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April 22, 2014

National Parks: 'A Universal Symbol of Freedom and Democracy'

Dr. Juraj Svajda of Slovakia credits his parents for his love of nature: “While growing up I spent summers and… more
April 17, 2014

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Roundtable Highlights a Global Problem

On April 11 in connection with the spring World Bank/International Monetary Fund meetings taking place in Washington, D.C., representatives of… more
April 4, 2014

Clearing Landmines, Saving Lives

Today is International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, and while it might not be a trending… more
March 31, 2014

MLB Opening Day 2014 Marks Another Year for 'Diamond Diplomacy'

It’s March 31 and the temperature is finally beginning to warm after a long, cold winter. For many Americans, spring… more
March 27, 2014

A Commitment to the Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine

Today, the United Nations General Assembly approved a draft resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. In remarks to the… more
March 11, 2014

At the Paralympics, Less is More

Paralympians are known for their ability to overcome obstacles and triumph no matter the odds. Few athletes compete at the… more
February 21, 2014

#DiplomacyMoment

John Kerry recently marked his one-year anniversary as Secretary of State by re-launching his Twitter account . To commemorate this… more
February 11, 2014

The State Department From a French Perspective

President Obama invited his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on a State Visit to celebrate a renewed alliance between the United… more
February 11, 2014

U.S.-Spain Security Partnership Stronger Than Ever

On a windy and cool February afternoon, I joined a small crowd of people, including U.S. Secretary of the Navy… more

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September 22, 2008

Welcome to UNGA

About the Author: Brian H. Hook serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Affairs. The 63rd UN… more

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