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Diplomacy in Action

Latvia's EU Presidency

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "In that role, it underscores the importance of what is happening in the European response ... to the aggression that has taken place there, the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine." Full Text»

Combating Human Trafficking

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "One of the greatest zones of impunity is in the supply chains. ... If governments want responsible businesses to compete on a level playing field, then we need to address this problem head on." Full Text»

Date: 01/29/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the White House Forum on Combatting Human Trafficking in Supply Chains at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on January 29, 2015.  - State Dept Image

The U.S. and Sweden

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "Sweden is helping on Ebola, standing the line on Ukraine, providing critical humanitarian assistance in our struggle in the Middle East with ISIS and Syria, and is a powerful supporter of the concept of a trade agreement." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: African Union

Spokesperson Psaki (Jan. 30): "Decisions on AU leadership are decisions for the African members. ... Our commitment to the people of Zimbabwe remains strong ... as does as our commitment to the AU and our partnership." Full Text»

FY 2016 Budget Request

On February 2, officials will brief the press on the President's FY 2016 budget request for the State Department and USAID. The briefing will be streamed live at 1:30 p.m. EST on More»

Protection of Civilians

Ambassador Pressman (Jan. 30): "The threats facing women and children in conflict are worsening, not improving, in many parts of the world. We can and we must work together to turn this tide." Full Text»

North American Ministerial

On January 31, Secretary Kerry hosts a joint press availablity as part of the North American Ministerial. It will be streamed live on More»

Travel to Ukraine and Germany

Secretary Kerry travels to Kyiv on February 5 for meetings with Ukrainian officials, and to Munich from February 6-8 for the 51st Munich Security Conference and a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings. More»

Denuclearization of North Korea

Special Representative Kim (Jan. 30): "The question is whether the North Koreans are ready for any serious and productive discussion on the nuclear issue, and that’s something that we’re continuing to look for." Full Text»


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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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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.

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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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