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Join us for a Facebook Live with U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States Carlos Tru…

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:56

Join us for a Facebook Live with U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States Carlos Trujillo on U.S. Engagement at the Summit of the Americas on Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Submit your questions now. https://goo.gl/PZowJc #SummitPeru

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Through an innovative partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU), the Millennium Challenge…

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:50

Through an innovative partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU), the Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) Georgia Compact is shaping the next generation of Georgian and U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders. The compact offers the opportunity for Georgia’s best and brightest young adults to pursue U.S. bachelor’s degrees in subjects such as chemistry and computer engineering without leaving their home country, positioning them to enter the workforce with the skills needed to make Georgia, a key U.S. strategic partner in the region, a more prosperous and stable country. An exchange program allows U.S. students to study abroad in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, and Georgian students to study abroad at SDSU’s main campus in California, affording them an opportunity to gain important global experience.

Shaping the Next Generation of Georgian and U.S. STEM Leaders

Through an innovative partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU), the Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) Georgia Compact is shaping the next generation of Georgian and U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders.

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In the latest edition of "The Readout," State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert spoke with U.…

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:48

In the latest edition of "The Readout," State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert spoke with U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Thomas K. Yazdgerdi and Zygmunt Rolat, a Polish Jewish citizen who survived the Holocaust, immigrated to the United States, and became a founding donor of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, built on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Mr. Rolat served as the keynote speaker at the State Department event observing Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018. The event was cosponsored by the State Department and the embassies of Israel and Poland on April 11, commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and honored the memory of Mrs. Irena Sendler, a Polish citizen who defied the Nazis to save thousands of victims -- including an estimated 2,500 Jewish children -- by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto.
https://goo.gl/2Ls4HE

The Readout: A Conversation About the Holocaust by U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert has a conversation with Holocaust Survivor Zygmunt Rolat and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Thomas Yazdgerdi.

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Today, 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones, and t…

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:07

Today, 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones, and the gap between men and women’s uses of the Internet has grown steadily over the past three years. This digital gender divide is reinforcing existing socioeconomic gaps between women and men.

On International Women’s Day 2018, USAID convened many of our U.S. Government colleagues who are working to empower women globally, including Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump. We had a fruitful discussion on the importance of closing the digital gender divide, and I had the pleasure of officially opening the call-for-solutions for USAID’s newest initiative aimed at bridging this gap: the WomenConnect Challenge. https://go.usa.gov/xQDqK

Three Women Who Are Bridging the Digital Gender Divide

Meet entrepreneurs who bring women into the digital world through empowerment and innovation. Their innovative businesses are examples of the types of divide-closing solutions USAID is looking for in the WomenConnect Challenge.

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Read Ambassador Kenneth D. Ward's remarks to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weap…

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:35

Read Ambassador Kenneth D. Ward's remarks to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 58th Meeting of the Executive Council: https://go.usa.gov/xQjGA

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Do you speak Spanish? Have questions about U.S. engagement at the Summit of the Americas? Join @US…

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:03

Do you speak Spanish? Have questions about U.S. engagement at the Summit of the Americas? Join @USAenEspanol for a Twitter Q&A on April 18 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Submit your questions using #AskState.

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Vice President Mike Pence & Acting Secretary John Sullivan are at the Summit of the Americas this …

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:21


Vice President Mike Pence & Acting Secretary John Sullivan are at the Summit of the Americas this week. #SummitPeru #CumbrePeru

Follow @StateDept on Snapchat for a bilingual behind-the-scenes recap!

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers a statement during a meeting o…

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:09

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers a statement during a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, on April 14, 2018. Go to usun.state.gov for more information.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Regarding Strikes on Syria

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President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation to announce a combined operation -- with the #Unite…

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:57

President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation to announce a combined operation -- with the #UnitedKingdom and #France -- of precision strikes against sites associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of the #Assad regime in #Syria. Go to www.WhiteHouse.gov for more information.

