President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has declared that he will not sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) until after Afghanistan's Presidential elections are held in April 2014.
Typhoon Haiyan, which hit two weeks ago, has wreaked havoc in the Philippines.
"I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime."
The United States and Afghanistan have agreed on the final language of a Bilateral Security Agreement that will help determine the role of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan post-2014.
Congress passed the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 on Tuesday, reaffirming and strengthening its commitment to reducing global HIV/AIDS.
The US leaders asserted that women must be a strong part of Afghanistan's upcoming political, security, and economic transitions as Afghanistan holds new elections and the US withdraws its troops in 2014.
"Together, so much has already been achieved, and the incredibly positive spirit expressed during this conference convinces me that we can do so much more."
Garment workers have held several strikes and protests demanding better pay and working conditions since the deadly Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1,127 people in April.
Political leaders and health advocates from around the world will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abba, this week for the third annual International Conference on Family Planning.
Released today, the report Realizing Women's Rights to Land and Other Productive Resources shows how women's right to land is directly linked to food security, sustainable development, economic empowerment, and protection against HIV/AIDS.