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Inclusion Drives Innovation

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month -- a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. One way the U.S.

Minnesota-USA Expo 2023 Bid and the UN 2030 Agenda

In an increasingly interconnected world at a time when health science and medical research are a global endeavor, today’s health challenges require collaboration and coordination with a wide variety of global stakeholders.

Making Resilience More than a Buzzword

A look at Feed the Future's program in Ethiopia, developing partnerships and skills to build resilience against food insecurity.

U.S. Navy Seabee Relies on 'Can Do' Attitude to Save a Girl’s Life in Nairobi

Today marks the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday, and its Construction Battalions, the Seabees, have supported the State Department since 1965.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Recollections Reflecting on the Strength of our Diversity

To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month colleagues from the Bureau of Diplomatic Security discussed their hispanic heritage, diversity, and the role each has played in their careers.

These Micronutrients Have a Mighty Impact

Added vitamins and minerals are improving nutrition where it is needed most in Uganda

It's Time to Mobilize a Global Response to the Terrorist Group Lebanese Hizballah

Hizballah remains a threat to the United States and to the security of nations across the Middle East and beyond. Thomas Bossert dicusses how the U.S. will aggressively target its terrorism infrastructure and financial support netwo...

This Week at State: October 6, 2017

Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S.

Crude Oil Shipment to India Highlights Expanding Energy Partnership that Helps Benefit the American Economy

This week my colleague Katherine Hadda, the U.S. Consul General in Hyderabad, was on hand at Paradip Port in the Indian state of Odisha to welcome the first in a series of new shipments of U.S. crude oil to India.

Terrorism in Foreign Prisons: Countering Recruitment and Rehabilitating Offenders

The State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT) outlines its efforts to counter terrorist recruitment in foreign prisons and rehabilitate previous offenders.

Hyderabad: The City of Pearls Becomes a City of Entrepreneurs

With a rich history spanning more than 400 years, Hyderabad, a city once known for its palaces and pearls, is reinventing itself as the entrepreneurship capital of India.

Meet Munira Khalif, the 2017-2018 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

I’m so honored and excited to have been selected as this year’s U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. To start off the year, I wanted to officially introduce myself.

A New Diplomatic Security Service 'Techie' is a Veteran When it Comes to Supporting National Security

It’s National Techie Day and the Diplomatic Security Service’s security engineering officers, security technical specialists, and Seabees are the experts who keep the Department of State technically secure. In this interview, STS Leslie Hutchison talks about her role supporting the DSS mission.

Promoting a Peaceful Transition in Liberia

A USAID profile of their democracy and governance work in Liberia to promote public service leading up to the October 10th national elections.

Secretary Tillerson Meets Senior Chinese Officials in Beijing

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Beijing September 28 to October 1, 2017, reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to further broaden and enhance U.S.

On the Day of My Departure from Russia

When I first joined the diplomatic service, working on the Soviet desk in the 1980s, our relationship with Russia was at a low point. The Soviet Union had just shot down a Korean Airliner, with almost 100 Americans including a Congressman on board.

Service to America, Service to the World: USAID Humanitarians in Syria and Iraq

Meet a few of the amazing humanitarians who are this year’s winners of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the category of National Security and International Affairs.

From Behind the Screen to Behind the Scenes: Working on Digital Engagement at State

This summer, I served as an intern for the Office of Digital Engagement, which operates within the Bureau of Public Affairs.

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