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Diplomacy in Action

P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Secretary Kerry (June 27): "We have a lot of hard work to do. We have some very tough issues, and I think we all look forward to getting down to the final effort here to see whether or not a deal is possible." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 06/27/2015 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: Secretary of State John Kerry  sits across from Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other advisers on June 27, 2015 as they address reporters before resuming negotiations about the future of Iran's nuclear program. - State Dept Image

Building a Future Free From Hunger

June 27: Feed the Future is a country-led initiative, which means we help countries pursue their own priorities for agricultural development. DipNote» More»

Date: 06/27/2015 Description: DipNote: Smallholder farmers in Ghana harvest cowpeas © USAID/Elisa Walton

Global Dialogue to Counter Violent Extremism and Recruitment

June 26: Approximately 200 representatives of governments, civil society, and the private sector from the Asia Pacific, Canada, the United States, and Europe gathered last week in Sydney, Australia for a regional Summit on countering violent extremism. DipNote»

Date: 06/26/2015 Description: DHS's David Gersten; Australia Minister of Communications Malcolm Turnbull; Moira Whelan Australian Attorney-General George Brandis poste for a photo at the Sydney Harbor during the Australia Regional Summit to Counter Violent Extremism - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Egypt

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (June 29): "The U.S. condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack which killed the Egyptian public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat." Full Text» More»

World Food Prize

On July 1, World Food Prize Foundation President and former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Kenneth M. Quinn will announce the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize. More»

Killing of Lesotho's Former Army Commander

Spokesperson Kirby (June 27): "We urge the Government of Lesotho to ensure a thorough and transparent investigation of Brigadier Mahao’s death and to hold accountable those responsible." Full Text»

Burundi Elections

Spokesperson Kirby (June 29): "The U.S. is deeply disappointed that the Government of Burundi moved forward with parliamentary elections today despite woefully inadequate conditions for them to be credible." Full Text»

Security Assistance to Bahrain

Spokesperson Kirby (June 29): "The Administration has decided to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard." Full Text»

Message From Under Secretary Kennedy

Read Under Secretary Patrick F. Kennedy's message regarding the recent cyber incidents at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 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: 06/01/2015 Description: 2015 LGBT Pride Month Profile -- Jack C. Jackson, Jr. - State Dept Image
LGBT Pride Month, 2015

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. 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: 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: 05/29/2015 Description: Part of the American Chef Corps, Guillermo Pernot works with culinary students in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. © State Dept Image by Edwar Javier Ramirez
Promoting Nutrition

The American Chef Corps is a Department initiative that features culinary engagement in public diplomacy. More»


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