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Diplomacy in Action

President Obama's Trip to Asia

President Obama (Apr. 24):" I’ve said many times the United States is and always will be a Pacific nation. America’s security and prosperity is inseparable from the future of this region...a priority to renew American leadership in the Asia Pacific." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 04/24/2014 Description: President Barack Obama speaks as he attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014.  © AP Image

Situation in Ukraine

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "Russia is actually mystified to see Ukraine’s neighbors and likeminded free people all over the world united with Ukrainians who want to build a better life and choose their leaders for themselves, by themselves." Full Text»

Take Your Child to Work Day Event

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "So all of you who are here as the sons and daughters of Foreign Service officers and civil servants and people who get up every day and try to make the world a better place, you all are getting a very special introduction to the possibilities of life." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Afghanistan

Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 24): "We condemn the attack that took place today in Kabul that killed three Americans working to provide healthcare to Afghans. Any such attack on civilians at a hospital is despicable and cowardly." Full Text»

Export-Import Bank Annual Conference

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "The Ex-Im Bank has been a driver of economic growth for much of the past century, especially during difficult times. ... The Ex-Im Bank has played an absolutely vital role in driving President Obama’s National Export Initiative forward." Full Text»

Every Day Is #EarthDay

Apr. 22: Earth Day is an important time to reflect on the environmental challenges we face, but it is also a time to celebrate the progress we, the global community, have made in reducing our environmental footprint. DipNote» Secretary Kerry's Statement»

Travel to Nigeria

Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Rick Barton will travel to Nigeria April 24-29 for the premiere of “Dawn in the Creeks,” a CSO-funded, Nigerian-led television program that showcases stories of nonviolent problem-solving. More»

Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Launch

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 22): "I want the QDDR to be the blueprint to do exceptional things within an exceptional institution, to chart a course for how we're going to be more creative in our work together and in our engagement with the world." Full Text»

Meeting of the Visegrad Four Political Directors

Apr. 23: The U.S. Department of State, led by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, hosted the 2014 annual meeting between the U.S. and the Visegrad Four (V4) political directors. More»


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STEM at State

The Department will host an exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 26-27, 2014. For more information, see

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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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Public Service Recognition Week 2014

Join the Thunderclap to share a message of thanks to those who serve our nation as government employees.

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AFCP Projects at World Heritage Sites

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports a broad range of projects including World Heritage sites. More»

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Diplomacy in Action

The Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms unveiled a new digital learning resource in a free online conference. More»

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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»

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My State Department

Stay on top of your favorite topics with My State Department More»

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Earth Day 2014

You can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by taking small actions like changing light bulbs, using less water, and recycling. More»

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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