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Diplomacy in Action

Washington Ideas Forum

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 30): "As I said, nations are more developed, they’re more assertive, and it’s not a moment like that. That doesn’t make diplomacy any less important, it’s in fact more important in many ways, because we don’t have the bipolarity that existed for those 70 years or so." Full Text»

U.S. - Bangladesh Partnership

Oct. 29: Following the second Partnership Dialogue in Dhaka in May 2013, Bangladesh and the United States have demonstrated their shared commitment to broadening and deepening their partnership, including through the signing of multiple agreements in November 2013. More»

Date: 10/29/2014 Description: (L-R) Bangladesh Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin, Under Secretary Wendy Sherman, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque, Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal - State Dept Image

We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa

At a time when fear and misinformation spread panic faster than a virus, let's not miss the opportunity to scale up what's working, fix what isn't, and bring the best of science, technology, and innovation to bear on this devastating disease. DipNote» USAID» Remarks by the President» More»

Date: 09/18/2014 Description: A World Health Organization, WHO, worker, center, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone © AP Image

In Other News

Coalition To Counter ISIL

General John Allen (Oct. 29): "It’s going to take the cooperation of many of the members of the coalition over a period of time. We’re going to combine our efforts in a number of ways to accomplish the objectives of degrading ISIL and ultimately defeating it. " Full Text» Joint Statement» More»

Violence in South Sudan's Unity State

Oct. 30: Since last December, thousands of people have been killed and millions have fled their homes due to the senseless man-made conflict in South Sudan. More»

Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 28): "Together on this side of the Atlantic and where necessary overseas, we will defeat the advocates and practitioners of terror, expose their hypocrisy, and we will win the battle of ideas." Full Text» Trip Page»

Daily Press Briefing: Zambia

Spokesperson Psaki (Oct. 29): "I want to just reiterate from here the United States Government expresses its deep condolences on the passing of Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata. Our sympathies are with the president’s family and with the people of Zambia during this time of mourning." Full Text»

"Heart of Asia" Conference

Counselor to the President John Podesta will lead a senior U.S. Government delegation to the "Heart of Asia" conference October 30-31 in Beijing, China to discuss efforts in the region to expand political, security, and economic support for Afghanistan.  More»

Travel to Haiti

Counselor to the Department Thomas A. Shannon visits Haiti on October 30, 2014 to underscore U.S. support for timely elections, promote political dialogue, and highlight progress made in reconstruction and development. More»


Date: 09/18/2014 Description: A World Health Organization, WHO, worker, right, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone. © AP Image
Fighting the Ebola Virus

The United States is working with international partners to help respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. 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»

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Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year's theme: "Expect. Employ. Empower." 
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Cyber Security Awareness

The Department is committed to cybersecurity awareness. Do your part - safeguard your personal information while online. More»

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