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Diplomacy in Action

International Women of Courage Awards

Ambassador Russell (Mar. 6): "So for every girl who is married too young; who is beaten, abused, sold, or deprived of an education, we send this message: We are dedicated to seeing that you have the opportunities that you deserve." Full Text»

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 5): "Preventing a nuclear-armed Iran will, as Prince Saud just said, address many of the concerns of the region. It will alleviate tension and remove barriers to regional security." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 03/05/2015 Location: Saudi Arabia Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a news conference with Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal on March 5, 2015, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - State Dept Image

Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 5): "As we mark this anniversary, we especially celebrate that more states are party to the NPT than to any other arms control or nonproliferation agreement." DipNote»

Date: 03/06/2015 Description: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Conference at United Nations Headquarters. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: India & Pakistan

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Mar. 6): "We certainly were encouraged that they decided to resume dialogue and obviously believe that both India and Pakistan stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an improved relationship, which I think would be good for regional peace and stability in South Asia." Full Text»

Combating Wildlife Trafficking

The State Department will host a live Facebook Q&A on Combating Wildlife Trafficking with Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield, today at 2:30 p.m. EST. More»

Situation in Ukraine

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Mar. 4): "America’s investment in Ukraine is about far more than protecting the choice of a single European country. It’s about protecting the rules-based system across Europe and globally." Full Text»

Ending the AIDS Epidemic Among Adolescents

Mar. 4: The ALL IN platform for action focuses on comprehensive care and treatment for adolescents by encouraging strategic changes in policy and engaging more young people in the effort. DipNote»

U.S. Ambassador Assaulted

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Mar. 5): "On Thursday in Seoul, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert underwent surgery to treat wounds to his face and hand following an assault earlier that day. He is currently recovering in the hospital." Full Text»

U.S. Trade and Investment

Assistant Secretary Rivkin (Mar. 2): "Beyond the large investments and business transactions, U.S. companies also have a culture of promoting innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that proves over and again to be our greatest export." Full Text»

Features

Date: 2015 Description: Renowned Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hasani strikes a pose reflected in her new work at Embassy Kabul.  © Photo by Joanne Lewa
Gender Equity in Afghanistan

The $216 million Promote effort represents a joint U.S.-Afghan commitment to create opportunities for Afghan women to become future leaders. 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

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

Date: 03/01/2015 Description: Women's History Month Profile: Alexis Sullivan  - State Dept Image
Women's History Month

This year’s theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. More»

Date: 02/11/2015 Description: ECA's 75th Anniversary of Exchanges logo - State Dept Image
International Exchange Programs

Since 1940, the Department has fostered mutual understanding through people-to-people exchange programs. More»

Date: 01/31/2015 Location: Monrovia, Liberia Description: The Monrovia Medical Unit treats health workers that contract the virus in the line of duty. Photo by Neil Brandvold, USAID © USAID Image
Ebola Response

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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