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February 1, 2014

Syrian Women: Critical Partners for Peace

As negotiations to halt the violence in Syria continue, I am reminded daily of the essential role that Syrian women… 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
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
June 21, 2013

A Former Lost Boy on the Path to Becoming a Diplomat

I have just checked into my hotel, but find myself staring blankly at rehearsal notes. I am to be interviewed… more
January 2, 2013

Resolving the Plight of Persecuted, Uprooted People Around the World

2012 was a challenging year for humanitarians trying to help displaced people around the world. The following summarizes some of… 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
August 3, 2012

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in South Sudan

More: Trip Page | Interactive Travel Map On August 3, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to South… more
April 21, 2012

Young People and the UN Security Council

We are about two thirds of the way through the United States' April Presidency of the UN Security Council .… more
April 21, 2012

President Obama's Message to the People of Sudan and South Sudan

In these videotaped remarks, President Obama sends an important and very clear message to the people of Sudan and South… more
April 4, 2012

U.S. Takes the Reins of the UN Security Council Presidency

When Ambassador Susan Rice assumed the rotating monthly Presidency of the UN Security Council from the United Kingdom this week,… more
February 6, 2012

U.S. Supports Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Writing for the U.S. Department of State DipNote blog, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and Acting Assistant Secretary… more


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