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Diplomacy in Action

The Situation in Gaza

Secretary Kerry (July 25): "Specifically, here is what we’ve been working to try to bring about. At this moment, we are working toward a brief seven days of peace – seven days of a humanitarian cease-fire in honor of Eid." Full Text» Trip Page»

U.S.-India Strategic Partnership

Assistant Secretary Biswal (July 24): "Secretary Kerry will travel soon to India to co-chair the next round of our Strategic Dialogue, and he will be joined by Secretary of Commerce Pritzker, underscoring the vital role of our economic partnership." Full Text» More»

Date: 02/27/2006 Description: U.S. and Indian flags flutter near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India on Feb. 27, 2006. © AP Image

Visas for Deserving Afghans: Our Moral Responsibility

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom (July 24): "Currently there are sufficient numbers of visas for Iraqis, but there are many more Afghans who have qualified for visas and who remain in harm's way, and we need urgent congressional help to honor our commitment to them." DipNote»

Date: 07/24/2014 Description: A U.S. soldier, through the help of an Afghan interpreter, speaks with Afghan village leaders in Helmand Province. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 25): "The Ukrainians have a responsibility and a duty to protect their citizens and their territory, which is what they’re doing." Full Text»

Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

On July 28, Secretary Kerry will deliver welcoming remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. More»

Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan

Secretary Kerry (July 25): "South Sudan now faces the worst food security crisis in the world. Violence has forced over 1.5 million people from their homes since mid-December, while more than 50,000 children under the age of five are at risk of dying from malnutrition this year." Full Text»

Temporary Staff Relocation

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 26): "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya." Full Text»

Mali Peace Talks

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 25): "The United States applauds the agreement reached in Algiers on July 24 establishing a roadmap for talks between northern groups and the Government of Mali." Full Text»

Rewards for Justice -- Reward Offer

July 25: The Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward for information on those responsible for the kidnapping of a U.S. citizen by the terrorist organization Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). More»


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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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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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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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