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Diplomacy in Action

Daily Press Briefing

Watch a live broadcast of today's Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Jen Psaki scheduled to start at approximately 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Deputy Secretary Burns (Sept. 30): "The scale and scope of the crisis in Syria is staggering. … Seven million Syrians – a third of the country's entire population – have fled their homes. More than two million of them are identified refugees – half of them, children." Full Text»

Date: 09/30/2013 Description: Deputy Secretary William Burns at UNHCR Excom High-Level Segment in Geneva, Switzerland. - State Dept Image

UN Security Council Resolution

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 27): "When institutions like the Security Council stand up to defend the principles and values that we all share, when we put violent regimes on notice that the world will unite against them, it will lead not only to a safer Syria, but it will lead to a safer world." Full Text» Trip Page»

In Other News

Global Counterterrorism Forum

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 27): "This Forum is an essential forum because it focuses as much on preventing tomorrow's terrorists as it does on countering today's." Full Text» More» DipNote» Trip Page»

Addressing Climate Change

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 27): "We will work with our partners around the world through ambitious actions to reduce emissions ... and help the most vulnerable cope with the effects of climate change." Full Text» More» DipNote» Trip Page»

Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas

Sept. 27: At the ministerial in Panama, participants will share best practices and seek new opportunities to promote inclusive economic growth and prosperity in the hemisphere. More» Fact Sheet»

ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 27): "ASEAN has been at the center of the Asia Pacific’s regional architecture. And this organization is also at the center of the United States' strategy to rebalance our resources and our engagement in the region." Full Text» Trip Page»

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Secretary Kerry will travel to Tokyo, Japan and Bali, Indonesia October 1-7, to attend U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial meetings. More»

Government Crackdown on Protests in Sudan

Spokesperson Psaki (Sept. 27): "The U.S. condemns the Government of Sudan's brutal crackdown on protesters in Khartoum, including the excessive use of force against civilians that has reportedly resulted in dozens of casualties." Full Text»


Date: 09/15/2013 Description: Hispanic Heritage Month 2013: Emili Kuchler - State Dept Image
Hispanic Heritage Month

Emili Morales-Kuchler is a clinical social worker with the Office of Medical Services, Child and Family Program. More»

Date: 06/2013 Description: U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Kelly Clements visits with Syrian refugee children living in urban areas of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, June 2013. - State Dept Image
Refugee Challenge

The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) assists those displaced in Syrian crisis. More»

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Innovation in Arms Control Challenge

This year's question is: “What Information Technology Tools and Concepts Can Support Future Arms Control Inspections?” More»

Date: 09/12/2013 Description: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Operation Predator iPhone App. © U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Operation Predator App

U.S. ICE launched this new smartphone app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators. More»

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Photo Contest

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