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Diplomacy in Action

Washington Ideas Forum

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 30): "As I said, nations are more developed, they’re more assertive, and it’s not a moment like that. That doesn’t make diplomacy any less important, it’s in fact more important in many ways, because we don’t have the bipolarity that existed for those 70 years or so." Full Text»

U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership

Oct. 29: Following the second Partnership Dialogue in Dhaka in May 2013, Bangladesh and the United States have demonstrated their shared commitment to broadening and deepening their partnership, including through the signing of multiple agreements in November 2013. More»

Date: 10/29/2014 Description: (L-R) Bangladesh Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin, Under Secretary Wendy Sherman, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque, Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal - State Dept Image

We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa

At a time when fear and misinformation spread panic faster than a virus, let's not miss the opportunity to scale up what's working, fix what isn't, and bring the best of science, technology, and innovation to bear on this devastating disease. DipNote» USAID» Remarks by the President» More»

Date: 09/18/2014 Description: A World Health Organization, WHO, worker, center, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal

Spokesperson Psaki (Oct. 31): "We welcome news of an EU-brokered gas deal between Russia and Ukraine that will secure gas to Ukraine and ultimately the rest of Europe through the upcoming winter. The agreement is a positive step." Full Text»

Secretary's Travel to Paris, Beijing, and Muscat

Secretary Kerry will travel to Paris, Beijing, and Muscat, November 4-12 to lead the Department of State’s delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting and participate in multilateral and bilateral meetings. More»

ISIL Executions in Anbar Province

Spokesperson Psaki (Oct. 31): "We are deeply concerned by reports of mass executions of Sunni tribesmen in Anbar province by ISIL and strongly condemn the brutal actions that ISIL continues to perpetrate against the Iraqi people." Full Text» More»

Address on U.S.-China Relations

Secretary Kerry will address the current state of U.S.-China relations 35 years after the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations, and chart out a vision for future relations. The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. on November 4.  More»

Transfer of Power in Burkina Faso

Spokesperson Psaki (Oct. 31): "The United States is concerned about the unfolding events in Burkina Faso. We regret the violence and the loss of life in Burkina Faso and call on all parties to avoid further violence." Full Text» More»

The New European Commission

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 31): "I look forward to collaborating with a new European Commission that will take office on November 1 under the leadership of President Jean-Claude Juncker." Full Text»


Date: 09/18/2014 Description: A World Health Organization, WHO, worker, right, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone. © AP Image
Fighting the Ebola Virus

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

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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»

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Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year's theme: "Expect. Employ. Empower." 
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Cyber Security Awareness

The Department is committed to cybersecurity awareness. Do your part - safeguard your personal information while online. More»

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