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Diplomacy in Action

U.S.-Vietnam Peace Corps Agreement

Secretary Kerry (May 24): "Having the Peace Corps ... having young Americans come here – not always young – to be able to teach English in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City is the next step forward in building the relationship between the United States and Vietnam." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 05/24/2016 Description: U.S. and Vietnam Announce Historic Partnership To Establish a Peace Corps Program in Vietnam - State Dept Image

Supporting Burma's Democratic Transition

Secretary Kerry (May 22): "The recent seating of Myanmar’s first democratically-elected, civilian-led government since 1962 was an historic event for this country ... it was really a historic cause for democracy worldwide." Full Text» DipNote»Trip Page»

Date: 05/22/2016 Location: Naypyitaw,Burma Description: Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi addresses reporters during a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that followed their bilateral meeting on May 22, 2016, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. - State Dept Image

NATO Foreign Ministerial Meeting

Secretary Kerry (May 19): "NATO has a full agenda, but we are united both diplomatically and in the security measures that we're taking." Full Text» Trip Page»

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: South Asia Region

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (May 23): "The U.S. extends its deepest condolences to the people of South Asia, who are still recovering from the significant flooding and landslides caused by Cyclone Roanu." Full Text»

Da'esh Attacks in Jabla and Tartus and Regime Offensive Actions in Syria

Deputy Spokesperson Toner (May 23): "The U.S. strongly condemns the horrific attacks ... for which Da'esh has claimed responsibility. … We also call for an end to the Asad regime's escalating attacks on Aleppo and Daraya." Full Text»

Combating Wildlife Trafficking

May 23: On the occasion of the visit by President Barack Obama to Vietnam, the U.S. and Vietnam launched a new U.S.-Vietnam Partnership to Combat Wildlife Trafficking. More»

Forum on Women and Energy

On May 24, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Cathy Russell convenes experts, practitioners, and policymakers for Women and Foreign Policy: The Supply and Demand of Women and Energy. More»

Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

A U.S. delegation is traveling to Vienna to advance international cooperation on anti-crime and criminal justice issues at the 25th UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice meeting, taking place May 23-27. More»

Travel to Germany

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing travels May 23-24 to Bonn, Germany to attend the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Bonn Inter-sessional Climate Conference. More»


Date: 05/09/2016 Description: Join the Fight To End Malaria © USAID Image
Join the Fight To End Malaria

USAID has teamed up with Malaria No More, Nothing But Nets, and basketball MVP Stephen Curry to launch a challenge to help end Malaria. More» Take Action»

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: 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»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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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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