMillan and Tracy Noonan will travel to Guatemala as Sports Envoys. From October 10-16, MacMillan and Noonan will be in Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, and Solalá, Guatemala, where […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — Academy Award winning actor Julia Roberts will join the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as “Global Ambassador,” and together with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will help to bring attention to the global issue that kills nearly 2 million people annually: toxic smoke from unsafe and inefficient cookstoves. Ms. Roberts […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — During a February 18 United States-India workshop on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the United States and India agreed to convene a joint Task Force that will examine effective approaches to reduce the use of climate-damaging HFCs. The task force is being established in recognition of the challenges faced by the current phaseout of […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Italy exchanged diplomatic notes extending and amending the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) imposing import restrictions on categories of archaeological material representing Pre-Classical, Classical and Imperial Roman periods of Italy. The MOU, which first entered into force […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will commemorate Human Rights Day by presenting the Eleanor Roosevelt Award to four American human rights defenders for their contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights both in the United States and abroad. This year’s honorees – Professor Louis Henkin, Alice Hartman Henkin, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The Department of State has awarded $5 million in grants to several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide direct support and training to Iraqi widows, female heads of household and other vulnerable women in Iraq in the areas of literacy, entrepreneurship, and vocational skills. The training will be conducted by the NGOs […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — In conjunction with the United States review of its position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Department of State and other Federal agencies will host two events in October. The first is a consultation with Tribal Leaders on October 14 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order that imposes sanctions on Iranian officials determined to be responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses involving Iran. In signing today’s Order, the President identified eight individuals for sanctions who share responsibility for the sustained and severe violation of human rights in […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, announced a new public-private partnership between the Government of Guyana and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to make safe pediatric HIV medications available faster in Guyana by expediting the country’s drug registration process. Through the Pre-approval Access for HIV/AIDS Therapies […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The United States joined Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, East Timor, Finland, France, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania and Slovenia in sponsoring a high-level panel discussion “Ending Violence and Criminal Sanctions on the Basis of Sexual Orientation” on September 17 at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. With messages of support […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and the Bureau of Administration announced today that HOK (Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) has been selected for the planning and design of the New Office Annex (NOX) in Moscow, Russia. The NOX will accommodate a new consular section and 300 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the selection of Puerto Rico-based artist collaborative Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla as the United States’ representation to the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy in 2011. Lisa D. Freiman, Chair, Department of Contemporary […]