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Diplomacy in Action

Unconditional Humanitarian Cease-fire in Gaza

This humanitarian cease-fire will commence at 8 am local time on Friday, August 1, 2014. It will last for a period of 72 hours unless extended. During this time the forces on the ground will remain in place. More»

Date: 07/28/2014 Description: The UN Security Council convenes on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Monday, July 28, 2014. The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight Monday morning. (AP/John Minchillo) © AP Image

U.S.-India: Indispensable Partners

Secretary Kerry (July 31): "The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners in the 21st century. And I feel today that the moment has never been more ripe to deliver on the incredible possibilities of the relationship between our nations." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 07/31/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, left, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal, right, sit across from Indian Minister of Finance and Defense Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, India, at the outset of a meeting as part of a Strategic & Economic Dialogue between the two countries. - State Dept Image


Tech-savvy teenagers from Middle Eastern countries will participate in the third TechGirls exchange program. The success of the participants builds on the U.S. global commitment to advance the rights of women and girls globally, as well as STEM education. More»

Date: 08/14/2012 Description: Techgirl participants having some serious fun during their workshop. - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Liberia

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 30): "We’ve confirmed that a U.S. citizen died in Nigeria after contracting the virus in Liberia. He had traveled to Nigeria while infected with the virus." Full Text»

Supporting Our Ukrainian Partners

Secretary Kerry (July 29): "It's well past time for the violence to stop and for the people of Ukraine to begin the process of rebuilding their country and rebuilding it in a way that can have a relationship with Russia, with the West." Full Text»

Huang Case

July 31: Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary Anne Patterson met with family and representatives of U.S. citizens Matthew and Grace Huang concerning their ongoing legal proceedings in Qatar following the tragic death of their daughter, Gloria. More»

New Sanctions in Key Sectors of Russian Economy

President Obama (July 29): "Building on the measures we announced two weeks ago, the United States is imposing new sanctions in key sectors of the Russian economy: energy, arms, and finance." DipNote»

Afghanistan's Election Decision

Secretary Kerry (July 30): "Afghans took an enormous step on the road toward a stronger democracy in April and June when millions of people went to the polls to choose the country’s next president." DipNote»

Visa Restrictions Against Human Rights Abusers

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 30): "While we will not publicly identify these individuals because of visa record confidentiality, our message is clear: those who commit such abuses will not be welcome in the United States." Full Text»


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State by State Map

This interactive map shows how the work of the Department benefits each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget.

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

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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My State Department

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Date: 10/28/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry responds to questions from employees during a town hall at the Department of State in Washington, DC on October 28, 2013.  - State Dept Image
State @ Work

Secretary of State John Kerry responds to questions from employees during a town hall at the Department of State in Washington, DC. More»


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