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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group, at the Depar…

Google+ - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:29

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group, at the Department of State, on August 16, 2018.

Secretary Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group

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As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the U.S. Department of State's Offic…

Google+ - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 22:21

As the world celebrates International Youth Day on August 12, the U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues highlights those advancing girls' education.

Education Is Vital To Empowering Youth To Become Agents of Change

International Youth Day, observed on August 12, celebrates the contributions young people make toward societal change, especially on issues such as preventing conflict, protecting human rights, and promoting sustainable peace.

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On August 7, 1998, two U.S. embassies in Africa suffered coordinated and nearly simultaneous bombi…

Google+ - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:09

On August 7, 1998, two U.S. embassies in Africa suffered coordinated and nearly simultaneous bombings later linked to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The attacks killed more than 250 people, including five local guards and Marine Security Guard Sgt. Jesse Aliganga, and injured more than 5,000 others at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

On the Anniversary of the Bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

On August 7, 1998, two U.S. embassies in Africa suffered coordinated and nearly simultaneous bombings later linked to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The attacks killed more than 250 people, including five local guards and Marine Security Guard Sgt. Jesse Aliganga, and injured more than 5,000 others at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Singapore, August 3-4, to participate in annual A…

Google+ - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:09

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Singapore, August 3-4, to participate in annual ASEAN-centered ministerial meetings in support of the United States' vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Secretary Pompeo Reaffirms U.S. Dedication to ASEAN and Regional Allies

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Singapore, August 3-4, to participate in annual ASEAN-centered ministerial meetings in support of the United States' vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. At the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Ministerial, the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial, he engaged his fellow foreign ministers on the region's most pressing security challenges, promoted the rule...

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo co-hosts the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting with Malaysian Fo…

Google+ - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:51

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo co-hosts the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, in Singapore, Singapore on August 3, 2018.

Secretary Pompeo Speaks at U.S. - ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

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As we recognize World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we are reminded that human trafficking, …

Google+ - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:22

As we recognize World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we are reminded that human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, is a global threat that touches nearly every corner of the world, including the United States. No country in the world is immune to human trafficking.

2018 Trafficking in Persons TIP Report Heroes: We Can All Do Our Part to End Human Trafficking

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Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback delivers concluding remarks …

Google+ - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:30

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback delivers concluding remarks after Plenary Session 3 at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the Department of State on July 26, 2018.

Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom: Concluding Remarks by Ambassador Brownback

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo delivers welcome remarks and introduces Vice President Mike Pence at t…

Google+ - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:29

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo delivers welcome remarks and introduces Vice President Mike Pence at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, at the Department of State, on July 28, 2018.

Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom: Remarks by Secretary Pompeo and Vice President Pence

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On July 24-26, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will hosted the first-ever Ministerial to…

Google+ - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:28

On July 24-26, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will hosted the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The Ministerial took place at the U.S. Department of State and will convene religious leaders, rights advocates, and members of civil society organizations, government officials, and representatives of international organizations from around the world to discuss the challenges facing religious freedom, identify concrete means to address persecution of and discrimination against religious groups, and promote greater respect for religious freedom for all.

Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom

On July 24-26, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The Ministerial will take place at the U.S. Department of State and will convene religious leaders, rights advocates, and members of civil society organizations, government officials, and representatives of international organizations from around the world to discuss the challenges facing religious freedom, identify concrete...

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We celebrate 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth. The Mandela Washington Fellowship and Summit …

Google+ - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:33


We celebrate 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth. The Mandela Washington Fellowship and Summit fosters and builds relationships that support and expand U.S.-Africa cooperation on shared goals across the continent, and Mandela Washington Fellows honor Nelson Mandela's legacy of service leadership by giving back to communities nationwide. Learn how these Fellows are carrying on Nelson Mandela's legacy, not just today but every day.

Mandela Washington Fellows Honor Mandela’s Legacy Through Service

Mandela Day, which falls on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18, is one of many ways the world celebrates Mandela’s legacy. Today, July 18, 2018, marks 100 years since his birth, and to celebrate this remarkable milestone, we invite you to join us in reflecting on some of his most powerful quotes and learning more about the Mandela Washington Fellowship exchange program and how its participants are carrying on his legacy, not just today but every ...

