Eliminating corruption is crucial to sustainable development


"Corruption is the thief of economic and social development; stealing the opportunities of ordinary people to progress and to prosper."
- Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 
in his address to

Tunisia: UN condemns deadly attack on bus carrying presidential gaurd

24 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council this evening condemned the attack today in Tunis against a bus carrying Presidential Guards, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

&#8220The Secretary-General reiterates that the United …

Press Releases: Terrorist Attack on Tunisian Security Forces

The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack in Tunis that targeted a bus carrying members of Tunisia’s security forces, killing at least 12 people. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and have offered assistance with Tunisian

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing – November 24, 2015

.2:17 p.m. EST

MR TONER: Good afternoon, everyone.


MR TONER: Hello. Welcome to the State Department. Just a very brief statement announcing the travel of Secretary Kerry to France, Belgium, Kosovo, Serbia, Cyprus, and Greece. Secretary of State …

Remarks by President Obama and President Hollande of France in Joint Press Conference

East Room

12:00 P.M. EST

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  President Hollande, it has been an honor to welcome you to the White House before, in happier times than this.  But as Americans, we stand by our friends -- in good times and …