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Diplomacy in Action

Earthquake in Nepal

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 25): "I join the people of the United States in expressing our deepest condolences to all of those affected by today's earthquake in Nepal, including the families of those who died in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh." Full Text» DipNote» Travel Alert»

Date: 04/25/2015 Description: Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after a strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. © AP Image

Arctic Council Ministerial

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "The theme of our chairmanship is 'One Arctic,' which ... embodies our belief that the entire world ... shares a responsibility to protect, to respect, to nurture, and to promote the region." Full Text» Trip Page» More»

Date: 04/24/2015 Description: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with members of the Arctic Council in Iqaluit, Canada, just below the Arctic Circle, amid a series of meetings by the group on April 24, 2015. - State Dept Image

World Malaria Day

Adm. Ziemer (Apr. 24): "An estimated 4 million malaria-related deaths have been averted worldwide in the last decade. Of these, 95 percent are estimated to be children under 5 in Africa." DipNote» More»

Date: 11/05/2008 Description: A Senegalese girl stands beneath an insecticide-treated mosquito net. © PMI Image. Credit: Maggie Hallahan

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Armenia/Turkey

Acting Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 24): "The Secretary met with the Turkish foreign minister. They talked about U.S. support for Turkey-Armenia normalization and the importance of Turkey taking concrete steps to match its government’s statements on reconciliation with Armenia." Full Text»

International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "The United States welcomes Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina’s decision to renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala for two years." Full Text»

Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

Under Secretary Gottemoeller (Apr. 22): "In the 45 years of its existence, the treaty has done a fantastic job in really preventing the emergence of nuclear weapon states around the world who would be very threatening to international peace and security and mutual stability." Full Text» More»

Burundi's Disregard for Arusha Agreement

Acting Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 25): "The United States deeply regrets the decision by Burundi’s ruling party ... to disregard the term-limit provisions of the Arusha Agreement by naming President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for a third presidential term." Full Text»

Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster

Apr. 24: We join the people of Bangladesh in mourning those who lost their lives and remain mindful of the difficult struggle for those who survived. Joint Statement»

Renewing U.S. Leadership Through Economic Strength

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 23): "My own convictions are twofold. First, in the modern world, we simply cannot expect our economies to grow and generate new jobs if all we do is buy and sell to ourselves – ain’t gonna work. Trade is a job creator, period." Full Text» DipNote»


Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image
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: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 2014 Description: The United States Partners With the HALO Trust and its Team of Experts to Rid Mozambique and Zimbabwe of the Threat of Landmines and Unexploded Ordinance - State Dept Image
Mine Awareness Day

To Walk the Earth in Safety summarizes the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. More»

Date: 01/31/2015 Location: Monrovia, Liberia Description: The Monrovia Medical Unit treats health workers that contract the virus in the line of duty. Photo by Neil Brandvold, USAID © USAID Image
Ebola Response

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

Date: 2015 Description: Renowned Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hasani strikes a pose reflected in her new work at Embassy Kabul.  © Photo by Joanne Lewa
Gender Equity in Afghanistan

The $216 million Promote effort represents a joint U.S.-Afghan commitment to create opportunities for Afghan women to become future leaders. More»

Date: 02/11/2015 Description: ECA's 75th Anniversary of Exchanges logo - State Dept Image
International Exchange Programs

Since 1940, the Department has fostered mutual understanding through people-to-people exchange programs. More»


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