Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America


Aid and Development

FILE - A farmer plows the field in Saulawa village, on the outskirts of Nigeria's north-central state of Kaduna.

Audio Calling For More Support For Food Security

For every $2 from other donors, the United States will contribute $1 to food and agricultural security, up to a total U.S. contribution of $475 million. More

President Barack Obama drops by the first meeting of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 7, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Audio Promoting Entrepreneurship Globally

The U.S. runs and funds hundreds of programs which support entrepreneurs globally. More

Displaced children in the parish of Begoua, outside of Bangui, Central African Republic, April 4, 2014, Photo Bagassi Koura, VOA.

Audio U.S. Promotes Interreligious Cooperation In the C.A.R.

U.S. sends delegation of religious leaders to Central African Republic. More

U.S. President Barack Obama (front L) is escorted from Marine One to Air Force One as he departs Saudi Arabia to return to Washington, March 29, 2014.

Audio A Strong U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The United States and Saudi Arabia have been strong partners for over eighty years. More

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland

Audio In Support Of Moldova

We see a future for Moldova where it has equally strong relations with Europe, with Ukraine, with Russia and where in fact it is a bridge of trade and commerce and education and strength across this space. More


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Audio World TB Day 2014

Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide, infecting almost 9 million people and killing some 1.3 million annually.
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Audio Preserving Honduras' Cultural Heritage

The United States, as one of the top destinations for smuggled cultural artifacts, works closely with partner countries to intercept and recover these objects.
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Audio The Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program

Limited access to reliable energy and power resources represents one of the largest obstacles to economic growth in South East Asia.
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Audio Women, Youth, And Civil Society

Women, youth, and civil society are fundamental to the post-2015 development agenda at the United Nations.
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Audio U.S. Supports Moldova

The United States expressed its strong support for Moldova's democratic and economic development during the recent visit of Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.
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Audio Obama On Afghanistan's Future

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently discussed preparations for Afghanistan’s coming elections, Afghan-led peace and reconciliation efforts, and the Bilateral Security Agreement.
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Audio Pathways To Prosperity Innovation Challenge

We want innovators to tell us how they helped improve market access for local small and medium businesses.
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Audio Building Resilience In The Sahel

USAID is committing more than $130 million to build resilience in NIger and Burkina Faso over the first two years of this initiative.
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Audio U.N. Security Council Resolution On Syria

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for all parties to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need.
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Audio Helping Fight Hunger In Zimbabwe

A continuing drought has wreaked havoc on food supplies in Zimbabwe. Humanitarian aid from the international community has been forthcoming every year since 2000 when farm production started to fall.
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Audio Saving The Syrian People

"In Syria we are witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis we have seen in a generation.”
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Audio The Horror Of Homs

The old district of the Syrian city of Homs has been under siege by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for almost eighteen months.
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Audio U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

There are fundamental issues, including economic and security issues that both countries must unite around.
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Audio Expanded Partnership To Help Smallholder Farmers

In late January, USAID and DuPont built on their existing partnership and announced a joint global agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty.
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Audio South Sudan Ceasefire Critical For Lasting Peace

The government of South Sudan and the rebel forces that are contesting its authority have signed a cessation of hostilities agreement.
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Burns In South Korea

The United States and South Korea are celebrating more than 60 years of a strong alliance.
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Audio Saving Mothers, Giving Life A Year Later

Maternal mortality is one of the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age in developing countries.
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Audio Additional U.S. Aid To Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States will provide an additional $380 million in humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the war in Syria.
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Audio Innovating For Food Security

The New Alliance and Feed the Future both support country-driven approaches to development .
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