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Statement by Secretary Kerry on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism

Today, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Over the next two weeks, U.S. embassies and missions around the world will all be working to raise awareness of the irreparable harm caused by gender-based violence. This issue is seared ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: International Education Week

The Departments of State and Education celebrate the 15th annual International Education Week November 17-21, 2014. During this week, literally thousands of events will be held around the world to highlight the benefits of global learning and student exchanges. To understand why this is important, we have only to consider the consequences when people lack ...
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Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe on Gabon’s New Marine Protected Areas

On behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I commend President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon on his country’s decision to create a marine protected area network covering more than 18,000 square miles. This action underscores Gabon’s commitment to conserving wildlife on both land and sea, and further establishes its leadership among Central African ...
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2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the President’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.  The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in June 2014 for six weeks of intensive executive leadership training, networking, and skills building, followed by a Presidential ...
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