President Donald J. Trump and North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un held a historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. During their meetings, President Trump and Chairman Kim conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
President Donald J. Trump and North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un held a historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
This year’s World Day Against Child Labor highlights the importance of protecting the health and safety of child workers. This theme highlights the plight of the estimated 19 million children under 12 years of age working in hazardous conditions that often put their health and even their lives at risk.
On the World Day Against Child Labor, June 12, we’re reminded of progress made in the fight against child labor and we take stock of the work that remains. The international community has marked this day yearly since 2002, a time when an estimated 246 million children were engaged in child labor, nearly 180 million of which involved in hazardous work. While we have made significant progress, today 152 million children remain trapped in such situa...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo participates in a press conference in advance of the Singapore Summit between U.S. President Trump and North Korea Chairman Kim, Singapore, June 11, 2018.
"The ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with North Korea has not changed. The complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is the only outcome that the United States will accept."
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Today is World Oceans Day. Current estimates predict that by 2050, nearly all coral reefs on Earth will be at a highly threatened status. We’ve published a blog that highlights how two researchers backed by USAID are working to protect coral reefs in Indonesia.Diving with Decapods: the Smithsonian-Indonesia PEER Partnership
Current estimates predict that by 2050, nearly all coral reefs on Earth will be at a highly threatened status. Two researchers backed by USAID are working to protect coral reefs in Indonesia.
Thinking about applying for a passport or passport card for your child? Check out these Family Travel Hacks from our friends at U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs.
After waking up multiple times each night to feed our infant daughter, my wife and I have learned a new definition of tired. In between the bleary-eyed 4 a.m.
A tropical vacation may sound like the perfect getaway this summer, but it comes with a risk: the Atlantic hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season officially lasts from June 1 to November 30, though most tropical hurricanes develop between May and October. Storms towards the latter part of the season do tend to be bigger and stronger. You can still have a great vacation during these months, but you need to be prepared.
A tropical vacation may sound like the perfect getaway this summer, but it comes with a risk: the Atlantic hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season officially lasts from June 1 to November 30, though most tropical hurricanes develop between May and October.
Just Announced! The U.S. is providing additional humanitarian aid for people affected by conflict in Nigeria and the region.
Officials from the United States, Australia, India and Japan met in Singapore and reaffirmed shared support for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region where all countries respect sovereignty, international law, and sustainable development.U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations
Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi reaffirmed the U.S.-#Indonesia Strategic Partnership, and agreed to continue promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific. They also discussed #NorthKorea, the South China Sea, and deepening counterterrorism cooperation. https://go.usa.gov/xQ7hm
Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo and #Mexico Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray discussed tariffs and the importance of concluding an updated NAFTA agreement. They reviewed our vital cooperation in stemming flow of illicit drugs and irregular migrants, and Secretary Pompeo recognized Mexico’s leadership on #Venezuela at Organization of American States (OAS). https://go.usa.gov/xQ7hQ
June 5 marks World Environment Day. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on an environmental concern. The theme for 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” is a call to action for all of us to come together to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife, and our own health.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira reaffirmed the importance of our strong bilateral relationship and launch of the US-#Brazil Permanent Forum on Security. They also discussed the deteriorating situation in #Venezuela, including the lack of legitimacy of the May 20 elections. https://go.usa.gov/xQ723
Today, Secretary Pompeo participated in the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Washington, D.C.
As the OAS celebrates the 70th anniversary of its charter, member states took stock of the important work the OAS has accomplished to advance hemispheric peace, security, human rights, understanding between nations, and prosperity for our societies.
The Secretary called on member states to live up to the purposes and principles of the OAS Charter as well as the mechanisms provided for in the Inter-American Democratic Charter and to suspend Venezuela from the organization due to its failure to respect democratic rule and constitutional order. #OASAssembly https://go.usa.gov/xQ7gF
Spokesperson Heather Nauert: We send our condolences to the loved ones of those who perished in the Fuego volcano eruption. We express our steadfast support for the Guatemalan people during this difficult time, and U.S. Embassy Guatemala stands ready to support the families affected and assist local efforts. https://go.usa.gov/xQ7gjVolcanic Eruption in Guatemala
Spokesperson Heather Nauert: The United States condemns #Mali’s recent refusal to allow an opposition political march and the use of violence against peaceful protesters. We urge the government to allow for peaceful assembly and encourage support for public dialogue, freedom of association, and freedom of expression at all times. https://go.usa.gov/xQ7gYViolence at the June 2 Opposition March in Bamako, Mali
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, in Washington, D.C.Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks at the OAS General Assembly
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: We remember the tragic loss of innocent lives in Tiananmen Square. The protection of human rights is a fundamental duty of all countries and we join with the international community in urging #China to make a full public accounting of the events 29 years ago. https://go.usa.gov/xQGKZ29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square
This Week at State: June 1, 2018
This week at the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Sam Brownback released the 2017 International #ReligiousFreedom Report; Spokesperson Heather Nauert addressed #Syria’s presidency of the Conference on Disarmament; U.S. Mission to the United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley called on the UNSC to hold Hamas accountable for its actions; and Secretary Pompeo discussed the June 12 meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un. https://go.usa.gov/xQfUM
Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton will travel to #Singapore on June 4-7 to participate in the East Asia Summit and ASEAN Regional Forum and chair other senior official meetings. https://go.usa.gov/xQfVYActing Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton Travels to Singapore