No one country, no individual group of nations is going to resolve this problem by themselves. This is going to take a collective, global response – all hands on deck. That’s the only way to get it done.
Secretary Kerry on Ebola, October 17, 2014
Reconstructing Gaza: U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians

Earlier today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced $414 million in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians.  In his remarks, Secretary Kerry said, “…This money will, we hope, help promote security and stability, and economic development, and it will provide for immediate distribution of food, medicine, and shelter materials for hundreds of thousands for the coming winter. And it is money that is going to help reconstruct Gaza’s damaged water and sanitation system, so that Palestinians in Gaza will have access to water that they can drink and homes that they can actually start rebuilding.” Read more here.

All of these things are frankly urgent if we are going to move quickly to contain the spread of Ebola. We need airlines to continue to operate in West Africa and we need borders to remain open. We need other African countries with the capacity to send responders to join the effort.
Secretary of State John Kerry in his comments on the Ebola response. Read more
"The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty…remains a critical part of our effort to strip the world of these weapons."

#SecKerry at the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Ministerial

Societies where women and girls are empowered are more prosperous and stable - not occasionally, but always.
Secretary Kerry at an Equal Futures Partnership event on the margins of UNGA, September 22, 2014
Secretary Kerry delivered remarks at the 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum. You can watch his full remarks here.

Secretary Kerry delivered remarks at the 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum. You can watch his full remarks here.

We have to decimate and discredit a militant cult masquerading as a religious movement.
Secretary Kerry on ISIL in his testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, September 18, 2014
There are few ideas more powerful – more infused with universal aspiration – than democracy.
Secretary John Kerry on International Day of Democracy, September 15, 2014

On September 9, Secretary of State John Kerry departed for travel to Amman, Jordan; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Baghdad, Iraq. Follow his trip on Twitter and on

Now is the time for Iraq’s leaders to govern their nation with the same vision and sense of purpose that helped to bring this new government together in the first place. And in that effort, they should know the U.S. will stand shoulder to shoulder with the Iraqis.
Secretary Kerry on the formation of the Iraqi government, September 8, 2014