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Diplomacy in Action

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Secretary Kerry is traveling to Geneva to address the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He continues on to Montreux, Riyadh, London and Paris to meet on regional issues. More»

Date: 03/01/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with U.S. Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, and U.S. Ambassador Keith Harper, Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council, after arriving in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 1, 2015. - State Dept Image

U.S.-Cuba Talks

Assistant Secretary Jacobson (Feb. 27): "We view reestablishing diplomatic relations and reopening embassies as critical early steps in the longer-term process of normalizing relations more than half a century after we severed diplomatic relations." Full Text»

Date: 03/27/2015 Description: Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson delivers remarks on U.S.-Cuba talks to re-establish diplomatic relations at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on February 27, 2015. - State Dept Image

Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 27): "We have a moral obligation to speak out against the persecution and the marginalization of LGBT persons. And we have a moral obligation to promote societies that are more just, fair, and tolerant." Full Text» Special Envoy Berry's Remarks» More»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Bangladesh

Spokesperson Psaki (Feb. 27): "The United States condemns in the strongest terms the brutal murder of Avijit Roy, which was horrific in its brutality and cowardice." Full Text»

Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 27): "The United States urges the Russian authorities to act expeditiously to investigate and bring to justice those responsible." Full Text»

U.S.-Liberia Relationship

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 27): "Even prior to the Ebola outbreak, the United States was the largest bilateral donor to Liberia’s health sector, working to increase the health sector capacity." Full Text» Fact Sheet»

Countering ISIL

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 1): "There’s a great deal of energy and effort being put into this, and I am confident that over time we will beat, we will indeed degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL." Full Text»

U.S.-Asia Regional Order

Under Secretary Sherman (Feb. 27): "America’s security and prosperity are inextricably and increasingly linked with the Asia-Pacific." Full Text»

Rewards for Justice

Feb. 26: The Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information on two associates of the extremist group Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin. 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: 02/21/2013 Description: BusinessUSA Logo © GSA Image
BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 02/01/2015 Description: Black History Month Profile: Kedenard Raymond  © OCR
African American History Month

We celebrate giants of the civil rights movement and countless other men and women. More»

Date: 02/11/2015 Description: ECA's 75th Anniversary of Exchanges logo - State Dept Image
International Exchange Programs

Since 1940, the Department has fostered mutual understanding through people-to-people exchange programs. More»

Date: 01/16/2015 Description: USAID Workers unload medical supplies. © 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: 10/27/2014 Description: A group photo brings together delegates, afriCoderDojo participants and teachers - State Dept Image
Wanted: Entrepreneurs
The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) led a Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Tanzania. More»

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