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2017-09-21

U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program

From September 25 to October 31, seventeen international delegates and American sports sector mentors will take part in the annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP). In its sixth year, this program supports the U.S. Department of State’s global efforts to advance the rights and participation of women and girls through sports.


Civilian Victims of Syrian and Russian Airstrikes in Idlib and Hama Provinces

The United States is concerned by reports of airstrikes in Idlib province and northern Hama province on September 19 and 20 that killed at least three medical personnel and damaged a number of medical facilities, emergency equipment, and civil defense centers.


Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at the Adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution on Accountability for ISIS Atrocities

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks following the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2379, which establishes a UN investigative team to gather evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State and seek justice for victims of ISIS’s brutality.


Remarks by President Trump and President Ghani of Afghanistan Before Bilateral Meeting

Our military is, as you know, over there right now and doing, really, an incredible job -- more of leadership than fighting. We're leading a lot of wonderful Afghan troops who are fighting very hard. We were just discussing that, and great progress is being made.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At the United Nations Security Council Session on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

At a time when stabbings, crudely constructed bombs, and trucks driven into crowds of innocent men, women, and children are often our enemies’ weapons of choice to attack us, it is easy to become complacent and see the threat of nuclear attacks as a relic of the Cold War.


Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Good morning, everybody. Very glad to be able to introduce you today to – or reintroduce you, if you’ve met him before – our USAID administrator, Ambassador Mark Green. He’s here to speak to you about the U.S. response to some truly unprecedented humanitarian needs worldwide, from the earthquake in Mexico this week, and of course the near famine in South Sudan.

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority

President Donald J. Trump and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority met yesterday in New York to continue working toward an enduring Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

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Joint Statement from the Ministerial Discussion on Syria

There is only a political solution to the Syria crisis to be arrived at through full implementation of UNSCR 2254. The ministers reiterated strong support for UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, UN-led efforts in Geneva, and strong and effective participation in meaningful negotiations by credible ‎representatives of the Syrian opposition.

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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Maintaining its steadfast commitment to getting lifesaving support to the people of Syria impacted by conflict wherever they are, the United States today announced more than $697 million in additional humanitarian assistance. State Department Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw made this announcement at the UN General Assembly. It brings U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $7.4 billion since the start of the Syria crisis in 2011. This assistance reflects the continued generosity of the American people and demonstrates steadfast U.S. commitment to helping address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs.

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Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Increases Pressure to Cut off Funding for North Korea

Strong Financial Sanctions: President Trump today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea.


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