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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol …

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:00

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill. Strengthening American Diplomacy: Reviewing the State Department's Budget, Operations, and Policy Priorities. https://go.usa.gov/xQm6D

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Secretary Pompeo: It’s one of my highest priorities to make sure that we’ve got the right people i…

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:21

Secretary Pompeo: It’s one of my highest priorities to make sure that we’ve got the right people in the right places every place in the world, and here in main State as well, so we can accomplish our diplomatic mission.

Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks at a Press Availability

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Special Agent Scott Kim grew up in a small, blue-collar town in the shadow of New York City’s metr…

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:25

Special Agent Scott Kim grew up in a small, blue-collar town in the shadow of New York City’s metropolitan skyline. Living among predominantly Irish and Italian American families, his was the only Asian family in the neighborhood. Yet his Korean heritage was always present in his family life, due in large part to his parents’ efforts. And his appreciation of his Korean roots only grew as he entered adulthood. His cultural journey continued into his career with Diplomatic Security as well as in his personal life as both a husband and father.

Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xQmkP

Reshaping His ‘American Dream’ – DSS Special Agent Reflects During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Special Agent Scott Kim discusses the importancr of his cultural heritage and its impact on his careeer with Diplomatic Security.

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Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Offic…

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:19

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Office of Global Health Diplomacy, will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, May 22-25 as part of the U.S. delegation to the 71st World Health Assembly. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II will lead the delegation, which will engage with counterparts on a host of priorities, including global health preparedness; support for maternal, child health and life issues; and the endgame for global polio eradication.

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx Travel to Geneva

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Secretary Mike Pompeo: No more wealth creation for Iranian kleptocrats. No more acceptance of miss…

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:37

Secretary Mike Pompeo: No more wealth creation for Iranian kleptocrats. No more acceptance of missiles landing in Riyadh and in the Golan Heights. No more cost-free expansions of Iranian power. No more. https://go.usa.gov/xQE76 #PompeoAtHeritage

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Delivers a Speech: "After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy" at the Her…

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:24

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Delivers a Speech: "After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy" at the Heritage Foundation.

Secretary Pompeo Delivers a Speech on a New Iran Strategy

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver his first major foreign policy address as Secretary of…

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:30

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver his first major foreign policy address as Secretary of State on “After the Deal: A New #Iran Strategy” at the Heritage Foundation on Monday, May 21 at 9am EDT. The remarks will be live-streamed on state.gov.

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On May 15-17, the United States and the European Commission co-hosted the 2018 Counter Nuclear Smu…

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:30


On May 15-17, the United States and the European Commission co-hosted the 2018 Counter Nuclear Smuggling (CNS) Workshop at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Building on global efforts to keep dangerous nuclear and other radioactive materials out of terrorists’ hands, the 2018 workshop highlighted the following elements of an effective CNS strategy: national plans for coordinating government agencies in responding to nuclear smuggling incidents, nuclear forensics and other technical tools used to investigate and prosecute nuclear smuggling, and opportunities for bilateral and multilateral CNS coordination.

Joint U.S.-EC Workshop Strengthens Cooperation To Counter Nuclear Smuggling

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedom…

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:49

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the United States stands with people around the world in affirming the dignity and equality of all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics. Human rights are universal, and LGBTI people are entitled to the same respect, freedoms, and protections as everyone else. https://go.usa.gov/xQPcW

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

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To tackle the opioid crisis, we need to convene professionals from every part of society. That's w…

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:42

To tackle the opioid crisis, we need to convene professionals from every part of society.

That's why our U.S. Department of State International Exchange Alumni -- doctors, researchers, counselors -- recently gathered in Cleveland for the #AlumniTIES conference. Through participant-led discussions and activities, they learned multifaceted approaches to substance abuse prevention, education, and rehabilitation programs and services at the local, state, and national level.

Through the U.S. government’s investment in international exchange and seminars like this one, exchange alumni are collaborating to build communities of hope and tackle this challenge. https://go.usa.gov/xQPqD

Exchange Alumni in Action: Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Last week, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her “Be Best” initiative to promote the emotional, physical, and social health of children, one of the main pilla

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The United States and Canada recognize that protecting and respecting human rights is the responsi…

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:41

The United States and Canada recognize that protecting and respecting human rights is the responsibility of all governments, and that the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons are not different or separate from the human rights of anyone else.

Consistent with its commitment to these values, Canada formally announced it would join the Global Equality Fund as a donor Partner, with its contribution designated specifically to provide emergency assistance to LGBTI persons under threat of violence. The Global Equality Fund, a public-private partnership administered by the United States, is built on its Partners’ shared commitment to advancing freedom, equality, and dignity for all.

