Look who stopped by the Department of State today! Ben Affleck came to chat about the Great Lakes region of Africa and the Eastern Congo Initiative with Secretary Kerry. Secretary Kerry’s dog Ben just couldn’t resist meeting his favorite actor.
Yesterday, on the anniversary of his first trip as Secretary of State, Secretary Kerry hosted United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Department of State for a working lunch.
|—||Secretary Kerry at The Economist World Ocean Summit, February 25, 2014|
Tumblr Tuesday: Tumblr visits the National Archives!
Earlier this month we were thrilled to welcome Tumblr’s own Liba Rubenstein (libawr), Director of Politics & Causes outreach as a special guest to the Federal Tumblr Working Group Meetup at the National Archives.
These meetups are an opportunity for government agencies on Tumblr to share information, tips, policy questions, best practices, and technical support for working on the platform. We were joined by fellow tumblarians (and future tumblarians?) from 11 other agencies and bureaus in all, including:
- todaysdocument Today’s Document from the National Archives
- usnatarchives from the U.S. National Archives
- congressarchives from the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives
- stopbullying from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention
- usagov from the General Services Administration
- mypubliclands from the Bureau of Land Management
- ourpresidents from the Office of Presidential Libraries
- aotus from the Archivist of the United States
- icontherecord from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- archivesofamericanart from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art
- statedept from the U.S. Department of State
- uscenter from the Department of State’s U.S. Center
- exchangealumni from the Department of State International Exchange Alumni
- historyatstate from the Department of State’s Office of the Historian
- fdrlibrary from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
- jfklibrary from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
- (looking for more? See the #GovTumblr list compiled by mypubliclands.)
Keep reading for some of Liba’s Tumblr tips and her answers to our questions on engagement, metrics, helping users in distress & more »
Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry will host a discussion on ending and preventing sexual violence in conflict situations on 25 February at 1:45 pm EST, at the US Department of State.
Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Catherine Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also participate in the discussion.
The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Weymouth, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The Washington Post.
It will focus on the United States, United Nations, and United Kingdom’s joint efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict situations and ongoing efforts to protect and empower vulnerable populations during conflict and humanitarian emergencies.
Want the opportunity to attend the 2014 International Women of Courage Award Ceremony? Our Meetup is your chance! You can be a part of this unique experience by applying at www.state.gov/social.
The annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards honors women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights and women’s equality, often at great personal risk.
As the XXII Olympic Winter Games come to a close, we want to thank all @TeamUSA Olympians for their hard work!
|—||White House Press Secretary, February 22, 2014|
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