State Department

Fact Sheet: New U.S. Assistance to Respond to Syria Crisis

Secretary Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $601 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria.

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Remarks at the Ministerial Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

So the challenge now, my friends, is pretty straightforward: to push ahead with a strategy that we have learned will work, and to do so relentlessly, giving Daesh no time to regroup, no place to run, no safe havens in which to hide.

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Proliferation Security Initiative 2016 Mid-Level Political Meeting

The PSI is a multinational effort to counter the proliferation of WMD. States participating in the PSI – 105 thus far – publicly commit to take specific actions to impede and stop shipments of WMD, their delivery systems, and related material to and from state and non-state actors of proliferation concern.

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Fact Sheet: Strengthening the International Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced today in Davos, Switzerland, that the United States is seeking significant new international commitments to strengthen the international response to the global refugee crisis.

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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program


The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security and border protection. Under the Act, travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP):

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Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Kerry’s Trip to Davos


Special Briefing Senior State Department Officials Washington, DC January 20, 2016  MODERATOR: Hi, you guys. Thank you for coming. Apologies – well, actually, we’re almost on time for Matt. We will start this backgrounder. As you guys know, we will be posting this. This is a background to senior State Department officials. Each of our speakers […]

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Assistant Secretary Rose Commemorates Reestablishment of the U.S. Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Link with Ukraine

A secure, direct bilateral link with Ukraine is extremely valuable to both parties, especially in today’s fast-moving and saturated information environment.

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International Migrants Day – John Kerry: Our Own Nation is Built upon Migrants Dreams


Today, we reaffirm our responsibility — and our commitment — to help other human beings who make great sacrifices and take great risks to face the unknown.

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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on COP21 and Action Beyond Paris

“Unless the global community takes bold steps now to transition away from a high-carbon economy, we are facing unthinkable harm to our habitat, our infrastructure, our food production, our water supplies, and potentially to life itself.”

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Promoting the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment

Specifically, during the course of this Workshop I propose that we focus our attention on the following key areas: one, the urgent challenge of space debris to the long-term sustainability and security of the space environment; two, the usefulness of pragmatic and near-term measures in addressing the challenge of debris; and three, opportunities for enhancing regional cooperation on space security.

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