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Diplomacy in Action

U.S.-Asia Regional Order

Under Secretary Sherman gives remarks about how the United States has worked with partners and allies in Asia to build a peaceful, prosperous regional order. Watch a live broadcast here at 10:00 a.m. EST. More»

Press Availability With Liberian President

Secretary Kerry and President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hold a press availability after their meeting at the State Department. Watch it here at approximately 10:05 a.m. EST. 

FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 25): "In the United States, we get 1 percent of the entire budget of the United States of America. Everything we do abroad within the State Department and USAID is within that 1 percent – everything." Full Text» More» Fact Sheet» FY 2016 Budget»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: ISIL

Spokesperson Psaki (Feb. 26): "We continue to investigate the murder of American citizens by ISIL. We will not comment on ongoing investigations and, therefore, are not in a position to confirm or deny the identity of this individual." Full Text»

U.S. Relations With Serbia

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 26): "I’m very happy to welcome the deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Serbia and to welcome Ivica Dacic here to Washington at a time when Serbia is taking on an increasingly important role in many respects." Full Text»

Human Rights of LGBT Persons

Secretary Kerry will host a welcome reception to commemorate the announcement of Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons at 1:30 p.m. on February 27. More»

U.S.-Norway Partnership

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 26): "There is nowhere or anything that is an issue where Norway is not playing a role. And really, it is a pleasure for us to have a partner who is always so willing to step up on all of the major crises that we’re currently challenging." Full Text»

Secretary Kerry's Travel

On March 2, Secretary Kerry will travel to Geneva, Montreux, Riyadh, and London to address the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and to meet on regional issues. More»

Rewards for Justice

Feb. 26: The Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information on two associates of the extremist group Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG). More»


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»

Date: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 02/01/2015 Description: Black History Month Profile: Kedenard Raymond  © OCR
African American History Month

We celebrate giants of the civil rights movement and countless other men and women. 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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Ebola Response

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

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Wanted: Entrepreneurs
The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) led a Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Tanzania. More»

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