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U.S. Recognizes International Women’s Day on March 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the following statement regarding International Women’s Day: “On March 8, 2013, the United States joins people around the globe in honoring women and celebrating their contributions toward building a more peaceful, just, and prosperous world. The State Department, which has been led by […]

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Tech@State: Internet Freedom Conference to be hosted by US Department of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a symposium focusing on the use of technology to enhance and expand Internet Freedom at the Tech@State: Internet Freedom conference March 8-9, 2013. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Michael Posner and Interim Dean of the GWU Law School Professor Gregory […]

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International Women in Action: Mentoring the Next Generation of Global Women Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will bring 85 women and men from 57 countries to the United States March 4-22, 2013, for “Women in Action,” a special initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program. This initiative will provide a forum for global leaders across sectors to discuss supporting the next generation […]

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On International Women’s Day, U.S. Secretary Kerry will Honor 10 ‘Women of Courage’

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Friday, March 8, Secretary of State John Kerry will honor 10 extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary Kerry and the awardees as a special guest at the 3 p.m. ceremony in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the […]

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Dr. Shubhalaxmi Vaylure of India honored as the International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has selected Dr. Shubhalaxmi Vaylure of India as International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for March 2013. Throughout March, Dr. Shubhalaxmi’s dedication to building greater environmental awareness in India will be recognized on the International Exchange Alumni website, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ […]

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Innovation in Arms Control Challenge Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance announced the winners of the first Innovation in Arms Control Challenge. This Challenge, which received interest from more than 500 potential solvers, sought creative ideas from the general public to use commonly available technologies to support arms control […]

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US State Department Releases Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in response to TransCanada’s May 2012 application for the Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to Nebraska. The document is a draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed Project, including: impacts […]

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U.S. Government Assistance in Support of Free, Fair, and Peaceful Elections in Kenya

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — For 50 years, Kenya has been a stalwart and reliable partner in a strategically important but volatile region. As the economic powerhouse and transport hub of East Africa, Kenya’s stability is crucial to the security and economic prospects of its neighbors. The success of Kenya’s upcoming presidential, parliamentary and local elections […]

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U.S. Delegation to the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the U.S. Delegation attending the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held March 4 through 15, 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Head […]

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U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs launched the Smart Traveler Day campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of the estimated 65 million U.S. citizens who travel abroad annually. The most important way we do this is by providing U.S. travelers with the information they need to avoid problems in their travels. Today, the Department […]

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American Music Abroad: Hip Hop Group Audiopharmacy to Tour Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced that San Francisco-based hip hop group “Audiopharmacy” will tour Southeast Asia and the Pacific as part of the American Music Abroad program. With roots in hip hop, Audiopharmacy fuses live instrumentation and global musical styles, making for an […]

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U.S. and Afghanistan Announce $18.2 Million in Good Performers Initiative Awards for Provincial Counter Narcotics

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On February 12, 2013, Afghanistan’s Minister for Counter Narcotics Zarar Moqbel Osmani and U.S. Embassy’s Coordinating Director for Rule of Law and Law Enforcement Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland announced $18.2 million in Good Performers Initiative (GPI) awards. GPI awards are given to provinces that achieved or retained poppy-free status, reduced net […]

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U.S. State Department to Engage Science and Engineering Diaspora Networks in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — The Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary (STAS), in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland, will host an event on Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science (NODES), an initiative that seeks to support diaspora knowledge networks in science and engineering fields, on February 14, 2013 in […]

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American Athletes Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley Promote Life Skills for Indian Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley will travel as sports envoys to India from February 12-18. Working with Major League Baseball and USA Softball, this trip marks the Department’s first joint baseball and softball program […]

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U.S. Imposition of Nonproliferation Sanctions Against Foreign Entities and Individuals

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State announced the imposition of nonproliferation sanctions on several foreign entities and individuals under multiple U.S. authorities. Pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA), a determination was made to impose sanctions on: two Belarusian entities [TM Services Limited (TMS) and Scientific and […]

