Secretary Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at podium (© AP Images)

Secretary Kerry: ‘We don’t get a second chance’ on climate

"What we do right now, today, matters," Kerry told delegates at a climate change summit developing rules to implement the Paris climate agreement.
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Obama: ‘The world meets the moment’ on climate

The Paris climate agreement will enter into force November 4, after the EU ratified the accord to bring it past a key threshold.
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A year of strengthening U.S.-Cuba ties

On July 20, 2015, the U.S. and Cuba re-established full diplomatic ties, and they are working together on environmental issues and more.
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Advancing gay rights: ‘The heart and conscience of our diplomacy’

There has been much progress in advancing the human rights of LGBTI people, but more work remains, Secretary Kerry and activists say.
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LGBTI rights are a U.S. priority. Randy Berry can tell you...

“LGBTI persons are entitled to “the same human rights and fundamental freedoms as anyone, anywhere,” says U.S. special envoy Randy Berry.
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Human rights hero shines light on Romani history

Activist Petre Florin Manole learned about himself growing up in Bucharest from a volume on the history of the Roma that he discovered in secondary school.
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Without a free press, countries have ‘nothing to teach’

“A country without a free and independent press has nothing to brag about, nothing to teach and no way to fulfill its potential,” Secretary Kerry says.
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A reporter uncovers the lies that hurt people with albinism

A child born with albinism already faces severe health risks. What's worse is they are targeted by those who believe superstitions spread by witch doctors.
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Signing the Paris agreement is a big step toward tackling climate...

Many countries have signed and some have gone further to "join" the Paris agreement to slow climate change — so what's next?