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Celebrating One Year of Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Implementation

One year ago the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development released the 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

Air Quality Awareness Week: How Clean is Your Air?

This week is Air Quality Awareness Week. At the State Department we recognize that clean air is an essential issue to people around the world.

Taking a Moment to Recognize Those Who Serve

Public Service Recognition Week, which runs from May 1st to May 7th, is an opportunity to thank our firefighters, teachers, police officers, social workers, and -- especially for those of us in the nation’s capital -- the thousands of civil servants who serve the American people as diplomats and

World Press Freedom Day: ‘Reporting On the Truth, Is Not a Crime’

Secretary Kerry delivered remarks to journalists at the State Department today in recognition of World Press Freedom Day, which is commemorated annually on May 3 to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom and to pay tribute t

Protecting Intellectual Property Means Investment, Jobs, and Creativity

Every year, reflecting the United States’ commitment to encourage effective intellectual property rights protection and enforcement worldwide, the U.S. government issues the Special 301 report, which reviews the state of intellectual property rights protection around the world.

Promoting Migrant Workers’ Rights in South Asia and the Gulf

Every year, millions of migrant workers travel from South Asia to Gulf countries. This migration helps the economies of origin countries through remittances and promotes development and prosperity in destination countries.

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Continuing the Fight on Behalf of International Political Prisoners

Helping to secure the release of political prisoners around the world is a top priority for the United States government and for the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Samantha Power.

Highlighting Women's Roles in Public Service As We #EngageAmerica

Secretary Kerry met last month with women ambassadors who represent the State Department around the world during our annual Chiefs of Mission Conference. Secretary Kerry thanked them for their outstanding work on behalf of the United States.

The Office of Foreign Missions Welcomes Washington's Diplomatic Community

It was a formal setting for a formal affair. Close to 80 foreign chiefs of mission gathered at the Meridian House in Washington, D.C., to greet Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, for the first time as a community since he assumed the directorship of the Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) last year.

OIC Young Leaders Summit: Engaging and Empowering Youth

It is a truism to say that the youth define the future, but now more than ever the youth are defining the present as well. Never before in the course of human history have there been so many young people: there are approximately 1.8 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24.

Two Sides of the Foreign Assistance Coin

The world we live in today is more interconnected than ever before -- though we may not share soil or language, religion or currency, we are neighbors in this global community.

Our Mission To #EngageAmerica in International Service

I am always eager to make the case with the American public that the best foreign policy starts with making it less foreign.

A Celebration of Jazz: A Once American, Now International Cultural Treasure

Over one hundred years ago, the clubs of New Orleans gave birth to one of the most transformative music genres of all time -- jazz.  Deeply rooted in African traditions and influenced by the rich cultural tapestry of New Orleans, jazz proved a powerful and enduring soundtrack for American diversi

#USinRio: Preparing to Cheer on Team USA at Rio 2016

Does the thought of Team USA taking home the gold at this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro get your adrenaline pumping? With just 100 days until the opening ceremony, thousands of American sports fans are planning their journey to South America’s first-ever Olympic Games.

Facing Climate Change, Leaders Take A Step Toward A Healthier World

 “Today, thanks to strong, principled, American leadership, that’s the world that we’ll leave to our children -- a world that is safer and more secure, more prosperous, and more free.

Wonder Women: U.S. Partnership Expanding Roles for Female Peacekeepers

The role of women in peace and security is more crucial than ever. Yet in too many post-conflict countries, women’s voices remain absent from conversations about their country’s future. Ensuring that women are at the forefront of these efforts is essential to forging more stable societies.

Science Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Whether it is trekking through the woods of a wetland protection site in Ghana; facilitating new partnerships on brain and neuro-degenerative disease research in Cuba; or inspiring girls to choose science and engineering careers in Taiwan, the unifying theme to our diplomacy is science.

Why We #EngageAmerica and the World on Religion and Foreign Policy

The State Department has long recognized the importance of active engagement with nearly every sector of society in its foreign engagement and policymaking, particularly as global challenges increasingly impact communities at the local level.

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