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Diplomacy in Action

Sanctions Against Russia

NSC Spokesperson Hayden (Aug. 30): "We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prepare further sanctions for consideration in coming days." Full Text»

Date: 08/30/2014 Description: An Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) member observes damage caused by shelling near the train station in Donetsk, Ukraine. © AP Image

Countering the Threat of ISIL

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 29): "This effort is underway in Iraq, where other countries have joined us in providing humanitarian aid, military assistance and support for an inclusive government." Full Text» Defense Department»

Date: 08/30/2014 Description: Iraqi Shiite Turkmens crowd around an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight bringing in supplies to Amirli, Iraq. © AP Image

Department of State by State Map

This interactive map shows how the work of the Department benefits each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. View the map»
• State Department generates $150 billion in trade
• Education exchanges bring U.S. economy $22.7 billion

Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Azerbaijan

Spokesperson Psaki (Aug.  28): "We are deeply concerned by recent restrictions on peaceful civil society activities in Azerbaijan. ... We urge Azerbaijan to respect the universal rights of its citizens." Full Text»

New European Union Leaders

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 31): "I want to congratulate Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on his election as President of the European Council, and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini on her appointment as High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy." Full Text»

Travel to Wales, U.K.

On Sept. 4-5, Secretary Kerry will accompany President Obama during his visit to Wales to participate in the Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. More» DipNote»

Lesotho Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

Sept. 1: The U.S. Embassy in Maseru continues to conduct essential services, but has issued an Emergency Message to U.S. citizens advising that the State Department has ordered the departure of non-employed family members of U.S. Mission personnel due to concerns over a possible deterioration of the security situation in Lesotho. More»

International Day of the Disappeared

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 30): "Those who vanished are neither alive nor dead. ... Today, we mark the 31st International Day of the Disappeared and remember those individuals whose locations and fates remain unknown." Full Text»

Travel to Turkey and Germany

Under Secretary Novelli's Sept. 1-5 trip includes participation in the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, and meetings and discussions on economic and business issues. More» DipNote»

Features

Date: 08/29/2014 Description: Graphic for America's PrepareAthon. - State Dept Image
America's PrepareAthon

Join America's movement to stay safe during disasters. National PrepareAthon Day is Sept. 30. Read more and register»

Date: 08/14/2014 Description: Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition - State Dept Image
Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition

The Department used innovative methods to document Afghanistan’s historic Ghazni Towers. View the Exhibition»

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BusinessUSA

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

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state.gov 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: 08/01/2014 Description: Department of State employees discuss the State by State map. - State Dept Image
State by State Map

Employees share how 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: 06/01/2014 Location: Papua New Guinea Description: Embassy Port Moresby Deputy Chief of Mission Melanie Higgins, left, poses with Political Assistant Melissa Kembol and the Papua New Guinea prime minister's wife, Linda Babao, after the PNG Women's Forum opening. © State Magazine
Uniting Women

A team of four officers and five local staff at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby created the Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum. More»

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