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Diplomacy in Action

Secretary Kerry's Travel to Geneva

Secretary Kerry is traveling to Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in a multilateral meeting among the United States, Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union to discuss the ongoing situation in and around Ukraine. Trip Page»

Date: 04/16/2014 Description: Secretary Kerry is greeted by U.S. and other officials upon his arrival at Geneva International Airport. - State Dept Image

Swearing-in Ceremony for Rick Stengel

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 15): "The modes of communicating are changing at a lightning pace ... and that means that public diplomacy has to change with it ... so that we can say we are providing really groundbreaking public diplomacy for a groundbreaking era." Full Text»

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: South Korea

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Apr. 16): "We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who lost their lives on board the South Korean ferry, the Sewol. The United States is ready to provide any assistance needed." Full Text»

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Apr. 15: Read the joint statement issued at the conclusion of the P5 Beijing Conference: Enhancing Strategic Confidence and Working Together to Implement the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Outcomes. More»

Elections in Guinea-Bissau

Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 15): "We urge the country's leaders, both civilian and military, to hear the voice of their people and bring the political transition period to a successful conclusion." Full Text»

LGBT Rights

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland (Apr. 16): "It is the duty of American diplomats to shape foreign policy to promote human rights for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity." Full Text»

Travel to China and Vietnam

Special Advisor Heumann's visits to Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hanoi on April 18-30 will include meetings and discussions on issues related to the rights of persons with disabilities. More»

Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Apr. 14: The United States and Ukraine have signed a loan guarantee agreement intended to unlock $1 billion in financing for the Government of Ukraine and bolster its ability to provide critical services as it implements necessary reforms. More»


Date: 03/19/2014 Description: USA Science and Engineering Festival 2014 logo © USA Science and Engineering
STEM at State

The Department will host an exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 26-27, 2014. For more information, see

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: 03/19/2014 Description: Official photo for Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell - State Dept Image
Women's History Month 2014

Cathy Russell currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. More»

Date: 04/03/2014 Description: Photo for Earth Day - April 22 © EPA
Earth Day 2014

You can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by taking small actions like changing light bulbs, using less water, and recycling.  More»

Date: 2014 Description: Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2014 logo. - State Dept Image
2014 AEIF Competition

Department of State exchange program alumni can apply now to compete for funding for grassroots, community-based projects. More» Media Note»

Date: 02/25/2014 Description: Colombian students take notes as U.S. diplomats lecture about the different branches of U.S. Government. © Universidad Externado
"Teach America" in Colombia

U.S. diplomats are teaching Colombia's next generation of politicos how our government works while building stronger ties. More»

Date: 01/22/2014 Description: "Diplomacy in Action" flyer © Smithsonian Institution
Diplomacy in Action

The Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms unveiled a new digital learning resource in a free online conference. More»

Date: 02/09/2011 Description: QR Code for - State Dept Image for Mobile

Get foreign policy information on your handheld device by scanning in the above QR code or visiting m.state.govOther Government apps»

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My State Department

Stay on top of your favorite topics with My State Department More»

Date: 09/12/2013 Description: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Operation Predator iPhone App. © U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Operation Predator App

U.S. ICE launched this new smartphone app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators. More»

Date: 10/28/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry responds to questions from employees during a town hall at the Department of State in Washington, DC on October 28, 2013.  - State Dept Image
State @ Work

Secretary of State John Kerry responds to questions from employees during a town hall at the Department of State in Washington, DC. More»

Date: 01/17/2014 Description: Screenshot of website. - State Dept Image
Business Booster

The website helps U.S. companies get information about export opportunities. More»


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