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Looking Back on Global Partnerships Week

The nature of diplomacy and development is changing rapidly. While the United States was once the primary source of resource flows into the developing country, partnerships with the private and non-profit sectors are playing an increasingly prominent role.

“We believe in the power of entrepreneurship”?—?Why the President is Bringing the World’s Entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley

“We believe in the power of entrepreneurship?—?the basic notion that if you’ve got an idea and if you really work hard and you’re able to pick yourself up if you stumble a couple of times, you can eventually turn that idea into a reality.

Asked and Answered: Sending Direct Mail to Cuba for the First Time in 50 Years

An American president has not traveled to Cuba in almost 90 years. But on March 20, President Obama will become the first president to set foot on the island country that's only 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

Secretary Kerry: Daesh is 'Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity'

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a statement asserting that Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control.

D3 Innovation Summit: Tackling Diplomacy, Defense, and Development Challenges Through Emerging Technologies

From cyberwar to biotech and from artificial intelligence to data analytics, technologies that once seemed in the realm of science fiction increasingly define modern life. Experts from across the U.S.

Empowering Credible Voices to Combat the Message of Violent Extremism

It’s no secret that when it comes to countering the propaganda of violent extremists, the U.S. government is not always the best messenger for the message we want to deliver.

First Lady Michelle Obama: 'Why the Issue of Global Girls’ Education Is So Personal for Me'

Today, at 11:30am EST, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver keynote remarks at the annual South By South West (SWSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.

Building on the Momentum to Empower Adolescent Girls

Yesterday, Secretary Kerry launched the first-ever U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls.

Secretary Kerry Comments on Syria

During remarks with the Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry commented on the fifth anniversary of the conflict in Syria. The Secretary of State said:

Global Health Crisis:The Nexus of Zika and Foreign Affairs

Looking for evidence to support the theory that everything is connected? Recent disease outbreaks provide compelling examples of our global interconnectedness. A mosquito carrying the Zika virus in an Amazonian village can impact economies and political dynamics all over the world.

Innovation and Foreign Policy? - ?Challenges in Refugee Education

Every day at the State Department, we tackle issues at the intersection of foreign policy and science and technology.

President Obama Addresses U.S. Ambassadors, Underscores Need for Continued Global Leadership

Today, President Obama addressed U.S. ambassadors during their annual Chiefs of Mission Conference at the U.S. Department of State.  In remarks to the group of leaders, who are in Washington for the next few days, the President thanked them for their extraordinary work on behalf of America.

59th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Underway in Vienna

This week in Vienna, Austria, more than 1,500 delegates representing Member States, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, and the media will convene for the 59th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to discuss the growing world drug problem.

TPP: Fostering a Level Playing Field for the American Services Sector

This week, I had the opportunity to speak before the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) at their event “What Will TPP Mean for Services Trade?” So I used this opportunity to go even further.

Celebrating Open Education Week with Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources increasingly allow us to connect, share, learn, and engage across borders and cultures. We are developing a list of best practices and use cases for openly licensed educational resources--and we would love your input. What practices have worked best in your communities and what’s worth sharing?

International Women of Courage: Jestina Mukoko

What happened to Jestina? That was what everyone wanted to know in Zimbabwe in 2009. The year before, Jestina Mukoko was abducted by security agents, who beat and tortured her.

The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit: A Point of Transition

In a landmark speech in Prague in April 2009, President Obama declared that “…we must ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon. This is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security. One terrorist with one nuclear weapon could unleash massive destruction.”

U.S.-Canadian Relations: A Profound Alliance

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau in Washington, D.C. on March 10 for an Official Visit and a State Dinner at the White House.

Students Help Maximize the Use of MCC Data

In February, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) celebrated the completion of our first Open Data Challenge by honoring the winners and bringing together independent evaluators, colleagues from across government, open data advocates, and the public.

Why Every Day Should Be International Women’s Day

“Communities that give their daughters the same opportunities as their sons, they are more peaceful, they are more prosperous, they develop faster, they are more likely to succeed.”?—?President 

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