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2014 Global Partnerships Week Kicks Off in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The U.S. Department of State today announced the start of the 2014 Global Partnerships Week (GP3) that will run from March 24 to 30, 2014. GP3, which is led by Secretary Kerry’s Office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with its partners, including the Concordia Summit and .CO Internet, is a […]

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U.S. Department of State and World Environment Center Launch Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), today announced open registration for the first Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge today, February 12, 2014. Recognizing that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) create the vast majority of new jobs […]

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U.S. recognizes International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: Today, John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State provided the following statement to the media: Eleven years ago, the United Nations set aside February 6 as the day each year for all of us to reaffirm our commitment to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and stand in solidarity with the women and girls […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Present 2013 Awards for Corporate Excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will announce and present the 15th annual Secretary of State’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 9:20 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the U.S. Department of State. The ACE, inaugurated in 1999, emphasizes the important role U.S. businesses […]

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants from 50 Countries Convene in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12-13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host approximately 400 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants from 50 countries around the world for an enrichment workshop in Washington, D.C., December 12-13, 20913. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) are early career and prospective English teachers in their […]

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US to Provide $98.5 Million for Private Financing for 4,000 SMBs in Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: Today, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced partnerships with three private banks in Latin America that will make available $98.5 million in local lending exclusively for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson stated that “these […]

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2013 Tech@State: EdTech Conference will explore the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to education

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The U.S. Department of State will explore the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to education and how those changes can enhance diplomacy and development at Tech@State: EdTech on Friday, November 1, 2013. The event will be held on the campus of the George Washington University (GWU) at the Jack […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

Journalists Explore U.S. Democracy and Best Media Practices on Edward R. Murrow Program Exchange 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: 100 international journalists will begin a three-week exchange this week as participants in the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. The Murrow program is an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and nine leading U.S. schools of journalism. On October 30, Secretary of State John Kerry will […]

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U.S. Reaches its Refugee Admissions Target for the First Time Since 1980

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: The United States announced today it brought 69,930 refugees to safety and new lives in the United States in fiscal year 2013. That number is closer to the authorized ceiling – 70,000 in 2013 – than in any year since 1980. Reaching this threshold is a demonstration of the Administration’s efforts […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Secretary Kerry Announces New Initiative to Address Gender-Based Violence in Global Humanitarian Emergencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the provision of $10 million in funding for a new U.S. initiative, Safe from the Start, to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies worldwide.

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To Walk the Earth in Safety

To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases 20 Years of Landmine Clearance

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA) has released the 12th Edition of “To Walk the Earth in Safety,” a report summarizing the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program. This edition commemorates 20 years of U.S. efforts […]

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‘A New Beginning’ exchange hosts International Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: Entrepreneurs and business leaders from 29 countries will travel to the United States from September 14 through October 5 as participants in “A New Beginning” exchange, a special initiative of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. During their three-week visit, the participants will meet with leading American entrepreneurs, business […]

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Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research Scholar Symposium 2013 in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the 2013 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholar Symposium: New Connections for a Changing Climate in Washington, D.C., September 16-20. Twenty scholars, professionals, and applied researchers from throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, will present the culmination of […]

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Launch of the U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On September 12, Nerissa Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs will participate in the launch of the U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination. The U.S. Department of State, in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is committed to working with […]

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Global Sports Mentoring Program 2013 announced by espnW and US Dept. of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State and espnW are proud to announce this year’s mentor organizations and international emerging leaders participating in the 2013 Global Sports Mentoring Program. Now in its second year, this program supports the United States global commitment toward advancing the rights and participation of women and girls around […]

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Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship Winners for 2013 Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, announced today the four 2013 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship recipients. Fulbright-mtvU is an academic exchange program established in 2007 to promote “the power of music” as a global force for mutual understanding. The Fellowships were awarded to: Phil Babcock, a […]

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Women Leaders from Pacific Region to Participate in U.S. Program on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — From August 18 – 28, 2013, twelve women climate leaders from across the Pacific region will visit Washington, D.C., Pensacola, Florida, and Honolulu, Hawaii to meet with policymakers, scientists, and innovators to share their experiences and to learn about U.S. efforts to combat climate change. This exchange, a joint initiative of […]

