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Diplomacy in Action

President Obama's Message on the Ebola Virus

Sept. 2: Educating yourself about the Ebola virus is one way to help stop the virus from spreading. Watch President Obama's message on the Ebola virus and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information. More» CDC»

Sanctions Against Russia

NSC Spokesperson Hayden (Aug. 30): "We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prepare further sanctions for consideration in coming days." Full Text»

Date: 08/30/2014 Description: An Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) member observes damage caused by shelling near the train station in Donetsk, 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»

Launch of "State of Rights" Series

The State Department announces the Sept. 3 launch of the "State of Rights" series -- an interactive dialogue on global trends that affect both emerging powers and fledgling democracies. More»

Travel to Afghanistan

Sept. 2: Assistant Secretary Frantz has arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan to assist Embassy colleagues with strategic communications efforts and meet with Kabul-based international and Afghan journalists. 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»

European Transgender Council Meeting

Sept. 2: The European Transgender Council Meeting -- a gathering of 200 transgender activists, allies, researchers, and funders, in Budapest, Hungary -- is the first such conference to take place in Central and Eastern Europe. More»

Lesotho Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

Sept. 1: The State Department has ordered the departure of non-employed family members of U.S. Mission personnel due to concerns over a possible deterioration of the security situation in Lesotho. More»


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: 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 Exhibition»

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: 02/09/2011 Description: QR Code for - State Dept Image for Mobile

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

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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