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

Economy and Trade

Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (R) presents a bouquet of flowers to US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell (L) as they meet in Gandhinagar in western Gujarat st

Audio U.S. Can Play A Key Role Bolstering India

A strong, prosperous India is very much in the interest of the United States. More

2014 YALI Washington Fellows studying in Virginia. (Photo by 2014 Washington Fellow, Rachael Njeri Wainaina)

Audio Young Leaders Will Shape Africa's Future

Five hundred young men and women from across Africa will gather in Washington next week, part of our nation’s long-term effort to support and invest in Africa’s next generation of educators, entrepreneurs, activists and leaders. More

A fisherman carries fresh water to his fishing boat on Nyuang Wee Islandin Mergui Archipelago, Burma. The archipelago is thought by scientists to harbor some of the world’s most important marine biodiversity.

Audio USAID's Biodiversity Policy

Agency will focus investment in specific crucial geographic areas, while continuing to use the best science available. More

Chinese coastguard ships give chase to Vietnamese coastguard vessels (not pictured) after they came within 10 nautical miles of the Haiyang Shiyou 981, known in Vietnam as HD-981, oil rig in the South China Sea, July 15, 2014.

Audio South China Sea a Complex Situation

“Everyone inside and outside the region stands to lose if rules are devalued, dialogue breaks down, misreadings and misinterpretations multiply, and tensions spiral.” More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks with China's President Xi Jinping after the Joint Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue known as the "S&ED" at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, July 9, 2014.

Audio U.S. - China Economic Alliance

"China and the United States represent the greatest economic alliance trading partnership in the history of humankind, and it is only going to grow." More

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Audio Prioritizing Gender Equality

The United States has worked with partners all over the world to increase women’s participation in civil society and in local and national governments.

Audio U.S. and South Korea Streamline Organic Trade

Organic processed products certified in the United States or South Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country.

Audio Educating Girls for the Benefit of All

Every year of schooling can increase a girl’s future earning potential by 10 to 20 percent. She will share 90 percent of her earnings with her family and her community.

Audio The Future Of U.S. - China Relations

“There is still enormous potential for progress in the U.S.-China relationship."

Audio Pivotal Step For Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

In late June, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia signed a number of agreements with the European Union aimed at increasing cooperation with these countries’ Western neighbors.

Audio An Historic Choice Possible For Iran

Negotiations have always been about a choice for Iran’s leaders.

Audio Policy and Programs On Global Women's Issues

Women are critical to every issue we face, including security, health, governance, and the economy.

Audio Strengthening The U.S.- South Korea Alliance

The United States and the Republic of Korea have continued to deepen their relationship.

Audio Transnational Crime Harms All Communities

The Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program offers rewards of up to $5 million for information on significant transnational criminal organizations.

Audio Helping Protect Cyberspace in Sub-Saharan Africa

Because of our shared security and other interests, the United States this month conducted a workshop attended by representatives from 16 African nations to discuss cybersecurity and share information on protecting it.

Audio Democracy And Good Governance Promote Prosperity

“The last decade has been a story of democracy and economic achievement in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Audio The U.S. And The Power Of Multilateral Action

President Barack Obama emphasized the importance -- for the U.S. and the world -- of multilateral action and international cooperation.

Audio Kerry On CleanTech Challenge 2014

Each year since 2010, Mexican innovators have submitted their green ideas and business plans to implement them.

Audio Diligence Still Needed In Conflict Minerals

The United States has played a leading role in a number of international efforts to address the “conflict minerals” trade.

Audio Aiding Vietnam In Peaceful Uses Of Nuclear Power

Pact would establish a legal framework for U.S. nuclear trade with Vietnam.

Audio U.S. - Singapore Relationship

Today, the United States and Singapore have a comprehensive relationship with productive cooperation on economic, political, and security issues.

Audio U.S. And Uruguay

President Barack Obama recently welcomed Uruguayan President Jose Mujica to the White House.

Audio Burns In Pakistan

The United States remains firmly committed to a stable, secure, and prosperous Pakistan.

Audio Together, Creating Prosperity In The Americas

Over the past decade, trade between the United States and the Americas nearly tripled.

Audio New Silk Road Unfolds

The United States is continuing to promote regional economic cooperation between Central and South Asia through the New Silk Road initiative.