The Department of State has 58 nominees pending before the U.S. Senate, which has left us without permanent ambassadors in over 40 countries. That means we’re going without our strongest voice on the ground in more than 25 percent of the world.
Read Secretary Kerry’s personal plea to the Senate to confirm our Ambassadors at http://go.usa.gov/XyQj.

The Department of State has 58 nominees pending before the U.S. Senate, which has left us without permanent ambassadors in over 40 countries. That means we’re going without our strongest voice on the ground in more than 25 percent of the world.

Read Secretary Kerry’s personal plea to the Senate to confirm our Ambassadors at http://go.usa.gov/XyQj.

U.S. continues to operate without a complete diplomatic toolbox to exert our leadership and advance our security and economic interests across the globe, because a broken Senate confirmation process has left us without permanent ambassadors in 40 countries.
Secretary Kerry, Politico, July 9, 2014

After a People-to-People Exchange event in Beijing, China’s Vice Premier Liu talked Secretary Kerry into playing some guitar. And learn more about our exchanges here!

ourplanetourocean:

This is why we should care about our ocean. 

ourplanetourocean:

This is why we should care about our ocean

united-nations:

Congratulations to actress Emma Watson on her appointment as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador!  “Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting,” she said. Read more about Ms. Watson and her work advocating for girls’ education. Photo credit: Carter Bowman

united-nations:

Congratulations to actress Emma Watson on her appointment as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador!

“Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting,” she said.

Read more about Ms. Watson and her work advocating for girls’ education.

Photo credit: Carter Bowman

The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, as seen by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew during their tour after arriving in Beijing for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue.

The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, as seen by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew during their tour after arriving in Beijing for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue.

historyatstate:

When Walter Hines Page presented his credentials to King George V on May 30, 1913, he could not have imagined how world events would unfold. During his tenure, Page’s duties shifted from dealing with peacetime trade disputes to navigating U.S. neutrality at the outbreak of World War I to…

Secretary Kerry is traveling to Beijing, China for the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Follow his trip on Twitter and on our trip page!

Secretary Kerry is traveling to Beijing, China for the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Follow his trip on Twitter and on our trip page!

united-nations:

Acclaimed actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton recently stopped by the UN to say that he’s for climate action! Find out here how you can join him and step up to tackle climate change.

united-nations:

Acclaimed actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton recently stopped by the UN to say that he’s for climate action! 

Find out here how you can join him and step up to tackle climate change.

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, enjoys patriotic cupcakes on the 4th of July. What foods do you eat to celebrate the 4th of July?

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, enjoys patriotic cupcakes on the 4th of July. What foods do you eat to celebrate the 4th of July?