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Egypt’s Chilling Detour on the Path to Democracy

On Monday, an Egyptian court convicted three international journalists from Al Jazeera’s English-language network along with 15 others of conspiring with “terrorists” to harm national unity.

Secretary Kerry Appoints New Leadership for the Office of Global Food Security

On Monday, June 23, Dr. Nancy Stetson took the oath of office and joined the Department of State as the Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Food Security.  The Office of Global Food Security coordinates all aspects of U.S.

Secretary Kerry: 'ISIL Is Fighting To Divide Iraq and To Destroy Iraq'

At the President’s direction, Secretary of State John Kerry is on travel from June 22-27 to the Middle East and Europe to consult with partners and allies on how we can support security, stability, and the formation of an inclusive government in Iraq, to discuss Middle East security challenges, a

Young Professionals: Apply to UN Program to Jumpstart Your Career in International Affairs

Interested in a career with the United Nations?  Curious about entry-level opportunities for young professionals?  The Bureau of International Organization Affairs is excited to announce U.S.

Landmine Clearance and Weapons Destruction Promotes Security Across the Americas

In several Latin American countries, decades of conflict have left behind a dangerous legacy: small arms and light weapons in unsecured stockpiles; excess and obsolete munitions; and hidden hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance.  The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S.

World Refugee Day: On Behalf of the World's Most Vulnerable People

All over the world on June 20, nations, organizations and individuals are coming together to commemorate World Refugee Day to honor their courage and resilience of refugees and the dedication and generosity of those who help them.

ISIL: A Terrorist Organization Like No Other

President Obama has been very clear that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses a threat to the Iraqi people, to the region, and to U.S. interests.

Girls Deserve To Learn: No Exceptions

As President Obama said, if a country is educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. Education is a silver bullet for empowering women and girls worldwide.

Five Things To Know on World Refugee Day

1. There are more people displaced by violence and conflict on the planet right now than at any time since World War II.

Extraordinary Efforts in U.S. Food Assistance Underway as Extreme Food Insecurity Stalks South Sudanese

It was raining hard as we slipped and slid through the narrow muddy lanes between the dilapidated plastic-covered shelters that are home to roughly 3,600 displaced persons.

President Obama on the Situation in Iraq

Today, after a meeting with his national security team, President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Press Briefing Room on the situation in Iraq and the U.S. response.  President Obama said:

Judy and Dennis Shepard Share Their Hope for Increased LGBT Acceptance in the Caribbean

Judy and Dennis Shepard have a powerful story to share, and through their partnership with the U.S. Department of State, they are sharing that story around the world.  As part of this ongoing relationship, the Shepards traveled on behalf of the U.S.

The Power of the Marketplace in Promoting Ocean Stewardship

During the Secretary’s “Our Ocean” Conference, we encountered some startling realities about the state of our oceans:  a third of the world’s fish stocks are overexploited, while another two thirds cannot support expanded harvest; 80 percent of marine pollution originates on land; 500 dead zones

International Institute Opens in Malta To Provide Training on Countering Transnational Crime and Terrorism

As the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Coordinator at the State Department, I’ve had the pleasure of watching the GCTF grow and become the “go-to” international venue for civilian-led counterterrorism cooperation.  In partnership with 28 countries across the globe and the EU, the GCTF has ma

Secretary @JohnKerry Joins Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy for an #OceanChat

Today, during the second day of the State Department’s first-ever “Our Ocean” Conference, Secretary Kerry took to Twitter to answer questions from Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” and others, on how we can work together to help build a better future for our ocean.  

WSIS +10 HLE: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation

One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and it

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Partnership With the Private Sector

Last week during a reception held in the Treaty Room of the Department of State, I was proud to address a group of America’s leading corporations and encourage them to take steps to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons around the world.

Five Ways You Can Participate in #OurOcean2014

Secretary of State John Kerry hosts the "Our Ocean" Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 16-17, 2014. The conference aims to raise ocean conservation as a critical foreign policy issue. Whether you live on the coast or hours from the closest beach, we all depend upon the ocean.

Situation in Iraq

Today, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki issued a statement on the situation in Iraq.

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