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September 28, 2012

Celebrating Open Government Progress on International Right to Know Day

When President Barack Obama helped launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) last year, no one could have predicted that it… more
September 28, 2012

Making This Century a Century of Democracies

As leaders from around the world gathered in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, strengthening democracy… more
September 21, 2012

Photo of the Week: Secretary Clinton Meets With Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Our Photo of the Week comes to us from the Secretary's official photographer, Michael Gross, and shows U.S. Secretary of… more
September 6, 2012

Judy and Dennis Shepard Speak Up for LGBT Rights in Europe

Sitting down to dinner to wrap up two jam-packed days of outreach by Judy and Dennis Shepard in Poland to… more
September 4, 2012

ABCs: Building Blocks for Better Relations

Strategically located at the heart of Central Asia (it alone borders every other country in the region), Uzbekistan just marked… more
September 3, 2012

Defending Labor Rights: A Smart Investment

As Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, I work along with colleagues in the Department of State's Office of International… more
August 31, 2012

From Iowa City to Masvingo: The Shared Power of the Pen

Summer is a serious, hard-working time of year in southern Africa. Chilly mornings and bright, clear days define this hemisphere's… more
August 24, 2012

Photo of the Week: Defending the Rights of LGBT People

This week's Photo of the Week comes to us from the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic and shows Ambassador… more

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#OurOcean2014 Conference

Secretary of State John Kerry announced the 2014 Our Ocean Conference to be held at the U.S. Department of State… more

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