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Diplomacy in Action

Continuing the Fight Against Ebola

Dec. 19: The State Department recently launched a new online audio series on the Ebola outbreak and efforts by the international community to help fight the virus and respond to the needs of those in the affected countries. DipNote»

Date: 12/19/2014 Description: A volunteer wears a suit and gloves during training on Ebola. AP photo from Dec. 19, 2014 DipNote blog post. AP Image

Changes in U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

Assistant Secretary Jacobson (Dec. 18): "A couple things about the State Department and next steps ... We will begin the process of restoration of diplomatic relations." Full Text» Fact Sheet» President's Statement» and Video» Secretary's Statement»

International Migrants Day

Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 18): "The United States works bilaterally and multilaterally with the international community to make migration safer and the control of borders more humane." Full Text» DipNote»

Date: 11/27/2014 Description: A baby looks out the window of a bus carrying refugees who had been trying to migrate to Europe via ship. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Kenya

Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 19): "We would urge the Kenyan Government to ensure that its counterterrorism efforts respect the rights of the Kenyan people and live up to the Kenyan constitution and rule of law." Full Text» Statement»

Executive Order on Crimea

Dec. 19: The E.O. is intended to provide clarity to U.S. corporations doing business in the region and reaffirm that the United States will not accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea. President's Statement» Executive Order»

Belarus and Human Rights

Spokesperson Psaki (Dec. 18): "It has been four years since the Belarusian Government launched a repressive crackdown on civil society, independent media, and the democratic opposition." Full Text»

Cyber-Attack by North Korea

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 19): "These actions are a brazen attempt by an isolated regime to suppress free speech and stifle the creative expression of artists beyond the borders of its own country." Full Text»

U.S.-Japan Joint Statement

Dec. 18: The Ministers affirm an unwavering mutual commitment to strengthen the Alliance further and to enhance deterrence in a complex regional and global security environment. More»

Nuclear Arms Control

Under Secretary Gottemoeller (Dec. 18): "As we push those nations to accept their own global and ethical responsibilities, the United States will maintain a safe, secure, and effective nuclear arsenal for the defense of our nation and our allies." Full Text»


Date: 11/26/2014 Description: USAID workers wrap Ebola virus protection equipment to be used by USAID-sponsored Ebola clinics across the country in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 26, 2014. © AP Image
Ebola Response

The United States is working with international partners to help respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

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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»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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Cyber Security Awareness

The Department is committed to cybersecurity awareness. Do your part - safeguard your personal information while online. 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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