South and Central Asia

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April 23, 2013

Professor Muhammad Yunus Receives Congressional Gold Medal

I had the honor of attending the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for Professor Muhammad Yunus. Eight Members of Congress representing… more
April 22, 2013

International Exchanges: Empowering Environmental Leaders

This Earth Day individuals in every region in the world are addressing environmental issues in their home communities. The State… more
April 6, 2013

Deadly Attack in Zabul Province, Afghanistan

Our State Department family is grieving over the loss of one of our own, an exceptional young Foreign Service Officer,… more
March 26, 2013

Secretary Kerry Travels to Afghanistan

On March 25-26, 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled Kabul, Afghanistan, where he met with Afghan President Hamid… more
March 22, 2013

Creating Bright Futures Through English Teaching

From Algiers to Zimbabwe, we hear how people want to learn English. Children in orphanages in Mali, law enforcement professionals… more
March 13, 2013

Why South Asia Matters

Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake Jr. outlines why South Asia is such a critical component of U.S. foreign policy, focusing… more
March 8, 2013

Shoulder to Shoulder: Delivering Real Results for Women and Girls

Working to promote gender equality and women's empowerment around the world can be a challenge. There are difficult days when… more
March 1, 2013

A Champion in the Fight Against Child Labor

We honored George Achibra with the U.S. Department of Labor's 2012 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor.… more
February 28, 2013

Supporting Culture and Better Futures in Afghanistan

This past month I had the opportunity to meet two incredible groups of young artists from Afghanistan -- and to… more
February 22, 2013

Multilateral Training Enhances Border Management in Central Asia

Here in Tajikistan, the OSCE Border Management Staff College is making a tangible contribution to regional preparedness for Afghanistan's assumption… more
February 15, 2013

Waste Less To Feed More

Among the most important and efficient ways to improve food security, nutrition, and incomes for millions of small farmers is… more
February 13, 2013

President Obama Delivers the 2013 State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,… more


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