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  • Amb. Samantha Power on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace - UN Photo/Mark Garten

    The Role of Youth in Countering Extremism

    There is a clear consensus that we (...) must make countering violent extremism a central part of our counter terrorism efforts. And this is particularly true among children and teens, whose youth makes them especially vulnerable to recruitment.

  • Secretary Kerry delivers remarks on “Trade and National Security: Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength” at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2015. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]

    Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength

    "My own convictions are twofold. First, in the modern world, we simply cannot expect our economies to grow and generate new jobs if all we do is buy and sell to ourselves – ain’t gonna work. Trade is a job creator, period."

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  • Remarks by the President on the Impacts of Climate Change

The Everglades, Florida

    Impacts of Climate Change

    So climate change can no longer be denied. It can’t be edited out. It can’t be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed. And that’s why I’ve committed the United States to lead the world in combatting this threat.

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  • Ambassador Bauer speech at KULeuven on US Perspectives on Renewable Energy and the Road to Paris, April 22, 2015.

    Ambassador Bauer on Renewable Energy

    Ambassador Bauer: "I want to talk with you about one of the solutions to climate change: renewable energy. This presents you and your generation with the opportunity to participate in what may be the greatest economic revolution in history."

  • President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City - AP Photo

    A New Direction for U.S.-Cuba Relations

    Secretary Kerry: After careful consideration, the time has come to rescind Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

  • Girls Walk Past Homes in Chibok, Nigeria - AP Photo

    Being a School Girl Should Not Be Dangerous Business

    They never got their chance. As the world knows all too well, the terrorist group Boko Haram swept into the school in Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted more than 200 girls. A year later, this horrific event continues to haunt us. These girls should have become college students.

More News from the Embassy

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Belgium elevated its national threat level

    As reported in the press, Belgian police conducted a raid and several searches of buildings in Verviers and the Brussels area the evening of January 15. The raid in Verviers resulted in the deaths of two suspected terrorists. Belgium has elevated its national 1-4 threat level from 2 (heightened caution) to 3 (probable attack). Given recent events, we urge all Americans to be aware of the increased threat level in Belgium and to take the precautions suggested in our standing worldwide guidance. More info on the U.S Citizens page

  • Worldwide Caution: Vigilance is key to remaining safe and secure

    The tragic event on January 7 in Paris is stark and brutal proof that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere. As such, Americans are reminded that vigilance is key to remaining safe and secure in this time of heightened threat. Always be mindful of your surroundings and, more importantly, cognizant of those around you. For more information, please see the State Department’s latest Worldwide Caution.

  • Statement by President Obama on the Attack in France

    "I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time. France is America’s oldest ally, and has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the fight against terrorists who threaten our shared security and the world. Time and again, the French people have stood up for the universal values that generations of our people have defended. France, and the great city of Paris where this outrageous attack took place, offer the world a timeless example that will endure well beyond the hateful vision of these killers. We are in touch with French officials and I have directed my Administration to provide any assistance needed to help bring these terrorists to justice."

Embassy Events

  • Youth Empowerment and Positive Change
    Youth Empowerment and Positive Change

    Ambassador Bauer hosted a roundtable on the value of youth empowerment to bring about positive change with Mbadika CEO Netia McCray, Let’s Go Urban’s Sihame El Kaouakibi, Talented Youth Network’s Ihsane Haouach and moderated by ULB Prof. Dirk Jacobs. 

  • Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives.
    Empowering Women and Girls

    Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives that focus on giving a voice to young women. 

  • Remarks by Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer Management Committee – Federation of Belgian Enterprises Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    US-Belgian relations from the perspective of T-TIP

    Ambassador Bauer: I want to stress that, on standards, we do not seek the lowest common denominator. Instead, we want a race to the top, to the best standards. In fact, this is something President Obama highlighted when he was here in March. 

  • Ambassador Bauer visit to Bastogne to give a set of sheets to the Bastogne War Museum and the Bastogne Barracks, Jan. 27, 2015.
    The Sheets of Bastogne

    Ambassador Bauer: "I think that is perhaps one of the great lessons of Bastogne, how so many seemingly ordinary things and people rose to the occasion in most extraordinary ways."  

  • On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
    Hosting WWII Battle of the Bulge Veterans

    On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  

  • Ambassador Bauer at Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy
    Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy

    Ambassador Bauer: "What this generation did has earned them the title as the “Greatest Generation” in the U.S. for how they helped win the war and secured peace and prosperity for so many people around the world." 

  • Ambassador Bauer remarks at the Seminary Jean in Bastogne.
    Ambassador Bauer's Remarks in Bastogne

    "Bastogne is a city that is dear to my heart and to the hearts of thousands of Belgians and Americans. We are here to remember and honor all those we lost during that battle." 

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