Check out #SecKerry’s #HaftSeen table, which displays dried nuts and fruits that symbolize health and happiness in the new year. #SecKerry and President Obama wish all those who celebrate around the world a happy, healthy, and prosperous #Nowruz!
Thursday is the International Day of Happiness!
"Happiness is neither a frivolity nor a luxury. It is a deep-seated yearning shared by all members of the human family. It should be denied to no-one and available to all. This aspiration is implicit in the pledge of the United Nations Charter to promote peace, justice, human rights, social progress and improved standards of life."
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
|—||Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, March 19, 2014|
Find out what the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is doing to address the daunting challenges involved in wildlife trafficking, including transnational organized crime and corruption, on DipNote.
This Saturday is World Water Day! Did you know that #wateris something 768 million people don’t have access to?
Have you ever wondered how foreign policy affects your state?
Today the U.S. Department of State launched a new interactive map that shows how our investments abroad are paying dividends back home in America. View the map and learn something new about your state.
State by state, community by community, we’re making a difference.
|—||President Barack Obama, March 17, 2014|
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On Friday, March 14, President Barack Obama traveled with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the U.S. Capitol Building for the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon, where they joined Vice President Joe Biden and top congressional leaders, enjoyed a bit of Irish folk music, and even partook in some rounds of singing.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas before a meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
As we mark the third anniversary of the Syria crisis on March 15, we urge you to join the movement to save the youth and children of Syria. Spend a few moments today to learn about the #NoLostGeneration initiative and how you can make a difference by visiting http://www.championthechildrenofsyria.org.