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January 30, 2014

A Strong, Principled Diplomacy

On January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union -- the address presented by the President… more
January 29, 2014

'State in 60 Seconds' Video -- Award for Corporate Excellence

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry recognized Taylor Guitars, Plantronics, and Fruit of the Loom with the Secretary's Award for… more
January 20, 2014

MLK Day of Service: A Call to Action

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial -- located not too far from the State Department’s headquarters in Washington -- not… more
January 10, 2014

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On December 31, 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. He called upon… more
December 31, 2013

Thirteen Stories That Shaped the World in 2013

In 2013, as more people than ever sought their news through social media, the State Department expanded its digital engagement.… more
December 24, 2013

A Holiday Reflection

Whatever is foreseen in joy Must be lived out from day to day, Vision held open in the dark By… more
December 13, 2013

Going for Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights

Addressing the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities has emerged as a significant foreign policy issue, and one that… more
December 10, 2013

Making LGBT Rights Human Rights Through the Global Equality Fund

When celebrating Human Rights Day as a global community, we are reminded of efforts taking place to advance the human… more
December 8, 2013

Shining a Light on the Dark Ways of Corruption

The international community has come a long way from the days when corruption was a “necessary evil” --mentioned in hushed… more
December 3, 2013

The Disabilities Treaty: Right Treaty, Right Time, Right for America

Many people have life-changing moments that alter their life's path. This moment occurred for my family in 1949 when I… more
November 30, 2013

Big Ideas Come From Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

“Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the first official shopping day of the Christmas season in the United… more

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