Happy World Fisheries Day! Observed on November 21, World Fisheries Day seeks to promote sustainability by drawing attention to overfishing, habitat destruction, and other threats to our marine and freshwater resources. The most recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization survey of global fisheries reported that about 1/3 of the world's fish stocks are being fished at unsustainable levels. The stakes are high. 2.5 BILLION people receive at least 20% of their animal protein intake from fish, and fisheries and aquaculture support the livelihoods of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. Learn more about how the U.S. is working to protect fisheries and other marine resources: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/. #OurOcean2014 #WorldFisheriesDayALSO: Story
The Embassy of the United States support up to XOF 5,000,000 the implementation of a project for the conservation of forest biodiversity in Togo. The project was launched on October 23 at the University of Lome by Michael Coker, Head of Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the United States, and Mr. Hèssouwè Bakenou, environmental engineer, a former recipient of exchange programs of Department State and Executive Director of Synergy Skills for Development in Africa.ALSO: Story
The Embassy of the United States in Togo hosted the official ceremony to celebrate the billionth dose administration of mass treatment against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), under the MTN program of the Agency of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, including the TogoALSO: Story
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.ALSO: Story Video
The J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) provides opportunities for nearly 300,000 foreign visitors a year to experience the United States, its society and culture and connect with Americans. Through one of fifteen different types of J-1 Visa exchange programs, EVP participants may teach, study, conduct research, share their specialized skills, or receive on-the-job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years. These programs are sponsored by over 1,450 for-profit, non-profit, or federal, state, or local government entities designated by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
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