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Diplomacy in Action

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»

Swearing-in Ceremony for Rick Stengel

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 15): "The modes of communicating are changing at a lightning pace ... and that means that public diplomacy has to change with it ... so that we can say we are providing really groundbreaking public diplomacy for a groundbreaking era." Full Text»

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

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In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Syria

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 17): "We remain committed to the diplomatic process and to all diplomatic efforts to find a political solution as the only way to a lasting, sustainable end to this conflict." Full Text»

Advancing U.S. Economic Policy

Assistant Secretary Rivkin (Apr. 16): "I've inherited a vast and diverse portfolio but all of our activities coalesce towards the same goal: bringing jobs and economic opportunity to Americans at home and abroad." Full Text»

LGBT Rights

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland (Apr. 16): "It is the duty of American diplomats to shape foreign policy to promote human rights for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity." Full Text»

Attacks in South Sudan

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 17): "We reiterate our call upon the Government of South Sudan to end the violence and to fulfill its primary responsibility to maintain law and order and provide full support for the UNMISS mission to protect civilians." Full Text»

U.S. Policy in South Asia

Assistant Secretary Biswal (Apr. 16): "While the prosperity agenda in South Asia is critically important, so too is enhancing political stability and regional security." Full Text»

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Apr. 15: Read the joint statement issued at the conclusion of the P5 Beijing Conference: Enhancing Strategic Confidence and Working Together to Implement the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Outcomes. More»


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STEM at State

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

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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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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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2014 AEIF Competition

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

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"Teach America" in Colombia

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

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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»

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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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