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In Burma, 'Women’s Issues' Can’t Wait

Women’s issues can wait -- there are more pressing issues at hand. That’s the mentality I sometimes come across in my work as Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues -- and it could not be more wrong. 

State Department Hosts Conference Call with Stakeholders on Nigerian Elections

Earlier this month, the State Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs hosted a conference call with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and 200 representatives from communities across the United States

Remembering V-E Day

Earlier today, I joined the crowds around the Lincoln Memorial to watch vintage World War II planes fly above the National Mall. It was one of many events commemorating the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day around the world.

Experience Europe – Without the Jet Lag

Last week, I invited you to take a one-day “tour” of the world, and hope some of you had the chance to participate in “Passport D.C.” and experience the culture of faraway countries.

LNG Vessel a “Gamechanger” for Pakistan

It was good to be back in Pakistan last week, a country I first visited as part of a Congressional delegation almost 20 years ago during a markedly different landscape in South Asia.

Why Moms Matter to U.S. Foreign Policy

You don’t need me to tell you how important your mom is -- especially around Mother’s Day.

Public Service: No Greater Opportunity To Make A Difference

Public Service Recognition Week, celebrated from May 3 through 9, is a time to honor our public service employees and recognize their hard work and extraordinary sacrifice on behalf of our country.

Want To Help Nepal? Volunteer Mappers Can Make A Difference

Two weeks after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ravaged Nepal, search and rescue operations are coming to an end and the Government of Nepal is shifting its focus to the efficient delivery of relief assistance to severely affected communities throughout Nepal.

Constructive Dialogue in Saudi Arabia

Secretary Kerry visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 6-7 for a series of meetings on regional security issues with senior government leaders including His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, His Royal Highness, the Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister al-

Arctic Renewable Energy, a Focal Point for the U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship

On April 24th, Secretary Kerry traveled to Iqaluit, Canada, to assume Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Afghan Fulbrighters are Part of Their Country’s Treasure

I recently had the privilege to be with 50 Fulbright Master’s and Ph.D. students from Afghanistan gathered in Oxford, Ohio, for the Fulbright Afghanistan Re-Entry and Social Entrepreneurship Seminar, hosted by Miami University.

Victual/Virtual Reality: American Foods Pavilion Opens at Milan Expo

At the stroke of 10 am on May 1, 2015, the great glass doors of the USA Pavilion swung open unveiling 60 American Student Ambassadors and a welcoming message from President Obama inviting all to join a global exchange on how to feed nine billion people by 2050.

Riding the Growth Bubble in an Increasingly Urban World

Did you know that more than half the world now lives in urban areas? And that in the next several decades nearly all population growth will be in urban areas?

Working with Djibouti To Promote Peace and Security

On May 6, Secretary Kerry traveled to Djibouti, where he met high-level leaders to discuss U.S.-Djibouti cooperation and Djibouti’s evacuation support efforts from Yemen. This is the first time that a sitting Secretary of State visited Djibouti.

U.S. Increases Funding to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

During my brief trip to Nepal, I witnessed firsthand the strength and courage of the Nepali people.

Supporting Somalia's Transition to a Peaceful Democracy

Today, Secretary Kerry traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia to reinforce the United States' commitment to supporting Somalia’s ongoing transition to a peaceful democracy. This is the first ever visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to Somali...

Secretary Kerry's Visit to Kenya Focuses on Our Common Goals

Secretary Kerry traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, on May 3, 2015, to reinforce the importance of our strong bilateral relationship. 

Strengthening the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership for Human Rights and Lasting Peace

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 1, for his first visit to the country and the first visit by a Secretary of State since 2005. While in Colombo he underscored U.S.

Welcoming Christiane Amanpour, New Goodwill Ambassador and Voice for Press Freedom

Seeking to heighten its work advancing human rights, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appointed internationally recognized CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour as a new Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety.

Power in Networks: Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership

On Wednesday night, I was honored to join Secretary Kerry in addressing 19 women leaders from around the world and members of the Fortune Most Powerful Women community to open the tenth annual Fortune/U.S.

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