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WNBA Diplomacy: Sports Envoys Ticha Penicheiro and Cedric Ceballos to Empower Youth in Angola

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State today announced an upcoming sports envoy program to “empower youth in Luanda, Angola.” In partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), Ticha Penicheiro and Cedric Ceballos, will travel to Luanda to engage with underserved youth both on the court […]

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Sixty disability and civil society organizations from 20 countries and U.S. to participate in the Professional Fellows EMPOWER Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. State Dept. announced that 60 disability and civil society orgs from 20 countries and the United States have been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s “Professional Fellows EMPOWER Program.” This two-way exchange program will expand the capacity of organizations in the United States and overseas […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

Opening the World to Americans with Disabilities with the Disabilities Treaty

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As the United States celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week, Secretary of State John Kerry met today with senior representatives of veterans, religious, business, and disability rights organizations, all of whom are advocates for the Disabilities Treaty. Secretary Kerry noted that yesterday was the 90th […]

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2013 Innovation in Arms Control Challenge announced by US State Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance launched today the “2013 Innovation in Arms Control Challenge” where we ask the public, “What Information Technology Tools and Concepts Can Support Future Arms Control Inspections?” In the future, our current inspection methods and capabilities may be bolstered by […]

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African Women Entrepreneurship Exchange Promotes Business Growth – AWEP elevates women entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), a special initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program, runs from July 22-August 9, 2013. Thirty women entrepreneurs from 27 African countries arrive in the United States this week to look at ways to grow their small and medium businesses. The U.S. Government is committed […]

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Winners for 2013 Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. State Department has announced the 2013 winners of the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF). This competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs. Teams, comprised of at least ten alumni, carry out public service projects using the skills and knowledge gained […]

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U.S. and China Commit to Work Together to Combat Wildlife Trafficking at 2013 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats and Administrator Zhao Shucong of the Chinese State Forestry Administration led a historic breakout session on wildlife trafficking during the 2013 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, DC. Experts from multiple agencies met to review our […]

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Spirit of Soccer Teams with the U.S. to Support Syrian Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — According to the U.S. State Dept., childhood is far from carefree for millions of children growing up in conflict. Even a simple game of soccer can mean serious risk when a playing field may contain buried landmines or unexploded munitions. A new initiative by the U.S. Department of State is working […]

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U.S. Seeks Enhanced Protection of Antarctic Waters and Ross Sea Region

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — According tor the State Department, U.S. policy makers and scientists are meeting with governments from around the world this week, on July 15-16, 2013, at an international conference in Bremerhaven, Germany, in an effort to advance significant new marine protection for the waters surrounding Antarctica. They will attempt to gain adoption […]

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Path to Paralympics: Brazil Sports Diplomacy Program with WorldChicago

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announced today that youth and coaches from Brazil will be in Chicago, Illinois this week for a sports exchange program. In partnership with WorldChicago, 12 athletes with disabilities and eight coaches, with and without disabilities, will participate in activities […]

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On-line Publication of 2012 Digest of United States Practice in International Law announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State today announced the release of the “2012 Digest of United States Practice in International Law,” covering developments during calendar year 2012. The Digest provides the public with a record of the views and practice of the Government of the United States in public and private international […]

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Museums Connect Cultural Exchange 2013 Awardees Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums, announced the selection of 11 new projects as part of the Museums Connect program. Museums Connect links U.S. communities with communities around the world through innovative, museum-based exchanges that foster mutual […]

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Mr. Salih Yuce named International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for July 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State announced selection of Mr. Salih Yuce of Turkey as July’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. Throughout July, Mr. Yuce’s passion for cancer research and youth cooperation will be featured on the International Exchange Alumni website, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ official […]

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First Sports Diplomacy Program with Turkey Announced by U.S. with 8 wheelchair basketball athletes

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State welcomes its first sports exchange delegation from Turkey to the United States. From June 27-July 9, 2013, eight wheelchair basketball athletes and four coaches will participate in activities on inclusion and equality for persons with disabilities. While in Washington D.C., the Turkish athletes will play wheelchair […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

John Kerry: Say ‘No!’ to Child Labor in Domestic Work on 2013 World Day Against Child Labor

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of 2013 World Day Against Child Labor, US Secretary of State John Kerry made the following statement: We are proud to stand united with our partners in the international community on this World Day Against Child Labor, and with one voice, we call for the elimination of child labor. […]

