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Diplomacy in Action

A Preview of the #GLACIER Conference

The State Department will host, GLACIER, an important conference in Anchorage, Alaska on August 30-31 that will focus the world's attention on the most urgent issues facing the Arctic today. DipNote» More»

Date: 08/28/2015 Description: An iceberg floats in the sea near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland © AP Image

Partnering for Pacific Island Prosperity

Aug. 27: We want to work with our public and private sector partners in the Pacific to create networking opportunities and the type of business environment necessary for more island entrepreneurs to succeed. DipNote»

Date: 2015 Description: DipNote: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kurt Tong speaks at a press availability during a visit to the South Pacific in July 2015. - State Dept Image

An Historic Step at the United Nations on LGBT Rights

Aug. 26: On Monday, the UN Security Council held it’s first-ever meeting on LGBT rights and the persecution of LGBT individuals around the world, co-hosted by the United States and Chile. As Ambassador Samantha Power said, “Today we are making UN history.” DipNote»

Date: 08/26/2015 Description: DipNote: Ambassador Samantha Power delivers remarks at a historic meeting on LGBT rights at the UN Security Council, in New York. © UN Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Pakistan

Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 27): "Obviously, we continue to urge all nuclear-capable states, including Pakistan, to exercise restraint regarding furthering their nuclear capabilities." Full Text»

Attacks in Nigeria

Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 29): "The U.S. strongly condemns the raids on villages in northeast Nigeria on August 28, and we extend our sympathies to the families and loved ones of the civilians who were killed and injured." Full Text»

Colombia-Venezuela Border Dispute

Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 29): "The State Department notes its continuing concern about the situation along the border between Venezuela and Colombia." Full Text»

Messages From Under Secretary Kennedy

Read Under Secretary Patrick F. Kennedy's messages regarding the recent cyber incidents at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). More»

Egyptian Court Verdict

Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 29): "The U.S. is deeply disappointed and concerned by the verdict handed down by an Egyptian court to the three Al-Jazeera journalists." Full Text»

Moving to Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership

Aug. 26: Now that we are no longer constrained by concerns about AGOA expiring in the near future, we can start more strategic conversations about the future of our trade and investment relationship. DipNote»


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: 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: 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: 05/29/2015 Description: A man receives an interim care kit and is now able to better protect himself from Ebola. © USAID Image by Paloma Clohossey
Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

Date: 07/10/2015 Description: Tech-I's Best Female Entrepreneur of 2014, Cynthia Ndubuisi, works on a project.  © Photo courtesy of AAAS
New Solutions

Entrepreneurs in Global Innovation through Science and Technology are innovating to solve local and global problems. More»

Date: 07/28/2015 Description: Young Women on an Exchange Program Participate in Wheelchair Basketball - State Dept Image
Access for All

Every day, the Department demonstrates its commitment to advancing disability rights in the U.S. and abroad. More»


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