United States Supports Continued Efforts Toward a More Inclusive Agreement in the DRC

The United States recognizes that the coming weeks will be critical in determining whether the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pursues a path of democratic principles and compromise, or one that risks a return to violence and instability. We underscore our support for the discussions facilitated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CENCO) between the ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: The Paris Agreement to Enter Into Force

Nearly 200 nations made history in Paris last December, when they came together around the most ambitious, inclusive climate agreement ever negotiated. I was honored to represent the United States in those negotiations and to be in the conference hall as the text was gaveled in. Immediately following the adoption of the Paris Agreement, President ...
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Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2016 Refugee Admissions

The United States is taking the lead in meeting the unprecedented challenge of the global refugee crisis.  At the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September, President Obama brought together world leaders on the margins of the UN General Assembly to galvanize additional humanitarian support, improve educational and access to lawful work for refugees, and expand ...
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A Conversation on Race in America and Foreign Policy

The world is watching as the U.S. grapples with relations between the races (PDF 258.87kb) in the wake of high-profile stories of black males being shot by police officers.Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, recently sat down with Reuben Brigety, former U.S. ambassador to the African Union and current ...
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