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Diplomacy in Action

P5+1 Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Oct. 23: Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman will deliver a keynote address on the EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at approximately 5:00 p.m. EDT. Watch a live broadcast here. More»

Secretary Kerry to Host Diwali Celebration

Oct. 23: Secretary of State John Kerry will host the Obama Administration’s Annual Diwali Celebration to honor the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain holiday celebrated throughout the world at approximately 6:30 p.m. EDT in the Benjamin Franklin Room. Watch live here. More»

Date: 10/23/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry will host the Obama Administration's Annual Diwali Celebration to honor the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain holiday celebrated throughout the world. - State Dept Image

Meeting With German Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 22): "America and Germany have a long history of cooperation for fighting for freedom, for peace and for prosperity. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here today and to renew our commitment to our relations with Germany." Full Text» Trip Page» Countering ISIL» DipNote»

In Other News

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Launched in 1940, the IVLP helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world and cultivate lasting relationships by connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term visits to the United States. More»

Daily Press Briefing: Libya

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Oct. 22): "To end the current crisis, Libyans must immediately rein in militias, cease violence, and engage in the productive political dialogue led by their UN special representative." Full Text»

Passing of Ben Bradlee

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 22): "Ben put his own brand on journalism and it was big, bold, and unapologetic. He invented the modern newsroom. He cared about the Post as an institution and he cared about its people." Full Text»

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development

Ebola is a horrific disease. It’s wiping out entire families. It has turned simple acts of love and comfort and kindness -- like holding a sick friend’s hand, or embracing a dying child -- into potentially fatal acts. USAID» More»

"2+2" Ministerial Meeting

Oct. 23: Secretary of State Kerry and Secretary of Defense Hagel will hold a “2+2” meeting with their Republic of Korea counterparts, Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun and Minister of National Defense Han, in Washington, DC, on October 24. More»

Attacks in Ottawa

Seretary Kerry (Oct.22): "We condemn today’s heinous and evil attacks in Ottawa, seemingly aimed at the heart of the federal government itself." Full Text» DipNote»


Date: 09/18/2014 Description: A World Health Organization, WHO, worker, right, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone. © AP Image
Fighting the Ebola Virus

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: 09/26/2014 Description: Cybersecurity Awareness Month - State Dept Image
Cyber Security Awareness

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

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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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