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Diplomacy in Action

An Historic Step at the United Nations on LGBT Rights

Aug. 26: On Monday, the UN Security Council held it’s first-ever meeting on LGBT rights and the persecution of LGBT individuals around the world, co-hosted by the United States and Chile. As Ambassador Samantha Power said, “Today we are making UN history.” DipNote»

Date: 08/26/2015 Description: DipNote: Ambassador Samantha Power delivers remarks at a historic meeting on LGBT rights at the UN Security Council, in New York. © UN Image

Moving to Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership

Aug. 26: Now that we are no longer constrained by concerns about AGOA expiring in the near future, we can start more strategic conversations about the future of our trade and investment relationship. DipNote»

Date: 08/26/2015 Description: DipNote: AGOA 2015 logo - State Dept Image

World Humanitarian Day

Secretary Kerry (Aug. 19): "Today we salute the unsung heroes who venture out to some of the most dangerous places on earth and risk their lives to save others." Full Text» DipNote» More»

Date: 08/19/2015 Description: Water distribution in Northern Darfur. The closest water source is 1.5 hours away and donkeys are usually used to transport water to the village. © UNAMID-Olivier Chassot

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: South Sudan

Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 26): "The United States welcomes President Kiir’s decision today to choose peace and to sign the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, along with other parties who signed previously." 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»

Ending Human Trafficking

Senior Director Luna (Aug. 26): "Human trafficking is a serious crime that must be confronted by our economies in this region, especially with so many human trafficking victims coming from Asia." Full Text»

Travel to France, Nigeria and Senegal

Aug. 27:  Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel September 1-11 to France, Nigeria and Senegal to meet with government and business officials to discuss economic issues. More»

Secretary Kerry Travel to Anchorage, AK

Secretary Kerry will travel to Anchorage, Alaska on August 30 to host the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). Full Text» More»

Progress in Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue

Spokesperson Kirby (Aug. 25): "We congratulate the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo and their delegations for reaching important agreements today, facilitated by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini." Full Text»


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: 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: 07/10/2015 Description: Tech-I's Best Female Entrepreneur of 2014, Cynthia Ndubuisi, works on a project.  © Photo courtesy of AAAS
New Solutions

Entrepreneurs in Global Innovation through Science and Technology are innovating to solve local and global problems. 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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