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.
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities!
Learn about the Disabilities Treaty from Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann on State in 60 Seconds. You can read more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities on DipNote!
Earlier today, Secretary Kerry recorded a video message that will air during the CBS Sports broadcast of the Army-Navy football game with some of the 7,000 veterans and military members who work at the State Department. Are you cheering for Army or Navy?
On World AIDS Day, we come together as a global community to honor the many lives we have lost, and to reaffirm our support for the millions of individuals and families who are still living with and affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.
The United States is committed to supporting entrepreneurs to achieve their potential and implement the big ideas that will create greater prosperity for us all in the 21st century. What have we committed to? Watch this video to find out and share it with anyone you know whose small business idea could become the next big idea for the world.
On Thanksgiving, many of us will gather around tables piled high with turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. More importantly, we will pause to reflect on what we are thankful for and what we can do to help those who are less fortunate. We know that global hunger is not hopeless. It is solvable. Want to be part of the solution? Learn more about how to get involved with Feed the Future — the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative — and find out how you can help contribute to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.
As the first Hanukkah candle is lit, we are reminded that our task is not only to secure the blessing of freedom, but to make the most of that blessing once it is secure. …From my family to yours, Chag Sameach.
The P5+1 has been engaged in serious and substantive negotiations with Iran with the goal of reaching a verifiable diplomatic resolution that would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. In this video, Secretary Kerry shares an inside view of what was accomplished and the work that remains to be done. A text transcript can be found here.