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Winners of the 2012 U.S. State Department Human Rights Awards Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State announced the winners of the 2012 Human Rights Awards. The winner of the Diplomacy for Human Rights Award is Ambassador John Tefft of U.S. Embassy Kyiv. Erin Webster-Main from Embassy Rangoon was selected for the Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award. The joint winners of […]

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United States and Columbia to Hold First Meeting on Racial and Ethnic Equality Action Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels// — Today, the United States and Colombia announced they will hold the first plenary meeting on the U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality June 12 – 13, 2013 at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson and Colombian Vice […]

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Tech@State: Moneyball Diplomacy Conference comes to George Washington University

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host Tech@State: Moneyball Diplomacy on June 7, 2013. The conference will explore how use of the latest technologies to conduct rigorous economic analyses can produce new insights, improved forecasting, and reliable predictions that can enhance diplomacy and development. The conference will be held at George […]

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U.S. joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Forty-four years after Stonewall, we see incredible progress in the fight to advance the human rights and fundamental freedoms of LGBT people, both here in the United States and globally. Protecting universal […]

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U.S. State Dept. submits ‘Country Reports on Terrorism 2012′ to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the State Department submitted Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, available on www.state.gov/j/ct, provides the Department of State’s annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that occurred from January 1 to December 31, 2012. It includes a strategic assessment, […]

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U.S. Takes Action to Facilitate Communications by the Iranian People and Targets Iranian Government Censorship

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the State Dept. announced that the United States is taking a number of coordinated actions that target persons contributing to human rights abuses in Iran and enhance the ability of the Iranian people to access communication technology. As the Iranian government attempts to silence its people by cutting off their […]

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U.S. and Saudi Arabia Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador James B. Smith and Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Director of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Dr. Faisal bin Hamad Al-Sugair, signed an Open Skies air transport agreement. The United States-Saudi Arabia Open Skies agreement will, following a transition period, permit unrestricted air service by […]

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U.S. Department of State Hosts EMPOWER Conference to Advance Disability Rights Worldwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the first EMPOWER Conference on disability inclusive diplomacy. The EMPOWER program is a series of two-way exchanges aimed at bolstering the rights of persons with disabilities around the world. Persons with disabilities have the same rights as non-disabled persons, […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry announces Ira Forman will serve as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that Ira Forman will serve as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. Forman, a graduate of both Harvard and Stanford Universities, previously served as Director of Congressional Relations for the Office of Personnel Management during the Clinton administration. He led the […]

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Workshop Promoting Labor and Human Rights Through Investment hosted by US Dept. of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with Harvard Law School’s Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project Labor and Worklife Program, hosted a workshop titled “Promoting Labor and Human Rights through Investment.” The May 16, 2013 event attracted representatives from the investment community, international organizations, academic institutions, and U.S. Government agencies. […]

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Solve for X, an initiative of Google[x], hosted May 13 session with STAS and US Office of Innovation and Development Alliances

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Solve for X, an initiative of Google[x], hosted a session on May 13 in collaboration with STAS and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Innovation and Development Alliances (IDEA) that encouraged moonshot ideas – radical technology-based proposals for solving global problems – and highlighted diasporans from MIT Technology Review’s […]

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‘American English’ mobile app launched by US Department of State to open doors to economic empowerment and educational opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the release of the free “American English” mobile application for lower-tech feature phones and Android devices. Developed in partnership with English Education Alliance (E2A) members, biNu and Worldreader, the application provides new audiences worldwide with “anytime, […]

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First 2013 Sports Envoy Program Advancing Disability Rights and Inclusion in China

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS May 13, 2013: Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announced that Paralympian Dr. Andrea Woodson-Smith and Deaflympian Dr. Becky Clark will travel to Guangzhou, China, May 15-20, to promote inclusion and equality for persons with disabilities, especially young women and girls. This event […]

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U.S. Government Financial and Humanitarian Assistance to Syria Update: May 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The United States announced an updated overview of the support for the Syrian people’s aspirations for a Syrian-led political transition to a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Assad Syria. The Assad regime has turned its weapons against its own people in a failing effort to perpetuate its rule. The United Nations […]

