With time, so long as we remain united, the Russian people will recognize that they cannot achieve security, prosperity and the status that they seek through brute force.
President Obama on the situation in Ukraine, March 26, 2014
Raising the Profile of Women’s Issues in Papua New Guinea

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"I am a woman, hear me roar," could have been the informal motto of the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum — a two-day powerhouse event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby and the Papua New Guinean Ministry of Community Development. You can read more about this forum on DipNote.

Did you know that 50% of Papua New Guinea women have experienced sexual assault? How can we better support women leaders and empower rural women, particularly in an environment with cultural norms that foster gender inequality?

united-nations:

Monday is World Tuberculosis Day. TB is curable, but there are 9 million people a year who get sick with TB and a third of them are “missed” by health systems. Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations.Help World Health Organization (WHO) reach the 3 million!

united-nations:

Monday is World Tuberculosis Day

TB is curable, but there are 9 million people a year who get sick with TB and a third of them are “missed” by health systems. 

Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations.

Help World Health Organization (WHO) reach the 3 million!


World TB Day: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Is Vital to a Future Without Tuberculosis

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Did you know that tuberculosis is 2nd only to HIV/AIDS in global deaths due to infectious diseases and that at least 1/3 of the nearly 36 million people living with HIV/AIDS are also infected with TB?

Today, Monday, March 24, 2014, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins the international community in commemorating World TB Day and those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease.

Learn more by reading DipNote and visiting PEPFAR.gov, and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #AIDSFreeGen and #WorldTBDay.

whitehouse:

Sharing a moment at the Great Wall.
See more from the First Lady’s trip to China.

whitehouse:

Sharing a moment at the Great Wall.

See more from the First Lady’s trip to China.

Happy World Water Day! Learn about the U.S. TechH2O water technology event exhibit on DipNote.
Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Tischenko Irina

Happy World Water Day! Learn about the U.S. TechH2O water technology event exhibit on DipNote.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Tischenko Irina

Every day, governments around the world devote precious resources to Internet censorship. It is 21st Century book burning — and it doesn’t make anyone stronger.
Assistant Secretary Doug Frantz on DipNote, March 21, 2014
Don’t forget that tomorrow is World Water Day!
unicef:

#wateris scarce for as many people as roughly the population of Europe – that’s 768 million people who don’t have access to safe water.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is World Water Day!

unicef:

#wateris scarce for as many people as roughly the population of Europe – that’s 768 million people who don’t have access to safe water.

Under Secretary Wendy Sherman visited the Shrine of the Fallen in Kyiv, #Ukraine on March 20. As President Obama said, we support the people of Ukraine and their right to determine their own destiny.

Under Secretary Wendy Sherman visited the Shrine of the Fallen in Kyiv, #Ukraine on March 20. As President Obama said, we support the people of Ukraine and their right to determine their own destiny.

Do you think standing up against gender-based violence should be a global priority? Avon Global Ambassador Fergie does! She is partnering with Vital Voices, the Avon Foundation, and the Department of State to launch a new initiative to #EndGBV.