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December 20, 2013

Elevating Awareness of Marine Debris

One person’s trash can be another person’s treasure -- or an art project, in this case. This fall, the Department… more
December 19, 2013

Preparing African Youth for 21st Century Jobs

Last week, as part of a global “Hour of Code” challenge held in honor of Computer Science Education Week, millions… more
December 19, 2013

In Guatemala, Addressing Domestic Violence Through Film

While serving at U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, I worked with a U.S.-based filmmaker, Kimberly Bautista, in support of the Department… more
December 18, 2013

Boosting Economic Growth in the United States and the European Union

It’s a chilly afternoon in Washington, D.C., but things are warm on the campus of George Washington University. I just… more
December 18, 2013

Education Supports Food Security

As I traveled throughout Cambodia with a team of journalists from Asia to learn about innovations in agricultural development, I… more
December 17, 2013

Soccer Diplomacy Makes Connections in Burma

Just prior to Thanksgiving, Embassy Rangoon hosted a trio of world class soccer stars for an exciting and historic week… more
December 16, 2013

Engaging With the UN to Preserve Culture: Angkor Wat

Field visits to developing countries are an important part of my job as the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies… more
December 13, 2013

Xin Chao Vietnam from Secretary Kerry

We are looking forward to Secretary of State John Kerry’s upcoming visit to Vietnam. I expect that Secretary Kerry will… more
December 13, 2013

Going for Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights

Addressing the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities has emerged as a significant foreign policy issue, and one that… more
December 13, 2013

Malaysia: Building U.S. Partnership With a Peacekeeping Powerhouse

The Asia-Pacific is home to half the world's population, more than half the world's GDP and nearly half of its… more
December 12, 2013

Assisting Africa in its Efforts to Connect its People

In July, I joined a team of Americans an official trip to South Africa for ICANN47. It happened to fall… more
December 12, 2013

A Week of Inspiration and Hope

Last week, people around the world gathered to recognize World AIDS Day , honor those whose lives have been lost… more