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Diplomacy in Action

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "Countries without nuclear weapons will not obtain them; countries with nuclear weapons will move towards disarmament; and all countries will have access to peaceful nuclear energy." Full Text»

2+2 Press Availability with Japan

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27):  "Our dialogue this morning focused on particularly transformative achievement – the completion of the new guidelines for the U.S.-Japan defense cooperation, which is our first such revision since 1997." Full Text»

Earthquake in Nepal

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 25): "I join the people of the United States in expressing our deepest condolences to all of those affected by today's earthquake in Nepal, including the families of those who died in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh." Full Text» DipNote» Travel Alert»

Date: 04/25/2015 Description: Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after a strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Rathke (Apr. 27): "The United States has been clear that the Minsk agreements remain the best chance for a lasting and comprehensive solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, and we call again on Russia and the separatists it backs to implement their commitments under the agreements." Full Text»


U.S. Department of State Launches "Free the Press" Campaign

Apr. 27: The U.S. Department of State launched its fourth annual “Free the Press” campaign today as part of the Department’s efforts to honor the fundamental importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. Full Text»

World Malaria Day

Adm. Ziemer (Apr. 24): "An estimated 4 million malaria-related deaths have been averted worldwide in the last decade. Of these, 95 percent are estimated to be children under 5 in Africa." DipNote» More»

Arctic Council Ministerial

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "The theme of our chairmanship is 'One Arctic,' which ... embodies our belief that the entire world ... shares a responsibility to protect, to respect, to nurture, and to promote the region." Full Text» Trip Page» More»

Burundi's Disregard for Arusha Agreement

Acting Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 25): "The United States deeply regrets the decision by Burundi’s ruling party ... to disregard the term-limit provisions of the Arusha Agreement by naming President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for a third presidential term." Full Text»

Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster

Apr. 24: We join the people of Bangladesh in mourning those who lost their lives and remain mindful of the difficult struggle for those who survived. Joint Statement»


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»

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

Date: 2014 Description: The United States Partners With the HALO Trust and its Team of Experts to Rid Mozambique and Zimbabwe of the Threat of Landmines and Unexploded Ordinance - State Dept Image
Mine Awareness Day

To Walk the Earth in Safety summarizes the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. More»

Date: 01/31/2015 Location: Monrovia, Liberia Description: The Monrovia Medical Unit treats health workers that contract the virus in the line of duty. Photo by Neil Brandvold, USAID © USAID Image
Ebola Response

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

Date: 2015 Description: Renowned Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hasani strikes a pose reflected in her new work at Embassy Kabul.  © Photo by Joanne Lewa
Gender Equity in Afghanistan

The $216 million Promote effort represents a joint U.S.-Afghan commitment to create opportunities for Afghan women to become future leaders. More»

Date: 02/11/2015 Description: ECA's 75th Anniversary of Exchanges logo - State Dept Image
International Exchange Programs

Since 1940, the Department has fostered mutual understanding through people-to-people exchange programs. More»


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