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Diplomacy in Action

Equal Futures Partnership

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "The theme of this year's meeting, increasing women's representation in leadership positions, is at the heart of what we can really do to change things on a global basis." Full Text»

NYC Climate Week

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "Too often climate change is put into an 'environmental challenge' box, when in fact it's a major set of economic opportunities and economic challenges, it's a public health challenge, and it’s also unquestionably … an international security challenge." Full Text»

U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. Fact Sheet» More»

Date: 08/06/2014 Description: A man washes his hands in a attempt to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: UNGA

Mr. Rathke (Sept. 19): "There will be numerous activities in New York next week to extend the conversation on Ebola, including the Secretary General's high-level meeting on Thursday." Full Text»

Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "Ancient treasures in Iraq and in Syria have now become the casualties of continuing warfare and looting. And no one group has done more to put our shared cultural heritage in the gun sights than ISIL." Full Text» More»

International Coastal Cleanup

While soda cans, disposable diapers, or fishing lines may seem harmless, marine debris is one of the greatest threats to the ocean. More»

UN 69th General Assembly High-Level Week

Every year at this time, the State Department endeavors to advance U.S. priorities for the new General Assembly, as well as translating U.S. goals and objectives. More»

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Palestinians in Gaza

Sept. 22: The U.S. is providing more than $71 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance to help meet emergency needs in Gaza. More»

Safe From the Start Initiative

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "Our initial $10 million commitment is making a difference … And that's why we're making available an additional $12 million to support this initiative." Remarks» Fact Sheet»


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: 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: 09/2014 Description: Hispanic Heritage Month - State Dept Image
Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

This month, we honor the rich heritage of the Hispanic community and celebrate its countless achievements. More»

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

Date: 09/2014 Description: Josh Glazeroff, the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Office of Fraud Prevention Programs' director, takes a phone call. - State Dept Image
On Guard

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Fraud Prevention Programs (CA/FPP) works to prevent consular fraud. More»


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