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Diplomacy in Action

Reception for the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Secretary Kerry (May 21): "Our priorities include Arctic Ocean safety, security, and stewardship. It includes improved economic conditions for the living conditions of folks in the Arctic communities, and that is a critical concern." Full Text»

Towards a New Global Education Agenda

May 21: Education takes center stage on the global policy agenda this week as a diverse group of education leaders from around the world gather for the World Education Forum in South Korea. DipNote»

Date: 2015 Description: USAID Senior Advisor for International Education Christie Vilsack visits with primary grade students in Malawi.  © Photo courtesy of Christie Vilsack, USAID

U.S.-Indonesia Partnership

Deputy Secretary Blinken (May 20): "Emblematic of our own rebalance to Asia, our partnership with Indonesia represents the deepening of economic, security, and cultural ties between the United States and Southeast Asia." Full Text» More»

Date: 05/20/2015 Description: Deputy Secretary Blinken poses with students at an @America event in Indonesia. - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Israel

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 21): "Both the United States and Israel support the creation of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East. We’re closely working with our Israeli partners to advance our mutual interests, including preserving the NPT." Full Text»

Launch of Impact Economy Forum

May 21: Secretary Kerry today announced he will convene a global Impact Economy Forum, focused on clean energy investments and climate change, this fall. More»

Taiwan: A Vital Partner in East Asia

Deputy Assistant Secretary Thornton (May 21): "We’re proud of what Taiwan has accomplished and proud of the role that the United States has played in Taiwan’s success." Full Text»

U.S.-Cuba Talks

On Friday, May 22, the heads of delegations will hold sequential press availabilities -- first Cuba, then the United States -- at approximately 11:00 a.m. EDT. More»

U.S. Passport Information Available in Spanish

May 21: Spanish language information regarding the application for a United States passport is now available via a direct link from the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website: www.Travel.State.Gov/Pasaporte. More»

U.S.-Tunisia Relationship

Secretary Kerry (May 20): "We look forward to working with you to grow this memorandum into a relationship that everybody will understand by virtue of what they see in Tunisia and what they see in the friendship between our countries." Full Text» More»


Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image
State by State Map

The State by State Map details the work of the Department in each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. More»

Date: 05/01/2014 Description: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2014: Krishna Das - State Dept Image
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation. More»

Date: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 2015 Description: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015, American Food 2.0   © [USA Pavilion photo]
USA Pavilion at Milan Expo

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. More»

Date: 01/31/2015 Location: Monrovia, Liberia Description: The Monrovia Medical Unit treats health workers that contract the virus in the line of duty. Photo by Neil Brandvold, USAID © USAID Image
Ebola Response

The United States is working with international partners to help respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

Date: 2014 Description: The United States Partners With the HALO Trust and its Team of Experts to Rid Mozambique and Zimbabwe of the Threat of Landmines and Unexploded Ordinance - State Dept Image
Mine Awareness Day

To Walk the Earth in Safety summarizes the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. More»


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