International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC November 25, 2016 On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the United States reaffirms our belief that gender-based violence is never acceptable, that women and girls have the right to live free from violence, and that countries are stronger when homes, neighborhoods, and communities ... Read More»

President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

We’ve been making steady progress to drawing attention to the crime of trafficking, we’re mobilizing resources unprecedented to fight it, and obviously, I hope everybody here will make sure that we’ll make the efforts necessary to make further gains and build on the past successes. Read Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) on state.gov ! Read More»

Achieving Carbon Neutral Growth in the Airline Industry

“Today the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted an unprecedented global market-based measure (MBM) that puts the international aviation industry on a path toward sustainable, carbon-neutral growth. It builds on over a decade of work by the United States and other ICAO Member States to reduce international aviation emissions by developing new technologies, improved operations, ... Read More»

Presidential Memorandum on Climate Change and National Security

"This memorandum establishes a framework and directs Federal departments and agencies (agencies) to perform certain functions to ensure that climate change-related impacts are fully considered in the development of national security doctrine, policies, and plans." Read More»

Trilateral M.O.U. Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Growth of Women-Owned Enterprises in North America

At NALS 2016, the United States, Canada and Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding welcoming Canada into the MUSEIC Women’s Entrepreneurship Subcommittee. Read More»

Statement of the International Syria Support Group

Meeting in Vienna on May 17, 2016, as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, The Netherlands, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United ... Read More»

U.S.-Canadian Relations: A Profound Alliance

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau in Washington, D.C. on March 10 for an Official Visit and a State Dinner at the White House. The visit is a hallmark of the deep friendship and extraordinary cooperation between our neighboring countries. Read More»

North American Foreign Ministers Meeting

"Our three countries are neighbors and allies, and we are brought together by shared borders, we are strengthened by common values, and we are united in our commitment to build a more competitive, prosperous, and secure continent." Read More»

North American Foreign Ministers Ministerial Preview

"What's on the agenda today are issues that concern North America -- competitiveness, prosperity, environment -- but also the issues that we think we can work most closely to advance and model in terms of behavior and leadership around the world." Read More»

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Travel to Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Quebec City, Canada, on January 29 for the North American Foreign Ministerial Meeting. Secretary Kerry will meet with Foreign Minister Stephane Dion of Canada and Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu of Mexico in a trilateral setting to advance our shared economic, security, and political agenda regionally and ... Read More»

Secretary Kerry Visits Ottawa

On October 28th, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Ottawa to conduct a series of bilateral meetings and to convey condolences to senior Canadian officials following last week’s attacks in Canada. Secretary Kerry’s first stop was a visit to the National War Memorial with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird where the Secretary participated in ... Read More»

Secretary Kerry Travels to Canada

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ottawa, Canada, on October 28 for a series of bilateral meetings and to convey condolences to senior Canadian officials following last week’s attacks in Canada. He will also express America’s solidarity with the Canadian people, reaffirming the close friendship and alliance between our countries. The Secretary will ... Read More»
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