|—||Secretary Kerry at the Saban Forum, December 7, 2013|
"His Day is Done", a tribute poem for Nelson Mandela by Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people
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President Obama has directed all U.S. diplomatic missions to fly the American flag at half-staff in honor of President Mandela. You can read the Presidential Proclamation at go.usa.gov/Wume.
|—||Secretary Kerry, December 5, 2013|
President Obama: Madiba transformed South Africa — and moved all of us. His journey from a prisoner to a President embodied the promise that human beings — and countries — can change for the better.
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|—||President Obama, December 5, 2013|
Join us tomorrow at 1pm ET for a Google+ Hangout with Special Advisor for International Rights of Persons with Disabilities Judith Heumann and Senior Advisor and former Olympic athlete Michelle Kwan on “Going For Gold: Advancing International Disability Rights”. You can watch the Hangout live here.
The Hangout will feature several U.S. Paralympic athletes, who will speak about the opportunities offered by international training and competition for Paralympians, as well as some of the challenges they face.
During the Hangout, live-captioning will be available at: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=StateDeptGooglePlusHangout
Last night, Secretary Kerry toured the Christmas-bedecked Grand Place in
Brussels after NATO Ministerial meetings.