Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) opened the application process for the second annual P3 Impact Award today, which honors exemplar public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world.

Washington, DC - Ignoring repeated calls for change by governments, respected leaders, and groups of experts, the Venezuelan Government has continued to demonstrate a lack of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, attempting to stifle dissent by prosecuting political activists and cracking down on peaceful protests, which were triggered by deteriorating security, economic, social, and political conditions.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen and journalist Kenji Goto by the terrorist group ISIL. 

Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai Governorate in which at least twenty nine Egyptian citizens were killed and dozens others wounded. We express our sincere condolences to the victims, their families, and the government and people of Egypt.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "The United States condemns ISIL’s vicious murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his wife, his family, and his loved ones, as well as to the people of Japan.

Washington, DC - The United States is concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s January 28, 2015, decision to proceed with the trial of six bloggers and three independent journalists on charges under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The decision undermines a free and open media environment critical elements for credible and democratic elections, which Ethiopia will hold in May 2015.