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2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Today, Secretary Kerry will release the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom in the Press Briefing Room at the State Department. Watch the live event here at 11:15 a.m. More»

India: 2020 Launch

Today, Secretary Kerry will deliver a speech at a launch event inaugurating the Center for American Progress' India: 2020 program at 1:30 p.m. at the Center for American Progress. More»

Date: 07/28/2014 Description: Live Broadcast:  Join Secretary Kerry for The U.S. and India: A Shared Vision for 2020 and Beyond, July 28, 2014. - State Dept Image

Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders

Secretary Kerry (July 28): "We’re here today because the United States and countries across Africa are natural partners, and it's time to take our partnership to the next level by investing in the continent’s greatest natural resource of all: its people." Full Text»

Date: 07/28/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the opening of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, July 28, 2014, in Washington. © 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»

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»

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»

Temporary Staff Relocation

Secretary Kerry (July 26): "We are suspending our current diplomatic activities at the embassy – not closing the embassy, but suspending the activities. ... We are deeply committed and remain committed to the diplomatic process in Libya." Full Text» 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»

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»


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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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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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