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The United States took another bold step in the global fight to combat modern slavery—also known a…

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 08:25

The United States took another bold step in the global fight to combat modern slavery—also known as human trafficking. At #UNGA, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan announced the Principles to Guide Government Action to Combat Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPjp2

Stepping up Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

The United States took another bold step in the global fight to combat modern slavery—also known as human trafficking. On September 24, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan co-hosted the event “Stepping up Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking,”

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This week, the United States is participating in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA…

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 18:07

This week, the United States is participating in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Under Secretary of State Andrea Thompson highlights how we will engage on nonproliferation issues at UNGA. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xPb7e

UNGA 73: Under Secretary Thompson on Nonproliferation

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This week, the United States is participating in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA…

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 17:32

This week, the United States is participating in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Under Secretary of State David Hale highlights how we will engage on peace and security issues at UNGA. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xPb7e

UNGA 73: Under Secretary Hale on Peace and Security

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This week, the United States is participating in the 73rd session of the United Nations General As…

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 16:36

This week, the United States is participating in the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan highlights how we will engage on humanitarian assistance and food security at UNGA. Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xPb7e

UNGA 73: Deputy Secretary Sullivan on Humanitarian Assistance

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Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook dis…

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:38

Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook discusses Iran's missile program.

Special Representative Brian Hook Addresses Iran's Missile Program

On September 19, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook delivered remarks on Iran's missile program at the Hudson Institute. Here are some highlights.

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Read about the City Pair Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Partnership Program, an important tool…

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 19:40

Read about the City Pair Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Partnership Program, an important tool to enhance our partnerships in a comprehensive approach to counterterrorism.

Connecting Global Cities to Bolster Local Efforts Against Terrorism

The City Pair CVE Partnership Program is an important tool to enhance our partnerships in a comprehensive approach to counterterrorism. Established in 2011, this program has equipped dozens of local stakeholders with the knowledge and resources necessary to push back against terrorism, both in the United States and in countries vital to the protection of our homeland

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Learn about the Digital Communicators Network, a group comprising more than 5,000 professionals fr…

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 15:32

Learn about the Digital Communicators Network, a group comprising more than 5,000 professionals from 30 countries.

A Strategy to Fight Digital Disinformation: Digital Communicators Network

Last week in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsored the Digital Communicators Network (DCN) Influencers Forum, teaching frontline communicators tactics to push back against disinformation. I had the pleasure of addressing the forum and met with many of the attendees during my visit, which coincided with the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair at which the United States was the “honored country.”

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. …

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:12

Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? 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. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPb9x

This Week at State: September 21, 2018

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This week marks the formal opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, wit…

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:20

This week marks the formal opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, with High-Level week beginning on September 24. The United States will be actively engaged across a wide spectrum of events and activities, and will frame that engagement around five broad policy priorities: non-proliferation; humanitarian assistance and food security; peace and security; counterterrorism; and UN reform.

Outlining American Interests at the United Nations General Assembly

This week marks the formal opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, with High-Level week beginning on September 24. The United States will be actively engaged across a wide spectrum of UNGA events and activities, and will frame that engagement around five broad policy priorities: non-proliferation; humanitarian assistance and food security; peace and security; counterterrorism; and UN reform.

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"We are, and continue to be, the most generous nation in the world." Read more from Secretary of S…

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 18:15

"We are, and continue to be, the most generous nation in the world." Read more from Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on America’s commitment to the most vulnerable.

We Remain the World’s Most Generous Nation

I am proud that one of America’s greatest qualities is our steadfast generosity and willingness to welcome families who have faced circumstances most of us cannot fathom, includi

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Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal …

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:02

Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace, the State Department engages in key diplomatic and programmatic initiatives to support many key objectives reflected in the Strategy.

Release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy

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Today, Ambassador Nathan Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, spoke about the release of …

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:52

Today, Ambassador Nathan Sales, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, spoke about the release of the annual Country Reports on Terrorism. Read his remarks: https://go.usa.gov/xP2uV | Check out the Reports: https://go.usa.gov/xP2ud

Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

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One year later, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico reflects on the days and months following the September…

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:13

One year later, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico reflects on the days and months following the September 19, 2017, earthquake that struck Mexico City and surrounding areas.

Remembering and Rebuilding on the Anniversary of Mexico's 2017 Earthquake

As we reach the one year anniversary of the earthquake, our assistance efforts continue, both big and small. With the immediate crisis over, there is time to focus on the longer term – restoring what was lost and preparing for what may come. On September 18, the U.S. government awarded $200,000 in Advisory Council on Historic Preservation funds to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, roughly equivalent to the Smithsonian Insti...

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The United States remains deeply concerned that the Iranian regime continues to jail upwards of 80…

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:12

The United States remains deeply concerned that the Iranian regime continues to jail upwards of 800 individuals on spurious charges related to the exercise of universal human rights. Learn more about the #PrisonersOfIran.

Highlighting the Stories of Unjustly Imprisoned Prisoners of Conscience in Iran

The United States remains deeply concerned that the Iranian regime continues to jail upwards of 800 individuals on spurious charges related to the exercise of universal human rights.

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The Senate has confirmed and the President has conferred the personal rank of Career Ambassador on…

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:31

The Senate has confirmed and the President has conferred the personal rank of Career Ambassador on four of the State Department’s finest Foreign Service Officers—Philip S. Goldberg, David Hale, Michele Sison, and Daniel B. Smith. This is the highest and most prestigious rank in the Foreign Service. These four diplomats are among our best.

Four Veteran Diplomats Conferred State Department’s Top Rank

The Senate has confirmed and the President has conferred the personal rank of Career Ambassador on four of the State Department’s finest Foreign Service Officers—Philip S.

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Secretary Pompeo: We join with people across the globe in remembering the victims of 9/11 and the …

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:34

Secretary Pompeo: We join with people across the globe in remembering the victims of 9/11 and the attack in Libya. Those who were lost will never be forgotten.

"The men and women of the U.S. Department of State are proud to stand side-by-side with partners from all over the world in this effort, and we will not waver in our resolve to pursue peace, security, and justice."

Read the Secretary's full statement: https://go.usa.gov/xPr3R

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Today, the United States imposed financial sanctions on four individuals and five entities that ha…

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:56

Today, the United States imposed financial sanctions on four individuals and five entities that have facilitated weapons or fuel transfers, or provided other financial or material support, to the Assad regime in Syria.

The U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Supporters of the Syrian Regime

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Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to New …

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:44

Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to New Dehli for the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue to discuss strengthening strategic, security, and defense cooperation. Check out key moments from the Dialogue.

U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

On September 6, Secretary of State Michael R.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Islamabad, Pakistan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran K…

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 21:29

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Islamabad, Pakistan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, and other civilian and military leadership. He was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Congratulating the Prime Minister on the formation of his government, the Secretary welcomed the further strengthening of civilian institutions. Secretary Pompeo also highlighted the importance of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, and underscored areas of shared interest, such as the expansion of two-way trade and commercial ties.

Secretary Pompeo's Meetings in Pakistan

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Learn how State Department-supported programs improve safety and security in Iraq, including areas…

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 21:35

Learn how State Department-supported programs improve safety and security in Iraq, including areas liberated from ISIS.

U.S.-Funded Explosive Hazard Risk Education Programs Improve Safety and Human Security across Iraq

Iraq is contaminated by an estimated 10 to 15 million long-lived landmines, pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO), and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) from conflicts dating

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