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Diplomacy in Action

Conversation With Harvard Professor

Oct. 13: Secretary Kerry participates in a conversation with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Professor Graham Allison. Watch live at approximately 6:00 p.m. EDT. More»

2015 Australia-United States Ministerial

Oct. 13: Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Minister for Defence Marise Payne, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met in Boston for the Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations. Joint Statement» Press Availability»

Date: 10/13/2015 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter chat with their Australian counterparts -- Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defense Minister Marise Payne -- while posing for a group photo on October 13, 2015, at the Boston Public Library in Boston, Massachusetts, before their annual AUSMIN diplomatic and defense meetings. - State Dept Image

Global Diaspora Week Launch Event

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 9): "Welcome to the launch of the Global Diaspora Week here at the State Department. We’re very proud of this effort and it’s a very important effort in many, many ways." Full Text» DipNote» More»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Japan

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Oct. 13): "Both the U.S. and the Japanese Government remain committed to implementing the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Camp Schwab on Henoko Bay." Full Text»

Shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Oct. 13): "We welcome the important findings of the Dutch Safety Board in its final report on the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17." Full Text»

Boko Haram's Brutal Attacks

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Oct. 13): "We send our condolences to the families and loved ones of these latest victims of the group’s unabated and horrific campaign of indiscriminate murder and violence throughout the Lake Chad Basin region." Full Text»

Report on International Religious Freedom

Secretary Kerry releases the 2014 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14 in the Press Briefing Room at the State Department. More»

Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

The Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues in association with the Institute for Inclusive Security will host “Collaborative Approaches to Global Security” at the Newseum on October 15 at 2:00 p.m. Media Note» More»

Violence in Israel, Jerusalem, and West Bank

Spokesperson Kirby (Oct. 13): "The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, which resulted in the murder of three Israelis and left numerous others wounded." Full Text»


Date: 10/01/2015 Description: A chief examines a satellite map in Africa. Satellite data produced through the NASA/USAID SERVIR partnership helps local leaders make informed decisions. © NASA Image
Modernizing Development Assistance

USAID is striving to collect better data across a range of sectors and to make that data more widely available. More»

Date: 10/01/2015 Description: Logo for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. © DHS Image
Cyber Security Awareness

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Help make digital communities more secure. 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: 09/2015 Description: Allison D. Henry-Plotts  - State Dept Image
Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

We recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. 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: 05/29/2015 Description: A man receives an interim care kit and is now able to better protect himself from Ebola. © USAID Image by Paloma Clohossey
Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»


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