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Diplomacy in Action

U.S.-India Partnership

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 30): "Perhaps for the first time the United States and India don’t just share the same founding ideals, but we share the same economic and political imperatives. " Full Text» Fact Sheets» White House Blog»

Bilateral Security Agreement Signed

President Obama (Sept. 30): "Today we mark an historic day in the U.S.-Afghan partnership that will help advance our shared interests and the long-term security of Afghanistan." Full Text» Secretary's Statement»

Date: 09/30/2014 Description: U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham, left, and Afghanistan's national security adviser Mohmmad Hanif Atmar, right, shake hands after signing the Bilateral Security Agreement during ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. © AP Image

United With Ukraine

Sept. 30: The U.S. Government remains committed to supporting Ukraine in both the short and long term as its leaders make the difficult sacrifices required to build the stable, democratic, and prosperous country its people deserve. Impact Blog»

Date: 09/30/2014 Description: Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska (left) and USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Paige Alexander attend the launch of a USAID human rights project in Kyiv, Ukraine. Image from Sept. 30, 2014 USAID Impact blog post. USAID Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: ISIL

Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 30): "What I wanted to do here is kind of lay out a little bit of our history on ISIL and what the United States has been working on over the course of the last year." Full Text»

Detentions in Sudan

Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 30): "The United States expresses deep concern regarding reports that Sudanese security forces arrested dozens of political activists and civil society leaders in the lead-up to the anniversary of the September 2013 demonstrations." Full Text»

2016 Diversity Visa Program

The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and will close at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday, November 3, 2014. More»

Hague Convention on Child Support

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 30): "We know that recovering child support when the child and one parent are in one country and the other parent is in another is difficult and too often impossible." Full Text»

U.S.-ASEAN Business Council

Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks at the council's 30th anniversary gala reception at 6:45 p.m. on October 2, focusing on economic and political progress for Southeast Asia. More»

Financial Crime and Sanctions

Deputy Assistant Secretary Harrell (Sept. 29): "This is the primary reason the U.S. government has been using sanctions so frequently -- they're more precise, more tailored, and more effective today than they’ve ever been before." Full Text»


Date: 09/18/2014 Description: A World Health Organization, WHO, worker, right, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone. © AP Image
Fighting the Ebola Virus

The United States is working with international partners to help respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

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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»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

This month, we honor the rich heritage of the Hispanic community and celebrate its countless achievements. More»

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Date: 09/2014 Description: Josh Glazeroff, the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Office of Fraud Prevention Programs' director, takes a phone call. - State Dept Image
On Guard

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Fraud Prevention Programs (CA/FPP) works to prevent consular fraud. More»


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