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Diplomacy in Action

Protecting Our Ocean

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 2): "We won't be able to reverse the disastrous trends we've seen in recent decades unless we all recognize what’s at stake. ... Let's step up to our responsibility and get to work." Medium» Trip Announcement»

Description: 'Our Ocean -- Our Responsibilty' against background photo of Chrysaora, a large jellyfish, drifting underneath the Arctic ice; Alaska, Beaufort Sea, North of Point Barrow (NOAA photo). - State Dept Image

High-Level Ministerial on Libya

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 2): "This is a very important moment. And we’re here because we have a shared interest in peace for Libya and in security for the broader region." Full Text»

Conflict in South Sudan

Ambassador Booth (Oct. 1): "At this point, the focus really needs to be on getting stood up the mechanisms foreseen in the peace agreement, the most critical being that of the joint monitoring and evaluation committee, the JMEC." Full Text»

In Other News

70th Session of the UN General Assembly

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to New York City in conjunction with the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Trip Page» Photos from the Trip» More»

Destruction of Cultural Sites in Mali

Spokesperson Kirby (Oct. 1): "The charges against Mr. Al Faqi are the first charges at the ICC relating to intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic buildings and monuments." Full Text»

Fighting Illicit Trade

Senior Director Luna (Oct. 1): "Illicit trade is an obstacle to shared prosperity, by breeding corruption and siphoning capital and human resources away from productive economic activity." Full Text»

Winner of P3 Impact Award

Oct. 2: TV White Space Partnership in the Danajon Reef piloted a new technology in the Philippines that taps unused television broadcast frequencies to extend high-speed, wireless Internet access to remote parts of the country. More»

Gender-Based Violence

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 1): "Preventing and dealing with the effects of gender-based violence is a fundamental moral issue; it’s a basic question of right vs. wrong. But it's also about our collective security." Full Text» More»

#AidRefugees: 'A Chance to Help'

Sept. 28: The profound challenges faced by displaced Syrians cannot be tackled by governments alone. Americans understand this, and many are asking what they can do. DipNote»» FPC Briefing» More»


Date: 10/01/2015 Description: A chief examines a satellite map in Africa. Satellite data produced through the NASA/USAID SERVIR partnership helps local leaders make informed decisions. © NASA Image
Modernizing Development Assistance

USAID is striving to collect better data across a range of sectors and to make that data more widely available. More»

Date: 10/01/2015 Description: Logo for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. © DHS Image
Cyber Security Awareness

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Help make digital communities more secure. 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: 09/2015 Description: Allison D. Henry-Plotts  - State Dept Image
Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

We recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. 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: 05/29/2015 Description: A man receives an interim care kit and is now able to better protect himself from Ebola. © USAID Image by Paloma Clohossey
Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»


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