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U.S. Embassy Hanoi honors Senator John McCain by announcing a new fellowship for young Vietnamese …

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 21:48

U.S. Embassy Hanoi honors Senator John McCain by announcing a new fellowship for young Vietnamese leaders committed to public service.

U.S. Embassy in Vietnam Honors Senator McCain

U.S. Embassy Hanoi opened a condolence book for Senator John McCain from August 27-29 at the Rose Garden Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam. In honor of Senator McCain's contributions and those of his former U.S. Senate colleague John Kerry, Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced U.S. Embassy Hanoi's new McCain/Kerry Fellowship.

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Foundation for the Defense of Democracies hosts a discussion on Iran policy, with keynote remarks …

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:17

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies hosts a discussion on Iran policy, with keynote remarks from Brian Hook, Special Representative for Iran on August 28, 2018.

Special Representative Hook Delivers Keynote Remarks on Iran Policy at FDD

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On August 27, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrori…

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:03

On August 27, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act, creating the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and formalizing the structure of today’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

On the anniversary of this landmark presidential action, we remember the tragic events that led to the passage of the Act. In the years leading up to its signing, terrorist attacks on U.S. embassies in Tehran, Islamabad, Beirut, and Kuwait City dramatically altered how U.S. officials perceived and responded to the terrorist threat, and redefined diplomatic security.

Looking Back at the Events That Created DS and the Diplomatic Security Service

On August 27, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act, creating the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and formalizing the structure of today’s Diplomatic Securi

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On August 6-9, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, travel…

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:35

On August 6-9, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, traveled to Bogota to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to Colombia for the inauguration of newly elected President Iván Duque. Other members of the delegation included U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten D. Madison. Ambassador Haley’s trip reinforced the strength of the U.S.-Colombian partnership and the key role the country plays in the region.

Ambassador Haley Visits Colombia

On August 6-9, Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, traveled to Bogota to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to Colombia for the inauguration of newly elected President Iván Duque. Other members of the delegation included U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten D. Madison. Ambassador Haley’s trip reinforce...

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Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of …

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:29

Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "On this World Humanitarian Day, the United States remains committed to saving lives and we recognize the tremendous service of all humanitarian heroes, including the many brave aid workers and partners on the ground who work tirelessly every day to help people in need."

Recognizing World Humanitarian Day

Each year on August 19, the world recognizes World Humanitarian Day. In a statement, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said, "On this World Humanitarian Day, the United States remains committed to saving lives and we recognize the tremendous service of all humanitarian heroes, including the many brave aid workers and partners on the ground who work tirelessly every day to help people in need."

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On the day of August 20 or 21 Eid Al Adha, or the annual Feast of Sacrifice, marks the end of the …

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:19

On the day of August 20 or 21 Eid Al Adha, or the annual Feast of Sacrifice, marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca which Muslims are required to make at least once in their lives.

Secretary Pompeo’s Eid Greeting

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, …

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 …

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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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