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Diplomacy in Action

GLACIER Conference

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 31): "What we can decide here – and not just here but what we make real in Paris and beyond – will profoundly impact the future of life on this planet." Full Text» DipNote» Joint Statement» More»



Partnering for Pacific Island Prosperity

Aug. 27: We want to work with our public and private sector partners in the Pacific to create networking opportunities and the type of business environment necessary for more island entrepreneurs to succeed. DipNote»

Date: 2015 Description: DipNote: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kurt Tong speaks at a press availability during a visit to the South Pacific in July 2015. - State Dept Image

An Historic Step at the United Nations on LGBT Rights

Aug. 26: On Monday, the UN Security Council held it’s first-ever meeting on LGBT rights and the persecution of LGBT individuals around the world, co-hosted by the United States and Chile. As Ambassador Samantha Power said, “Today we are making UN history.” DipNote»

Date: 08/26/2015 Description: DipNote: Ambassador Samantha Power delivers remarks at a historic meeting on LGBT rights at the UN Security Council, in New York. © UN Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Egypt

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Aug. 31): "We’re deeply disappointed, concerned by the verdict handed down by an Egyptian court on these three Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste." Full Text»

Secretary Kerry to Deliver Speech on Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Aug 31: Secretary Kerry will deliver a speech on the nuclear agreement with Iran at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More»

Assistant Secretary Patterson and Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travel to Tunis

On August 31 – September 2, Assistant Secretaries Anne Patterson and Tom Malinowski will travel to Tunis, Tunisia. Their visit will highlight U.S. support for Tunisia’s democratic government as it promotes prosperity, security, and human rights for all Tunisians. More»

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»

Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel's Travel

From September 3-5, Assistant Secretary Russel will travel to Naypyidaw and Rangoon, Burma to meet with senior Burmese government officials, Aung San Suu Kyi, and civil society. The Assistant Secretary will then be in Beijing from September 6-8 and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from September 8-9. More»

#FreeThe20 Women Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Concern Campaign

Aug 31: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will launch the #FreeThe20 campaign, to draw attention to the plight of women political prisoners and other prisoners of concern, on Tuesday, September 1. 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: 07/10/2015 Description: Tech-I's Best Female Entrepreneur of 2014, Cynthia Ndubuisi, works on a project.  © Photo courtesy of AAAS
New Solutions

Entrepreneurs in Global Innovation through Science and Technology are innovating to solve local and global problems. More»

Date: 07/28/2015 Description: Young Women on an Exchange Program Participate in Wheelchair Basketball - State Dept Image
Access for All

Every day, the Department demonstrates its commitment to advancing disability rights in the U.S. and abroad. More»


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