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Secretary Kerry (Jan. 22): “The world is not witnessing global gridlock. … The facts and the lessons are clear: If we stay at it, if we stay serious, if we’re willing to work in good faith to resolve problems, not create them, then we can make progress.” Full Text» Trip Page»

Jan. 22: Secretary Kerry announced that the United States is seeking significant new international commitments to strengthen the international response to the global refugee crisis. More»

Date: 08/29/2012 Description: A Syrian refugee woman carries her infant while washing the family clothes at Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. © AP Image

Jan. 21: At USAID, we are committed to saving the lives of mothers and children. Our vision is to end preventable child and maternal deaths within one generation. Our efforts to achieve this vision are also helping address the tragedy of preventable stillbirths. DipNote»

Date: 06/22/2012 Description: A nurse checks a new born baby, in the lap of his mother in Taknaf, Bangladesh, June 22, 2012. © AP Image

Daily Press Briefing: China
DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON TONER (JAN. 21): “The United States is concerned about the growing number of people in China recently…who appear to have been coerced to confess to alleged crimes on state media, often before the commencement of any trial or the announcement of any charges.” Full Text»

Diplomacy Lab
JAN. 22: Diplomacy Lab is designed to address two priorities: engaging the American people in the work of diplomacy and broadening the State Department’s research base in response to a proliferation of complex global challenges. More»

Changes to the Visa Waiver Program
JAN. 21: The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015. More»

D3 Innovation Summit
The State Department will host the D3 Innovation Summit on Monday, January 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The half-day event is an interagency initiative to inspire whole-of-government, collaborative innovations to solve emerging global challenges. More»

South Sudan: Transitional Government
JAN. 22: The Members of the Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) express their deep concern at delays in forming the Transitional Government of National Unity, which was due to be completed today. More»

Implementation Day of Iran Nuclear Agreement
SECRETARY KERRY (JAN. 16): “Today marks the moment that the Iran nuclear agreement transitions from an ambitious set of promises on paper to measurable action in progress.”Full Text» Trip Page» More»

 Source: U.S Department of State
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