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Diplomacy in Action

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» More»

Our Cities, Our Climate

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 8): "The answer to climate change is not a mystery. ... It's called clean energy. It is that simple." Full Text» More» Op-Ed»

Arrival of Berlin Wall Segment Ceremony

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 7): "In receiving this unique symbol and memorial of the wall itself, the Berlin Wall, we at the same time pay tribute to an indelible partnership between two great countries." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Libya

Spokesperson Kirby (Oct. 9): "Turning to Libya, the United States welcomes the October 8th presentation of the final text of the Libyan political framework, which includes the names of the senior leaders for the new Libyan Government of National Accord." Full Text»

Election of Prime Minister of Nepal

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Oct. 12): "The United States congratulates Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on his election as the Prime Minister of Nepal." Full Text» 

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Turkey

Spokesperson Kirby (Oct. 10): "The United States strongly condemns today’s heinous terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey, perpetrated against peaceful demonstrators." Full Text»  More»

Secretary Kerry's Conversation With Harvard Professor

Oct. 12: Secretary Kerry participates in a conversation, followed by a question and answer session, with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Professor Graham Allison at 6:00 p.m. on October 13,  More»

Presidential Elections in Belarus

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Oct. 12): "The United States welcomes the peaceful conduct of the October 11 presidential election in Belarus." Full Text»

Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian Quartet

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 9): "This extraordinary honor recognizes the critical role civil society organizations played following the Tunisian revolution -- by preserving national unity and constructing a political process that led to both a constitution and free and fair national elections." 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»

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Cyber Security Awareness

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Help make digital communities more secure. More»

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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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Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

We recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. More»

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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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