U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power recently deplored the fact that “women whose critically important voices will be missing from the dialogue around the Beijing+20 conference.”
On September 21st, as we observe International Day of Peace, we are reminded that nearly 60 million people globally have been displaced from their homes by war.
The United States has voiced deep disappointment over the conviction and sentencing of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
The United States strongly condemns the actions by elements of the Presidential Security Regiment against the civilian-led transition government of Burkina Faso.
Russia is expanding its military support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom it has supported throughout a brutal conflict that has taken the lives of over 250,000 people.
“The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by the verdict handed down by an Egyptian court to the three Al-Jazeera journalists - Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste.”
Tensions have been on the rise in Turkey, following a spate of violent incidents.
U.S. will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year. In the meantime, the United States is working in support of those countries that are already hosting large number of asylum seekers from Syria.
Program graduates Haiti's first class of technicians.
Political violence shows no easing in Burundi, with the murder of an opposition party spokesman in the capital, Bujumbura.
The United States is concerned about ongoing abuses of religious freedom in China.
In the final days of August, the Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram carried out a half-dozen raids on villages in northeast Nigeria, reportedly killing more than 80 people.