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Diplomacy in Action

Visas for Deserving Afghans: Our Moral Responsibility

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom (July 24): "Currently there are sufficient numbers of visas for Iraqis, but there are many more Afghans who have qualified for visas and who remain in harm's way, and we need urgent congressional help to honor our commitment to them." DipNote»

Date: 07/24/2014 Description: A U.S. soldier, through the help of an Afghan interpreter, speaks with Afghan village leaders in Helmand Province. © AP Image

The Situation in Gaza

Secretary Kerry (July 23): "The UN is wholeheartedly in this effort to try to see if we can advance not just a cease-fire but a sustainable process of going forward, which is very important." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 07/23/2014 Location: Jerusalem Description: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses reporters as he stands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a hotel in Jerusalem on July 23, 2014, amid multi-party negotiations aimed at bringing a cease-fire to fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] - State Dept Image

United States Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza

July 21: Secretary Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help address the humanitarian situation in Gaza. These funds will provide critical humanitarian aid, including shelter, food, and medical supplies to Palestinians in Gaza. More» Trip Page»

File photo: Bags of flour donated by USAID, or the United States Agency for International Development, at a depot in the West Bank village of Anin near Jenin, Wednesday, June 4, 2008.  © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Secretary Kerry's Travel

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 24): "Secretary Kerry will travel to New Delhi for the fifth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which he will co-chair with the Indian minister of external affairs on July 31." Full Text»

CAR Cessation of Hostilities Agreement

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 24): "This cessation of hostilities agreement represents an important step toward stopping the bloodshed in the Central African Republic and preparing the way for a peaceful and democratic political transition." Full Text»

New President of Iraq

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 24): "The U.S. congratulates the Iraqi people on the election of their new president, Fuad Masum." Full Text»

Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

On July 28, Secretary Kerry will deliver welcoming remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. More»

Assistant Secretary Russel's Travel

July 24: Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Aspen, Colorado and San Francisco, California to take part in public forums related to the discussion of political developments in East Asia. More»

Tunisia Issues $500 Million Bond

July 24: The Republic of Tunisia closed on its offering of a $500 million sovereign bond issuance guaranteed by the U.S., acting through USAID. More»


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State by State Map

This interactive map shows how the work of the Department benefits each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget.

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Date: 06/01/2014 Location: Papua New Guinea Description: Embassy Port Moresby Deputy Chief of Mission Melanie Higgins, left, poses with Political Assistant Melissa Kembol and the Papua New Guinea prime minister's wife, Linda Babao, after the PNG Women's Forum opening. © State Magazine
Uniting Women

A team of four officers and five local staff at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby created the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum. More»

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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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