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Diplomacy in Action

Meeting With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 21): "We’re very grateful for the conference that was held in Paris a few days ago at which some 30 entities, countries and NGOs, came together to commit to deal with the problem of ISIS." Full Text»

Date: 09/21/2014 Location: New York City Description: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands before a meeting at the Waldorf Astoria in New York Sunday Sept. 21, 2014. © AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

International Coastal Cleanup

Sept. 19: Roll up your sleeves and help clean-up trash on or near shorelines where you live whenever you can, but especially on Saturday, September 20 as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, an annual global effort to clean-up marine debris. More»

Date: 09/19/2014 Description: Marine Debris Clutters Beach in Hawaii - State Dept Image

U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. Fact Sheet» More»

Date: 08/06/2014 Description: A man washes his hands in a attempt to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: UNGA

Mr. Rathke (Sept. 19): "There will be numerous activities in New York next week to extend the conversation on Ebola, including the Secretary General's high-level meeting on Thursday." Full Text»

Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 21): "The unique cultural heritage of both Iraq and Syria represent an historical sequence of human development from ancient times to the present day." Full Text»

U.S. Congratulates Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 21): "This was a moment of extraordinary statesmanship. These two men have put the people of Afghanistan first, and they've ensured that the first peaceful democratic transition in the history of their country begins with national unity." Full Text» More»

UN 69th General Assembly High-Level Week

Sept. 21: Every year at this time, the State Department endeavors to advance U.S. priorities for the new General Assembly, as well as translating United States goals and objectives. More»

Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 21): "The United States is gravely concerned about the findings in this report, which point to a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention." Full Text»

Secretary Kerry Elevates Climate Change

Sept. 21: Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in several high-level events to reinforce U.S. leadership on climate change action this coming week during the UN General Assembly in New York. More»


Date: 08/29/2014 Description: Graphic for America's PrepareAthon. - State Dept Image
America's PrepareAthon

Join America's movement to stay safe during disasters. National PrepareAthon Day is Sept. 30. Read more and register»

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: 09/2014 Description: Hispanic Heritage Month - State Dept Image
Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

This month, we honor the rich heritage of the Hispanic community and celebrate its countless achievements. More»

Date: 02/09/2011 Description: QR Code for - State Dept Image for Mobile

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

Date: 09/2014 Description: Josh Glazeroff, the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Office of Fraud Prevention Programs' director, takes a phone call. - State Dept Image
On Guard

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Fraud Prevention Programs (CA/FPP) works to prevent consular fraud. More»


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