Secretary Kerry (Mar. 7): "Climate change has special significance for the work we do here at State, and so do clean water, clean air, sustainability, and energy. ...We need to elevate the environment in everything we do." DipNote
Mar. 7: Innovative plans to expand international student mobility by 10 universities across Latin America were recognized with capacity-building grants as part of President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.
Mar. 6: This settlement addresses hundreds of alleged civil violations of the AECA and ITAR, and highlights the Department's responsibility to protect U.S. defense articles, including technical data, and defense services from unauthorized use.
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' Industry Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns (Mar. 6): "These are enormous challenges. They require a steady, comprehensive American strategy, aimed at isolating extremists and bolstering moderates, both inside Syria and amongst our regional partners."
Secretary Kerry Mar. 6: "The reason that my counterparts and I came to Rome today was to demonstrate our commitment to Libya's democratic transition."
Mar, 5: The Secretary of State has designated Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, Catherine A. Novelli, as the Department's Senior Coordinator for International Information Technology Diplomacy.
Mar. 5: The multi-building complex in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, occupies a 7.5-acre lot in the city's Pearl River New Town district and provides a modern, convenient, and secure workplace for Consulate staff.
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 6): "We welcome this positive development and will continue to support Tunisia as it moves forward with its democratic transition."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 4): "The United States condemns the March 2 attack on Libya's General National Congress headquarters. We support Libyan efforts to bring those responsible for this act of violence to justice."
Assistant Secretary Russel (Mar. 4): "For all of the changes in Asia, this much is constant: our alliances in the region have been and will remain the foundation of our strategy towards the Asia-Pacific."
The United States welcomes the selection of Osaka, Japan as the Global Host City for International Jazz Day 2014, which will be celebrated April 30.
First Lady Michelle Obama (Mar. 4): "So I want to thank these honorees once again for their tremendous bravery, for their efforts, for their courage, for their work to make change in their own lives and communities and throughout the world."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 3): "Because today, as Israel faces serious challenges to her future, it is America that will stand firmly by her side."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 5): "We agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with Russia, with the Ukrainians, in order to see how we can help normalize the situation, stabilize it, and overcome the crisis." Fact Sheet
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 3): "We are pleased today to announce that we're going to add additional funding to their effort to develop competitiveness, which is key to their businesses and to their economic prospects."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 5): "I can confirm the reports that the Israeli Government interdicted a shipment of illicit Iranian arms."
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 3): "World Wildlife Day is more than a day we mark on the calendar. It is a commitment that we must renew every day to preserve our shared natural heritage now and for future generations."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 4): "As we've said before, we don't support any particular candidate in Egypt's presidential election. It's up to the Egyptian people to select their next leader."
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 3): "The United States deplores continued threats against Christians and other minorities in Syria, who are increasingly targeted by extremists."
Deputy Secretary Higginbottom (Mar. 4): "With just 1 percent of the federal budget, America's investment in development and diplomacy has never been more vital to our national security, our economic prosperity, or our global leadership." Briefing Hig
Spokesperson Psaki (Mar. 3): "We have a broad and strategic partnership with India, and we're a proud partner with India on virtually every field of human endeavor, from innovative solutions, to poverty and disease, to space exploration and counterterrorism.
Secretary Kerry (Mar. 1): "The United States condemns the Russian Federation's invasion and occupation of Ukrainian territory... This action is a threat to the peace and security of Ukraine, and the wider region." Interviews: ABC CBS NBC Briefing
Secretary Kerry (Feb. 28): "We can also look to the future by deepening our partnership in areas that are critical in a more interconnected and competitive global economy." Fact Sheet
Mar. 4: The President's FY 2015 budget request for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is $46.2 billion. Fact Sheet
Mar. 4: Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and First Lady Michelle Obama honored 10 extraordinary women at the 2014 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award Ceremony.
In Kyiv on March 4, Secretary Kerry meets with senior representatives of Ukraine's new government, leaders of the Rada, and members of civil society. On March 5-6, he will visit Paris and Rome to participate in conferences focused on Lebanon and Libya.
Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will provide remarks on the President's FY15 Budget Proposal for the Department of State and USAID on March 4 at 1:30 p.m. EST.
Feb. 28: Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno and Chilean Ambassador Felipe Bulnes, announced the designation of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program.
The Secretary's International Women of Courage Award ceremony will be held March 4 at the State Department.