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Diplomacy in Action

Crisis in Burundi

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 25): "The United States continues to monitor the situation in Burundi closely and is prepared to take additional measures against those who commit, incite or ‎promote violence or other human rights abuses and violations." Full Text»

Date: 05/24/2015 Description: Muslim men offer prayers at the funeral of UPD-Zigamibanga party Zedi Feruzi, in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, May 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gildas Ngingo) © AP Image/Gildas Ngingo

Press Availability Following 4th Round of U.S.-Cuba Talks

Assistant Secretary Jacobson (May 22): "These are the first steps in the long process of normalization that will allow us to better represent U.S. interests and increase engagement with the Cuban people." Full Text» More»

Reception for the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Secretary Kerry (May 21): "Our priorities include Arctic Ocean safety, security, and stewardship. It includes improved economic conditions for the living conditions of folks in the Arctic communities, and that is a critical concern." Full Text»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Syria

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 22): "Our position certainly hasn’t changed, that there is no future for Bashar al-Assad. He has lost all legitimacy to lead. And the Russians have agreed to the Geneva communique framework for a political transition." Full Text»

Russia's "Undesirables" Law

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 23): "We are deeply troubled by a new law in Russia that allows the government to ban the activities of “undesirable foreign or international organizations” in Russia and criminalizes any “cooperation” with groups with that designation." Full Text»

Trade Promotion Authority

Secretary Kerry (May 23): "I applaud senators from both parties who voted to ‎promote and protect our interests both at home and abroad by passing the Trade Promotion Authority bill." Full Text»

Violence and Human Rights Violations in Mali

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (May 23): "The United States condemns the ongoing violence in northern Mali, including reports of summary executions of civilians in Tin Hama, and other human rights abuses and violations." Full Text»

Beatification of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Secretary Kerry (May 23): "We could pay no more profound a tribute to the life and memory of this champion of truth than to do as he taught us, today, tomorrow, and for generations to come." Full Text»

Conclusion of the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

Under Secretary Gottemoeller (May 22): "Though this conference concludes today, it is clear that the NPT remains the enduring cornerstone for the global nonproliferation regime and will continue to serve as the focus for our efforts to achieve a world without nuclear weapons." Full Text» More»

Features

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: 05/01/2015 Description: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2015: Nicole Patel - State Dept Image
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy that reflects the spirit of our Nation. More»

Date: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA

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

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: 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: 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»

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