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Diplomacy in Action

World Humanitarian Day

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 19): "We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities." Full Text» DipNote»

Date: 05/20/2014 Description: A food distribution by the World Food Programme supported by UNMISS takes place for displaced people taking shelter in the UN compound in Bentiu, South Sudan.  © AP Image/UNMISS, Anna Adhikari

President Obama on the Latest Events in Iraq

Aug. 18: The President said that the American operation in Iraq has effectively protected our personnel in Erbil by stopping the terrorist group ISIL from advancing on the city of Erbil, and by helping Iraqi forces to recapture the largest dam in Iraq. DipNote»

Date: 08/18/2014 Description: President Obama delivers a statement on Iraq, August 18, 2014. © AP Image

Response to the Ebola Virus

The United States is working with the World Health Organization and other international partners to help West African governments respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus as quickly as possible. Fact Sheet»

Date: 08/14/2014 Description: A Liberian woman holds up a pamphlet with guidance on how to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: ISIL

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Aug. 20): "Let’s be clear that ISIL speaks for no religion. No faith teaches people to massacre innocents. As the President said, when people harm Americans anywhere, we will do what’s necessary to see that justice is done." Full Text»

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

This week, 26 Iraqi high school students and their mentors are in Washington, DC, to conclude a four-week exchange program in the United States on civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement. More»

Terrorist Designations

Aug. 19: The State Department has designated Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), Abu Mohammed al-Adnani and Said Arif as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224.

Murder of James Foley

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 20): "He was brave and bold, and no masked coward can ever steal the legacy of this courageous American who lived out the meaning of the word journalism."  Full Text»  Statement by President Obama»

U.S.-Colombia Security Cooperation

Aug. 19: The Governments of the Republic of Colombia and the United States of America reaffirmed their strategic partnership during a meeting of the Security Cooperation Coordinating Group (SCCG). More»

Eliminating Syria's Chemical Weapons Program

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 18): "Today, we mark a milestone in our unrelenting work to ensure the end of the Assad regime's deadly chemical arsenal: The U.S. has finished neutralizing the regime's deadliest chemical weapons aboard the Cape Ray." Full Text»


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Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition

The Department used innovative methods to document Afghanistan’s historic Ghazni Towers. View the Virtual Exhibition»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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State by State Map

Employees share how 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: 06/01/2014 Location: Papua New Guinea Description: Embassy Port Moresby Deputy Chief of Mission Melanie Higgins, left, poses with Political Assistant Melissa Kembol and the Papua New Guinea prime minister's wife, Linda Babao, after the PNG Women's Forum opening. © State Magazine
Uniting Women

A team of four officers and five local staff at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby created the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum. More»

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