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Diplomacy in Action

The Situation in Gaza

Secretary Kerry (July 21): "We are both here in support of and in an effort to help get implemented the Egyptian initiative for the ceasefire. Israel and Egypt have encouraged that, and Israel has accepted that ceasefire proposal. So only Hamas now needs to make the decision ...." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 07/21/2014 Description: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon listens as Secretary Kerry addresses reporters in Cairo on July 21, 2014, before they sit down to talk about their mutual efforts to support a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas amid conflict in Gaza. - State Dept Image

United States Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza

July 21: Secretary Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help address the humanitarian situation in Gaza. These funds will provide critical humanitarian aid, including shelter, food, and medical supplies to Palestinians in Gaza. More» Trip Page»

File photo: Bags of flour donated by USAID, or the United States Agency for International Development, at a depot in the West Bank village of Anin near Jenin, Wednesday, June 4, 2008.  © AP Image

Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

Secretary Kerry (July 20): "We need full access. And this is a moment of truth for Russia. ... They need to exert all of the influence that they have in order to protect the full integrity of this investigation." Full Text» President Obama's Statement» More»

Date: 07/20/2014 Description: Toys and flowers are placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, July 20, 2014. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Iraq

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 21): "We condemn in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by ISIL." Full Text» More»

Appointments of New UN Special Envoys

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 21): "The Secretary welcomes the appointment of Mary Robinson of Ireland as the UN Special Envoy for Climate Change... [and] the appointment of Said Djinnit of Algeria as the new UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa." Full Text»

Convictions in Swaziland

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 21): "The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland." Full Text»

Attack of the Northern Town of Nasir

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 21): "The United States condemns the South Sudanese opposition forces’ ground attack on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Nasir, Upper Nile State, on July 20." Full Text»

Terrorist Attack in Egypt's Western Desert

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 21): "The United States strongly condemns Saturday’s terrorist attack in Egypt’s western desert near al-Farafra, which killed more than 20 Egyptian soldiers." Full Text»

Travel to Hungary, Latvia, and Lithuania

Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira Forman travels to Hungary, Latvia, and Lithuania July 20-26 to meet with Jewish leaders, non-governmental organizations, and government officials. 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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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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