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April 16, 2014

Breaking New Barriers in Sports Diplomacy

In a July 2013, ESPN newsmagazine Outside the Lines ran a piece titled “ Carry On ,” featuring the story… 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
December 31, 2013

Thirteen Stories That Shaped the World in 2013

In 2013, as more people than ever sought their news through social media, the State Department expanded its digital engagement.… 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
November 22, 2013

Secretary Kerry Testifies on the Disabilities Treaty

Yesterday, Secretary Kerry testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the importance of a treaty that will help open… more
August 22, 2013

Colombia: A Transformation

Metal wheelchairs colliding , balls gliding, and players falling -- sounds like some hybrid between bumper cars and football. It’s… more
July 26, 2013

Looking Forward: Thoughts on the Americans With Disabilities Act

Twenty-three years ago today, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, which has helped… more

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April 17, 2014

The Way Forward in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 16-17 to participate in bilateral meetings and a multilateral… more

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