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Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion

Secretary Clinton (Oct. 16): "Social inclusion and development for all really does depend upon the status of women, and opening wide the doors of opportunity for women and for all people is the great work of our time." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 10/16/2012 Description: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, Peru's President Ollanta Humala, center, and Michelle Bachelet, Chile's former president and U.N. women executive director, pose for photos at the opening of a conference on women's empowerment in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  © AP Image

The Attacks in Benghazi, Libya

Secretary Clinton (Oct. 15): "We’re going to get to the bottom of it, and then we’re going to do everything we can to work to prevent it from happening again, and then we’re going to bring whoever did this to us to justice." Full Text»

Date: 10/15/2012 Description: Screenshot of Secretary Clinton being interviewed by CNN.  © CNN screenshot/image

Web 2.0 Engagement

Under Secretary Sonenshine (Oct. 15): "We have to communicate government to people, and people to people. And one of the best ways we can leverage those conversations is through social media and other connective technologies...." Full Text»

Date: 06/28/2012 Description: Under Secretary Sonenshine takes questions during a Twitter briefing at the State Department, June 28, 2012. - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Iranian Sanctions

Spokesperson Nuland (Oct. 15): "This just speaks to the extreme economic mismanagement and the extreme political mismanagement of the Iranian regime and the fact that the Iranian people are now feeling those effects." Full Text»

U.S.-Kazakh Nonproliferation Cooperation

Deputy Assistant Secretary Limage (Oct. 16): "Although many challenges still lie ahead, it is evident that the United States and Kazakhstan are forging a united front to confront proliferation in all of its forms." Full Text»

NeXXt Scholars

Oct. 15: The Department welcomes the inaugural cohort of 24 NeXXt Scholars, 12 international women and 12 American women, who are now beginning their undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics studies in the U.S. More»

Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas

Oct. 16: Investing in women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is one of the best ways to simultaneously achieve economic, financial, and social impact. More»

African Women's Entrepreneurship Program

Oct. 15: The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program initiative--benefiting more than 120 participants from 44 African countries--leverages public-private partnerships to increase women’s economic participation and address key barriers that women confront when starting and growing businesses. More»

U.S.-China Physical Education Exchange

Oct. 15: Building on the Secretary of State’s emphasis on utilizing “smart power,” the project is part of the Sports Working Group of the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). More»


Date: 10/01/2012 Description: National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Our Shared Responsibility. - State Dept Image
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Department of State is committed to cyber security awareness. More»

Date: 2012 Description: Logo: Innovation in Arms Control Challenge - State Dept Image
Innovation in Arms Control

In the spirit of harnessing the ingenuity of the American people, the State Department launched the "Innovation in Arms Control Challenge." More»

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My State Department

A new "What's New" widget has been added to My State Department. Check it out to see the top issues of the day. More»

Date: 09/13/2012 Description: Members of the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Perry, meet with Acting Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2012.  - State Dept Image
State @ Work

Members of the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), meet with Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller at the Department of State. More»

Date: 09/2012 Description: Daisy Cardiel, Country Desk Officer, Office of Children's Issues, speaks with a Concordia University student about government service. © Photo courtesy of Peter Borrud
Ambassadors at Home

Department employees on home leave share professional and personal life experiences with local citizens as part of the Hometown Diplomat Program. More»

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Get foreign policy information on your handheld device by scanning in the above QR code or visiting m.state.govOther Government apps»

Date: 06/14/2011 Description: Logo for App: State Department Seal and stylized image of an airplane in flight. - State Dept Image
Smart Traveler App

"Smart Traveler" for iPhone and Android is for U.S. travelers going abroad.  More» Other Government apps»

Description: Artist's rendering of the US Diplomacy Center museum, showing glass walls and ceiling spanning the courtyard on the 23rd street entrance to the Department of State - State Dept Image
U.S. Diplomacy Center

What will visitors to the future museum of the Department of State experience? Find out more about plans and programs. More>>

Date: 08/01/2012 Description: binary code and open laptop with Department seal - State Dept Image
Virtual Tehran

The building that once housed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran has been repurposed since the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. More»


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