printable banner
You are using an older version of Internet Explorer.

In order to get the most out of our website, you can get a free update of Internet Explorer.
If you're using a work computer, please contact your IT administrator.


U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Latvia's EU Presidency

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "In that role, it underscores the importance of what is happening in the European response ... to the aggression that has taken place there, the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine." Full Text»

Combating Human Trafficking

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "One of the greatest zones of impunity is in the supply chains. ... If governments want responsible businesses to compete on a level playing field, then we need to address this problem head on." Full Text»

Date: 01/29/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the White House Forum on Combatting Human Trafficking in Supply Chains at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on January 29, 2015.  - State Dept Image

The U.S. and Sweden

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "Sweden is helping on Ebola, standing the line on Ukraine, providing critical humanitarian assistance in our struggle in the Middle East with ISIS and Syria, and is a powerful supporter of the concept of a trade agreement." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Ukraine

Spokesperson Psaki (Jan. 29): "We call on Russia and the separatists it supports to cease immediately offensive military operations in eastern Ukraine and implement fully their commitments under the September Minsk agreements." Full Text»

Attacks in Egypt

Jan. 29: The U.S. strongly condemns today's terrorist attacks in Egypt's North Sinai Governorate in which at least twenty-nine Egyptian citizens were killed and dozens of others wounded. More»

SelectUSA Summit

Assistant Secretary Rivkin (Jan. 29): "The reason we are excited about the Summit is simple: The United States is one of the best places in the world to launch a new business." Full Text»

Neutralizing the FDLR

Jan. 29: The U.S. fully supports Democratic Republic of the Congo military operations with MONUSCO against those members of the FDLR who have failed to surrender. More»

Trial in Ethiopia

Jan. 29: The decision to proceed with the trial of six bloggers and three independent journalists on charges under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation undermines a free and open media environment. More»

Travel to Boston

On January 30-31, Secretary Kerry will host his counterparts from Canada and Mexico for the North American Ministerial in Boston, Massachusetts. More»


Date: 01/16/2015 Description: USAID Workers unload medical supplies. © 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: 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: 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: 10/27/2014 Description: A group photo brings together delegates, afriCoderDojo participants and teachers - State Dept Image
Wanted: Entrepreneurs
The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) led a Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Tanzania. More»

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.