Friday Quiz: Secretary Kerry visited this historic address that has served as the official residence of British Prime Ministers since 1735. Can you name the address?

Yesterday, on the anniversary of his first trip as Secretary of State, Secretary Kerry hosted United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Department of State for a working lunch.

Yesterday, on the anniversary of his first trip as Secretary of State, Secretary Kerry hosted United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Department of State for a working lunch.

ukinusa:

Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry will host a discussion on ending and preventing sexual violence in conflict situations on 25 February at 1:45 pm EST, at the US Department of State.
The event will be streamed live on www.state.gov and will be tweeted live from @UKinUSA and @StateDeptLIVE using #TimetoAct and #GBV.
Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Catherine Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also participate in the discussion.
The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Weymouth, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The Washington Post. 
It will focus on the United States, United Nations, and United Kingdom’s joint efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict situations and ongoing efforts to protect and empower vulnerable populations during conflict and humanitarian emergencies.
Learn more ›

ukinusa:

Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry will host a discussion on ending and preventing sexual violence in conflict situations on 25 February at 1:45 pm EST, at the US Department of State.

The event will be streamed live on www.state.gov and will be tweeted live from @UKinUSA and @StateDeptLIVE using #TimetoAct and #GBV.

Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Catherine Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also participate in the discussion.

The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Weymouth, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The Washington Post. 

It will focus on the United States, United Nations, and United Kingdom’s joint efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict situations and ongoing efforts to protect and empower vulnerable populations during conflict and humanitarian emergencies.

Learn more ›

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Paris, London, and Rome on October 21-24. Learn more about his trip here and see more photos here!

The G-8 Summit in Lough Erne

 
Today, President Obama is in Northern Ireland for the G-8 Summit in Lough Erne, his fifth G-8 since taking office.

Following his remarks in Belfast yesterday, he held a number of meetings with world leaders ahead of the G-8, including a visit with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with EU leaders on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. MORE

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague address reporters after their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/06/210583.htm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Building a More Nutritious Future for All
 

A silent crisis is happening right now. It affects 165 million children globally, robbing them of the future they deserve and leading to more child deaths every year than any other disease. In a world of plentiful, nutritious foods and advanced science, this is unacceptable.

We can do better. And we can do it together. MORE

U.S. Diplomats Promote National Bike Month Around the World
 

Do you enjoy biking on weekends, or do you bike to work?  Did you know that the U.S. Department of State has the second largest number of Federal government employees who bike to work each day?  Whether we’re in Washington, D.C. or serving at one of the 250 Foreign Service posts around the world, many of our colleagues are taking advantage of alternative options over driving to work. 

In May 2013, as U.S. diplomats did their part to promote National Bike Month, we asked our colleagues around the world to submit short videos of their daily bike commute to show not only how cool it is to ride a bike to work in London or Tokyo, but how we all have to play our part, however small, to protect the environment, promote healthy living, and prove how beautiful our neighborhoods can be when we experience it from a bike.  Check out these videos offering street views from our colleagues bicycling in the following cities:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, United Kingdom, April 10, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, United Kingdom, April 10, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]