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Environment and Health

In conjunction with President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, Dutch energy company Gigawatt Global has completed work on and started operation of a solar power facility in Rwanda.

Audio US Aid Helps Bring Solar Power to Rwanda

Our nation’s campaign to double the number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa with access to electrical power is starting to make real progress. More

Beijing air pollution

Audio Improving The Air That We Breathe

Fine particulate matter is the leading cause of air pollution-related deaths, and can also worsen some health conditions such as asthma, heart and lung diseases, and some auto-immune diseases. More


Audio New Strategy to Protect Wildlife

U.S. plans to strengthen enforcement. More

New silk road

Audio The New Silk Road Post-2014

The New Silk Road initiative is a reflection of the United States’ enduring commitment to South and Central Asia. More

Venise Louis, at far right, joins in watching cartoons at a Haitian orphanage for HIV-positive children.

Audio Expanding Treatment for Children with HIV/AIDS

Two-year, $200 million program aims to double the number of children receiving anti-retroviral treatment. More

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Audio Obama's State of the Union

The key to American leadership, said President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech, is to combine military power with strong diplomacy.

Audio Climate Change - From Economic Burden To Opportunity

By moving toward a clean energy base, we can create jobs, save lives, reduce damage caused by climate change, and make a profit at the same time, said Secretary Kerry.

Audio U.S. Action to Cut Carbon Pollution

In support of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Energy Department recently announced two new energy efficiency standards.

Audio Engaging with Southeast Asia on Science

Dr. Geraldine Richmond, a professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon and an expert on women in science, will travel as a U.S. Science Envoy to Thailand and Vietnam this month.

Audio Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

Young people are instrumental in plotting the course of Southeast Asia’s future. Sign up today to become a leader.

Audio Energy for North America and the World

North American Energy Ministers met last month to advance an agenda that expands the region’s leadership in energy, strengthens energy security, and supports shared economic prosperity and environmental performance.

Audio Supporting Education in Ghana

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded its flagship education project in Ghana, Partnership for Education: Learning, to FHI 360, an international human development NGO.

Audio Safe Water for the World's Poor

Law's aims are to ensure water, sanitation and hygiene funding remains a U.S. foreign policy priority.

Audio Fighting Ebola - Still Much to Do

“In Liberia, the outbreak has slowed dramatically ... but the outbreak continues to surge in Sierra Leone."

Audio U.S. Will Accept More Syrian Refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency calls the crisis in Syria “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era”.

Audio New Free Trade Agreement with EU Will Benefit Georgia

For over a decade, Georgia has worked toward strengthening its ties with the European Union. The country’s government has made it clear that it believes its future lies in the West.

Audio Indian Ocean Tsunami 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago today, a tremendous earthquake centered just off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra coastline, created an enormous tsunami that spread across the Indian ocean and deluged the coastal communities there.

Audio New Partnership Will Take On Multi-Drug-Resistant TB

One of the most serious threats to public health today is anti-microbial resistance, or the ability of disease-causing micro-organisms to develop immunity to medications that are designed to kill them.

Audio To Walk the Earth in Safety

The United States has been a leading contributor to the international demining efforts, providing more than $2.3 billion in assistance to over 90 countries in order to deal with this.

Audio Doubling Down To Defeat HIV/AIDS

Much has changed in the three decades since HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was identified.

Audio Bringing Electricity to Africa's Underserved

Lack of inexpensive, reliable energy delivery is one of the chief obstacles to growth and development in much of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Audio 2014 Ace Awards

U.S. honors U.S.-owned businesses that undertake responsible activities to improve lives and advance the needs of local communities around the world.

Audio Seeking More Protection for Fresh Water Turtles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a proposed rule to address the growing illegal trade in native turtles that may threaten their survival as species.

Audio Investment in Young People Defines Future

Reproductive health services help young people preserve their options, pursue future goals and even save their own lives.

Audio Kerry on APEC

U.S. is committed to working with APEC partners to build a stable regional economic order.