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Diplomacy in Action

Partnering for Pacific Island Prosperity

Aug. 27: We want to work with our public and private sector partners in the Pacific to create networking opportunities and the type of business environment necessary for more island entrepreneurs to succeed. DipNote»

Date: 2015 Description: DipNote: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kurt Tong speaks at a press availability during a visit to the South Pacific in July 2015. - State Dept Image

An Historic Step at the United Nations on LGBT Rights

Aug. 26: On Monday, the UN Security Council held it’s first-ever meeting on LGBT rights and the persecution of LGBT individuals around the world, co-hosted by the United States and Chile. As Ambassador Samantha Power said, “Today we are making UN history.” DipNote»

Date: 08/26/2015 Description: DipNote: Ambassador Samantha Power delivers remarks at a historic meeting on LGBT rights at the UN Security Council, in New York. © UN Image

Moving to Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership

Aug. 26: Now that we are no longer constrained by concerns about AGOA expiring in the near future, we can start more strategic conversations about the future of our trade and investment relationship. DipNote»

Date: 08/26/2015 Description: DipNote: President Obama Speaks during a White House Reception on July 22, 2015 to celebrate the recent signing of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Pakistan

Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 27): "Obviously, we continue to urge all nuclear-capable states, including Pakistan, to exercise restraint regarding furthering their nuclear capabilities." Full Text»

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom to Lead U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum

Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Higginbottom will lead a high-level U.S. government delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Post Forum Dialogue on September 11 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. More»

Appointment of Jim O'Brien as the First Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 28): "Jim is exactly the right person for a job that demands a high level of diplomatic experience and the ability to analyze and find effective remedies to complex problems." Full Text»

Messages From Under Secretary Kennedy

Read Under Secretary Patrick F. Kennedy's messages regarding the recent cyber incidents at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). More»

Ukraine's New Patrol Police

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Aug. 28): "This week marked another reform milestone for Ukraine—the newly trained Patrol Police in Odesa were publicly sworn-in in front of Ukraine’s President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, and Minister of Internal Affairs Avakov." More»

Anniversary of the Detention of Amir Hekmati

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 28): "This Saturday marks the four-year anniversary of U.S. citizen Amir Hekmati’s detention on false espionage charges while visiting his relatives in Iran." Full Text»


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: 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: 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: 05/29/2015 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: 07/10/2015 Description: Tech-I's Best Female Entrepreneur of 2014, Cynthia Ndubuisi, works on a project.  © Photo courtesy of AAAS
New Solutions

Entrepreneurs in Global Innovation through Science and Technology are innovating to solve local and global problems. More»

Date: 07/28/2015 Description: Young Women on an Exchange Program Participate in Wheelchair Basketball - State Dept Image
Access for All

Every day, the Department demonstrates its commitment to advancing disability rights in the U.S. and abroad. More»


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