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Diplomacy in Action

Preview of the African Leaders Summit

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield (July 31): "Next Monday, President Obama will welcome 51 African Heads of State and Government. The Summit is the first such event of its kind and the largest event any U.S. President has ever held with African leaders." Full Text»

U.S.-India: Indispensable Partners

Secretary Kerry (July 31): "The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners in the 21st century. ... the moment has never been more ripe to deliver on the incredible possibilities of the relationship between our nations." Full Text» DipNote» Trip Page»

Date: 07/31/2014 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, left, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal, right, sit across from Indian Minister of Finance and Defense Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, India, at the outset of a meeting as part of a Strategic & Economic Dialogue between the two countries. - State Dept Image

Wildlife Trafficking: Turning Concern Into Action

July 31: Raising awareness about wildlife trafficking and its damaging consequences and taking steps to combat the illegal wildlife trade are high on the international diplomatic foreign policy agenda. DipNote»

Date: 07/31/2014 Description: Elephants Walk in Amboseli National Park in Southern Kenya. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Afghanistan

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (July 31): "We welcome today’s announcement by the Afghan Independent Election Commission has adopted the recount and invalidation criteria proposed by the United Nations and based on Afghan law and international best practices." Full Text» DipNote»

SRAP Daniel Feldman Takes Office and Travels

Aug. 1: SRAP Feldman will spend his first official days as SRAP on travel to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he will be meeting with President Hamid Karzai as well as a broad range of Afghan political leaders and electoral officials. Full Text»


Tech-savvy teenagers from Middle Eastern countries will participate in the third TechGirls exchange program. The success of the participants builds on the U.S. global commitment to advance the rights of women and girls globally, as well as STEM education. More»

Situation in the Gaza Strip

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 1): The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack, which led to the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the apparent abduction of another." Full Text»

Combating Illegal Fishing and Seafood Fraud

July 31: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud have significant economic, environmental, health, and safety impacts worldwide. More»

Huang Case

July 31: Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary Anne Patterson met with family and representatives of U.S. citizens Matthew and Grace Huang concerning their ongoing legal proceedings in Qatar following the tragic death of their daughter, Gloria. 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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