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Refugee Screening Process

Since the attacks in Paris, many have asked about our process for admitting Syrian refugees into this country. White House Blog» Fact Sheet» More»

Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence

Nov. 25: Today marks the International Day of Elimination for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which annually kicks-off 16 Days of Activism concluding on International Human Rights Day on December 10. DipNote»

Date: 2015 Description: A woman and her baby in the village of Sin Chai, Vietnam  © [UN Photo by Kibae Park]

Middle East Peace Process

Secretary Kerry (Nov. 24): "I am here at the request of President Obama to see what we can do to try to help contribute to calm and to restore people's confidence in the ability of a two-state solution to still be viable." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 11/24/2015 Description: Palestinian Authority President Abbas Greets Secretary Kerry Before Their Meeting in Ramallah - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Russia and Turkey

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Nov. 24): "The President ... did stress the fact that it’s important for Russia and Turkey to talk to find out what happened and also to take measures to de-escalate the situation." Full Text» Secretary Kerry's Call with Foreign Minister Lavrov»

South Sudan Peace Process

Nov. 25: The United States joins our Troika expressing deep concern that South Sudan's leaders have not formed a new transitional government within the agreed 90-day timeline of the August peace agreement. More»

Cuban Citizens Sentenced for Peaceful Protest

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Nov. 24): "The U.S. condemns the recent sentencing to prison of Cuban citizens Vladimir Morera Bacallao and Jorge Ramirez Calderon for peaceful protest." Full Text»

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Secretary Kerry will travel to France, Belgium, Kosovo, Serbia, Cyprus, and Greece from November 30 - December 4. Full Text»

Model Geothermal Power Purchase Agreement

Nov. 25: This project not only has the potential to provide sustainable renewable power to the entire country, but also may lead to the first inter-island electrical interconnection in the Caribbean. More»

U.S.-Nordic-Baltic Political-Military Dialogue

Nov. 24: The forum brought together senior officials from the defense and foreign affairs ministries of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. to discuss global challenges of mutual concern. More»


Date: 11/23/2015 Description: Two women smile on an ad for USA Study Abroad. - State Dept Image
USA Study Abroad

Visit, our new resource for U.S. students to navigate the wide range of study abroad possibilities.

Date: 11/02/2015 Description: Native American Heritage Month ©
Native American Heritage

In November, we recognize the contributions made by Native Americans to help make America what it is today. 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: 11/02/2015 Description: A robotic car is programmed to display the social media hashtag #WiSci2015. - State Dept Image

The first WiSci camp aimed to reduce the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics. More»


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