President Trump Addresses the Nation on Syria

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Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan flanked by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overs…

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:37

Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan flanked by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Ray Washburne, delivers opening remarks at the Press Announcement on women’s economic empowerment in Lima, Peru.
https://goo.gl/QEYFQF

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President Donald J. Trump proclaimed April 14, 2018 Pan American Day and April 8 - 14, 2018 Pan Am…

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:21

President Donald J. Trump proclaimed April 14, 2018 Pan American Day and April 8 - 14, 2018 Pan American Week. During these commemorations, the President recognized the 128th anniversary of the First International Conference of American States, which concluded 70 years ago on April 14th, and paved the way for the establishment of the Organization of American States in 1948.

On this milestone anniversary of the Organization’s founding, Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Lima, Peru to represent President Trump and lead the U.S. delegation at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. From April 11 through April 14, the Vice President, joined by Acting Secretary of State Sullivan, will meet with leaders in the Pan American region to discuss ways to strengthen the region’s collective commitment to representative democracy, to government accountability, and to confront threats to freedom. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including supporting democracy; addressing the political and humanitarian crisis and restoring democracy in Venezuela; stemming corruption and transnational crime, and promoting economic prosperity in the Western Hemisphere, including women’s economic empowerment.

Partnering with the Americas for a More Prosperous and Secure Future for the Region

During 2018 Pan American Week and at the 2018 Summit of the Americas, the United States reaffirms its commitment to partner with the nations of the Americas to advance security, economic and energy prosperity, and democratic governance throughout the hemisphere.

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Transitioning out of the military was a difficult choice for Faisal Khan. After spending nearly ei…

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:19

Transitioning out of the military was a difficult choice for Faisal Khan. After spending nearly eight years on active duty, he only had 12 more years to go before retirement, but he felt it was time to move on and serve the public in a different capacity -- as a civilian. Faisal knew he wanted to pursue a career with the U.S. Department of State either as a Civil Service employee or Foreign Service officer.

He recognized the path to his dream job with State would not be a linear one given the level of competition. Faisal would need to work his way up to join the ranks of some of the most distinguished diplomats and civil servants the U.S. has ever produced. He also knew that the military had instilled certain values in him that he could leverage, such as confidence, leadership, cultural adaptability, and reliability among other dimensions.

Read more: https://goo.gl/xna32E

State Department Channels Veterans

State Department Recruiter Faisal Khan shares his experience transitioning from Veteran to Civil Service employee; encourages other vets to apply!

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Did you know tuberculosis (TB) kills more people than any other infectious disease? While this dis…

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:14

Did you know tuberculosis (TB) kills more people than any other infectious disease?

While this disease draws less attention than HIV or malaria, TB kills more people annually than either of those diseases combined.

How? The infection is airborne and can be spread when someone with the disease sneezes or coughs. People are especially vulnerable in crowded settings with poor air circulation, such as prisons, hospitals without adequate infection control measures, and poorly ventilated buildings.

Read more: https://goo.gl/d7yqy5

Containing Drug-Resistant Bacteria is a Global Challenge

How USAID helps countries in Eastern Europe tackle multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for …

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:12

Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

With the assistance announced today, the United States is providing food, protection, shelter, health care, and other urgent aid for vulnerable Congolese and refugees in the DRC. This funding is also supporting the humanitarian response for new Congolese refugees in the region, including the construction of new settlements, water infrastructure, logistics, and other life-saving assistance. While the United States is disappointed that the government of the DRC elected not to participate in today’s conference, we nevertheless urge the government of the DRC to continue working to ensure that life-saving humanitarian assistance reaches those in need.

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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Everyone can play a part in fighting #humantrafficking. Here are 15 ways that you can help end thi…

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:52

Everyone can play a part in fighting #humantrafficking. Here are 15 ways that you can help end this crime. https://go.usa.gov/xQTyD #EndTrafficking

What You Can Do To Help Combat Human Trafficking

One of the major challenges to combating human trafficking is lack of awareness and understanding of what it is...

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Learn the indicators of #humantrafficking so you understand what human trafficking is and know how…

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:52

Learn the indicators of #humantrafficking so you understand what human trafficking is and know how to respond if you come in contact with a potential trafficking victim. https://go.usa.gov/xQTmp #EndTrafficking

What to Do If You Encounter a Potential Instance of Human Trafficking

The State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons reflects on resources available to those who encounter a potential instance of human trafficking.

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The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (#FOSTA), which includes …

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:51

The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (#FOSTA), which includes the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (#SESTA), will give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking. https://go.usa.gov/xQTmR #EndTrafficking

By Signing The Allow States And Victims To Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, President Donald J. Trump Provides Invaluable Tools Needed To Fight The Scourge Of Sex Trafficking

The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA), which includes the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA), will give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.

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Since 2011, USAID has launched 10 Grand Challenges for Development to mobilize governments, compan…

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:07

Since 2011, USAID has launched 10 Grand Challenges for Development to mobilize governments, companies and foundations around important issues. Through these programs, USAID and public and private partners bring in new voices to solve development problems. They source new solutions, test new ideas and scale what works.

This has included Making All Voices Count (MAVC)  --  a global initiative that harnessed the power of innovation and new technologies to support transparency, fight corruption and empower citizens to make government more effective and accountable. https://goo.gl/JLwsTW

Four Stories of the Power of Innovation

USAID's Grand Challenges for Development are harnessing technology to support transparency, fight corruption, and empower citizens.

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The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoratio…

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:05

The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Each year, all across the United States, individuals and organizations host observances and remembrance activities for their communities during the Week of Remembrance, which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance and Heroism Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday.

On Yom HaShoah, we join people across the nation as well as around the world in marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a Jewish revolt against the Nazis that began on April 19, 1943 and lasted until May 16, 1943.

This year, to honor the strength and bravery of the Holocaust’s victims, survivors, and heroes, the U.S. Department of State’s annual Department Yom HaSoah program honors the late Mrs. Irena Sendler, a Polish citizen who defied the Nazis and risked her life to save thousands of victims -- including an estimated 2,500 Jewish children – by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. The program also highlights the testimony of Zygmunt Rolat, a Polish Jewish citizen who survived the Holocaust, immigrated to America, and became a founding donor of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, built on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Read more: https://goo.gl/BJPxuL

Yom HaShoah: Honoring Holocaust Victims, Survivors, and Heroes

The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.

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President Donald J. Trump welcomed Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar to the White House today…

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:34

President Donald J. Trump welcomed Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar to the White House today. The President and the Amir discussed ways to strengthen security and economic ties between the United States and Qatar. The leaders discussed joint efforts to finalize new commercial deals that would create more than 50,000 American jobs. The President and the Amir discussed ways to further strengthen American-Qatari coordination on counterterrorism and counter-extremism. The President and the Amir discussed regional issues, including Syria, Yemen, and Iran. On Syria, the Amir thanked the President for his leadership galvanizing international condemnation in response to the Assad regime’s latest atrocities against the Syrian people. The President and the Amir discussed Iranian and Russian malign influence, including the role Iran and Russia play to enable the Assad regime’s atrocities; the threat Iran and Russia pose to regional stability; and ways to increase cooperation between the United States and Qatar on these issues. The leaders discussed obstacles to restoring unity in the Gulf Cooperation Council. They agreed on the importance of Gulf unity to mitigate security threats and to ensure the prosperity of the people in the region.

Readout Of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting With Amir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani

President Donald J. Trump welcomed Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar to the White House today. The President and the Amir discussed ways to strengthen security and economic ties between the United States and Qatar. The leaders discussed joint efforts to finalize new commercial deals that would create more than 50,000 American jobs. …

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