Economic Security

Joint vision for peace and prosperity soars in Asia-Pacific region

The U.S. and Vietnam must keep working together to ensure the Asia-Pacific's peace and prosperity is preserved and enhanced, Secretary Carter says.

From depression and war, the rise of a new global financial...

Where did institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund come from and why? World War II helped create a new global financial order.

The evolving global financial system

A century ago, there was little coordination of international finances. That changed substantially after World War II, and the change is continuing today.

Ways that World War II changed the world

In 2015, countries are remembering the end of World War II. It wasn't just the end of a terrible conflict, but the beginning of how things work today.

Why do more women than men live in poverty?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, sets an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern....