National Christmas Tree celebration turns 100

1 December, 2022 | News

A White House Christmas tradition — with lights, decorations, music and an appearance from the sitting president — turns 100 this year. President Biden lit the National…

34th Commemoration of World AIDS Day

1 December, 2022 | News

World AIDS Day reminds us that HIV/AIDS continues to pose a threat to global health and global health security. With 650,000 people having lost their…

Energy Security Support to Ukraine

29 November, 2022 | News

In the midst of Russia’s continued brutal attacks against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, Secretary of State Blinken announced today during a meeting of the G7+ on…

The global scourge of gender-based violence

27 November, 2022 | News

The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women have experienced or will experience gender-based violence (GBV) during their lifetimes. Since the pandemic started,…

A program for the world’s hungry

27 November, 2022 | News

About a week before Americans and friends would gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, a convoy of trucks rolled to a stop in the war-ravaged Tigray region…

Life in Russia-occupied Ukraine

27 November, 2022 | News

The people of Ukraine are fighting to maintain their daily routine despite Russia’s brutal attempts to deny Ukraine’s sovereignty and suppress their identity and culture. Russia’s “annexation…

Scientists in Africa working to end hunger

22 November, 2022 | News

Addressing the global food crisis requires sharing the harvest — and knowledge. Scientists in Africa are doing just that. Through Feed the Future, a U.S. program…

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement

20 November, 2022 | News

We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of…

Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 November, 2022 | News

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the world pauses to remember the lives of the many transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons killed in acts of targeted, transphobic…

G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration

16 November, 2022 | News

Fourteen years ago, the Leaders of the G20 met for the first time, facing the most severe financial crisis in our generation. We recognized, as…