Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travel to Thailand, Malaysia, and Kuala Lumpur to Highlight U.S. Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants and Asylum Seekers in South East Asia

Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration will lead the U.S. delegation to the regional migration meeting hosted by the Government of Thailand in Bangkok on May 29. She will then travel to Kuala Lumpur and Alor Setar, Malaysia, from May 30 to June 1, and to Jakarta … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Ethiopia’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Ethiopia as you celebrate your national day on May 28.I will never forget the story of a young Ethiopian woman named Haleta Giday, who I met last year in Washington. She had graduated from one of the best schools in … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President at the Annual Hurricane Season Outlook and Preparedness Briefing

National Hurricane Center Miami, Florida1 2:09 P.M. EDT   THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I am here at the National Hurricane Center for our annual update on preparations for hurricane season, which begin on Monday.  And I want to thank our NOAA Administrator, Kathy Sullivan; FEMA Administrator, Craig … [Read more...]

Announcing the White House Conference on Aging

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, July 13, President Obama will host the White House Conference on Aging.  The White House has held a Conference on Aging each decade since the 1960s to identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life of older Americans.  This year marks the 50th … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President at DNC Dinner — Miami, FL

Private Residence Miami, Florida 6:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, first of all, let me thank Stephen and Sabina.  And they have just been such great friends for such a long time through thick and thin.  And I just want to say how much I appreciate everything that they’ve done -- not … [Read more...]

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Nigeria to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Nigeria to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on May 29, 2015. The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, will lead the delegation.  … [Read more...]

Press Releases: United States Announces $18 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine Crisis

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw announced May 23 in Kyiv that the United States is providing $18 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help those affected by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. With this new … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Travels to Colombia

Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele T. Bond will visit Colombia, May 27–29, for the U.S.-Colombia Consular Dialogue. She will meet her counterpart, Ambassador Javier Dario Higuera Angel, Director of Migration, Consular and Citizen Services, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Under Secretary Novelli Travel to Belgium and Portugal

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli will travel to Belgium and Portugal, June 1–5.In Brussels, she will give remarks at the Lisbon Council on growing the transatlantic digital economy. She will also meet with senior EU officials, European Parliament … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Vienna and Geneva

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on May 27 to Vienna, Austria, to take part in the EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. On May 30, Under Secretary Sherman will join Secretary Kerry in Geneva, Switzerland, for meetings with … [Read more...]