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Diplomacy in Action

#FreeThe20 Campaign

Ambassador Power (Sept. 1): "Today, we are here to launch a campaign to recognize 20 ... women who should be advocating for women’s empowerment and part of the discussions around the Conference in New York in three weeks, rather than being behind bars." Full Text» More»

GLACIER Conference

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 31): "What we can decide here – and not just here but what we make real in Paris and beyond – will profoundly impact the future of life on this planet." Full Text» Concluding Remarks» DipNote» Joint Statement» Fact Sheet»Trip Page» More»

Passport Awareness Month 2015

Sept. 1: The U.S. Department of State is celebrating Passport Awareness Month during September by launching an “Apply Early” campaign for U.S. citizens thinking about renewing their current passports or applying for the first time. More»

Date: 08/16/2011 Description: People wait in line outside the U.S. Passport Office in downtown Washington, DC.  © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Syrian Refugees

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Sept. 1): "We need to have or put in place a credible, peaceful political resolution to the conflict in Syria so that these people can do what every refugee wants to do, which is eventually go home." Full Text»

Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Secretary Kerry will deliver a speech on the nuclear agreement with Iran at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More»

Sentencing of Azerbaijani Journalist

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Sept. 1): "The United States is deeply troubled by today’s decision of an Azerbaijani court to sentence prominent investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in prison." Full Text»

Messages From Under Secretary Kennedy

Read Under Secretary Patrick F. Kennedy's messages regarding the recent cyber incidents at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). More»

PEPFAR Diplomatic Reception

Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks at the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Diplomatic Reception at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the Treaty Room at the U.S. Department of State. More»

South Sudan: Adherence to Cease-fire

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Sept. 1): "The United States condemns the recent fighting in Jonglei State and Upper Nile State in South Sudan. We call on all parties to immediately cease provocative action and hostile engagement...." Full Text»


Date: 09/2015 Description: Graphic: September is National Preparedness Month! Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. FEMA; America's PrepareAthon; Ready! - State Dept Image
National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness. 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: 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: 2015 Description: USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015, American Food 2.0   © [USA Pavilion photo]
USA Pavilion at Milan Expo

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo highlights America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. More»

Date: 05/29/2015 Description: A man receives an interim care kit and is now able to better protect himself from Ebola. © USAID Image by Paloma Clohossey
Ebola Response

The United States continues to work with international partners to respond to and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus. More»

Date: 07/28/2015 Description: Young Women on an Exchange Program Participate in Wheelchair Basketball - State Dept Image
Access for All

Every day, the Department demonstrates its commitment to advancing disability rights in the U.S. and abroad. More»


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