You can facilitate, you can push, you can nudge, but the parties themselves have to make fundamental decisions and compromises.
Secretary Kerry on Middle East Peace, April 3, 2014
united-nations:

There are approximately 110 million active mines in the world — one for every 17 children or for every 52 adults. Friday is the International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action.  Share this to spread the word and help realize a world with no more mines at www.unmas.org

united-nations:

There are approximately 110 million active mines in the world — one for every 17 children or for every 52 adults. Friday is the International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action.

Share this to spread the word and help realize a world with no more mines at www.unmas.org

As free nations, we will continue to stand together in defense of international law, our mutual security, and the right of nations and people everywhere to freely choose their own destiny.
Secretary Kerry at NATO, April 2, 2014
MLB Opening Day 2014 Marks Another Year for ‘Diamond Diplomacy’

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Today is Opening Day of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season! This day provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the international appeal of this quintessential American game, and showcases how the culminating event that decides the MLB champion each October is truly a “World Series.” Read more about what the Department of State is doing in sports diplomacy on DipNote!

exchangealumni:

Tomorrow we will be launching the 2014 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) with our first Facebook Q&A! Join us at 8 am EST to ask questions and learn more about AEIF.
Gather your teams and bring your enthusiasm— we are so excited about this year’s competition!

exchangealumni:

Tomorrow we will be launching the 2014 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) with our first Facebook Q&A! Join us at 8 am EST to ask questions and learn more about AEIF.

Gather your teams and bring your enthusiasm— we are so excited about this year’s competition!

todaysdocument:

Happy 125th Birthday to the Eiffel Tower!  Or should we say, Bonne anniversaire à la Tour Eiffel!
Now an iconic part of the Parisian landscape, Gustave Eiffel’s eponymous tower first opened to the public 125 years ago on March 31, 1889 as part of the Exposition Universelle.

Excerpted from: RESULTS OF STRATEGIC BOMBING IN THE PARIS AREA, 1944
From the series: Motion Picture Films from the “Combat Subjects” Program Series, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945

todaysdocument:

Happy 125th Birthday to the Eiffel Tower!  Or should we say, Bonne anniversaire à la Tour Eiffel!

Now an iconic part of the Parisian landscape, Gustave Eiffel’s eponymous tower first opened to the public 125 years ago on March 31, 1889 as part of the Exposition Universelle.

Excerpted from: RESULTS OF STRATEGIC BOMBING IN THE PARIS AREA, 1944

From the series: Motion Picture Films from the “Combat Subjects” Program Series, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945

Passengers board the Air Force C-32A carrying Secretary Kerry on a sunrise flight from Amman, Jordan, to Rome, Italy. Follow Secretary Kerry’s travel here.

Passengers board the Air Force C-32A carrying Secretary Kerry on a sunrise flight from Amman, Jordan, to Rome, Italy. Follow Secretary Kerry’s travel here.

President Obama was in Belgium yesterday on the 2nd leg of his 5-country trip, where he visited Flanders Field Cemetery, the final resting place for some of the American servicemen who gave their lives during World War I. Check out the wrap-up of day 3 of his trip on the White House Blog.

President Obama was in Belgium yesterday on the 2nd leg of his 5-country trip, where he visited Flanders Field Cemetery, the final resting place for some of the American servicemen who gave their lives during World War I. Check out the wrap-up of day 3 of his trip on the White House Blog.

whitehouse:

First Lady Michelle Obama just met some pandas, and it is everything.

whitehouse:

First Lady Michelle Obama just met some pandas, and it is everything.