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Diplomacy in Action

Iran's Nuclear Program

Secretary Kerry (Nov. 22): "We’ve been, obviously, having difficult talks here – complicated topic. We’re working hard. We hope we’re making careful progress, but we have big gaps. We still have some serious gaps which we’re working to close."  Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 11/22/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters in Vienna, Austria, on November 22, 2014, before a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier focused on the status of the nuclear program negotiations between the P5+1 nations and Iranian officials. - State Dept Image

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Nov. 21: The Alliance is a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation that aims to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking stoves and fuels. Fact Sheet» More»

Date: 2014 Description: Mariam Hammed cooking in her home in El Fasher, North Darfur. Switching from an open fire to a stove means Mariam and her baby will inhale less smoke. © USAID Image

Recapturing Growth in Ebola-Stricken West Africa

Unlike a civil war or natural disaster, an epidemic does not destroy property. But it sharply increases the cost of doing business, with powerful effects on employment and investment. Full Text» More»

Date: 11/19/2014 Description: USAID Blog photo © USAID Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: China

Director Rathke (Nov. 21): "The United States is deeply disappointed that Chinese authorities upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for prominent Uighur professor Ilham Tohti in a closed jailhouse hearing today." Full Text»

Assistant Secretary Biswal's Travel

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal travels to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, and Switzerland November 23-December 5. More»

Secretary's Award for Corporate Excellence

Nov. 19: The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce the selection of nine finalists for the Secretary of State’s prestigious 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). More»

The Web, At the Creation

Happy 20th anniversary to! See how we’ve evolved and where we’re headed.

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

Director Rathke (Nov. 19): "The United States strongly condemns the continued terrorist attacks in Iraq, including the suicide car bomb attacks today in Basrah and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in front of the Erbil Provincial Council Building that took a number of innocent lives." Full Text»

Ambassador Russell's Travel
Nov. 19: Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell is currently in Morocco for the second stop on a three country swing to the United Kingdom, Morocco, and Norway. More»


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»

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: 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: 09/26/2014 Description: Cybersecurity Awareness Month - State Dept Image
Cyber Security Awareness

The Department is committed to cybersecurity awareness. Do your part - safeguard your personal information while online. 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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