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Diplomacy in Action

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Apr. 1: The theme of this CSW centered around events from 1995, when governments and activists came together in Beijing to commit to an action plan for equality between men and women at the Fourth World Conference on Women. DipNote» More»

Date: 04/01/2015 Description: CSW Side Event on Women's Empowerment. © UN Image/Ryan Brown

An Enduring Vision for Central Asia

Deputy Secretary Blinken (Mar. 31): "Our engagement is animated by the vision that at a time of unique challenge and opportunity alike, Central Asia can reassert its historic role as a vital hub of global commerce, ideas, and culture." Full Text» More»

Negotiations on Iran's Nuclear Program

Senior State Department Official: "We are focused on getting a political framework that addresses all of the major elements of a comprehensive deal done by the end of March." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 03/29/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry sits with some of his counterparts from Germany, China, the European Union, France, the United Kingdom, and Russia on March 29, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland, before a coordinating meeting among the P5+1 partner nations about negotiations over the future of Iran's nuclear program. - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Iran

Acting Spokesperson Harf (Mar. 30): " I do think in general, we and our P5+1 partners agree that the decisions for Iran don’t get easier the more you wait – we’ve all said that, and that now is really the time to make these decisions." Full Text»

Travel to Seattle and Tokyo

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel travels to Seattle, Washington and Tokyo, Japan, April 1-7, to participate in a number of engagements. More»

Climate Change

Secretary Kerry (Mar. 31): "Climate change is the defining challenge of our generation, and the United States is committed to playing a leading role in the global effort to address it." Full Text» DipNote»

Nigerian Election Results

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 1): "The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria and the Nigerian Government on historic and largely peaceful elections the weekend of March 28." Full Text»

Humanitarian Assistance for Syria

Ambassador Power (Mar. 31): "President Obama sent me here today to announce that the United States is pledging $507 million, in addition to the nearly $3.2 billion we have provided since the conflict began." Full Text» DipNote» More»

EducationUSA Network

Mar. 31: The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network has revamped its web presence for international students, U.S. higher education professionals, and foreign governments and institutions. 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: Women's History Month Profile: Kristin Fleschner  - State Dept Image
Women's History Month

This year’s theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. 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: 2015 Description: Renowned Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hasani strikes a pose reflected in her new work at Embassy Kabul.  © Photo by Joanne Lewa
Gender Equity in Afghanistan

The $216 million Promote effort represents a joint U.S.-Afghan commitment to create opportunities for Afghan women to become future leaders. 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»


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