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U.S. Department of State to Honor International Policing Partners at Partner Appreciation Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield will deliver remarks at a ceremony honoring federal, state and local criminal justice partners at the Department of State on Monday, May 13. At this Partner Appreciation Ceremony, hosted by the Department of State’s Bureau of International […]

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U.S. Secretary of State imposes sanctions on four Iranian nuclear support companies and one individual as Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today the U.S. Secretary of State imposed sanctions on four Iranian nuclear support companies and one individual as Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and their Supporters pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382. These entities and individual were designated because they provide the Iranian government goods, technology, and services that increase Iran’s […]

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First all-female delegation to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Iraq Police Education Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — A delegation of ten women police officers from Iraq arrived in the United States this week for three weeks of training, the first all-female delegation to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Iraq Police Education Program (IPEP). After meeting the group yesterday, Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State […]

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Finalists of the 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State announced that three employees have been named as finalists of the 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, a national awards program that honors the achievements of federal employees. Andy Rabens, the Special Advisor for Youth Engagement in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, […]

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First 2013 Sports Visitor Exchange Program Advancing Disability Rights and Inclusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host several programs throughout the year to protect and promote the rights of disabled persons, it was announced today. The United States is committed to improving the rights and inclusion of person with disabilities. The first of its sports […]

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World Press Freedom Day: U.S. Department of State Launches Central America Journalism Security Hub

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security Hub, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day (May 3). The new hub, established through a Memorandum of Understanding among […]

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Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the U.S. will be studied by Wildlife and Conservation Experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of the U.S. efforts to combat illegal trade in wildlife and promote conservation, 13 parks and wildlife ministry officials, field agents, and NGO leaders from across Africa will visit the United States April 22-May 10, 2013. Wildlife trafficking continues to push some protected and endangered species to the brink […]

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Empowering Environmental Leaders – programs engage youth, women, and undeserved audiences

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs programs engage youth, women, and undeserved audiences to address environmental issues in their home communities and empower a new generation of leaders. Through exchange programs, teachers, youth, academics, and emerging leaders gain skills and resources to create positive change for the environment around the […]

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Third Annual 6K Walk for Water kicks off on April 22, 2013 in Washington DC with Earth Day Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Not letting the recent events in Boston dry up efforts to “walk for water,” The U.S. Department of State will host the third Annual 6K Walk for Water at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 22, as part of the Department’s Earth Day celebrations. Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy […]

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Environmental Cooperation Agreement signed by U.S. and Columbia to Conserve Natural Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The United States and Colombia signed the U.S.–Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). Together with the Environment Chapter of the U.S.–Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), the ECA will strengthen the ties between the United States and Colombia by creating new opportunities to work together to protect the environment and conserve natural […]

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Eighth Annual Global Women Mentoring Partnership Kicks Off April 24

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Building on seven years of success through women-to-women mentoring, on April 24, 27 emerging leaders from around the world will join Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders at the U.S. Department of State to kick-off the eighth annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. This public-private partnership, conducted in coordination with […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. State Dept.: John Kerry Condolence Statement for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the following statement about the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy: “The entire State Department family joins President Obama in offering our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured in the April 15 attacks in Boston. […]

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U.S. Professional Fellows Program Helping to Create Collaborative Solutions with Emerging Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs welcomes 220 emerging leaders from 44 countries and territories to the United States for intensive month-long fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise in governance, media, and economic empowerment and promote the Department’s goal of empowering young people globally. They […]

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Support for G-8 Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative announced by United States to the tune of $10 Million

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today at the G-8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, the United States joined G-8 partners in support of the United Kingdom’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, and reaffirmed its commitment to work with the international community to strengthen global coordination and individual countries’ capacity to prevent sexual violence; promote justice and accountability; […]

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A Healthy Start for Children: Scaling Up Nutrition in Guatemala

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On April 3, Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier and Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Paul Weisenfeld hosted Guatemalan Minister of Health Jorge Villavicencio, other Government of Guatemala officials, private sector representatives and a panel […]

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US and Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission to Hold Fourth Working Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John P. Holdren and Russian Minister of Education and Science Dimitry Livanov will co-chair the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) Working Group on Science and Technology Cooperation on April 4, 2013 in Moscow. Established […]

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Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012 signed into law by Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318. This new legislation enhances the ability of the United States to bring to justice major fugitives and provides the U.S. Government with an additional tool to combat transnational organized crime. […]

