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The Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships is the entry point for collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society. Launched in 2009, S/GP aims to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world through partnerships that leverage the creativity, innovation, and core business resources of partners for greater impact. The Acting Special Representative for Global Partnerships is Thomas Debass.

S/GP is working with partners across sectors, industries, and borders to promote economic growth and opportunity; to invest in the well-being of people from all walks of life; and to make democracy serve every citizen more effectively and justly. Learn More»

Global Partnerships Week 2016

Date: 2014 Description: Global Partnerships Week 2014 - State Dept Image The U.S. Department of State is proud to launch Global Partnerships Week 2016 (GPW), March 7-16, 2016, which celebrates the critical role public-private partnerships play in promoting diplomacy and development around the world. More»

Recruiting Now for the Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellowship

The Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellowship provides an opportunity for graduate students from accredited higher education institutions to apply skills learned in the classroom to international public- private partnership creation and management in the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship is a paid, year-long opportunity beginning in the Fall each year. The Gupta Fellowship is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). For eligibility and application information, please visit the fellowship website.

State of Global Partnerships Report

Date: 2015 Description: Global Partnerships Report 2015 Cover - State Dept Image  

S/GP’s third annual State of Global Partnerships Report, released during Global Partnerships Week in March 2016, features public-private partnerships across the State Department that are achieving progress towards the Department’s strategic priorities as outlined in the 2015 Quadrennial Defense and Diplomacy Review as they aim to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world. This year’s report builds on the success of S/GP’s 2014 and 2015 reports.


See a sampling of some of our partnerships:

Date: 10/31/2013 Description: Veterans Innovation Partnership logo - State Dept Image Date: 06/15/2012 Description: International diaspora Engagement Alliance - State Dept Image Date: 07/10/2014 Description: mFish logo - State Dept Image Date: 06/21/2012 Description: Lions @frica logo - State Dept Image Date: 2015 Description: Stevens Initiative Logo © Stevens Initiative

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