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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 20, 2013

Elevating Awareness of Marine Debris

One person’s trash can be another person’s treasure -- or an art project, in this case. This fall, the Department… 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 12, 2013

A Week of Inspiration and Hope

Last week, people around the world gathered to recognize World AIDS Day , honor those whose lives have been lost… more
December 11, 2013

Beating Malaria: We Must Win This Fight

It’s important to mark milestones of great progress both because they remind us that disciplined and determined efforts can be… 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
November 30, 2013

State Department Officials Meet With Press Freedom Awardees

On November 21, I had the distinct privilege of welcoming journalists Janet Hinostroza of Ecuador and Nedim Sener of Turkey… more

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