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US State Department Contributes an Initial $171 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of over $171 million toward the 2013 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This year’s initial contribution funded through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will support UNHCR efforts worldwide. This funding includes support […]

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Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Hosts The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will host “The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities,” a public forum on international higher education opportunities and the challenges for people with disabilities and in the deaf community, on February 12, 2013, at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative […]

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Over 100 International Exchange Students Participate in Civic Education Workshop in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs welcomes 115 international high school exchange students representing more than 30 countries to Washington, D.C., for a week-long Civic Education Workshop from February 10 – 16. Participants in the Civic Education Workshop were selected from current Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and […]

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Brazil and Basketball: Youth Sports Visitor Program features 14 teenage athletes

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 14 teenage athletes—seven boys and seven girls—and two coaches from Brazil will travel to the United States for a basketball exchange February 6-18. The young players are a part of the São Paulo Shooting Stars, a Consulate São […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s Farewell Remarks to U.S. State Department Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On February 1, 2013, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, made the following remarks to State Department employees as part of her farewell to the post she accepted during President Obama’s first term in office (transcript follows): DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good afternoon, everyone. Madam Secretary, four years ago, I stood on […]

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WEAmericas Small Grants Launch to recognize final awardees for Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart Leslie Dach will recognize the final awardees for $1.5 million in grants through the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative during a ceremony on February 4, […]

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TechWomen Gather in Jordan To Collaborate, Code, and Connect with American women mentors from the greater Silicon Valley area

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Fusing technology with efforts to empower women and girls, the U.S. Department of State announced today that participants of TechWomen will meet in Jordan from February 1-10 to collaborate and connect through workshops and visits with local organizations. An innovative public-private partnership, TechWomen pairs emerging women in technology from the […]

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Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall welcome ensembles of the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has announced that ensembles of the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM) will travel to three cities in the United States from February 3-15, 2013 for performances and cultural exchange with American youth orchestras. The Afghan National Institute of Music reflects a modern Afghanistan, in which […]

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U.S. Secretary Clinton to Announce Launch of Up to $86.5 Million in Public-Private Partnerships

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Thursday, January 31, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will celebrate the global impact of public-private partnerships created under her tenure and launch four new initiatives valued at up to $86.5 million, at the U.S. Department of State. These new initiatives include: efforts to advance women’s clean energy entrepreneurship; […]

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US Secretary Clinton and Leaders from Thirteen Organizations Sign ‘Declaration of Learning’ on Historic Treaty of Paris Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Wednesday, January 30th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and leaders of thirteen government agencies and NGO’s will sign the “Declaration of Learning” on the historic Treaty of Paris desk in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State. The signing formally announces their partnership as members of […]

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U.S. and West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop Announced in Accra

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana will be co-hosting a West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, January 29 – 31. Thomas Dukes, Senior Advisor to the Coordinator for Cyber Issues will lead the U.S. interagency delegation and provide opening remarks along with Ambassador Cretz and […]

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U.S. Department of State and Women’s National Basketball Association Announce Full-Court Press to Empower Women and Girls through Sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will build on their long-time partnership to elevate efforts worldwide to empower women and girls through sports. Today, Tamika Raymond, Nykesha Sales, and Becky Bonner will travel to Ukraine to engage underserved girls in […]

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Sponsors the Liberia National Police Mobile Training Teams Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As a part of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s (INL) Liberia National Police (LNP) Mobile Training Teams Project, INL provided funding for twenty LNP officers, including four female training officers, to travel to the United States from January 16 to February 5, 2013 to participate in a customized […]

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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis (USAID)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today in Ankara, Turkey, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg announced that the United States is providing an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance in response to urgent needs resulting from the brutal conflict in Syria. This new funding will supply […]

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Holocaust by Bullets: U.S. Department of State Marks U.N. International Day of Commemoration for Victims of the Holocaust

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Interim Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ambassador Mike Kozak will host a screening of the documentary “Holocaust by Bullets,” Monday, January 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Conference Center East Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. This event will mark the […]

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U.S. Terrorist Designations of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State designated the Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. The Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB), a militant organization based in both Lebanon […]

