#YearinReview: @StateDept's Top Moments in 2017

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State Department Top Content in 2017

#YearinReview: @StateDept's Top Moments in 2017

As we mark the end of 2017, we’re looking back at our top content – the blog entries, social media postings, and videos that you our readers shared, read, watched, or engaged with the most.  We’re highlighting our top three pieces of content on DipNote, Facebook, Twitter, and video platforms.


Members of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing assist in the evacuation of stranded American citizens from Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, September 8, 2017

On DipNote, the most popular entry was by a consular affairs officer, who recounted his and his colleagues’ efforts to evacuate U.S. citizens affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.  The second most popular entry on DipNote highlighted 15 ways you can help combat human trafficking, and the third one provided information for U.S. citizens affected by Hurricane Irma.



rst Lady Melania Trump delivers remarks at the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 29, 2017

On the Department's Facebook page, the most popular posting featured U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaking before the United Nations on Jerusalem.  The next most popular posting featured First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon presenting the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award, and the third one highlighted President Donald J. Trump’s first international trip as President.


This year’s most popular @StateDept tweet focused on President Trump’s first international trip as President, as did the third most popular.  The second most popular tweet highlighted the Department’s 2017 ceremony recognizing heroes who are working to end human trafficking.




On the Department’s YouTube Channel, the most-watched Department press briefing in 2017 was Spokesperson Heather Nauert’s first briefing on June 6.

On video.state.gov, the most-watched Department press briefing occurred on October 24, which included remarks by Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Patrick Murphy on the Rohingya.

And the year’s most popular Foreign Press Center briefing occurred on September 13, when Spokesperson Nauert provided an update on the U.S. response to hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Be sure to check out Secretary Tillerson's year in review and our "This Week at State: Year-End Edition" for more highlights from 2017 and continue to follow us in 2018 for the latest on U.S. diplomacy.  All of us at DipNote are grateful to share this content with you. We thank you for reading and wish you a very happy New Year!