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Diplomacy in Action

Inauguration of Nigerian President-elect Buhari

May 29: Secretary Kerry leads the official U.S. delegation on behalf of President Obama for the inauguration of Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Trip Page»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Stands With Members of U.S. Delegation Before They Attend Inauguration Ceremony for Nigerian President-Elect Buhari - State Dept Image

USAID Provides Emergency Food Assistance to Sudan

May 27: Food supplied through USAID's Office of Food for Peace will support the UN World Food Program's efforts to feed millions of Sudanese children and displaced persons suffering from hunger and malnutrition. More»

Date: 2008 Description: A woman sits next to a container of sorghum from USAID; USAID Image

Crisis in Burundi

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 25): "The United States continues to monitor the situation in Burundi closely and is prepared to take additional measures against those who commit, incite or ‎promote violence or other human rights abuses and violations." Full Text»

Date: 05/24/2015 Description: Muslim men offer prayers at the funeral of UPD-Zigamibanga party Zedi Feruzi, in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, May 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gildas Ngingo) © AP Image/Gildas Ngingo

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Iraq

Director Rathke (May 29): "We will do everything that we can to support Iraqi forces, including the tribes of Anbar, as they try to secure the province from ISIL." Full Text»

China's Ivory Commitments

Director Rathke (May 29): "The United States commends the Government of the People’s Republic of China for destroying over 600 kilograms of ivory in Beijing today and for its commitment to eventually halt the commercial processing and sale of ivory and its products." Full Text»

Under Secretary Stengel's Travel

June 1 – 3: Under Secretary Richard Stengel will travel to Paris, France. He will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan. A principal focus of their meetings will be discussions with international partners on the trafficking of looted antiquities. More»

2015 Investment Climate Statements

May 29: The U.S. Department of State releases today the first of its 2015 Investment Climate Statements, providing country-specific information and assessments on investment-related laws and other pertinent factors for doing business abroad. More» 2015 Investment Climate Statements»

Conviction of Rafael Marques

Director Rathke (May 29): "The United States is deeply disappointed by the conviction of Rafael Marques for libel, and is concerned about the negative impact this decision will have on the freedoms of expression and press in Angola." Full Text»

An Engine for Innovation

June 1: Six Fulbright Foreign Students who participated in the Millennial Trains Project will participate in a panel discussion to showcase the importance of international exchange programs in fostering innovation and entrepreneurial ideas among emerging leaders around the world. 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: 05/01/2015 Description: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2015: Nicole Patel - State Dept Image
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation. 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: 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: 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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