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We are strengthening enforcement; building international cooperation and commitments to protect wildlife; and raising awareness to drive down the demand that is fuelling the illegal trade. Get involved and commemorate World Wildlife Day (March 3) by spreading the word. DipNote»
In Other News
- Daily Press Briefing: Turkey
Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Mar. 2): "We have, and obviously would welcome all steps in support of a peaceful resolution in this conflict, and commend the efforts of both the government and all parties concerned to work towards a lasting peace." Full Text»
- Combating Wildlife Trafficking
On March 3, to celebrate World Wildlife Day, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli will host a Google+ Hangout on the subject of combating wildlife trafficking. More»
- Election in Lesotho
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 2): "The United States congratulates the people of Lesotho for participating peacefully in Lesotho's snap parliamentary election on February 28." Full Text»
- The Future of Religion and Diplomacy
On March 3, at 9:30 a.m., former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will join experts from the Office of Religion and Global Affairs to discuss the ways the State Department is engaging religious actors and institutions. Watch Live»
- South Sudan Negotiations
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 2): "Legitimacy is not a presumed right of any government. It is conferred by the people, and it is sustained only by demonstrating leadership to protect and serve all citizens—responsibilities the government has neglected." Full Text»
- Countering ISIL
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 1): "There’s a great deal of energy and effort being put into this, and I am confident that over time we will beat, we will indeed degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL." Full Text»
- Gender Equity in Afghanistan
The $216 million Promote effort represents a joint U.S.-Afghan commitment to create opportunities for Afghan women to become future leaders. More»
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