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Diplomacy in Action

U.S. National Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

With the theme "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet," the U.S. National Pavilion will host millions of visitors during the May 1 - October 31 world's fair. DipNote»

Date: 04/17/2015 Description: View of the giant flag design on the U.S. National Pavilion, which is under construction for the Milan 2015 Expo - State Dept Image

Deputy Secretary Blinken Press Availability

Deputy Secretary Blinken (Apr. 16): "One of the most exciting aspects of our relationships with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and an area that we covered at some length today, is the increasingly global scope of our cooperation together." Full Text»

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 15): "We’re very, very privileged to be here with the G7, which has a critical voice right now on the major challenges that we face – ISIS, Yemen, the Middle East, Syria, Ukraine, Libya." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 04/15/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Poses With Fellow G7 Foreign Ministers in Lubeck, Germany - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Counterterrorism

Acting Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 17): "Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, General John Allen, is in Singapore to deliver keynote remarks at the East Asia Summit symposium on countering violent extremism." Full Text» More»

U.S. Condemns Erbil Attack

Acting Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 17): "The U.S. condemns the attack in Erbil today in which a vehicle-born improvised explosive device detonated outside the U.S. Consulate and took a number of innocent lives." Full Text»

Secretary Kerry Travels to Iqaluit

Acting Spokesperson Harf: "Secretary Kerry will travel to Iqaluit, Canada, on April 24 to attend the biennial Arctic Council Ministerial." Full Text»

Attacks Against the Colombian Military

Acting Spokesperson Harf: "The U.S. offers condolences to the families of the eleven Colombian soldiers killed and the 20 soldiers wounded in Cauca on April 15." Full Text»

Rising Tensions in Burundi

Acting Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 17): "The U.S. is deeply concerned by the rising tensions in Burundi in advance of general elections beginning in May that ... have led over 8,000 Burundians to flee to neighboring countries." Full Text»

Coordinator Phillips Travels to India

Bureau of International Information Programs Coordinator Macon Phillips travels to India April 20 - 30. 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: 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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