WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State and partners from the LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Forum announce a challenge to identify ten game-changing innovations with the potential to transform current waste management systems and practices. LAUNCH: Beyond Waste seeks transformational solutions to the problem of waste through disruptive innovation, behavioral change, systems design, as […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will chair the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 15 at the White House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State: The March 1 announcement by the European Council that Serbia has been granted European Union candidate country status is an important step forward for Serbia’s future. I want to congratulate the leadership and the people of Serbia for their hard work, commitment and determination toward […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Today the United States and Montenegro signed the U.S.-Montenegro ‘Open Skies’ Air Transport Agreement, liberalizing our bilateral aviation relationship.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State selected Tanbir ul Islam Siddiqui, a Bangladeshi alumnus of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), as March’s State Alumni Member of the Month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The United States is alarmed over reports of aerial bombardments by the Sudan Armed Forces inside South Sudan. Such incidents are unacceptable and threaten to escalate tensions between the two states.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas M. Countryman will travel to Brazil from March 4-5 to meet with senior Brazilian Government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — Following is the text of a U.S.-EU Joint Statement: On November 28, 2011, the U.S.-EU Energy Council met in Washington DC to review progress achieved on strategic energy issues, cooperation on energy policies, and research collaboration on sustainable and clean energy technologies as mandated by the Energy Council in 2009.
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — More than 200 international professionals will conclude this week their participation in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Professional Fellows Program, with a closing two-day Professional Fellow Congress in Washington, DC, October 19-20. The congress is the final segment of one month professional development fellowships that include placements at non-profit, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs teamed up with Avon to pursue global efforts to combat breast cancer and raise awareness. Through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the Department brought 44 international medical specialists and health activists to the U.S. to join 40 international guests […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Diplomacy Center – an office in the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State has launched a new interactive website to introduce the world of diplomacy and the work of the Department to high school and college students. Through the use of video clips, audio tracks, images and […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Soccer announced today that former U.S. Women’s National Team players Shannon MacMillan and Tracy Noonan will travel to Guatemala as Sports Envoys. From October 10-16, MacMillan and Noonan will be in Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, and Solalá, Guatemala, where […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a conference featuring innovative and intriguing visualization techniques at Tech@State: Data Visualization on September 23-24, 2011.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The Department of State today released its new “Smart Traveler” app for U.S. travelers going abroad. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later). Smart Traveler provides easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host its second EducationUSA Forum to promote U.S. higher education overseas June 22-24 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC. With increased global competition in the field of international education, students […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — In honor of World Press Freedom Day, Dr. Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor will participate in a panel discussion on press freedom at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center (Room 210-12). The event, hosted […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and Vital Voices Global Partnership, have joined together for the sixth Fortune/State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership, taking place May 2 – May 22, 2011. This innovative public-private partnership connects more than […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the launch of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard (www.foreignassistance.gov). This website provides a visual presentation of and access to key foreign assistance budget and appropriation data for the Department of State and USAID. The Foreign Assistance […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board today welcomed four new members at its quarterly meeting in Washington, DC. The new members, appointed by President Barack Obama, are Mark C. Alexander, Mark Brzezinski, Lisa M. Caputo, and Shelby F. Lewis. President Obama said, “The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The Department of State has awarded $5 million in grants to several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide direct support and training to Iraqi widows, female heads of household and other vulnerable women in Iraq in the areas of literacy, entrepreneurship, and vocational skills. The training will be conducted by the NGOs […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — In conjunction with the United States review of its position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Department of State and other Federal agencies will host two events in October. The first is a consultation with Tribal Leaders on October 14 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — In a new initiative responding to President Obama’s June 2009 speech in Cairo, the U.S. Department of State is bringing 25 science teachers from as many countries to the United States for an International Visitor Leadership Program called “A New Beginning: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education,” September 27 through […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and the Bureau of Administration announced today that HOK (Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) has been selected for the planning and design of the New Office Annex (NOX) in Moscow, Russia. The NOX will accommodate a new consular section and 300 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — Twelve finalists have been selected for the Secretary of State’s prestigious 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). These U.S. companies were chosen from a record number of 78 nominations submitted by American ambassadors around the world. ACE finalists are international business leaders who recognize the vital role that U.S. businesses play […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — New PSAs Encourage Donations to the Department of State’s Pakistan Relief Fund: In television and radio public service announcements released by the Ad Council today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encourages donations to the Pakistan Relief Fund (the Fund). Since the flooding in Pakistan began just over one month ago, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — Today the U.S. Department of State announced the expansion of E-Mentor Corps, a Web-based platform to match mentors in the U.S. business community with aspiring entrepreneurs from developing countries around the world. During his speech in Cairo, the President emphasized strengthening ties on issues like entrepreneurship and connecting people in the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — On August 13, 2010, the U.S. Department of State released the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor 2010 Report to Congress describing U.S. efforts to expand access to safe drinking water and sanitation, improve water resources management and increase water productivity in developing countries. The Senator Paul Simon Water for […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — A statement today from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, reads: “The United States is deeply concerned that Iran continues to deny its citizens their civil rights and intimidate and detain those Iranians who seek to hold their government accountable and stand up for the rights of their fellow citizens.” We […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The U.S. intelligence community assessed that al-Qa’ida and its affiliates, particularly al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), were actively engaged in operational plotting against the United States. In 2009, the al-Qa’ida core in Pakistan remained the foremost security threat to the U.S. homeland. Al-Qa’ida suffered several significant setbacks in 2009 due […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 9th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report summarizing the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program, including the U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program, the world’s largest […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A joint statement on cooperation between the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Europe’s planned Galileo space-based navigation system issued by representatives of the United States of America and the European Union and its Member States was released today (full text follows).