Imperial Valley News
At White House Science Fair, President Obama Calls on this Generation of Students to Tackle the Grand Challenges of Our Time
Washington, DC - Today, President Obama will host the sixth and final White House Science Fair of his Administration and celebrate the student competitors and winners from a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions. The event will be the largest White House Science Fair to date, with more than 130 students from more than 30 states, as well as student alumni from each of the prior five White House Science Fairs.
Washington, DC - The United States condemns Daesh’s vicious murder this week in Gaziantep, Turkey of television journalist Mohammed Zahir al-Sherqat, who courageously worked to expose Daesh’s hypocrisy. We express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. al-Sherqat, who is survived by his wife and young son.
Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry spoke with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura this morning to discuss today’s resumption in Geneva of UN-led Syria negotiations. Secretary Kerry reaffirmed strong U.S. support for the talks to focus on political transition in accordance with the 2012 Geneva Communique and UN Security Council resolution 2254. We look to the parties to respond seriously and in a constructive manner.
Washington, DC - In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world. On Wednesday, April 20, the ten recipients of the inauguralEmerging Young Leaders Awardwill be acknowledged in a public ceremony at the State Department for their efforts to create constructive social change.
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Jim Kim of the World Bank Group will convene finance ministers, multilateral development banks, and representatives from the technology industry and non-governmental organizations in Washington, DC, on April 14 to highlight broad support for Global Connect, a U.S.-led, multi-stakeholder effort aimed connecting an additional 1.5 billion new Internet users by 2020.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry submitted the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 40th year, document the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world.