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Diplomacy in Action

Crisis in Burundi

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 25): "The United States continues to monitor the situation in Burundi closely and is prepared to take additional measures against those who commit, incite or ‎promote violence or other human rights abuses and violations." Full Text»

Date: 05/24/2015 Description: Muslim men offer prayers at the funeral of UPD-Zigamibanga party Zedi Feruzi, in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, May 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gildas Ngingo) © AP Image/Gildas Ngingo

U.S.-Cuba Talks

Assistant Secretary Jacobson (May 22): "These are the first steps in the long process of normalization that will allow us to better represent U.S. interests and increase engagement with the Cuban people." Full Text» More»

U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Secretary Kerry (May 21): "Our priorities include Arctic Ocean safety, security, and stewardship. It includes improved economic conditions for the living conditions of folks in the Arctic communities, and that is a critical concern." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Iraq

Director Rathke (May 26): "We are encouraged by reports that Iraqi forces have begun to consolidate, to reorganize, and the Government of Iraq is committed to ejecting ISIL from Ramadi. And we share their determination and are going to support them." Full Text»

Ethiopia's Elections

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 27): "The United States commends the people of Ethiopia for their civic participation in generally peaceful parliamentary and regional elections on May 24." Full Text»

Assistant Secretary Talwar's Travel

Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Puneet Talwar will travel to Hawaii and Singapore May 26-31. More»

Security Sector Reform in Lesotho

Director Rathke (May 27): "The United States is concerned that no one has been held accountable for the August 2014 political unrest and violence between the military and police..." Full Text»

Assistant Secretary Rivkin's Travel

Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin will travel to Vietnam and Taiwan, May 26 – June 3, where he will focus on strengthening economic ties as the foundation to our robust overall relationships with these economies. More»

Violence and Human Rights Violations in Mali

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 23): "The United States condemns the ongoing violence in northern Mali, including reports of summary executions of civilians in Tin Hama, and other human rights abuses and violations." Full Text»


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: 05/01/2015 Description: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2015: Nicole Patel - State Dept Image
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation. 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: 2015 Description: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015, American Food 2.0   © [USA Pavilion photo]
USA Pavilion at Milan Expo

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. 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»

Date: 2014 Description: The United States Partners With the HALO Trust and its Team of Experts to Rid Mozambique and Zimbabwe of the Threat of Landmines and Unexploded Ordinance - State Dept Image
Mine Awareness Day

To Walk the Earth in Safety summarizes the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. More»


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