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Diplomacy in Action

Unconditional Humanitarian Cease-fire in Gaza

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 1): "I want to re-emphasize: This is a respite. It’s a moment of opportunity, not an end; it’s not a solution. It’s the opportunity to find the solution. And President Obama hopes that all the parties will work diligently to do so." Full Text» More»

Date: 08/01/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry announces a United Nations-backed 72-hour cease-fire in fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip during an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India, on August 1, 2014. - State Dept Image

U.S.-India: Indispensable Partners

Secretary Kerry (July 31): "The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners in the 21st century. And I feel today that the moment has never been more ripe to deliver on the incredible possibilities of the relationship between our nations." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 07/31/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, left, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal, right, sit across from Indian Minister of Finance and Defense Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, India, at the outset of a meeting as part of a Strategic & Economic Dialogue between the two countries. - State Dept Image

Preview of the African Leaders Summit

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield (July 31): "Next Monday, President Obama will welcome 51 African Heads of State and Government. The Summit is the first such event of its kind and the largest event any U.S. President has ever held with African leaders." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Afghanistan

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 31): "We welcome today’s announcement by the Afghan Independent Election Commission has adopted the recount and invalidation criteria proposed by the United Nations and based on Afghan law and international best practices." Full Text» DipNote»

Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

July 31: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud have significant economic, environmental, health, and safety impacts worldwide. More»

Supporting Our Ukrainian Partners

Secretary Kerry (July 29): "It's well past time for the violence to stop and for the people of Ukraine to begin the process of rebuilding their country and rebuilding it in a way that can have a relationship with Russia, with the West." Full Text»


Tech-savvy teenagers from Middle Eastern countries will participate in the third TechGirls exchange program. The success of the participants builds on the U.S. global commitment to advance the rights of women and girls globally, as well as STEM education. More»

New Sanctions in Key Sectors of Russian Economy

President Obama (July 29): "Building on the measures we announced two weeks ago, the United States is imposing new sanctions in key sectors of the Russian economy: energy, arms, and finance." DipNote»

Huang Case

July 31: Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary Anne Patterson met with family and representatives of U.S. citizens Matthew and Grace Huang concerning their ongoing legal proceedings in Qatar following the tragic death of their daughter, Gloria. More»


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State by State Map

This interactive map shows how the work of the Department benefits each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget.

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Date: 06/01/2014 Location: Papua New Guinea Description: Embassy Port Moresby Deputy Chief of Mission Melanie Higgins, left, poses with Political Assistant Melissa Kembol and the Papua New Guinea prime minister's wife, Linda Babao, after the PNG Women's Forum opening. © State Magazine
Uniting Women

A team of four officers and five local staff at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby created the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum. More»

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My State Department

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Date: 10/28/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry responds to questions from employees during a town hall at the Department of State in Washington, DC on October 28, 2013.  - State Dept Image
State @ Work

Secretary of State John Kerry responds to questions from employees during a town hall at the Department of State in Washington, DC. More»


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