Secretary Kerry is currently on travel in India. Find out more about his travel here and see more photos on Flickr!

Again and again, through all my visits to your country, I’ve been struck by one profound fact: Afghans want, deserve and are building a better future.
Secretary Kerry on elections in Afghanistan, July 30, 2014
Secretary Kerry greets participants at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders. 

Secretary Kerry greets participants at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders. 

When you promote democratic change, transform borders of conflict into bastions of peace, empower women to realize their aspirations, you create a better future, not for some, but for all.
Secretary Kerry to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, July 28, 2014
The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

Each side has powerful feelings about the history and why they are where they are. And what we’re going to work at is how do…we have an ability to provide security for Israel and a future for the Palestinians.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Paris, France, July 26, 2014

Secretary Kerry is currently on travel to Cairo, Jerusalem, and Ramallah to meet with Egyptian, Israeli, Palestinian, and other senior officials about a cease-fire in fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. See more pictures from his travel on Flickr.

In Cairo, Secretary Kerry addresses reporters and meets with Egyptian President al-Sisi and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry to discuss Gaza Ceasefire. 

We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands at this difficult time
Secretary Kerry in statement on Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine. July 17, 2014
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.