Blog Profile / Dipnote: U.S. Department of State Official Blog

Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:3342
Posts / Week:12.3
Archived Since:July 27, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Let’s Get Engaged, Civically

On this International Youth Day 2015, I want to get down on one knee and ask youth leaders from around the world to get engaged -- to get engaged civically that is.

A Day to Celebrate Youth as Partners of Change in a Global Society

August 12 marks International Youth Day.  Today, we reflect on the evolving opportunities and challenges facing youth across the world.

Secretary Kerry Participates in a Dialogue on the #IranDeal

Secretary Kerry participated in a discussion on the nuclear deal reached with Iran, with Thomson Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans in New York City this afternoon. Secretary Kerry put the historic Iran deal in perspective while underscoring the importance of the deal cal

First Time Loans Give Grassroots Farmers a Chance to Grow

Carlos João Tovela Sigue, a small farmer in Maputo, Mozambique, had bigger dreams than the small plot of land where he eked out a living for himself and his family by cultivating potatoes, cabbage, cucumbers and other vegetables.

Championing Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

In the early 1980s, I began traveling to remote areas of the world, where I was able to visit indigenous communities that were living in peace as well as communities under threat from logging, mining and oil extraction.

U.S. Culinary Ambassador Encourages Chefs to Change the World

While at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, last month, I had the opportunity to witness a powerful exchange between U.S. Culinary Ambassador for Clean Cookstoves and famous Chef Jose Andres and a group of African chefs who were catering the event.

Moving Beyond Ebola, Preventing Future Health Epidemics

For the three West African countries that have lost more than 11,000 people to the Ebola virus disease outbreak, the International Ebola Recovery Conference held at the United Nations on July 9th and 10th was an important step towards the long recovery process ahead.

Conventional Weapons Destruction Saves Lives and Improves Livelihoods in Laos

In the Xieng Khoung Province of Laos, 38 year-old Khamphone and her husband used to work their rice paddy together, farming carefully in order to avoid the unexploded ordnance (UXO) that covered their land.

Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Relations

This is an historic moment as we mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of normal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

President Obama: Iran Nuclear Deal is the 'Strongest Non-Proliferation Agreement Ever Negotiated

Today, President Obama discussed the Iran nuclear deal at American University, where he said, "I’ve had to make a lot of tough calls as president, but whether or not this deal is good for U.S. national security is not one of those calls. It’s not even close."

On the Job at USAID: Meeting An Amazing Global Health Hero

Sometimes, I hear the word “hero,” and I cringe. To me, the bar has to be pretty high to earn that title, so I’m careful to use the word, rather than throw it around thoughtlessly.

Conversations for Change: Terrace Talks at the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo

With its focus on food and innovation, the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo showcases the work of American scientists, entrepreneurs, chefs, farmers, and government officials who are finding solutions to feeding a growing world population.

Angelique Kidjo to #YALI2015: ‘Be Bold, Be Creative, and Move Forward’

On the margins of the Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship in Washington, D.C. this week, famed recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo visited IREX and spoke to a group of the 2015 ? Fell...

#YALI2015: Laying the Foundation for a New Generation of Global Leadership

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama kicked off the 2015 YALI Presidential Summit by joining five-hundred exceptional young African leaders for a town hall meeting, where he underscored the United States commitment to the African continent and empowering young African leaders to increase the

The United States and Vietnam Partner to Promote Peacekeeping

As the United States and Vietnam mark twenty years since re-establishing diplomatic ties, the relationship between our two countries continues to grow. One area of this growing partnership might surprise you.

Time for Libyans to Seize the Moment

Four years ago, Libyans joined together to seize the moment to overthrow a dictator. It was a moment of pride for Libyans and for those outside the country who supported them in seeking freedom from Qaddafi and Qaddafism.

Malian Cultural Heritage Security Workshop Gets to the Heart of the Matter

There is no single solution for protecting and preserving cultural heritage. It relies on a complex system of tools and teamwork, from basic site security and monitoring, to enforcement of national and international legislation and public education. Show More Summary

The Iran Deal: Understanding the Deal and How It Will Work

On July 14, 2015, the United States and our international partners announced that we had secured a nuclear deal that would verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Today -- to highlight both the detail and depth of the nuclear agreement -- the White House shared the 

On the Road: An Interview With an Artisan in Kenya

The global artisan market generates $34 billion each year. And in developing countries, artisan activity is the second largest employer, with hundreds of thousands of people working in the sector. Many of them are women.

Deepening U.S. Engagement With African Youth Through #YALI2015

Five hundred exceptional young African leaders convened at a YALI Presidential Summit and Town Hall with President Obama today in Washington. 

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC