There is evil in this world… Ugly, savage, inexplicable, nihilistic, and valueless evil. ISIL is the face of that evil.
Secretary Kerry on the murder of James Foley, August 20, 2014
We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities.
Secretary Kerry on World Humanitarian Day, August 19, 2014
Children wave flags as they wait to greet Secretary Kerry as he arrives in the Solomon Islands on August 12, 2014.  
While in the Solomon Islands, Secretary Kerry met with government officials, saluted local residents who assisted U.S. forces in World War II, and toured the famed battlefield on nearby “Bloody Ridge” during the Guadalcanal campaign.

Children wave flags as they wait to greet Secretary Kerry as he arrives in the Solomon Islands on August 12, 2014.  

While in the Solomon Islands, Secretary Kerry met with government officials, saluted local residents who assisted U.S. forces in World War II, and toured the famed battlefield on nearby “Bloody Ridge” during the Guadalcanal campaign.

Secretary of State John Kerry receives a traditional necklace upon his arrival in Solomon Islands.

Secretary of State John Kerry receives a traditional necklace upon his arrival in Solomon Islands.

Alliance With U.S. a Boon for Asia

The rise of Asia — the world’s fastest growing economic zone, with a burgeoning middle class — is changing the world.  Growing people-to-people links and technological advances are expanding the region’s influence. 

We meet today in Sydney for the 29th annual AUSMIN to sign a landmark agreement between our governments which will provide a policy and legal framework, as well as cost-sharing principles, to support the continued implementation of U.S. force posture initiatives and to discuss new opportunities for cooperation. 

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Secretary Kerry waves to groups of climbers making their way to the top of the Sydney Harbor bridge. 

Secretary Kerry waves to groups of climbers making their way to the top of the Sydney Harbor bridge. 

Secretary Kerry admiring the nearly full moon over the Schwedagon Pagoda during his visit to Burma yesterday.

Secretary Kerry admiring the nearly full moon over the Schwedagon Pagoda during his visit to Burma yesterday.

ISIL is not fighting for a stronger Iraq. ISIL is fighting to divide and destroy Iraq… the world cannot sit by and watch innocents die.
Secretary Kerry on the situation in Iraq, August 7, 2014

Secretary Kerry is currently in Kabul, on the first stop of his trip to Afghanistan, Burma, Australia, Solomon Islands, and Hawaii. Read more about his trip here and find more photos here!

Every day, 8,000 children die because they don’t have enough to eat… Around the world, one in eight people suffers from chronic hunger.
Secretary Kerry on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 4, 2014