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This Week at State: June 15, 2018

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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. more
An 11 year old child works at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Working Toward a Future Without Child Labor

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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… more
A pair of ducks swim between patches of lake weed that float near the surface of Clear Lake.

Commemorating World Environment Day 2018

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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… more
A graphic for 100 years of Diplomatic Couriers, including a Diplomatic Security badge and three portrait photos of diplomatic couriers

Historic Timeline of U.S. Diplomatic Couriers

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1776: First American Courier - On July 10, 1776, four days after the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress commissioned the first diplomatic courier, Captain Peter Parker, as commander of the U… more

PEPFAR Marks 15 Years of Saving Lives

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Fifteen years ago, when PEPFAR was created, an HIV diagnosis was still a death sentence in many countries, and entire families and communities were falling ill. Faced with this death and devastation, the… more

This Week at State: May 25, 2018

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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. more

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