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GIST Launches Online Community at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: Today, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with private and non-governmental organizations, launched the Global Innovation through Science and Technology’s Network (GIST Net) at the fifth Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco. Harnessing the power of technology for innovation and entrepreneurship, GIST Net is a user-driven platform that provides science and […]

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Ambassador Nancy Powell Appointed as Ebola Coordinator for U.S. Department of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: U.S. Secretary Kerry named Ambassador Nancy Powell to lead the Ebola Coordination Unit at the Department of State. In this role, Ambassador Powell will lead the State Department’s outreach to international partners, including foreign governments, to ensure a speedy and truly global response to this crisis. President Obama has declared […]

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mFish Partnership Launched to Address Sustainable Fishery Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ NEWS: In recognition of Secretary Kerry’s “Our Ocean” Conference on June 16-17, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, in collaboration with /tone™ and GSM Association, launched a new public-private partnership today called mFish. mFish is a “new initiative that aims to make fishing more sustainable and improve the lives […]

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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. 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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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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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 Hosts Tech@State:Wiki.Gov Conference – Wikimania 2012

U.S. Department of State Hosts Tech@State:Wiki.Gov Conference – Wikimania 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State, in conjunction with Wikimania 2012, will host a conference focusing on collaborative knowledge and the use of wikis in the public sector at Tech@State: Wiki.Gov on July 12-13, 2012. The event is open to the public and scheduled for Thursday, July 12 from 11:30 a.m. – […]

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Los Angeles County Students to Study in China Under the 100,000 Strong Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On February 17, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC), a public middle and high school in South Gate, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Continue reading

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Present the 2011 Awards for Corporate Excellence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Present the 2011 Awards for Corporate Excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will present the thirteenth annual Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) on January 18, 2012, during a ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the Harry S. Truman building, Washington, DC. The ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Thomas Jefferson Room.

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Three Companies Sanctioned Under the Amended Iran Sanctions Act by U.S.

Three Companies Sanctioned Under the Amended Iran Sanctions Act by U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton imposed sanctions on three companies under the Iran Sanctions Act, as amended by the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (CISADA), for conducting business with Iran’s energy sector.

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U.S. Department of State Announces Second International Sports Exchange with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

U.S. Department of State Announces Second International Sports Exchange with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today the second international sports exchange with the Democratic Republic of the Congo that includes 20 boys and girls basketball players and coaches.

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U.S. Department of State Announces DanceMotion USA Tour Dates to Launch Second Season, Engage Underserved Youth at Jan. 12 Event in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State Announces DanceMotion USA Tour Dates to Launch Second Season, Engage Underserved Youth at Jan. 12 Event in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Brooklyn Academy of Music announced today the tour dates of the second season of DanceMotion USA(SM). A launch event for this people-to-people exchange will take place January 12 at 3:00 p.m. at Dance Place 3225 8th Street, NE, Washington, D.C., where the American dance companies will engage with Washington, D.C. area youth.

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U.S. Department of State Marks the Tenth Anniversary of Gilman Scholarships

U.S. Department of State Marks the Tenth Anniversary of Gilman Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), in partnership with the Institute of International Education, marks the tenth anniversary of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

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Office of Medical Services and the U.S. Coast Guard Share an Integrated Health Information System

Office of Medical Services and the U.S. Coast Guard Share an Integrated Health Information System

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State’s Office of Medical Services and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Health, Safety and Work-Life Directorate recently signed an interagency agreement to share an Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), which includes a commercial electronic health record, Epic.

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U.S. Department of State Honors Nathan Collett of the United States as State Alumni Member of the Month

U.S. Department of State Honors Nathan Collett of the United States as State Alumni Member of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State selected Nathan Collett, a U.S. alumnus of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Fulbright Student Program, as State Alumni Member of the Month.

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U.S. Announces Collaboration with UNESCO to teach anti-racism curriculum: Teaching Respect for All

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce an innovative partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Brazil, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to develop and promote an anti-racism curriculum entitled “Teaching Respect for All.” The “Teaching Respect for All” curriculum will be developed […]

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Apps4Africa: Climate Challenge – addressing the challenge of climate change

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of our engagement with emerging African partners in addressing the challenge of climate change, the U.S. Department of State will sponsor Apps4Africa: Climate Challenge, a public diplomacy program comprised of three African regional competitions to address local climate change challenges through the use of mobile technology.

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US Dept. of State, the George W. Bush Institute, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS Announce New Women’s Health Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State, the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) will today announce Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, an innovative partnership to leverage public and private investment in global health to combat cervical and breast cancer.

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U.S. Supports International Conference on Chemical Safety and Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador Robert Mikulak, the U.S. Representative to the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) will lead the U.S. delegation at the Conference on International Cooperation and Chemical Safety and Security in The Hague on September 12 and 13.

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United States Inaugurates New Embassy Compound in Riga, Latvia

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In an important symbol of America’s commitment to an enduring friendship with Latvia, as well as our bilateral relationship with the Government of Latvia, the new United States Embassy facility officially opened in Riga today.

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Commemoration of World Humanitarian Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — In a press statement from Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State: “In situations of conflict and instability around the world, humanitarians stand up against violence, human suffering and indifference. On this World Humanitarian Day, we honor their sacrifice. Whether by defending their own neighbors, or helping to save lives in distant countries in conflict, the work of humanitarians is an essential component to promoting peace and stability around the world.”

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U.S. Department of State Announces International Sports Exchange for Athletes with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Recognizing the need for inclusiveness in the world of sports and people-to-people exchanges, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that it will bring 14 athletes from Kazakhstan to the United States to participate in an inaugural exchange for athletes with physical disabilities.

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U.S. Department of State to Launch New Fellowship Program for Community Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will welcome a group of 66 young leaders from 21 countries to the United States on August 16 to take part in a newly launched Community Solutions Program. The program is a professional development program for people working in the […]

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Office of International Religious Freedom Funds Middle East Media Research Institute Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor awarded a $200,000 grant to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) to conduct a project that documents anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and Holocaust glorification in the Middle East. This grant will enable MEMRI […]

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U.S. Department of State Welcomes the First Group of Youth Ambassadors from Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will welcome the first-ever group of Youth Ambassadors from Haiti to the United States on August 7.

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United States UNESCO Youth Forum Representatives Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the selection of the two U.S. representatives for the 7th United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Youth Forum. Blair Brettschneider of Chicago, Illinois and Andrew Hanna of Jacksonville, Florida will travel to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris this October to participate in the biennial conference.

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San Diego Passport Agency to Open in 2011

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a tour of the future site of the San Diego Passport Agency on August 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Anticipated guests …

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