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U.S. Terrorist Designation of Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State designated Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani (better known as Abu Maryam al-Zahrani) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Abu Maryam al-Zahrani is a senior member of al-Qa’ida, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Abu Maryam al-Zahrani is a Saudi citizen […]

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U.S. Department of State Launches First Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Program of 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, with the arrival of 12 young female basketball players and two coaches from Senegal, the U.S. Department of State launched its first Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative program of the year. This initiative engages women and girls from every region of the world, ranging from Brazil to Iraq […]

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U.S. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III to Host the Launch of the U.S. Diplomacy Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Friday, January 25th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and guest of honor former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III will host the Launch of the United States Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Diplomacy Center, a new state-of-the-art museum and education center, will dedicate […]

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The United States and United Kingdom Joint Statement on the Global Positioning System (GPS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States and United Kingdom issued a joint statement regarding Global Positioning System (GPS) Intellectual Property which affirmed their commitment to ensuring that GPS civil signals remain perpetually free and openly available for users worldwide. GPS has become an international positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) service that has fostered […]

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U.S. Nomination of Poverty Point State Historic Site to UNESCO World Heritage List

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce the nomination of Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana for inclusion on the World Heritage List. This unique site features a vast, integrated complex of earthen monuments constructed more than 3,000 years ago by a vanished people […]

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Holocaust-Era Looted Art Return Act is Commemorated on 70th Anniversary by U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the following press statement: This month we commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Inter-Allied Declaration against Acts of Dispossession Committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation and Control, known as the London Declaration of January 5, 1943. Beginning with the London Declaration, the United […]

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President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program announced. 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 […]

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United States Hosts the G8 Roma-Lyon Group on Counterterrorism and Counter-crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — From January 15 to January 17, the United States will host the Group of Eight Roma-Lyon Group meeting in Washington. These important meetings aim to better align G8 counterterrorism and anti-crime policies. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Brian Nichols and the […]

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U.S. Department of State Encourages Recruitment to the Foreign Service Through Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of an effort to continue to attract smart, dynamic, capable people into the Foreign Service, the Department of State is releasing a new one-minute trailer and an accompanying short video that showcases the faces and stories of the amazing men and women who have helped make the world a […]

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U.S. Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis in 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States stands resolutely with the Syrian people facing dire humanitarian conditions every day as a result of the brutal, ongoing violence that has engulfed the country and spread beyond its borders. In 2012, U.S. contributions of humanitarian assistance for Syria totaled $210 million. Life-saving food, medical treatment, blankets, and […]

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Sports Envoy program 2013: U.S. Department of State Announces Basketball Sports Visitor Program with Youth from Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 12 Burmese youth—six boys and six girls—and two coaches will travel to the United States January 7-20. The basketball exchange program, with support from the National Basketball Association (NBA), marks the first State Department Sports Visitor program with […]

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In 2013, the United States will chair the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In 2013, the United States will chair the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, a partnership of nearly 80 countries and international organizations that has been working since 2009 to turn the tide on maritime crime along one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors. In a communiqué following […]

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International Communities Call for Responsible Behavior at Sea during the 2012-2013 Southern Ocean Whaling Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States jointly condemn any actions that imperil human life at sea during the 2012-2013 Southern Ocean whaling season. We reiterate our call to the masters of all vessels involved to ensure that safety of human life at sea is not […]

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U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz led the U.S. delegation to the 10th Plenary Session of the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) in Guangzhou, China, December 17-18. U.S. and Chinese delegates discussed […]

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United States Concludes Clean Up Effort at Albanian Explosion Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State successfully concluded a $14.5 million program to support Albania as it works to clear safely the site of a deadly 2008 munitions explosion. The program removed 3,085 tons of unexploded ordnance and 146,500 pieces of dangerous munitions. The March 15, 2008 explosions at a former military base […]

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United States Announces Next Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Cynthia Akuetteh today announced the appointment of the next facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). Matthew Cassetta, currently the cultural affairs officer at the U.S. […]

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Mexico Joins G8 Global Partnership as 25th Member

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation welcomes Mexico as the newest addition to the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership). Mexico is the first Latin American country to join the Global Partnership, which addresses nuclear and radiological security, […]

