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Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Dec. 11: This week, U.S. Government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, and policy makers from more than 50 countries are gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the third annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Watch President Obama's address. More»

South Asia Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

Assistant Secretary Blake (Dec. 9): "Women invest 80 percent of their incomes in their families and communities, and women-led local governments are both more honest and provide more public services." Full Text» Secretary Clinton's Remarks» More»

Date: 09/09/2012 Description: Local women artisans in weaving textiles at the Bain Textiles Village in Chittagong, Bangladesh, during travel of Ambassador-at-Large of Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer to the region.  - State Dept Image

Name the State Department Blog

Dec. 7: The U.S. Department of State is in the process of revamping the Department’s official blog. Choose the name of the blog by voting here. More»

Date: 12/07/2012 Description: The Bureau of Public Affairs expands the reach of U.S. foreign policy through new media and web-based communication technology, including the blog. - State Dept Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: "Triple B" Meeting

Spokesperson Nuland (Dec. 10): "The Secretary made clear after her meeting...last week in Dublin, we are committed to helping Special Envoy Brahimi see what he can do to support and advance a Syrian-led political transition process." Full Text»

Elections in Ghana

Spokesperson Nuland (Dec. 11): "The United States congratulates President John Dramani Mahama on his December 7 victory in the Ghanaian presidential race. International observers reported the elections to be free, fair, and transparent." Full Text»

Sustainable Communities Grants Program

Dec. 11: Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative, announced U.S. support for Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean, a competitive grants program. More»

Terrorist Designations

Spokesperson Nuland (Dec. 11): "The Department of State has amended the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 designations of al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI) to include the following new aliases: al-Nusrah Front, Jabhat al-Nusrah, Jabhet al-Nusra, The Victory Front, and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant." Full Text» Briefing»

State Department Partners With biNu

Dec. 11: The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces a partnership with biNu to provide increased English language content to people around the world. More»

UN Anti-Cybercrime Training for Africa

Dec. 11: The State Department has approved $250,000 in anti-crime funds for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Program on Cybercrime in Africa. More»


Date: 11/15/2011 Description: "Serving Abroad...Through Their Eyes"  - State Dept Image
Serving Abroad...Through Their Eyes

Military, Civil and Foreign Service personnel submitted photographs illustrating their lives while serving abroad. Photo Gallery»

Date: 11/01/2012 Description: November 2012 State Magazine. Assistant Secretary Anne Richard speaks with a refugee woman in Burkina Faso. © State Department Photo by Meg Riggs.
Equality to Security

Read how the State Department promotes women as agents of peace. More»

Date: 10/31/2012 Description: The Great Seal. - State Dept Image

The State Department is developing and continuing to enhance several website features to improve customer service. Read how»

Date: 07/05/2012 Description: Screenshot of MyStateDepartment v1.1. - State Dept Image
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: 02/09/2011 Description: QR Code for - State Dept Image for Mobile

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


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