Observing Elections in Nigeria →
About the Author: William Strassberger serves as Public Affairs Officer in the Bureau of African Affairs. He is currently on temporary duty assignment in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigerians were determined to get it right this time, and from all appearances, they did it last Saturday, April 16, when they elected Goodluck Jonathan as the next president of Nigeria. Although there were reports of instances...
More information on current efforts to implement #UN Security Council resolution 1540 worldwide: http://go.usa.gov/Tt7 #nonproliferation
The U.S. resettles more #refugees than all other resettlement countries combined. To learn more, join https://www.facebook.com/State.PRM
#SecClinton to meet with President-Elect Martelly of #Haiti on April 20: http://go.usa.gov/T7h
U.S. Commitment To Assist Refugees Worldwide →
About the Author: Kristin Haworth serves as Public Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. In 2007, children under the age of five who were living in refugee camps in Kenya had a one in four chance of getting malaria, which can be deadly without treatment. Through distribution of insecticide treated nets, improved treatment, and community education the figure has...
Training Women Health Workers To Save Lives and... →
About the Author: Alberto Rodriguez serves as Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, the wife of U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter, met with participants in the Lady Health Workers program at a health house in Jhelum, Pakistan on April 15, 2011. She highlighted how Americans are working with Pakistanis to save lives and improve health in poor communities. The...
PEPFAR Strengthens Civil Society Efforts To Fight... →
About the Author: Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) understands the critical role of civil society, including homegrown community-based organizations, in our efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. As the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, I was pleased to announce recently that PEPFAR will provide $1.5 million to support...
Commemorating “Ping Pong Diplomacy” in Shanghai →
About the Author: Beatrice Camp serves as U.S. Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China. Forty years ago this week, a small U.S. delegation visited China to help ease tensions between Washington and Beijing through rather unorthodox means. On April 10, 1971, nine American table tennis players, four officials, two spouses, and 10 journalists crossed a bridge from Hong Kong into...
During Year Abroad, Pakistani Students Will... →
About the Author: Alberto Rodriguez serves as Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Over 35 students and their parents gathered April 17, 2011, at the National Library to kick off their pre-departure orientation for the U.S. government funded 2010-11 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program. This is the ninth group of YES students from Pakistan to go to the...
The Legacy of #42 Lives on Through Sports... →
About the Author: Cindy Gire is the Director of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ SportsUnited Office at the U.S. Department of State. Whether they play in the National League or the American League; infield or outfield; pitcher or catcher — on April 15 every player in Major League Baseball dons the number 42. Today marks the 64th anniversary of Jackie Robinson...
Assistant Secretary Philip Gordon provides a readout of the #NATO Ministerial in Berlin: http://go.usa.gov/TfV #Libya #Ukraine
Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Receives Walther... →
Interactive Travel Map | Trip Page Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received the Walther Rathenau Prize at a ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on April 15, 2011. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle presented her the award. The Secretary said she accepted it on behalf of “the millions of Americans and Germans who have worked for decades to cement our friendship.” Secretary...
Information on the #Japan earthquakes and how you can help: http://go.usa.gov/4Ax #JPquake
#SecClinton: Benefits of #KORUS go beyond the economic bottom line. KORUS is profoundly in our strategic interest. http://go.usa.gov/TV9
Under Secretary of State Judith A. McHale is in #Tunisia through April 17: http://go.usa.gov/TVr