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  • President Trump Addresses a Joint Session of Congress: A Call for 'Direct, Robust, and Meaningful Engagement with the World'

    On February 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump addressed a Joint Session of Congress -- his first such address since taking office. In his remarks, President Trump underscored progress his Administration has made, including on several foreign policy challenges, and outlined his vision for the United States’ leadership in the global arena. AP_17060092313167.jpg ...

  • Seven Myths About Cultural Diplomacy

    The U.S. Department of State has a long history of promoting culture as a means to create connections with people around the world. Musicians, dancers and artists have traveled beyond their borders for more than 75 years on State Department-sponsored exchange programs. We believe in the power of the arts to help us advance our top foreign policy objectives, from championing human rights to supp...

  • A North American Approach to our Shared Drug Challenge

    Illicit narcotrafficking and drug use present an inherently transnational problem -- drug traffickers clearly don’t respect national borders. To succeed in combatting drug trafficking, then, the good guys must also be able to work across borders.  International cooperation is a must. The State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau, or INL, works all over the gl...

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  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Travels to Mexico

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Mexico City, Mexico February 22-23, 2017. He was joined in Mexico by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. During their visit, the two Secretaries met with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto.  Secretaries Tillerson and Kelly also met with their Mexican counterparts --  Secretary of Government Miguel Angel Osorio Chong; Secretary of Fore...

  • Why We Love #HBCUsatState

    The U.S. Department of State is proud to host the eighth annual Historical Black College and Universities (HBCU) Foreign Policy Conference in Washington, DC later this week. The goal of this conference is to provide students from HBCUs and other Predominantly Black Institution (PBIs) with information about the United States’ foreign policy priorities and existing career opportunities. This year...

  • Celebrating 50 Years of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

    Fifty years ago, the United States was in the midst of a Cold War with Russia. The world was watching nervously as its two superpowers were locking horns in a nuclear arms race. At the same time, nations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean were deciding for themselves that nuclear weapons had no role in their region. With little fanfare, the Treaty of Tlatelolco opened for signature on F...

  • President Trump Meets Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau at the White House

    President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held their first official meeting today in Washington, D.C. The two leaders affirmed their longstanding commitment to close cooperation to address both the challenges facing our two countries and problems around the world. In a joint statement, President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau underscored the importance of the U.S.-Canada rel...

  • President Trump Meets With Prime Minister Abe

    President Donald J. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their first official meeting today at the White House. Following their meeting, President Trump and Prime Minister Abe released a joint statement affirming their determination to strengthen the U.S.-Japan Alliance and advance the two countries’ economic relationship. In a joint statement, President Trump and Prime Minister Ab...

  • Fighting HIV and Beating the Odds

    Reliable access to life-saving drugs, care and counseling has made survivors out of thousands in Guyana fighting the disease. "HIV is not me. It is just something living inside of me. I am not going to let it get the best of me,” declares Melanie Hill, a 41-year-old HIV survivor who has been winning the fight against the disease for the last 20 years. She is just one of an estimated 7,800 peopl...

  • The Technical Support Working Group: A Powerful Counterterrorism Tool

    The terrorism challenges we face continue to evolve at an exceptionally rapid pace, fueled by the tenacity and malicious creativity of our terrorist adversaries.  While we cannot predict exactly what the terrorism landscape will look like one decade or even a year from now, we can be confident that harnessing science and technology will continue to be essential to delivering novel solutions for...

  • Eight U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Making a Difference in the World

    This month, Forbes published its annual 30 Under 30 recognizing bright young entrepreneurs, breakout talent, and change agents in 20 different professional sectors. Seven of these leaders studied abroad on State Department exchange programs early in their careers. These experiences shaped their identities and in many cases motivated them to become leaders and thinkers in the United States and a...

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  • Join @TravelGov at the New York Times Travel Show

    Are you going to be in New York City this weekend? Consider heading to the Jacob A. Javitz Convention Center for the New York Times Travel Show January 27–29! The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs will have a booth (#862) set up to answer your overseas travel questions. Karen Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services, will represent the Bureau of...

  • Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement

    On January 23, 2017, President Donald Trump took action to permanently withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade agreement.  The President’s memorandum regarding withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and agreement stated:  “It is the policy of my Administration to represent the American people and their financi...

  • Telling the Story of U.S. Diplomacy

    The U.S. Diplomacy Center's (USDC) goal is to demonstrate the ways in which diplomacy matters now and has mattered throughout American history.  Diplomacy and the work of our diplomats in over 250 embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic missions are vital to our nation’s power, image, and ability to advance its interests around the globe. One may ask what such a museum center might exhibit ...

  • United States Inaugurates President Trump

    On January 20, 2017, the United States inaugurated Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.  In his Inaugural Address, President Trump said: “Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world:  thank you.  “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to r...

  • 'America First Foreign Policy'

    The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. The White House explains:    “Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.   “Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will be our h...

  • New Year, New Travel: What You Need To Know Before You Go!

    At the start of each year, many of us make resolutions to travel abroad.  If your resolution this year involves international travel, here’s what you should know before you set out on your adventure.  This simple checklist will help you prepare and stay safe while traveling! Get Informed No matter where you plan to travel, first, read up on your destination at travel.state.gov. Learn about entr...

  • Commercial Diplomacy: How We Advance U.S. Business Overseas

    The Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) pursues economic diplomacy for America -- making our nation and our people more prosperous and secure.  Every day, EB works to create jobs at home and expand economic opportunities overseas. We want to let you know about some of the ways EB helps to support American businesses through commercial diplomacy. If you are an Amer...

  • Fifteen Ways You Can Help Combat Human Trafficking

    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Each year during this month, people and organizations around the nation recommit to assisting victims of human trafficking and to combating it in all its forms. The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States' global engagement against human trafficking and supports the...

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