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Diplomacy in Action

Montreal Protocol High-Level Segment

Secretary Kerry (July 22): "The Montreal Protocol proved that the pessimists and the naysayers were wrong. Virtually all the parties have met their obligations under the accord. Nearly 100 of the most ozone-depleting substances have been phased out." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 07/22/2016 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his remarks at the Montreal Protocol High-Level Segment Ministers' speaking series at the Vienna International Center amid negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol climate change agreement.  - State Dept Image

Counter-ISIL Coalition Ministerial Meeting

Secretary Kerry (July 21): "We’re not following a manual on antiterrorist coalition-building, we’re writing it… working together, sharing ideas, and in fact, learning more each day about a very different kind of challenge." Full Text» Joint Statement» More»

Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq

Secretary Kerry (July 20): "Everything we do in Iraq has the opportunity to help make our security better. It’s in our interest to give tangible support to an Iraqi government that is pursuing much-needed reforms." Full Text» Statement» More»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Germany

Director Trudeau (July 22): "We’ve seen initial reports about a shooting at a shopping center in Munich, Germany. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families." Full Text» Statement»

Re-established Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

State Department Official (July 20): "Normalization is a long-term process. Human rights, property claims, and the return of fugitives from U.S. justice are complex and thorny issues, but we’re making slow and steady progress." Full Text» Fact Sheet» DipNote»

U.S. Condemns Fighting in Northern Mali

Spokesperson Kirby (July 22): "We urge all parties in Mali to respect these cease-fire agreements, recommit themselves to resolving differences through constructive dialogue, and focus on implementing the Accord." Full Text»

Afghanistan: Attack on Peaceful Demonstration

Spokesperson Kirby (July 23): "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the vicious attack today in Kabul that killed dozens of Afghans and wounded many more." Full Text»

Travel to United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

July 22: Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk will travel to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, July 22–26, to meet with senior Emirati and Saudi government officials to follow up on the recent Counter ISIL Ministerial and to coordinate next steps in the Counter ISIL campaign. More»

Olympics-Paralympics Information

The Olympic Games will take place in Brazil from August 5 to August 21 and the Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 to September 18, 2016. More» Fact Sheet»


Date: 05/09/2016 Description: Join the Fight To End Malaria © USAID Image
Join the Fight To End Malaria

USAID has teamed up with Malaria No More, Nothing But Nets, and basketball MVP Stephen Curry to launch a challenge to help end Malaria. More» Take Action»

Date: 2016 Description: Emerging Young Leaders Awards - State Dept Image
Emerging Young Leaders

Visit to learn more about our exciting new award for young leaders, and this year’s inspiring group of awardees. 

Date: 04/04/2016 Description: Capitol building of Palau - State Dept Image
Building Partnerships

The Freely Associated States – Palau, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia – are important partners to the U.S. 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: 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: 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»


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