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US Welcomes Historic Outcome of the Arms Trade Treaty Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased that the United Nations General Assembly has approved a strong, effective and implementable Arms Trade Treaty that can strengthen global security while protecting the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade. The Treaty adopted today will establish a common international standard for the national […]

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Rev. Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand named International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for April 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has selected Reverend Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand as April’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. Throughout April, Rev. Unasa will be recognized on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Exchange Alumni website for his dedication to New Zealand’s Pasifika and other marginalized […]

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U.S. and United Arab Emirates Hold Third Economic Policy Dialogue in Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the conclusion of the U.S.–UAE Economic Policy Dialogue (EPD), on March 27 in Abu Dhabi. The U.S. delegation was led by Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose […]

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UN Human Rights Council 22nd Session Key U.S. Outcomes

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with a diverse range of countries from all regions of the world to address urgent human rights concerns. This was the first session of the United […]

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Ambassador William R. Brownfield and Delaware Attorney General Biden to Sign a Partnership Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will travel to Wilmington, Delaware to sign a partnership agreement with Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III on Tuesday, March 26. The Delaware Attorney General’s Office will join the more than 50 state […]

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U.S. Observes World Water Day 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State recognized the “World Water Day” (March 22, 2013) with the following statement from John Kerry, Secretary of State: “Global growth and climate change are placing ever greater stress on our planet’s most precious shared resource: Water.” Over the next 10 years many countries will experience […]

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The U.S. Department of State has designated Ansar al-Dine as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State has designated Ansar al-Dine (AAD) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As […]

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Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative Report Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Over the last 13 years, governments, major multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations have worked together in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative, in an effort to make sure that when companies extract resources in some of the most difficult places on earth, they take tangible steps to minimize […]

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New Mobile App helps US Dept. of State Connect with Possible Foreign Service Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment has announced the release of DOSCareers, a new mobile “app.” This app educates and engages aspiring Foreign Service candidates and others seeking to familiarize themselves with diplomatic careers. The DOSCareers app offers essential information right […]

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United States announces Support for the Arms Trade Treaty that advances global security and respects national sovereignty

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — According to the U.S. Department of State, “The United States looks forward to working with our international partners at the upcoming conference from March 18-28 to reach consensus on an Arms Trade Treaty that advances global security and respects national sovereignty and the legitimate arms trade.” We supported and actively participated […]

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New U.S. Embassy Dedicated in Dakar, Senegal occupying a 10-acre site near Pointe des Almadies

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, in an important symbol of America’s commitment to an enduring friendship with Senegal, U.S. Ambassador to the Republics of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, Lewis Lukens, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Dakar. Occupying a 10-acre site near Pointe des Almadies, the $181 million multi-building complex provides a centralized location for the […]

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Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media at 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, March 13-17. The theme of the enrichment seminar is Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media. This seminar will explore the important role that activism plays in advancing social issues in the United […]

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U.S. Embassy in Kabul and Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sign Agreement to Support Counter Narcotics

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Stephen G. McFarland and Afghan Foreign Deputy Minister Jawid Ludin signed agreements allocating $249 million for joint programs in counternarcotics, rule of law and law enforcement. The funds will support key programs that aim to achieve shared goals toward better governance in improving the administration of justice […]

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US Announces New Sanctions for Iran Sanctions Act and the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States imposed sanctions on Greek national Dr. Dimitris Cambis and Impire Shipping for disguising the Iranian origin of crude oil by concealing the control of a vessel by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). The United States also imposed sanctions on Kish Protection and Indemnity Club (Kish P&I), […]

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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2013 Submitted

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2013 to Congress on March 4, 2013. The two-volume report offers a comprehensive assessment of the efforts of foreign governments to reduce illicit narcotics production, trafficking and use, in keeping with their international obligations under UN treaties. The […]

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First Meeting of the Japan – U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space: Joint Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States of America and the Government of Japan at the conclusion of the First Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space. Begin Text: Pursuant to their shared goal of advancing bilateral space cooperation as declared by their leaders, […]

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Internet Freedom Fellows for 2013 welcomed to Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State welcomes the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows to Washington, D.C. March 10 -13. This program, in its third year, is sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and brings online journalists, and human rights activists from across the globe to meet with fellow […]

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