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Ambassador Nikki Haley Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations…

Google+ - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:20

Ambassador Nikki Haley Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivers keynote remarks on the "U.S. Withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council: Impact and Next Steps" at The Heritage Foundation on July 18, 2018.

Remarks on “U.S. Withdrawal from Human Rights Council: Impact and Next Steps”

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As the world prepares to watch the World Cup Final, find out how the U.S. Department of State and …

Google+ - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 19:22

As the world prepares to watch the World Cup Final, find out how the U.S. Department of State and soccer are bringing people together and building partnerships through sports diplomacy.

As the World Watches the 2018 FIFA World Cup, State Department Celebrates Soccer Diplomacy

With an estimated four billion fans, soccer is the most popular sport in the world. As the finals begin at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, people in every corner of the globe are excited to watch and cheer on the last teams standing. The World Cup brings sports diplomacy to the forefront, providing people with an opportunity to learn about many different cultures and to connect with fellow soccer fans around the world.

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This year, the U.S Department of State is proud to host the 17th annual African Growth and Opportu…

Google+ - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:10

This year, the U.S Department of State is proud to host the 17th annual African Growth and Opportunities Act Forum, commonly known as AGOA, from July 11-12 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme “Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment,” reflects the U.S. commitment to boosting economic growth, spurring development, and reducing poverty in Africa through sustainable business practices and mutually beneficial trade relations.

Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment

This year the U.S Department of State is proud to host the 17th annual African Growth and Opportunities Act Forum, commonly known as AGOA

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joint press availability with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro …

Google+ - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:58

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joint press availability with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, in Tokyo, Japan, July 8, 2018.

Secretary Pompeo at Press Availability with Foreign Ministers of Japan and South Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 7,…

Google+ - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:58

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 7, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Secretary Pompeo Meets With Japanese Prime Minister Abe

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses reporters before departing Pyongyang on July 7, 2018.

Google+ - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:57

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses reporters before departing Pyongyang on July 7, 2018.

Secretary Pompeo Addresses Reporters Before Departing Pyongyang

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Happy Independence Day! On this Fourth of July, we thank the men and women serving at our diplomat…

Google+ - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:22

Happy Independence Day! On this Fourth of July, we thank the men and women serving at our diplomatic missions and representing the United States around the world. https://go.usa.gov/xUTvC

U.S. Diplomatic Missions Celebrate the Fourth of July

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: “Excited to announce the U.S. will co-host the next Global E…

Google+ - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 23:35

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: “Excited to announce the U.S. will co-host the next Global Entrepreneurship Summit with the #Netherlands – the first summit in the #EU. I’m looking forward to empowering entrepreneurs to collaborate & innovate to realize solutions that create economic growth worldwide.”

In a joint statement today, President Donald J. Trump and #Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte highlighted the close partnership between the U.S. and the #Netherlands, including the announcement that the United States and Netherlands will co-host the Ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

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As a testament to the U.S. government’s commitment to the Caribbean region, in June 2017, the Depa…

Google+ - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:01

As a testament to the U.S. government’s commitment to the Caribbean region, in June 2017, the Department of State and USAID, in consultation with Caribbean stakeholders, released the Caribbean 2020 strategy that serves as a living policy framework to bolster America’s partnerships in six key areas in the Caribbean: diplomacy, security, prosperity, energy, education, and health.

Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month - A Jamaican American Perspective

June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This annual commemoration was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 and has been recognized by U.S. Presidential proclamations since 2006.

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Each year, the Department of State honors individuals from around the world who have devoted their…

Google+ - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:00

Each year, the Department of State honors individuals from around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. These individuals have included NGO workers, community activists, lawmakers, police officers, survivors of human trafficking, and concerned citizens. They are recognized for their tireless efforts–despite resistance, opposition, and threats to their lives–to protect victims, punish traffickers, and raise awareness about human trafficking trends in their countries and abroad.

Who Are the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes?

Each year, the Department of State honors individuals from around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. These individuals have included NGO workers, community activists, lawmakers, police officers, survivors of human trafficking, and concerned citizens. They are recognized for their tireless efforts–despite resistance, opposition, and threats to their lives–to protect victims, punish traffickers, and raise...

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