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U.S. Provides Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns announced the United States is providing nearly $14 million in additional humanitarian aid that will provide nutrition support for children, as well as additional emergency medical and winterization supplies to families in need inside Syria. With this new assistance, the United States is […]

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U.S. Department of State Funds UN Anti-Cybercrime Training for Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State has approved $250,000 in anti-crime funds for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Program on Cybercrime in Africa. This first-of-its-kind funding is a reflection of efforts of the United States to combat transnational crime and cybercrime worldwide. These funds are designated for criminal enforcement […]

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US State Department Partners with biNu to Bring English Language Content to Mobile Phone Users

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces a partnership with biNu to provide increased English language content to people around the world. Under the partnership, biNu will distribute Department of State English language learning resources, such as e-books, audio content, and the Trace Word Soup English […]

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Launches Embassy Dublin Youth Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On December 6, 2012, U.S. Embassy Dublin will launch a Department of State Youth Council at Dublin City University. Embassy Dublin’s Youth Council is comprised of a diverse cross-section of 45 young people, including students, young entrepreneurs, civil society members, and government representatives who have been nominated to the U.S. Embassy […]

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Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas Small Grant Recipients Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Liliana Ayalde announced awardees for more than $1.5 million worth of small grants through the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative during her trip to Trinidad and Tobago. Twenty-six grants will go to 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as two […]

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Wildlife Conservation Day events on Dec. 4 to include Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at the U.S. Department of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. missions around the globe will mark Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4 with programs including speaking engagements at local schools, film presentations, roundtables, an appearance by Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at the U.S. Department of State, and a videotaped call to action by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In Washington […]

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2012 AAFSW Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Six winners will receive the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) at a ceremony on Tuesday, December 4 at 10 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room at the Department of State. Deputy Secretary Burns will make remarks to […]

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US Dept. of State Announces Webinars for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the global engineering firm CH2M HILL, will host a series of webinars starting November 29th to support emerging women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields who are studying […]

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U.S. Department of State Hosts Tech@State: ElecTech Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a conference focusing on how technology has impacted elections and the electoral process at the Tech@State: ElecTech Conference on November 30 to December 1, 2012. The event will be held at two separate locations. On Friday, November 30, the conference will convene on the […]

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Grants to Address Gender-Based Violence as Part of the Global HIV Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and World AIDS Day, Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer announced today $3 million in small grants awarded to dozens of grassroots organizations working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) around the world, with a […]

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U.S. Hosts World Ocean Assessment Workshop for the Wider Caribbean

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On November 13-15, the United States hosted the World Ocean Assessment Workshop for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The workshop is organized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission […]

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United States and Tunisia to Co-Chair the 9th Forum for the Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States and the Republic of Tunisia hosted the G-8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative’s Sub-ministerial meeting at the U.S. Department of State on November 1-2. Over 100 senior government officials, civil society activists, and private sector representatives from the G-8 and BMENA countries met to discuss […]

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U.S. Reviews Accomplishments During First Term on the UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased and proud of its reelection to the UN Human Rights Council earlier today. Since joining the Council in 2009, the United States has ardently worked to help the Council realize its full potential. Our efforts to reform the Council from within have resulted in historic and […]

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International Virtual College Fair: US Department of State Sponsors Online College Fair for International Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State announced today the International Virtual College Fair, the largest online event ever for overseas students interested in attending college in the United States. The November 13 event, sponsored by the Department’s EducationUSA network, will occur during International Education Week. The Department’s Bureaus of International Information Programs […]

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today at the Syria Humanitarian Forum in Geneva, Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelly T. Clements announced that the United States is providing more than $34 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. With this new assistance, the United States is providing more than $165 million […]

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announces U.S. Science Envoys

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today, at an event on Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation: A Call to Action, announced the appointment of three new science envoys: Professor Bernard Amadei, Professor Susan Hockfield, and Professor Barbara Schaal. These preeminent scientists will seek to deepen existing ties, foster new relationships with foreign […]

