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Diplomacy in Action

Vietnam War Summit

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "The true measure of our partnership is not just whether our economies grow, but it is how they grow. And we are working very carefully on all of those issues with respect to freedom and human rights." Full Text»

Date: 04/27/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry Speaks With Historian and Filmmaker Ken Burns About the Past and Future of the U.S.-Vietnam Relationship at the Vietnam War Summit in Austin - State Dept Image

Take Your Child To Work Day

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 28): "You all, every one of you, have a responsibility to know what’s going on around you...I happen to believe that one of the most important words in the English language is the word 'citizen,' because it describes...what builds community and a strong nation." Full Text»

Paris Climate Change Agreement

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 27): "Last week we saw some 200 nations come to the United Nations, and 100 and, I think, 90 or so signed the agreement itself that will put the world on the road towards sustainable energy production, sustainable energy use; towards clean energy." Full Text»

Date: 04/27/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry and University of Texas at Austin President Fenves Stand in Front of a Solar Field as They Deliver Remarks Following a Business Roundtable on Clean Energy in Austin - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Cote d'Ivoire

Spokesperson Kirby (Apr. 28): "On Cote d’Ivoire, today in New York the UN Security Council adopted two resolutions that reflect the significant progress that has been achieved toward restoring peace and security in Cote d’Ivoire." Full Text»

Attack on al-Quds Hospital

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 28): "We are outraged by yesterday’s airstrikes in Aleppo on the al-Quds hospital supported by both Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which killed dozens of people, including children, patients, and medical personnel." Full Text»

Travel to Haiti

Haiti Special Coordinator Merten travels to Haiti, April 28, to assess progress toward the completion of the 2015 electoral process and the installation of a democratically elected government in Haiti. More»

Defending Democratic Space in the DRC

Spokesperson Kirby (Apr. 28): "We are deeply concerned by the government’s arrest and intimidation of Congolese citizens participating in and preparing for peaceful political activity in Kinshasa and Haut Katanga Province the weekend of April 24." Full Text»

Foreign NGO Activities Inside Mainland China

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 28): "I am deeply concerned that China’s new Law on the Management of Foreign NGO Activities inside Mainland China will negatively impact important people-to-people ties between our two countries and the development of civil society in China." Full Text»

World Summit on the Information Society

Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will serve as Chair of the WSIS Forum 2016 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, May 2-6, 2016. More»


Date: 2016 Description: Emerging Young Leaders Awards - State Dept Image
Emerging Young Leaders

Visit to learn more about our exciting new award for young leaders, and this year’s inspiring group of awardees. 

Date: 11/23/2015 Description: Two women smile on an ad for USA Study Abroad. - State Dept Image
USA Study Abroad

Visit, our new resource for U.S. students to navigate the wide range of study abroad possibilities.

Date: 04/04/2016 Description: Capitol building of Palau - State Dept Image
Building Partnerships

The Freely Associated States – Palau, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia – are important partners to the U.S. 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: 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»


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