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.

Check out #SecKerry’s #HaftSeen table, which displays dried nuts and fruits that symbolize health and happiness in the new year. #SecKerry and President Obama wish all those who celebrate around the world a happy, healthy, and prosperous #Nowruz!

Check out #SecKerry’s #HaftSeen table, which displays dried nuts and fruits that symbolize health and happiness in the new year. #SecKerry and President Obama wish all those who celebrate around the world a happy, healthy, and prosperous #Nowruz!

Thursday is the International Day of Happiness!

"Happiness is neither a frivolity nor a luxury.  It is a deep-seated yearning shared by all members of the human family.  It should be denied to no-one and available to all.  This aspiration is implicit in the pledge of the United Nations Charter to promote peace, justice, human rights, social progress and improved standards of life." 

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations


What Russia has done is wrong as a matter of law, wrong as a matter of history, wrong as a matter of policy, and dangerous… We must stand together denying recognition and imposing consequences for this illegal act.
Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, March 19, 2014