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Diplomacy in Action

U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

Sept. 16: As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. Fact Sheet» More»

Date: 08/06/2014 Description: A man washes his hands in a attempt to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. © AP Image

UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic

Ambassador Power (Sept. 15): "Today, the new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, formally stands up with a mandate to protect civilians from violence." Full Text» More»

Date: 09/15/2014 Description: United Nations peacekeeping troops take part in a ceremony in the capital city of Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.  © AP Image

International Day of Democracy

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 15): "Today we recognize International Day of Democracy, a day set aside to a way of life that allows each and every citizen to participate in his or her government." Full Text»

Date: 09/15/2014 Description: A woman casts her ballot at a polling place in Salisbury, MD, Oct. 31, 2012. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Crimea

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Sept. 15): "The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called regional and local elections in Crimea on September 14th and will not acknowledge their outcome." Full Text»

Resumption of Operations at Embassy Bangui

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 15): "I am pleased to announce that we are resuming operations at our embassy in Bangui. The people and leaders of the Central African Republic have made progress in ending the violence and putting their nation on a path toward peace and stability." Full Text»

Presidential Determination for Major Drug Producing Countries

Sept. 15: This year the President has identified 22 countries as major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries. More»

U.S. Policy in the Middle East

On Sept. 16, Under Secretary Sherman will receive the Trainor Award for Distinction in the Conduct of Diplomacy and present a lecture entitled “U.S. Policy in the Middle East: Present Course, Future Direction.” More»

Travel to Egypt

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 13): "I’m very pleased to be back here in Cairo and I’m very grateful to Foreign Minister Shoukry and President al-Sisi for their invitation to come back here in order to talk about the coalition that we are building to deal with ISIL...." Full Text» Briefing» Trip Page»

New Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 13): "The United States has asked one of our most respected and experienced military experts, General John Allen, to join the State Department to serve as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL." Full Text»


Date: 08/29/2014 Description: Graphic for America's PrepareAthon. - State Dept Image
America's PrepareAthon

Join America's movement to stay safe during disasters. National PrepareAthon Day is Sept. 30. Read more and register»

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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.

Date: 08/14/2014 Description: Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition - State Dept Image
Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition

The Department used innovative methods to document Afghanistan’s historic Ghazni Towers. View the Exhibition»

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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»

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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