Today, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we look back over the previous year to highlight some of the incredible human rights heroes we’ve met who are advancing the ideal of inclusion for all. #DisabilityDayInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we will look back over the previous year to highlight some of the incredible human rights heroes we’ve met who are advancing the ideal of inclusion for all.
The United States strongly condemns today’s attack on the Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute in #Pakistan. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.Attack on Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute in Pakistan
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on #WorldAIDSDay: The U.S. is proud of its longstanding leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response, working alongside our many partners around the world, made possible through the compassion and generosity of the American people. #WAD2017World AIDS Day 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj today at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Today, on World AIDS Day, we are at an unprecedented moment in the global HIV/AIDS response. For the first time in modern history, we have the opportunity to control a pandemic without a vaccine or a cure. Controlling the pandemic will lay the groundwork for eventually eliminating or eradicating HIV, which will be possible through continued and future scientific breakthroughs.
The United States, under the leadership of President Donald Trump and working alongside other governments, private sector companies, philanthropic organizations, multilateral institutions, civil society and faith-based organizations, people living with HIV, and many others – continues to lead the way in the HIV/AIDS response.
Today, on World AIDS Day, we are at an unprecedented moment in the global HIV/AIDS response.
Deputy Secretary John Sullivan: In target countries, #PEPFAR will expand both #HIV prevention and treatment by increasing performance, delivering care more efficiently, and sharing the responsibility among more partners. https://go.usa.gov/xn95D #WorldAIDSDay
Starting at approximately 3:45 p.m.: Deputy Secretary Sullivan delivers keynote remarks during an event on "Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships".
Watch the event live at www.state.gov.
On the eve of #WorldAIDSDay 2017, the U.S. announced that the impact of PEPFAR has reached historic highs thru the program’s rapid acceleration of #HIV prevention & treatment efforts, driven by transparent, accountable & cost-effective investments. https://go.usa.gov/xn9r5 #WAD2017Latest Results From the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
In 2011, Elijah Amoo Addo was taking out the trash at a restaurant in Accra, Ghana where he worked as the head chef when he came across a homeless man scrounging through the dumpster for food. The man said he was collecting the leftovers to feed his friends on the street.
Elijah was touched by the encounter and from then on, he vowed that no more food from the restaurant would go to waste. He started recovering surplus food from the kitchen to feed the vulnerable and mentally challenged in his community, but he envisioned something bigger: https://go.usa.gov/xn9DZ
In 2011, Elijah Amoo Addo was taking out the trash at a restaurant in Accra, Ghana where he worked as the head chef when he came across a homeless man scrounging through the dumpster for food.
Serving up delicious corn-based biscuits runs in the family for one small business in Nicaragua. For over 30 years, community members have tasted the talented culinary delights of Maria Aquilina Sánchez and her husband José Valdivia. And with an eye to the future, the couple more recently recruited their youngest daughter, Yuliza, to help their business Rosquillería Jazmina diversify and expand its customer base.
Mastering a recipe for biscuits that are in hot demand is only half of the equation. The bakery had long turned to one reliable client — the supermarket chain La Colonia — as their primary source of revenue. Rosquillería Jazmina now faces the challenge of how to reach more customers by selling their products in gas stations and small supermarkets, as well. Where could their upstart business turn to raise the capital needed to build out their infrastructure to make growth a reality?
The challenges facing enterprising businessespeople like Maria are not unique to Nicaragua or any country for that matter. Around the world, entrepreneurs — specifically small and growing businesses — are the main drivers of job growth, lifting people out of poverty and creating a brighter economic future. However, that can only happen if they find the financing and support needed to scale their businesses.
The ability for a small business to secure a loan from a bank or a financial institution is often the difference between success and failure.
USAID is helping small and growing businesses in developing countries connect with investors to fuel their expansion.
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Women First, Prosperity for All
Lula Mena is an artist and designer from El Salvador who uses her designs as agents of social change. Working with women in rural areas, her business is grounded in fair trade principles and utilizes local products and resources. USAID supported Lula with business and marketing support as she expanded her business and created more jobs. By training rural women in jewelry creation, Lula empowers these burgeoning female artisans to challenge gender norms and social paradigms by working outside the home — the income from which is enriching their families’ lives. When women thrive, communities thrive — the effects reverberating beyond international borders.
Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xn9gZ
How USAID supports women entrepreneurs worldwide as catalysts of enconomic growth and inclusive development.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) has served as a platform for providing investments and other support that has contributed to job growth and prosperity globally, and this year was no different. Through targeted skills training, mentorship, master classes, industry meetings, networking, and pitch competitions, entrepreneurs had the opportunity to enhance their skills and develop connections to industry leaders in an environment that supports the development and success of entrepreneurs around the world.
Learn more about GES here: https://go.usa.gov/xn9Yk
USAID Administrator Mark Green participates in the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India on November 30, 2017.
Women First, Prosperity for All - supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. More information is available at https://www.ges2017.org.
The United States is deeply concerned by the November 28 ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia to declare inapplicable provisions of the country’s constitution that prohibit elected officials, including the President, from serving more than two consecutive terms. The decision disregards the will of the Bolivian people as confirmed in recent referenda.A Step Back for Democracy in Bolivia
New Russian legislation that allows the Ministry of Justice to label media outlets as “foreign agents” and to monitor or block certain internet activity presents yet another threat to free media in Russia. Freedom of expression—including speech and media which a government may find inconvenient—is a universal human rights obligation Russia has pledged to uphold.Russia's Restrictive Media-Focused Legislation
The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability.
The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them must be reversed. Together the international community must continue to send a unified message to North Korea that the D.P.R.K. must abandon its WMD programs. All nations must continue strong economic and diplomatic measures. In addition to implementing all existing UN sanctions, the international community must take additional measures to enhance maritime security, including the right to interdict maritime traffic transporting goods to and from the D.P.R.K.
The United States, in partnership with Canada, will convene a meeting of the United Nations Command Sending States to include the Republic of Korea and Japan and other key affected countries to discuss how the global community can counter North Korea’s threat to international peace.
Diplomatic options remain viable and open, for now. The United States remains committed to finding a peaceful path to denuclearization and to ending belligerent actions by North Korea.
Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump delivered remarks today at the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India.
This year’s Summit will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All, and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. #GES2017
Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump delivered remarks today at the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India. This year’s Summit will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All, and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. #GES2017
The United States congratulates the people of Kenya on the conclusion of the presidential election process, as well as President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on their inauguration for a second term. The United States and Kenya have been steadfast partners for decades, working together to strengthen security, build mutual prosperity, address regional challenges, and to advance development and good governance.
Even as we look forward to strengthening and renewing the bilateral partnership in the years ahead, we are deeply concerned by the ongoing political tensions in Kenya. We urge security forces to refrain from the use of unnecessary force against citizens exercising their democratic rights.
As part of the process of addressing these tensions and strengthening institutions, we urge Kenyans to join together to hold an immediate, sustained, and open national conversation to heal divisions between communities. We encourage all Kenyans to come together at this critical moment and to work together peacefully and uphold the constitution.
As friends, we will continue to work with all Kenyans committed to building democracy, advancing prosperity, and strengthening security.
If you’ve heard of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it’s probably because the agency is best known as the world’s nuclear watchdog, tasked with monitoring nuclear programs and making sure nuclear material doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. This is true, but it’s only a fraction of the important work the IAEA does every day, all around the world.
Today, there are entire departments of the IAEA dedicated to helping countries improve the lives of their citizens through the safe, peaceful, and secure use of nuclear technology.
What does that mean exactly? It doesn’t just mean that the IAEA helps countries set up nuclear power programs to produce electricity – though it plays a crucial role in this realm as well. It means that the IAEA has facilitated ways to use nuclear technology to improve human health and fight pandemic diseases; improve water resource management; increase food security, including developing more resilient crops and working to eradicate insect-borne livestock diseases; and protect our oceans’ coral reefs – and it shares this knowledge with countries at risk.
Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xnkzT
If you’ve heard of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it’s probably because the agency is best known as the world’s nuclear watchdog, tasked with monitoring nuclear programs and making sure nucle