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  • Sanjay Banerjee, Director of the Pickle Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry around the center in Austin, Texas, before a clean energy roundtable discussion on April 27, 2016. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Paris Climate Change Agreement

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "Last week we saw some 200 nations come to the United Nations, and … 90 or so signed the agreement itself that will put the world on the road towards sustainable energy production, sustainable energy use; towards clean energy." …

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    #EngageAmerica: Religion and Foreign Policy Matters

    The U.S. Department of State has increased its capacity to engage religious actors, leaders, and communities --recognizing that bringing religious groups into the conversation can, and does, improve U.S. foreign policy.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, with his two-year-old granddaughter Isabelle Dobbs-Higginson on his lap, signs the COP21 Climate Change Agreement on behalf of the United States during a ceremony on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, at the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New York, NY [State Department photo/ public domain]

    Leading the Fight against Climate Change

    On April 22, 2016 the U.S. joined about 170 nations to officially sign the Paris Agreement, an historic global effort to combat climate change worldwide. …

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  • Special Envoy Barry speaks at a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva, following meetings during the UN Human Rights Council. [State Department photo]

    The Struggle for Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

    Randy Berry, U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons at the U.S. Department of State (Apr. 20): In spite of ongoing challenges, we’ve seen a lot of positive news this year from different parts of the world -- and this is why the moment we are in right now is so vitally important. ...

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  • Ahead of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit and to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a 10-minute film introducing the Sustainable Development Goals is projected onto the UN Headquarters, in New York, September 22, 2015 [UN Photo/Cia Pak]
    Sustainable Development Goals

    Apr. 18: The Sustainable Development Goals, or global goals, set measurable, concrete targets for all nations to achieve by 2030. 2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere. …  more. »

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry releases the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on April 13, 2016.
    Release of the 2015 Human Rights Report

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 13): "It is important to underscore that the reports that we release today, as voluminous as they are, represent just a tiny fraction of what this department does to advance freedom and dignity across the globe." ...  [Section related to Macedonia] »

  • U.S. Secretary of State, speaks at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Future of Energy Summit in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The conference will tackle the key issues determining energy market evolution globally and then dive deep on three key themes: energy demand, energy supply and a regional focus on the Americas. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
    The Future of Energy

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 5): “Unless we transition away from the sources of Edison’s time to these low-carbon alternatives, we are going to self-inflict harm to infrastructure, food production, water supplies, ecosystems, health – potentially to life as we know it on this planet.” …  Video. »

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