Women are key drivers of economic growth -- it’s indisputable. But the impact women could have on the global economy far exceeds the effect they currently have due to social and cultural limitations they face in both developing and developed countries.
The Vice President had a productive meeting with his Majesty King Abdullah II this morning.
The United States notes the successful conclusion of the Riyadh II conference of the Syrian opposition and its work to bring together a diverse array of groups to form a unified delegation that can enter into substantive negotiations in the upcoming round of UN sponsored talks in Geneva.
Worldwide, one in three women will experience violence in her lifetime. Given the costs violence poses to individuals, families, communities, and economies, this is a statistic we cannot ignore. On November 25, the global community will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and begin “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence,” an annual campaign to bring attention to ending violence against women and girls.
The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s horrific terrorist attack at a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province.
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack that killed and wounded scores of worshippers at a mosque in Egypt.
The United States welcomes the announcement from Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led coalition that it is reopening Hudaydah port and Sanaa International Airport to allow the urgent flow of humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen.
Thank you, Mr. President. It is wonderful to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol in its namesake city. Today in the United States we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, and we along with all of you are extremely thankful for our predecessors who did the heroic work of establishing the Montreal Protocol three decades ago.
The United States is deeply concerned that Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) leader Hafiz Seed has been released from house arrest in Pakistan. LeT is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in terrorist attacks, including a number of American citizens. The Pakistani government should make sure that he is arrested and charged for his crimes.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with delegations from 37 countries and the African Union Commission, in addition to representatives from the U.S. and African private sectors and civil society on November 17 to address our cooperation in increasing trade and investment, promoting good governance, and countering violent extremism on the African continent.