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Diplomacy in Action

Secretary Kerry's Travel

May 30: Secretary Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations. Trip Page»

Date: 05/30/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry sits across from Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a meeting room in Geneva, Switzerland. - State Dept Image

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Secretary Kerry (May 29): "Nearly 130,000 courageous UN peacekeepers from 122 countries serve the cause of peace, nearly two-thirds in conflict areas where they operate under robust and demanding mandates often at great personal risk." Full Text»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: A United Nations flag waves as a UN peacekeeper stands in the background. © AP Image

USAID Provides Emergency Food Assistance to Sudan

May 27: Food supplied through USAID's Office of Food for Peace will support the UN World Food Program's efforts to feed millions of Sudanese children and displaced persons suffering from hunger and malnutrition. More»

Date: 2008 Description: A woman sits next to a container of sorghum from USAID; USAID Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Saudi Arabia

Director Rathke (May 29): "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the attack on a mosque today in Dammam, Saudi Arabia." Full Text»

2015 Investment Climate Statements

May 29: The U.S. Department of State releases today the first of its 2015 Investment Climate Statements, providing country-specific information and assessments on investment-related laws and other pertinent factors for doing business abroad. More» 2015 Investment Climate Statements»

Conviction of Rafael Marques

Director Rathke (May 29): "The United States is deeply disappointed by the conviction of Rafael Marques for libel, and is concerned about the negative impact this decision will have on the freedoms of expression and press in Angola." Full Text»

Violence in Burundi

Director Rathke (May 29): "The United States strongly condemns the May 29 grenade attack in Bujumbura and the continued violence in Burundi." Full Text»

China's Ivory Commitments

Director Rathke (May 29): "The United States commends the Government of the People’s Republic of China for destroying over 600 kilograms of ivory in Beijing today and for its commitment to eventually halt the commercial processing and sale of ivory and its products." Full Text»

An Engine for Innovation

On June 1, Fulbright Foreign Students who participated in the Millennial Trains Project will participate in a panel discussion to showcase the importance of international exchange programs in fostering innovation among emerging leaders around the world. More»


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: 05/01/2015 Description: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2015: Nicole Patel - State Dept Image
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation. 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: 2015 Description: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015, American Food 2.0   © [USA Pavilion photo]
USA Pavilion at Milan Expo

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. More»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: A man receives an interim care kit and is now able to better protect himself from Ebola. © USAID Image by Paloma Clohossey
Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: Part of the American Chef Corps, Guillermo Pernot works with culinary students in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. © State Dept Image by Edwar Javier Ramirez
Promoting Nutrition

The American Chef Corps is a Department initiative that features culinary engagement in public diplomacy. More»


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