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Diplomacy in Action

U.S.-Panama Relationship

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 2): "Panama and the United States boast of a very long and important relationship. We share mutual concerns for the hemisphere and particularly today a great deal of cooperative effort with respect to security issues." Full Text»

President Obama's Message on the Ebola Virus

Sept. 2: Educating yourself about the Ebola virus is one way to help stop the virus from spreading. Watch President Obama's message on the Ebola virus and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information. More» CDC»

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the U.S. Diplomacy Center

Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the United States Diplomacy Center (USDC) on Sept. 3. Watch it here live at 12:00 p.m. More»

Date: 09/02/2014 Description: Watch a live broadcast of the groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Diplomacy Center on September 3, 2014. - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: ISIL Video of Steven Sotloff

Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 2): "We’ve seen reports of a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen Steven Sotloff by ISIL. The intelligence community will work as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity." Full Text»

Launch of "State of Rights" Series

The State Department announces the Sept. 3 launch of the "State of Rights" series -- an interactive dialogue on global trends that affect both emerging powers and fledgling democracies. More»

2014 Global Sports Mentoring Program

Sept. 2: This program supports the Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, advancing the rights and participation of women and girls around the world by using sports as a vehicle toward greater opportunity and inclusion. More»

Travel to Wales, U.K.

On Sept. 4-5, Secretary Kerry will accompany President Obama during his visit to Wales to participate in the Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. More» DipNote»

European Transgender Council Meeting

Sept. 2: The European Transgender Council Meeting -- a gathering of 200 transgender activists, allies, researchers, and funders, in Budapest, Hungary -- is the first such conference to take place in Central and Eastern Europe. More»

Travel to Afghanistan

Sept. 2: Assistant Secretary Frantz has arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan to assist Embassy colleagues with strategic communications efforts and meet with Kabul-based international and Afghan journalists. More»


Date: 08/29/2014 Description: Graphic for America's PrepareAthon. - State Dept Image
America's PrepareAthon

Join America's movement to stay safe during disasters. National PrepareAthon Day is Sept. 30. Read more and register»

Date: 08/01/2014 Description: Department of State employees discuss the State by State map. - State Dept Image
State by State Map

Employees share how 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»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 08/14/2014 Description: Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition - State Dept Image
Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition

The Department used innovative methods to document Afghanistan’s historic Ghazni Towers. View the Exhibition»

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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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