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Diplomacy in Action

President's Remarks on ISIL

President Obama (Aug. 28): "Countries in the region ... increasingly recognize the primacy of the threat that ISIL poses to all of them. And I've asked Secretary Kerry to travel to the region to continue to build the coalition that's needed to meet this threat." Full Text»

Date: 08/28/2014 Description: President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about Iraq and Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Washington, DC. © AP Image

UN Security Council Session on Ukraine

Ambassador Power (Aug. 28): "This is our 24th session to try to rein in Russia's aggressive acts in Ukraine. Every single one of those sessions has sent a straightforward, unified message: Russia, stop this conflict. Russia is not listening." Full Text»

Date: 08/28/2014 Description: People attend an anti-war meeting in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. © AP Image

Department of 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. View the map»
• State Department generates $150 billion in trade
• Education exchanges bring U.S. economy $22.7 billion

Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Azerbaijan

Spokesperson Psaki (Aug.  28): "We are deeply concerned by recent restrictions on peaceful civil society activities in Azerbaijan. ... We urge Azerbaijan to respect the universal rights of its citizens." Full Text»

Travel to Turkey and Germany

Under Secretary Novelli's Sept. 1-5 trip will include participation in the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, and meetings and discussions on economic and business issues. More» DipNote»

Consular Services Fee Changes

Effective Sept. 12, the fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing. 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»

Exploring the Power of Music

Aug. 28: Five U.S. graduate students and recent graduates have been selected to participate in the 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to explore and foster cross-cultural communication. More»

West Africa Ebola Response

Aug. 27: USAID is providing an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, bringing its commitment to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014. More» Fact Sheet»

Features

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 Virtual Exhibition»

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state.gov for Mobile

Get foreign policy information on your handheld device by scanning in the above QR code or visiting m.state.govOther Government apps»

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BusinessUSA

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

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»

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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My State Department

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