Apr. 23: The U.S. Department of State, led by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, hosted the 2014 annual meeting between the U.S. and the Visegrad Four (V4) political directors.
Apr. 23: Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the Export-Import Bank Annual Conference on Thursday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
Apr. 23: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Malaysia and Burma April 25-29.
Apr. 23: Text of a joint statement released by the Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Labor.
Apr. 23: The President's Asia trip is an important opportunity to underscore our continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region. President Obama has pursued a strategy of rebalancing to the Asia Pacific given its stature as the world's largest emerging region.
Apr. 23: Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns is in Tripoli, Libya to meet with senior Libyan officials and to hear from civil society and political leaders on the full range of issues related to Libya's ongoing transition.
Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 23): " We obviously remain in close contact with both the South Koreans and the Japanese, and we continue to urge North Korea to refrain from actions that threaten regional peace and security."
Secretary Kerry (Apr. 22): "I want the QDDR to be the blueprint to do exceptional things within an exceptional institution, to chart a course for how we're going to be more creative in our work together and in our engagement with the world."
Apr. 22: The Bureau of African Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador W. Stuart Symington as Special Representative for the Central African Republic.
Apr. 22: Earth Day is an important time to reflect on the environmental challenges we face, but it is also a time to celebrate the progress we, the global community, have made in reducing our environmental footprint. DipNote Secretary Kerry's Stateme
Apr. 22: Secretary Kerry spoke with Egyptian Foreign Minister Fahmy to inform him that he is certifying to Congress that Egypt is sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States.
Vice President Biden (Apr. 22): "The United States supports the rights, the freedoms and the fundamental dignity of the people of Ukraine, all the people of Ukraine." White House Fact Sheet
Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 22): "The United States strongly condemns the recent targeted killings last week of hundreds of civilians in Bentiu based on their ethnicity and nationality."
Deputy Secretary Burns will travel April 22-23 to London where he will meet with senior United Kingdom Government officials and representatives of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
On April 25, middle school students from Argentina, Nicaragua, and the U.S. will connect via Google+ Hangouts to explore the Red Planet and hear from Mars subject matter experts. DipNote
On April 24, the State Department will host a Google+ Hangout to discuss travel considerations for older U.S. citizens interested in retiring or traveling abroad.
From April 20-May 4, English Access Microscholarship Program alumni from 23 countries are participating in a special exchange program in the U.S. in recognition of the Access program's 10th anniversary.
Secretary Kerry: "On June 16 and 17, we're going to bring together government officials, scientists, advocates, business people, and the men and women whose livelihoods and well-being depend on the ocean."
Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 21): "Staging elections under current conditions … neither addresses the aspirations of the Syrian people nor moves the country any closer to a negotiated political solution."
Secretary Kerry (Apr. 20): "Particularly at Easter, this is a message that can guide people of all faiths. When we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is more caring and more just -- a world free from slavery.
Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 19): "The United States condemns the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi today, the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in Pakistan."
Apr. 18: Along with a coalition of OECD member states, the U.S. is ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues rise to the top of the OECD's agenda. DipNote
Apr. 18: The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports a broad range of projects to preserve the cultural heritage of other countries, including World Heritage sites. Map
Apr. 22: Secretary Kerry will announce the public launch of the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development review process for the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. Watch live at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
Apr. 18: The United States uses bilateral and multilateral diplomatic advocacy, foreign assistance programs, and public planning tools to advance human rights and democracy.
From April 21-25, former WNBA players Tamika Williams and Edna Campbell will teach basketball skills and foster empowerment of girls, teamwork, and cross-cultural communication.
Apr. 18: The GBV Emergency Response and Protection Initiative fills a critical gap by providing urgent assistance to threatened individuals with rapid, targeted, short term assistance.
Apr. 18: The Department of State has notified the eight federal agencies specified in Executive Order 13337 we will provide more time for the submission of their views on the proposed Keystone Pipeline Project. Briefing
Spokesperson Psaki (Apr. 18): "It's clear to everyone what steps Russia will need to take in order to de-escalate the situation, and... we will test the proposition of diplomacy over the coming days."
Assistant Secretary Malinowski (Apr. 17): "The more we learn about conditions inside North Korea, the harder it becomes for the regime to deny the facts, and the more determined we become to change them." DipNote