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Diplomacy in Action

President Obama's Trip to Asia

Apr. 23: The President’s Asia trip is an important opportunity to underscore our continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region. President Obama has pursued a strategy of rebalancing to the Asia Pacific given its stature as the world’s largest emerging region. More»

Date: 04/23/2014 Location: Tokyo, Japan Description: President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before having dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Obama begins a four-country trip through the Asia-Pacific region.  © AP Image/Carolyn Kaster

Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Launch

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 22): "I want the QDDR to be the blueprint to do exceptional things within an exceptional institution, to chart a course for how we're going to be more creative in our work together and in our engagement with the world." Full Text»

Every Day Is #EarthDay

Apr. 22: Earth Day is an important time to reflect on the environmental challenges we face, but it is also a time to celebrate the progress we, the global community, have made in reducing our environmental footprint. DipNote» Secretary Kerry's Statement»

Date: 04/22/2014 Description: Mesa Arch (Island in the Sky) in Canyonlands National Park.  © NPS Photo by Neal Herbert

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: South Sudan

Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 22): "The United States strongly condemns the recent targeted killings last week of hundreds of civilians in Bentiu based on their ethnicity and nationality." Full Text»

Vice President Biden's Travel to Ukraine

Vice President Biden (Apr. 22): "The United States supports the rights, the freedoms and the fundamental dignity of the people of Ukraine, all the people of Ukraine." Full Text» White House Fact Sheet»

Mars Virtual Field Trip

On April 25, middle school students from Argentina, Nicaragua, and the U.S. will connect via Google+ Hangouts to explore the Red Planet and hear from Mars subject matter experts. More» DipNote»

Deputy Secretary Burns' Travel

Apr. 23: Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns is in Tripoli, Libya to meet with senior Libyan officials and to hear from civil society and political leaders on the full range of issues related to Libya's ongoing transition. More» 

"Our Ocean" Conference

Secretary Kerry: "On June 16 and 17, we're going to bring together government officials, scientists, advocates, business people, and the men and women whose livelihoods and well-being depend on the ocean." Full Text» More»

Google+ Hangout for Older Travelers

On April 24, the State Department will host a Google+ Hangout to discuss travel considerations for older U.S. citizens interested in retiring or traveling abroad. More»


Date: 03/19/2014 Description: USA Science and Engineering Festival 2014 logo © USA Science and Engineering
STEM at State

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

Date: 04/03/2014 Description: Photo for Earth Day - April 22 © EPA
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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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 2014 Description: Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2014 logo. - State Dept Image
2014 AEIF Competition

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

Date: 04/18/2014 Description: Map of AFCP Projects at World Heritage Sites - State Dept Image
AFCP Projects at World Heritage Sites

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports a broad range of projects including World Heritage sites. More»

Date: 01/22/2014 Description: "Diplomacy in Action" flyer © Smithsonian Institution
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»

Date: 09/12/2013 Description: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Operation Predator iPhone App. © U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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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