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    Ambassador Cunningham Remarks for the Signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement

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    Statement by Ambassador James B. Cunningham on the Inauguration of Dr. Ashraf Ghani as President of Afghanistan

  • Ambassador Cunningham’s Remarks, September 11th Anniversary

    Ambassador Cunningham’s Remarks, September 11th Anniversary

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    Wales Summit Declaration on Afghanistan

  • Ambassador Cunningham Participates in Kabul Debate Live

    Ambassador Cunningham Participates in Kabul Debate Live

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  • Statement by Secretary Kerry on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism

    Today, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Over the next two weeks, U.S. embassies and missions around the world will all be working to raise awareness of the irreparable harm caused by gender-based violence.  Full Statement »

  • Gender-Based Violence: A Global Call to Action

    Every year on November 25 we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begin the program of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, culminating in Human Rights Day on December 10. Established by the United Nations, this day and the 16 Days campaign provides a global platform for action by governments, organizations, and individuals to mobilize attention to the urgent need to end gender-based violence, in all its forms.   Full Op-Ed »

  • U.S. Ambassador James B. Cunningham Condemns Attack on ISAF Convoy in Kabul

    U.S. Ambassador James B. Cunningham condemns today’s attack on an International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy in Kabul that killed two ISAF members and wounded others. We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and pray for the speedy recovery of those wounded in today’s attack. 

  • U.S. Embassy Condemns Terrorist Attack in Paktika Province

    The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the suicide bombing in Paktika province. The targeting of innocent bystanders, including many children, at a volleyball tournament is barbaric and deplorable. We offer our sincere condolences to those affected by this terrorist attack. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.  

  • PROMOTE (Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs) Launch Ceremony

    PROMOTE (Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs) was formally launched yesterday with a series of events in Kabul. President Ghani, First Lady Rula Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah, USAID Administrator Dr. Shah, and Ambassador Cunningham were among the many dignitaries who celebrated the joint U.S.-Afghan assistance initiative. PROMOTE represents a commitment by the U.S. Government and the Afghan Government to ensure gains made by Afghan women over the last decade are solidified throughout the next decade. Promote is the largest stand-alone USAID gender program worldwide. USAID plans to fund $216 million, and other donors can contribute an additional $200 million.   PROMOTE »

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