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Diplomacy in Action

Negotiations on Iran's Nuclear Program

Senior State Department Official (Mar. 25): "We are focused on getting a political framework that addresses all of the major elements of a comprehensive deal done by the end of March. That is the date we are focused on." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 03/28/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry and team meet with French Foreign Minister Fabius in Switzerland amid Iranian Nuclear Negotiations. - State Dept Image

Helping Nepal Develop New Sources of Energy

Mar. 27: It’s a fact of life in Nepal that having access to power lines does not mean that you always have power ... about 24 percent of the population still has no access to electricity at all, whether on-grid or off-grid. DipNote»

Date: 03/27/2015 Description: DipNote: The beautiful mountains of Nepal - State Dept Image

The Biological Weapons Convention at Forty

Mar. 26: For the last forty years, the BWC has been essential in establishing and implementing the strong international norm against biological weapons, which rank among the darkest manifestations of human ingenuity. DipNote»

Date: 03/26/2015 Description: General View Of The Biological Weapons Convention's Room In Geneva, Switzerland - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Somalia

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Rathke (Mar. 27): "We’re aware of reports of an attack today carried out by al-Shabaab on a hotel. We strongly condemn this terrorist attack. We extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of those who may be affected." Full Text»

Retirement of Harry Reid

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 27): "Because of Harry Reid's time as Leader, more people in our country have good health care, the tax code's a little more fair, gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military, and we're investing more than ever in clean energy." Full Text»

Assistant Secretary Rivkin's Travel

Mar. 27: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) and Japan March 29–April 8 to focus on trade and commercial advocacy and promote a free and open internet. More»

Solidarity March in Tunis

Mar. 28: On behalf of President Obama, I would like to express the United States’ solidarity with the Tunisian people as they march tomorrow in Tunis in defiance of the shocking and grotesque terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum on March 18. Full Text»

UN Human Rights Council 28th Session

Mar. 27: The outcomes of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns. Fact Sheet»

U.S. Policy in Central Asia

Mar. 27: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will give remarks on current priorities and future prospects for U.S. engagement in Central Asia at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. More»

Features

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

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

Date: 02/01/2015 Description: Women's History Month Profile: Kristin Fleschner  - State Dept Image
Women's History Month

This year’s theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. 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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