Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.
Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world. Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.
Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination, and the human rights they share with all persons should be respected.
On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States remains committed to advancing the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. These principles are inherent in our own Constitution and drive the diplomacy of the United States.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone yesterday with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. Secretary Tillerson and the Foreign Minister discussed continued strong U.S. support for #Jordan, our two countries’ interest in maintaining the de-escalation area in southern #Syria, support for the upcoming UN-sponsored Syrian political talks in Geneva, as well as the importance of addressing humanitarian needs in Syria.Secretary Tillerson's Call with Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi
Deputy Secretary Sullivan met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj today in Tunis to affirm the United States’ continued partnership with #Libya and the Government of National Accord, and the United States’ commitment to helping the Libyan people realize a more stable, unified, and prosperous future. https://go.usa.gov/xnB8g
Deputy Secretary Sullivan: The United States and #Tunisia have a strong partnership that is based upon mutual interests and shared values. Our bilateral relationship with Tunisia extends more than 200 years, since soon after U.S. gained its independence, when Tunisia became one of the first countries in the world to recognize the newly formed United States.Remarks Following Meeting With Senior Tunisian Government Officials
The United States and #India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30...Women will represent 52.5 percent of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at GES 2017. This is the first time that women have been the majority of participants at a GES. #GES2017Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30.
Spokesperson Heather Nauert: This month we remember and honor the millions of Ukrainians who were starved to death in the early 1930s as a result of the brutal Soviet-era policies under Stalin...We reaffirm our commitment to a secure and prosperous #Ukraine, free from external aggression and occupation, and able to choose its own future.Marking the 84th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor
Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post. This week, Secretary Tillerson met with #Burma's leader in Naypyidaw; President Trump concluded his trip to Asia; and Secretary Tillerson hosted the Ministerial on Trade, Security, and Governance in #Africa. Here are more highlights from This Week at State: https://go.usa.gov/xnBby.
The United States and the Kingdom of Morocco, under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum and in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, launched a global initiative to address homegrown terrorism on November 15–16, 2017.
ISIS’s prolific use of social media has expanded its reach throughout the world, allowing the group to direct or inspire adherents, including those who have never stepped foot in a conflict zone, to commit acts of terrorism in their own countries. The homegrown terrorism threat is growing as ISIS attempts to compensate for the loss of control of territory in Iraq and Syria by encouraging and directing attacks elsewhere, including by leveraging foreign terrorist fighters relocating from the conflict zone. Recent attacks in Barcelona, New York, and Manchester, show no country is immune to these terrorist attacks.
To address homegrown terrorism, the initiative’s launch brought together over 70 government officials, law enforcement officers, academics, and non-governmental representatives from 25 countries. The participants discussed the trends and issues associated with homegrown terrorism, and highlighted available tools and programs to address this threat. Participants reviewed ways to improve information sharing, both within and among governments, and examined prevention and intervention programs. This initiative will result in non-binding good practices for policymakers and practitioners that will highlight comprehensive and integrated approaches to preventing and detecting homegrown terrorists.
The United States is working to address the humanitarian crisis in #Rakhine State, strengthen #Burma’s transition to democracy, further national reconciliation, and strengthen respect for and protection of human rights.
View the full U.S. Assistance to Burma Fact Sheet: https://go.usa.gov/xnZTD
The United States and the Kingdom of #Morocco, under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum and in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, launched a global initiative to address homegrown terrorism on November 15–16, 2017.
To address homegrown terrorism, the initiative’s launch brought together over 70 government officials, law enforcement officers, academics, and non-governmental representatives from 25 countries. The participants discussed the trends and issues associated with homegrown terrorism, and highlighted available tools and programs to address this threat.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host discussions with foreign ministers or their representatives from the African continent, including the African Union Commission Chairman, in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2017. https://go.usa.gov/xnZQU
The Department of State has submitted the first annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) #WildlifeTrafficking Act of 2016.
Wildlife trafficking remains a serious transnational crime that threatens security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation efforts, and human health. The U.S. government is combating this illegal trade at home and abroad by targeting three strategic priorities: strengthening enforcement; reducing demand for illegally traded wildlife; and building international cooperation.
Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.: Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Michael T. Evanoff will deliver remarks at the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s 32nd Annual Briefing.
Watch live at www.state.gov/osac2017.
It has been nearly 40 years since the United States has hosted a World Expo (historically called World’s Fairs in the United States) where nations, civic groups, companies, and others host pavilions and exhibits highlighting advances in social, technological, and scientific areas of global significance. We want to change that by bringing the World’s Fair to the heartland of the United States in 2023: Minnesota!Bringing the World’s Fair to Minnesota in 2023
It has been nearly 40 years since the United States has hosted a World Expo (historically called World’s Fairs in the United States) where nations, civic groups, companies, and others host pavilions and exhi
Did you ever have a good idea but felt it was too large to undertake yourself? Not sure how to bring it to life? Or have you had a successful pilot program that you knew had the potential to expand and even more meaningfully advance foreign policy imperatives?
Welcome to the Boldline Accelerator for Public-Private Partnerships, a one-week program in February 2018 dedicated to giving public-private partnership stakeholders the training, mentorship, networks, and resources needed to bring partnership ideas to action or scale up existing partnerships. With Boldline, we’re focusing exclusively on helping the Department of State, other USG agencies, nonprofits, and private sector entities create and scale public-private partnerships with each other: https://go.usa.gov/xnWd6
Welcome to the Boldline Accelerator for Public-Private Partnerships, a one-week program in February 2018 dedicated to giving public-private partnership stakeholders the training, mentorship, networks, and resources needed to bring partnership ideas to action or scale up existing partnerships.
The State Department wants international education to be a part of every student’s academic career. When classrooms have international students, all students gain new perspectives, learn how to work with diverse peers, and experience communicating across cultures and languages. We hope that during this International Education Week (IEW) current and perspective students see how an international education will prepare them to succeed in the global economy.
The State Department wants international education to be a part of every student’s academic career.
The United States is participating in the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP-23) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change taking place in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17. The Department of State is leading the U.S. delegation, with Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, serving as the head of delegation during the High-Level Segment.
The Administration’s position on the Paris Agreement remains unchanged. The United States intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as soon as it is eligible to do so, unless the President can identify terms for engagement that are more favorable to American businesses, workers, and taxpayers.
The United States remains a Party in good standing to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and is participating in ongoing negotiations under the Framework Convention as well as the Paris Agreement, in order to ensure a level playing field that benefits and protects U.S. interests. https://go.usa.gov/xnWrV
International Education Week, observed this year November 13-17, is surely an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and study abroad, but it is also an opportunity to reflect on the increasingly global environment in which we live and, consequentially, the need to prepare American youth to live, work, and thrive in the global arena. The United States Diplomacy Center, which will be our country’s first museum and educational institutional dedicated to the practice and achievements of diplomacy, aims to do just that through its Diplomacy Simulation Program. A library of eight thematic simulations is now online and freely available to educators who wish to add a global dimension to their classrooms. https://go.usa.gov/xnWrmDiplomat For a Day: U.S. Diplomacy Center Launches Online Diplomacy Simulation Teaching Materials
International Education Week, observed this year November 13-17, is surely an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and study abroad, but it is also an opportunity to reflect on th
More than 1,500 public and private security professionals from U.S. businesses, academia, faith-based institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the federal government will gather at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City on November 15-16, 2017, for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 32nd Annual Briefing. More information: https://go.usa.gov/xnWrPAdmiral Michael S. Rogers and Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Michael T. Evanoff To Speak at the Overseas Security Advisory Council's 32nd Annual Briefing