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Diplomacy in Action

Iran's Nuclear Program

Secretary Kerry (Nov. 24): "Now we have worked long and hard not just over these past days but for months in order to achieve a comprehensive agreement that addresses international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. This takes time." Full Text» Trip Page»

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Nov. 21: The Alliance is a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation that aims to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking stoves and fuels. Fact Sheet» USAID»  More»

Date: 2014 Description: Mariam Hammed cooking in her home in El Fasher, North Darfur. Switching from an open fire to a stove means Mariam and her baby will inhale less smoke. © USAID Image

Recapturing Growth in Ebola-Stricken West Africa

Unlike a civil war or natural disaster, an epidemic does not destroy property. But it sharply increases the cost of doing business, with powerful effects on employment and investment. Full Text» More»

Date: 11/19/2014 Description: USAID Blog photo © USAID Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Turkey

Director Rathke (Nov. 24): "Turkey is a key partner...both on the humanitarian side, on the humanitarian corridors, on foreign terrorist fighters, on financial flows, and indeed through the hosting of the train and equip program. " Full Text»

Passage of Discriminatory Law, Arrests of LGBT Individuals

Director Rathke (Nov. 24): "We are dismayed by President Jammeh’s decision to sign into law legislation that further restricts the rights of LGBT individuals and are deeply concerned about the reported arrests and detention of suspected LGBT individuals in The Gambia." Full Text»

The Web, At the Creation

Happy 20th anniversary to! See how we’ve evolved and where we’re headed.

Georgia's Abkhazia Region and the Russian Federation Treaty

Director Rathke (Nov. 24): "The United States’ position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains clear: these regions are integral parts of Georgia, and we continue to support Georgia’s independence, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity." Full Text»

Tunisia's Presidential Election

Secretary Kerry (Nov. 23): "I congratulate the Tunisian people on today’s presidential election. This historic moment has come about due to the strong commitment by Tunisians from across the political spectrum to democracy and the rule of law."  Full Text»

Assistant Secretary Biswal's Travel

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal travels to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, and Switzerland November 23-December 5. More»


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»

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

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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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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