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April 21, 2014

South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South… more
March 25, 2014

Promoting Regional Security and Protecting Human Rights in Uganda

At the President’s direction, the United States has deployed CV-22 Ospreys, refueling aircraft, and associated support personnel to augment U.S.… more
November 4, 2013

In Ethiopia, Monitoring the Progress of Pugnido Refugee Camp

It took three hours to cover the 60 miles from Gambella town to Pugnido Refugee Camp in western Ethiopia. The… more
August 28, 2013

A New Presidential Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Today, President Obama appointed Ambassador Donald Booth as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. A former… more
August 21, 2013

Planting the Seeds of Sustainability in South Sudan

In the world ’ s newest nation of South Sudan , the legacy of four decades of civil war continues… more
August 12, 2013

The Challenges of Meeting America's Objectives Around the Globe

Every year, the State Department works with Congress to develop an international affairs budget that advances U.S. national security, protects… more
July 31, 2013

What’s Next? -- UN Global Education First Initiative

Malala Day on July 12th at the United Nations, and the subsequent social media and worldwide press buzz created a… more
July 25, 2013

Addressing the Crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

In response to the political crisis in South Sudan and the deeply troubling violence in Jonglei state, on July 24,… more
April 3, 2013

More Work To Bring War Criminals to Justice

Today, I am announcing a new weapon in our fight. Through the expansion of the War Crimes Rewards Program, the… more
January 29, 2013

U.S.-Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond

After more than 40 years of experience in Africa -- and the ebbs and flows of hope and conflict --… more
November 23, 2012

Planes, Barges, and Trucks in South Sudan

Traveling to visit refugees, one expects to see and hear certain things. I recently visited a refugee camp in South… more
November 1, 2012

Helping Refugee Children in Kenya

On a trip to Kenya, I visited with refugee children in two very different locations: in the Kakuma refugee camp… more

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April 23, 2014

Celebrating English Language Day

In 2010 UNESCO created Language Days for each of the UN’s six official languages to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.… more

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