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U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, William Brownfield, second from left, attends the inauguration of the Organization of American States (OAS) 46th Special General Assembly in Guatemala City.

Audio A New OAS Resolution on Drug Policy

The Organization of American States adopted a resolution underscoring the importance of hemispheric and international cooperation in jointly tackling the world drug problem. More

FILE - The flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Audio U.S. Priorities at the 69th General Assembly

Many pressing global issues are being discussed, in what Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Dean Pittman said is a “challenging time for the United States and its partners.” More

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shows the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to lawmakers  after its signing it in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko)

Audio Ukraine Signs Pact with European Union

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to ratify its Association Agreement with the European Union. More

Tomatoes are displayed at a vegetable stall in La Merced market, downtown Mexico City. (FILE)

Audio Improving Product Safety for U.S., Mexican Consumers

Memorandum of Understanding will help stop health and safety hazards before they become a problem. More

Honduran authorities at a seized property in Copan which belongs to the family of Digna Azucena Valle in Copan, who is imprisoned in the US on drug charges, August 18, 2014.

Audio U.S. - Honduras' Fight Against Drug Trafficking

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced this month the designation of the Los Valles drug trafficking organization in Honduras. More

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Audio Kerry on the Lower Mekong Initiative

In Secretary Kerry’s travels on the Mekong Delta, he noted the communities are as connected to the river as they have ever been.

Audio Kerry On ASEAN

“ASEAN is at the center of the [Asia-Pacific] region’s multilateral architecture, and it plays a critical role in promoting both peace, prosperity, and also a regional integration throughout Asia.”

Audio Strengthening Institutions in the Asia-Pacific

The United States depends on a stable, prosperous Asia for its own economic stability and security.

Audio U.S., E.U. Again Sanction Russia

The United States is doing everything it can to support the international investigation into the downing of flight MH17 and make sure that justice is done.

Audio Summit Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Africa

The leaders of some 50 African nations are gathering here in Washington to meet with U.S. government, business and civil society leaders to discuss trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and governing for the next generation.

Audio Pursuing Energy Security in Ukraine, Europe

Supply diversification is critical to mitigating the impact of such a cut off. That’s why the U.S. supports the building of new liquefied natural gas terminals.

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

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

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.

Audio USAID's Biodiversity Policy

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

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.”

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."

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.