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This Sunday, May 29, is International Day of the UN Peacekeeper -- a time to pause and give recognition to the service and sacrifice of men and women serving in peacekeeping missions worldwide, from today’s missions in Mali and South Sudan, to those of the past, from Korea to the Balkans, often in remote and dangerous parts of the world. ‪#‎PKDay2016‬
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GOD BLESS THE REAL PEACEKEEPERS
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This week, the State Department and USAID released the first-ever Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

Violent extremists continue to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize people -- especially young people -- to engage in terrorist acts. Their actions not only increase threats against the United States and our partners, but also undermine our efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts, promote human rights and the rule of law, and expand prosperity.

Carrying forth the work of last year’s White House CVE Summit, this new strategy provides a roadmap for mobilizing America’s diplomatic and development tools to counter violent extremism through five objectives: http://goo.gl/mTEhR6.
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Well thank God I'm off , quitting the UK , I'd rather live in Lima Peru than exist here watching a developing political , financial train wreck which is the EU , I'll start a new wee life with my honey , and witness political suicide of my Scotland from afar . 
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In late March 2016, Lebanese authorities dismantled one of the largest human trafficking rings in Lebanon’s history -- freeing 75 mostly Syrian women who were fraudulently recruited from Syria and forced into prostitution in Lebanon, experiencing physical abuse and forced abortions. One of the Lebanese officers leading the raid on the trafficking ring – Lieutenant Colonel Mustafa Badran – had participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on preventing and dismantling human trafficking.

Badran said the knowledge gained from his IVLP experience helped him to take action that resulted in the arrest of the traffickers and identified and assisted the trafficking victims in Lebanon. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders, such as Badran, exchange ideas, share expertise, and review best practices with their American counterparts. The IVLP lays the groundwork for long-term relationships with Americans working in the same professional fields as the foreign participants, and it has a profound impact on the professionals it engages.

Read more: http://goo.gl/Blsbjx.
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According to a recent report by the internal displacement monitoring center, “during 2015, there were 27.8 million total new displacements associated with conflict, violence and disasters in 127 countries. This is roughly equivalent to every man, woman and child in New York City, London, Paris and Cairo grabbing what they could carry and fleeing their homes in search of safety.” Through the World Humanitarian Summit, the US is working with other nations and humanitarian organizations to ensure that the international #humanitarian system is delivering lifesaving aid quickly and efficiently to those in need: https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/.
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All part of Obama's legacy. That number has GONE UP while he's been in office, not down. He promised to make the world safer, and he's done the opposite. He is a failure. 
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with #Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi before a bilateral meeting on May 22 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
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Hey John Kerry
Mr Kerry said he spoke with Daw Aung Suu Kyi about the terminology and stressed that certain important issues needed to be solved. “What is critical to focus on is solving the problem … which is improving the situation on the ground to promote development, promote respect for human rights, and to benefit all of those who live in Rakhine and throughout Myanmar,” he said.

“We’ve come here to say to the minister that we are committed to work with her in the effort to do that: to try to solve the problem, not grow the problem; to provide solutions, not to provide divisions. I think it is important for everybody to work constructively in that direction,” he added.

If you mean that..?
Identify who s a cult and stop "growing the problem" as you say it...
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United States-Vietnam Relations

Relations between the United States and #Vietnam are at a historic high following the establishment of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership in 2013 and the celebration of 20 years of diplomatic relations in 2015. President Obama's visit to Vietnam builds on this positive momentum to cement the progress of the last few years and propel our bilateral relationship to the next level.

Engagement with Southeast Asia has been a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia. The return on this investment is clearly evident in our relations with Vietnam, where we have significantly increased trade and investment and expanded cooperation across the board.

Read more: https://goo.gl/4zuL3I.
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President Obama has continued to restore and renew such stained relations with: Iran, Cuba. Furthering ties with Vietnam amoung so many others. Diplomacy works.
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On April 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of State honored an extraordinary group of young leaders for their efforts to promote positive social change in their communities. Learn why it is so important that we recognize the efforts of the Emerging Young Leaders and countless others like them around the globe. #EYLeaders
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I's good!
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in #Qatar? U.S. Ambassador Dana Smith describes her experience in our latest episode of Meet the Ambassador: https://goo.gl/9Hoh3f.
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Representing the U.S. in Qatar: Dana S. Smith by U.S. Department of State
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Today, the President became the third U.S. president to visit Vietnam since the normalization of relations between our countries began just over 20 years ago.

The President met with President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Zuan Phuc, and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, whom he welcomed to the White House in 2015. It was a historic moment for two countries that were once adversaries.

The President’s visit to Vietnam allows the American and Vietnamese people to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how much further we can go in building this emerging partnership. What’s clear is how much both of our countries are gaining through peaceful cooperation: http://goo.gl/2R4ZQw.
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+A Wolf mentally ill? Lol..the mentally ill one is the person that stands behind crooked Hillary and lashes out at every person that has a opinion based on a simple post. Pee brained morons like you stand by a candidate that lies, is under federal investigation and has no problem on killing American people and have no business calling anyone else names! 
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The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23 -24.

The Summit has three main goals:
1.) To re-inspire and reinvigorate a commitment to humanity and to the universality of humanitarian principles.

2.) To initiate a set of concrete actions and commitments aimed at enabling countries and communities to better prepare for and respond to crises, and be resilient to shocks.

3.) To share best practices which can help save lives around the world, put affected people at the center of humanitarian action, and alleviate suffering.

Lear more about the summit: https://goo.gl/fKkD6W.
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The eastern and northeastern areas of Cambodia are heavily contaminated with unexploded ordnance, mostly from U.S. air and artillery strikes during the Vietnam War and also from numerous battles fought along the border with Vietnam.

Compounding Cambodia’s challenges are extensive minefields concentrated in the country’s western regions that were emplaced during the various Indochina wars by the Khmer Rouge, the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, and the Vietnamese military. In all, Cambodia has an estimated 124 mine-affected districts and approximately 1,915 square kilometers littered with landmines and other explosive remnants of war.

With support from the United States, a number of Cambodian and international organizations are working today to create a safer future by undertaking an effort to safely clear these hidden hazards: http://goo.gl/HHw2cq.
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I believe, +U.S. Department of State​ that they are still finding unexploded bombs from World War ll, in Germany.... And so the clean-up still continues on, unto this present day.... Where Houses and Apartments have been built over old bombing sites from those times.... And so I think that it may well be a huge task to find all unexploded bombs and ordinances that have been either set?, or delivered by whatever other means?, but it will be well worth the effort to see that people be safe, in no matter what part of the World We live in.... 
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When President Obama came into office seven years ago, he made it clear that he would not let the conflicts and animosities of the past dictate our future. He believes that no two nations are fated to be adversaries, and our purposeful, principled diplomacy could open new avenues for engagement. That is exactly what has happened.

Today, the United States and #Vietnam are deepening and broadening our engagement in areas that we couldn’t even talk about, much less do together, a decade ago. Regional security. Military cooperation. Trade and business. Human rights. Education. Climate change. Global health. Energy security. Disaster response. Peacekeeping.

The rising pace, strength, and reach of our cooperation is not about forgetting our history. It’s about learning from it: https://goo.gl/Ff1Dkj.
President Obama is currently in Hanoi at the beginning of a trip to Vietnam and Japan that will underscore the vibrancy …
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he supports comm measures he tried to through freedom of speech he borrowed 8 tri from comm china now hes is trying to give them are weapons and tech when has obime did anything for our country expeted homo relations which is prevert they are considered mentally ill but thats obime 
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