Partner Press Releases

  • The escalating violence that has gripped Darfur in recent weeks has forced over 100,000 civilians to flee their homes and villages. Many of the Darfuris who have fled have no access to essential humanitarian assistance and are unable to reach safety. Oxfam has launched a response aimed at reaching more than 90,000 people with clean water, emergency latrines, and critical supplies like plastic sheeting for shelter and soap to help prevent outbreaks of disease.

    Responsibility to protect civilians

    Oxfam America
    March 20, 2014
  • The UN Security Council must authorise a UN peace-keeping mission to the Central African Republic (CAR), said MEPs and MPs from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) in Strasbourg on 19 March. They asked EU countries states to speed up preparations for the EUFOR CAR mission and pointed to the urgent need to restore social and health services and reopen schools in the country.

    March 19, 2014
  • Kathy Calvin, president and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, today congratulated Samantha Power on her nomination as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and recognized the exceptional strides made by Ambassador Susan Rice during her time in the role.

    Better World Campaign
    June 25, 2013
  • Better World Campaign Executive Director Peter Yeo Testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON – Better World Campaign Executive Director Peter Yeo testified today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the important role played by the United Nations and the value of effective engagement in the international body for the United States. 

    Better World Campaign
    January 25, 2011
  • Refreshed Online Portal Will Facilitate 21st Century Engagement on U.S.-UN Relations, Global Issues

    The Better World Campaign (BWC) today announced the launch of its new website that reflects the strong and effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations. The new BWC website utilizes new and innovative technologies to improve access to information and enable interactive communications.  

    Better World Campaign
    November 15, 2010
  • Refugees International welcomed the publication today of a practical “inventory” document that details actions UN peacekeepers can take to deter perpetrators and assist survivors of sexual violence. Despite increased attention, rates of sexual violence in places like Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo where peacekeeping forces are deployed show no signs of abating.

    Refugees International
    June 30, 2010
  • USGLC responds to Senate Budget FY11 mark

    Cuts to President’s International Affairs Budget Request Disregard “Smart Power” Consensus

    April 21, 2010

    Washington, DC — The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition today released the following statement from Executive Director Liz Schrayer on Senate Budget Committee Chairman Conrad’s cut to the International Affairs Budget:

    U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
    April 21, 2010
  • Interactive website details how UN Peacekeeping Missions promote American Interests

    Today, the Better World Campaign announced  the launch of, an innovative new website highlighting active United Nations peacekeeping missions around the globe and how they enhance American interests.

    Better World Campaign
    March 25, 2010
  • Washington, D.C. - America has a vital role to play in supporting UN peacekeepers' efforts to protect people during conflict, Refugees International said in a report released today. The Last Line of Defense: How Peacekeepers Can Better Protect Civilians draws on Refugees International's field visits and existing UN studies to outline the challenges peacekeepers face in providing security for people in conflict areas. The report identifies key steps the U.S.

    Refugees International
    February 24, 2010
  • Washington, DC -- The Government of Chad should allow the current UN peacekeeping mission, MINURCAT, to remain in Chad and Central African Republic with existing troop levels through 2010, said Refugees International today. Although Chadian President Idriss Déby recently announced that MINURCAT’s mandate should not be renewed, RI urged the UN Security Council to work with the Government of Chad in order to renew the mandate. The UN Security Council is scheduled to have consultations on MINURCAT tomorrow.

    Refugees International
    February 16, 2010

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