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Diplomacy in Action

Working With the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 20): "Particularly at Easter, this is a message that can guide people of all faiths. When we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is more caring and more just -- a world free from slavery." Full Text»

Date: 04/20/2014 Description: Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the end of the Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican. © AP Image

Ukraine's Future

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 17): "The Ukrainian people now deserve a right to choose their own future. The international community remains firmly by their side as they travel the difficult, democratic path to prosperity and to peace." Full Text» Joint Statement» Trip Page»

Department of 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. View the map»
• State Department generates $150 billion in trade
• Education exchanges bring U.S. economy $22.7 billion

Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine

Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 18): "It's clear to everyone what steps Russia will need to take in order to de-escalate the situation, and... we will test the proposition of diplomacy over the coming days." Full Text»

Keystone XL Pipeline

Apr. 18: The Department of State has notified the eight federal agencies specified in Executive Order 13337 we will provide more time for the submission of their views on the proposed Keystone Pipeline Project. More» Briefing»

Sports Envoys Travel to Sri Lanka

From April 21-25, former WNBA players Tamika Williams and Edna Campbell will teach basketball skills and foster empowerment of girls, teamwork, and cross-cultural communication. More»

Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan

Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 19): "The United States condemns the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi today, the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in Pakistan." Full Text»

Gender-Based Violence Initiative

Apr. 18: The GBV Emergency Response and Protection Initiative fills a critical gap by providing urgent assistance to threatened individuals with rapid, targeted, short term assistance. More»

Cultural Heritage Preservation

Apr. 18: The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports a broad range of projects to preserve the cultural heritage of other countries, including World Heritage sites. More» Map»


Date: 03/19/2014 Description: USA Science and Engineering Festival 2014 logo © USA Science and Engineering
STEM at State

The Department will host an exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 26-27, 2014. For more information, see

Date: 04/03/2014 Description: Photo for Earth Day - April 22 © EPA
Earth Day 2014

You can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by taking small actions like changing light bulbs, using less water, and recycling. 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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2014 AEIF Competition

Department of State exchange program alumni can apply now to compete for funding for grassroots, community-based projects. More» Media Note»

Date: 02/25/2014 Description: Colombian students take notes as U.S. diplomats lecture about the different branches of U.S. Government. © Universidad Externado
"Teach America" in Colombia

U.S. diplomats are teaching Colombia's next generation of politicos how our government works while building stronger ties. More»

Date: 01/22/2014 Description: "Diplomacy in Action" flyer © Smithsonian Institution
Diplomacy in Action

The Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms unveiled a new digital learning resource in a free online conference. More»

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Get foreign policy information on your handheld device by scanning in the above QR code or visiting m.state.govOther Government apps»

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My State Department

Stay on top of your favorite topics with My State Department More»

Date: 09/12/2013 Description: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Operation Predator iPhone App. © U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Operation Predator App

U.S. ICE launched this new smartphone app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators. More»


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