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U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking and Promote Conservation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is working with the international community to combat the illegal trade in wildlife and promote conservation through a four pillar strategy, which includes diplomatic outreach, public diplomacy, training, and partnerships. The United States’ efforts with foreign governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector seek to […]

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International Education Week 2012: Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State celebrates International Education Week, November 12–16, with the theme of “International Education: Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society.” The week is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of State will lead events worldwide focusing on the vital role […]

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United States Advances Antarctic Marine Protection Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The 31st Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) concluded on November 1 in Hobart, Australia. The meeting yielded a significant step toward protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea as the United States and New Zealand reached agreement on a joint proposal to establish the world’s largest […]

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Secretary Clinton and USAID Administrator Shah to Launch Major New Science and Innovation Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On November 8, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will launch a new Science and Technology partnership with top United States and foreign universities. These partnerships will leverage the intellectual power and passion of academic leaders, faculty, and students to create […]

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The United States will provide subject matter experts and offer other support for the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States will provide subject matter experts and offer other support for the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) that takes place today in Brasilia, Brazil. The biennial IACC is the principal multi-stakeholder global meeting focusing on combating corruption. It brings together civil society, national and local government officials, international organizations, […]

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US Department of State Hosts Youth TechCamp Fiji, the First in the Pacific

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a Youth TechCamp in collaboration with Pasifika Nexus and the BrightPath Foundation at the University of South Pacific in Suva, Fiji from November 20-21 and November 26-30, 2012. The first-ever Youth TechCamp in the Pacific, Youth TechCamp Fiji will provide six full days of […]

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Young Professionals and Community Leaders from More than 50 Countries Worldwide Conclude Exchange Program in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — This week the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will bring young professionals from around the globe together for the end of the Professional Fellows Program in Washington, D.C., from November 7-10. The Professional Fellows Congress is the concluding element of month-long fellowships for 241 young professionals […]

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U.S. Department of State’s International Writing Program Announces Events in Washington, D.C. and New York City

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the University of Iowa, celebrates the conclusion of this year’s International Writing Program with public events in Washington, D.C. and New York City. The International Writing Program is an 80-day, U.S. based-residency for creative writing professionals. For […]

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U.S. Department of State Commemorates Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) proudly celebrates 50 years of facilitating the Department of State’s public diplomacy through the power of the visual arts. The AIE 50th anniversary features programming, events, and performances, including celebrations on November 30th, when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary […]

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U.S. Joins the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer is pleased to announce the United States has joined the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN). The United States is the 17th country to join MOPAN since the network was formed in 2002 to assess the organizational effectiveness of major multilateral […]

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Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists Kicks Off in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Next week, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will welcome approximately 135 emerging international journalists from 90 countries for the seventh annual Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. The Murrow program is an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the Aspen Institute, and […]

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U.S. Department of State updates Rewards for Justice – up to $7 Million al-Qaida Reward Offers

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department’s Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards for information on two key Iran-based facilitators and financiers of the al-Qaida terrorist organization. The U.S. Department of State has authorized a reward of up to $7 million for information leading to the location of Iran-based senior facilitator and financier Muhsin al-Fadhli […]

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Fulbright NEXUS 2012-2013 Scholars Research Climate Change Adaptation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today its second cohort of 20 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Scholars from the Western Hemisphere. Scholars hail from the United States, Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Through […]

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TechWomen 2012 ‘Tech for Social Good’ Discussion @ New America Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the 2012 TechWomen international exchange participants will take part in an interactive discussion on “Tech for Social Good” hosted by the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute on Tuesday, October 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT. […]

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U.S. Department of State Welcomes Teachers from Around the Globe to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State announced today that 68 American teachers and 19 international teachers will be honored on UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day in Washington, D.C. on October 5. The U.S. teachers participated in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Teachers for Global Classrooms program, and the international teachers are […]

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U.S. Secretary Clinton Calls for Cooperation on Shared Waters for Global Water Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged countries to find cooperative solutions to shared water challenges at a high-level discussion held today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York. Citing the findings in a recently released United States Intelligence Community Assessment on Global Water Security, Secretary Clinton […]

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