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Diplomacy in Action

Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

Secretary Kerry (July 1): "This step has been long overdue, and the response of the international community has reflected the relief and the welcoming that people all over the world feel for this step." Full Text» Statement by the President» Briefing» DipNote»

P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Secretary Kerry (June 27): "We have a lot of hard work to do. We have some very tough issues, and I think we all look forward to getting down to the final effort here to see whether or not a deal is possible." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 06/27/2015 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: Secretary of State John Kerry  sits across from Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other advisers on June 27, 2015 as they address reporters before resuming negotiations about the future of Iran's nuclear program. - State Dept Image

Luncheon in Honor of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

Deputy Secretary Blinken (June 30): "Rich in diversity, resolute in spirit, Brazil and the United States forged nations that we united not by a single religion or heritage, but by a common commitment to the ideals of freedom and dignity." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: ISIL

Spokesperson Kirby (July 2): "We continue to discuss with Turkey and other coalition partners how best to combat ISIL in the region." Full Text»

U.S. Citizen College Students Can Apply for Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships

July 2: Applications will be accepted July 2 – 22, 2015, for 325 interesting projects with the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and 13 other agencies, available through USAJobs. More» VSFS Site»

Climate Change

Secretary Kerry (July 1): "Leaders from around the world are signaling loud and clear that taking action to address climate change is a top priority." Full Text»

Messages From Under Secretary Kennedy

Read Under Secretary Patrick F. Kennedy's messages regarding the recent cyber incidents at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). More»

Concern about the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Spokesperson Kirby (July 2): "The United States is deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, which the United Nations yesterday designated as a Level 3 crisis, its most severe category." Full Text»

2014 Annual World Food Prize Winner

July 1: Social enterprise visionary Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh was announced as the 2015 winner of the World Food Prize. More»


Date: 2015 Description: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015, American Food 2.0   © [USA Pavilion photo]
USA Pavilion at Milan Expo

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. 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: 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»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: Part of the American Chef Corps, Guillermo Pernot works with culinary students in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. © State Dept Image by Edwar Javier Ramirez
Promoting Nutrition

The American Chef Corps is a Department initiative that features culinary engagement in public diplomacy. More»


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