Canada Joins the Global Equality Fund

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Our digital economy is paving the way for a new, more connected, and more prosperous world. Perhap…

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:51

Our digital economy is paving the way for a new, more connected, and more prosperous world. Perhaps now more than ever, people across the globe are turning on lights, gaining access to clean water, finding new and exciting ways to learn, and joining the global marketplace for the first time. The power of technology is the power of real change.

Women and girls especially stand to gain from the tech revolution. Because of the progress we’ve made in information and communications technology (ICT) accessibility and affordability, a young girl in a developing country can pick up a smartphone and use it to apply for a career as a programmer or, for that matter, to start her own business. But there are still challenges ahead of us.

Closing the Digital Gender Divide

Our digital economy is paving the way for a new, more connected, and more prosperous world. Perhaps now more than ever, people across the globe are turning on lights, gaining access to clean water, finding new and exciting ways to learn, and joining the global marketplace for the first time. The power of technology is the power of real change.

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"On behalf of the U.S. government, I strongly condemn today’s suicide attack on a voter registrati…

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:20

"On behalf of the U.S. government, I strongly condemn today’s suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul that killed approximately 60 people and wounded over 100 others. I extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who have suffered an immeasurable loss. This senseless violence targeting innocent civilians exercising their fundamental democratic rights exposes the savagery and inhumanity of terrorists.

"The United States, along with our Afghan and international partners are committed to destroying ISIS in Afghanistan, which has claimed responsibility for this vicious attack. We stand with the people and government of Afghanistan in their fight against terrorism.

"The United States reaffirms our support for the Afghan government, Afghan security forces, and the Independent Electoral Commission in their efforts to ensure that the elections process is transparent, credible, and safe. We remain committed to supporting the Afghan people’s efforts to achieve peace, security, and democracy for their country."

-- Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan, April 22, 2018

Attack on Voter Registration Center in Kabul

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April 22 marks Earth Day. This Earth Day, the United States highlights the need to curb the dramat…

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:36

April 22 marks Earth Day. This Earth Day, the United States highlights the need to curb the dramatic growth in the world's mismanaged waste and marine debris and end plastic pollution.

Earth Day 2018: Managing Mismanaged Waste and Marine Debris

On April 22, the United States joins countries around the world in celebrating the 48th annual Earth Day. Earth Day began in the United States in 1970 as a response to public concern over rising pollution levels.

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The State Department released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, also known as …

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:41

The State Department released the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, also known as the Human Rights Reports. The Human Rights Reports document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories.

State Department Releases Annual Human Rights Reports

Today, the State Department released the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, also known as the Human Rights Reports. The Human Rights Reports document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. They are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters rangin...

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"Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, …

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00

"Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another."

Remembering Barbara Bush

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs.

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This week, Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to the Su…

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:30

This week, Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, President Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan at Mar-a-Lago, and the Department of State released the annual Human Rights Report. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xQW6g

This Week at State: April 20, 2018

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Last month in Vienna, countries met during the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to tackle the…

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:02

Last month in Vienna, countries met during the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to tackle the world’s most pressing drug-control challenges. These include, as we in the United States know all too well, the great threats posed by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and its analogues. During this important global gathering, the United States called on countries to implement innovative options for combating the opioid crisis at the international level.

At the CND, the United States made great strides in our efforts to address the deadly new drugs paradigm. But there is much more to be done, and we will continue working diligently with our international partners to mobilize and implement the international response to the threats posed by synthetic opioids.
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Making Progress in Vienna Against a Crisis Facing America

Last month in Vienna, countries met during the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to tackle the world’s most pressing drug-control challenges.

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The Summit of the Americas is a triennial gathering where leaders from around the hemisphere come …

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:00

The Summit of the Americas is a triennial gathering where leaders from around the hemisphere come together to focus on shared challenges and create opportunities for citizens. Since the Summit of the Americas began in 1994, it has led to landmark achievements in the hemisphere. Thanks to recent Summits, we have seen partnerships on energy security, cooperation on poverty --fighting strategies, regional networks that expanded economic opportunities, and joint efforts to strengthen democracy, citizen security, and expand educational opportunities.

Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xQWjJ

The Summit of the Americas Advances U.S Leadership in the Western Hemisphere

At the 2018 Summitof Americas, Ambassador Trujillo shares how he worked with Vice President Pence and his team to advance President Trump’s agenda: namely, our shared objectives on security, prosperity, and democratic governance in the Western Hemisphere.

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USAID empowers youth to solve some of the biggest challenges facing their communities and the worl…

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:57

USAID empowers youth to solve some of the biggest challenges facing their communities and the world. Watch our latest Snapchat story to see how USAID is engaging youth as partners in innovation for sustainable development outcomes. #USAIDYouth
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U.S. Department of State on Snapchat

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