Vote for DipNote’s New Name
The U.S. Department of State's Blog, DipNote, is in search of a new name. more »
Secretary Clinton in Canada
Secretary Clinton is traveling in Canada, stopping in Ottawa and Gatineau, March 29-30, 2010, for the G-8 Foreign Ministers meeting. On March 29, Secretary Clinton met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Following their meeting the Secretary said, "I thank you Prime Minister, once again, for the hospitality and leadership. Canada has been such a close friend and ally. And your work on behalf of Haiti--as we were just talking before the press came in, the more »
So Future Generations Never Forget the Horrors of Slavery
About the Author: Emily Spencer is the Education Program Officer with the Office of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Last week, the world marked the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Students and teachers from four continents engaged via the UN Cyberschoolbus to discuss the theme: "Expressing our Freedom through Culture." United Nations Headquarters in New York organized the event… more »
What Innovative Ways Can the International Community Improve Access to Safe Water and Sanitation?
March 22 marks World Water Day. More than one billion people worldwide lack access to improved water supply, and more than two billion people lack access to improved sanitation, undermining efforts to generate economic growth, promote social development, and protect public health.
What innovative ways can the international community improve people's access to safe water and sanitation? more »
Test LIVE Video
This is a test entry for the new LIVE Video Player. more »
U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Goes Beyond “Talking the Talk”
About the Author: Nadia Sheikh is an intern in the Office of Pakistan Affairs in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.
When I began my internship four weeks ago, there were faint whispers of a possible upcoming U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue in late March or early April. With the confirmation of dates less than a week later, everyone in the Office of the Special Representative… more »
Courageous Zimbabwean Women Stand Up for Human Rights
About the Author: Priscilla Linn is the Curator for the U.S. Diplomacy Center.
When Zimbabwean Jestina Mukoko could no longer tolerate the abuse of human rights in her country, she founded Zimbabwe Peace Project to speak out against politically motivated abuses of human rights. Because of this, she spent months in prison. For her tireless work on behalf of human rights in Zimbabwe, this year Jestina earned one of 10 International Women of Courage Awards. During the awards ceremony held at the State Department, Jestina spoke on behalf of all the recipients. Read the remarks here.
But why the photo of Jestina standing… more »
Join the Conversation: Global Pulse 2010 Engages International Community
About the Author: Ryan Cherlin serves as a Senior Program Assistant at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
President Obama said, “There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from one another; and to seek common ground.” From March 29-31, Global Pulse 2010 will bring together socially-engaged individuals and organizations from around the world in an effort to listen, and learn, from one another. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Education, and Health and Human Services, this three-day online collaboration event seeks to engage the international community.
The goal of the event is to connect participants who are champions for the same social issues to build… more »