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Wildlife trafficking not only threatens the existence of elephants and rhinos but is also devastating other species, such as tigers, tortoises, sea turtles -- and the world’s most trafficked mammal -- pangolins. Learn how you can get involved and commemorate #WorldWildlifeDay on March 3.
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All animals and mammals should be taken care of in love 
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"We will not accept a bad deal." ─ Secretary of State John Kerry on #IranTalks
 
Secretary Kerry and Energy Secretary Moniz met with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and Vice President of Iran for Atomic Energy Salehi in Montreux, #Switzerland today to discuss the future of Iran's nuclear program. Full remarks: http://go.usa.gov/3xKmJ
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fool me once shame on me, fool me twice, no thank you. ...This conniving arrogant bully had egged and pushed us  to illegal invasion of Iraq war to fulfill his evil geo political blue print. We needed up with thousands of our own lives, billions of our own taxpayer's money. He just sat back and had a laugh without spending a single dime. For the last 50 years, Israel's policy was to ride USA for its dirty and geo-political agenda like a brainless bull doing the hard work at master Israel's command/wishes. Israel does not need to be super power itself. All it has to do is to drive us around.  Now he wants to repeat the same Iraq chapter again with Iran. How audacious arrogant, disrespectful bully he is that he dares to challenge, lecture and denigrate  our own govt, our own Presidency, our own state-department ..all from our own capital...from our own congress !! Thanks to some fake patriots who showed where their real patriotism lie to and who preferred an utterly ungrateful foreign leaders undermining, bullying, disrespecting their Presidency, their country than standing up and defend their country's honor, Presidency and 50 years of sacrifices, hard work, money, lobbying, diplomacy and many more.  
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Join the U.S. Department of State on March 3 @ 9:00am ET for a Google+ Hangout to celebrate #WorldWildlifeDay. Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli will discuss wildlife trafficking and other issues with experts from the NGO community. Watch the hangout live here: http://goo.gl/ccvtNV
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Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations #HumanRightsCouncil in Geneva, Switzerland. You can read his full speech here: http://go.usa.gov/3xB9w

Secretary Kerry also held a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, which focused on Ukraine, Syria, Iran, and ISIL.

For more information about Secretary Kerry’s trip go to: http://go.usa.gov/3xBSh | View photos from trip: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8XnKdz
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Thanks for making the full text of the Secretary of State's speech available on this critical topic. 
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Read Secretary John Kerry's interview with Martha Raddatz of ABC This Week at http://go.usa.gov/3x2Xd.
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+Luo Ken Little kitty, are banging your head into the wall? is that why you say that?
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LGBT people in Europe and Eurasia encounter a wide range of everyday discrimination, human rights violations, psychological trauma and sometimes physical violence.

This week, USAID launched a publication to help development professionals implement LGBT-inclusive programs in the countries of Europe and Eurasia: the Toolkit for Integrating LGBT Rights Activities into Programming in the E&E Region. Read more about USAID’s new toolkit on DipNote.
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+Bill Compton first, your rhetoric is full of lies and inconsistencies. If you're getting your knowledge from the ultra liberals at Harvard, you should request a refund. Also, if you don't like the US policies move to Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, or any other country like them where demagogues like you are highly valued.
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Secretary of State John Kerry at the UN Human Rights Council: We support the HRC because we strongly believe in its mission and its possibilities. We know that at best the Council can be a valuable means for reminding every nation of its commitments and obligations to human rights and for holding countries accountable when they fail to meet international standards. http://go.usa.gov/3x9fF
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US is one of the biggest protector human rights VIOLATORS called Israel for the last 50 plus years
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Today, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL General John Allen, USMC (Ret.) will give remarks at the Atlantic Council on "The Future of the Fight Against #ISIL." Watch at 5:00 PM ET here: http://goo.gl/GlRR8c
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I hope this includes the administration taking themselves over there. The soldiers sent there have already done their part, when will the administration step up?
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On Friday, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson led the second round of U.S. - #Cuba talks on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. “We view re-establishing diplomatic relations and reopening embassies as critical early steps in the longer-term process of normalizing relations more than half a century after we severed diplomatic relations,” Assistant Secretary Jacobson said following the talks.

Read or watch her remarks and answers to reporters here: http://go.usa.gov/3xTa9. Follow Assistant Secretary Jacobson on Twitter @WHAAsstSecty.
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I think International and civil security and those policies are a very big issue with Cuba. Diplomacy with them is good.
I think our State department is headed in the right direction.
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Catching the 'Spirit of Soccer' in Laos
By Samuel Perez

While this year marks 40 years since the end of the war in Vietnam, it’s important to remember that landmines and unexploded munitions left over from the conflict continue to kill and injure innocent civilians not just in Vietnam, but in many communities across Southeast Asia. I recently returned from my first visit to #Laos , where I saw firsthand how a #soccer ball can save lives.

Laos continues to struggle with the legacy of unexploded ordnance dropped by U.S. military aircraft seeking to disrupt military supply routes used by North Vietnamese forces. During the 1960s, more than 2.5 million tons of U.S. munitions were dropped in Laos, mainly in rural, unpopulated “drop zones” along its border with Vietnam. But in subsequent decades, as the population in rural areas of Laos continued to grow, there has been increasing pressure to reclaim potentially dangerous areas for expanding communities. Thus, these long-abandoned munitions continue to threaten the Lao people, especially in the poorer areas of the country, where the market for potential scrap metal recovered from unexploded bombs is only increasing the risk.

I recently traveled to Laos’ Xieng Khouang Province, where I took part in the first-ever Women’s Mine Risk Education Workshop organized this week by Spirit of Soccer, one of more than 60 partner organizations funded by the United States working around the world to clear unexploded ordnance, prevent injuries, and assist survivors.

Founded in 1996 by coach Scotty Lee after witnessing first-hand the impact of landmines and unexploded munitions on communities as a volunteer aid worker in the Balkans, Spirit of Soccer has been dedicated to conducting soccer skills clinics and tournaments to bring kids together and also teach them about potential risks from unexploded ordnance. More than 200,000 children have taken part in Spirit of Soccer’s programs in post-conflict countries, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Laos, and Iraq, and have taken what they’ve learned back to their communities, to prevent injuries and save lives.

Spirit of Soccer brought together 40 women from Laos, as well as Burma, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Most of the women are teachers, soccer coaches, and instructors for local NGOs who are working with children that are at daily risk from the millions of unexploded bombs and landmines that litter South East Asia. The five-day workshop combined intensive training about common types of landmines and unexploded ordnance, with soccer drills, tips on coaching, education and empowerment. At the end of the week, the new coaches led a soccer festival for 200 local Lao girls, who played some of the most intense soccer I’ve ever seen!

Women represent more than are half the world’s talent and potential. Thus it is not only important, but also fitting that we enable women around the world to develop creative ways to educate children of the dangers and risks of mines and unexploded ordnance. The success of this workshop highlights soccer as an additional tool to teach children how to stay safe and have fun at the same time.

Since 1995, the United States has invested more than $80 million in supporting Laos to address these explosive remnants of war. As the United States works to help clear millions of pieces of unexploded ordnance in Laos, we consider agricultural land, as well as areas around hospitals and schools, to be top priorities. Another goal is to develop indigenous capability to address lingering threats from unexploded munitions and landmines. UXO Lao, the Government of Laos’ semi-independent government agency charged with conducting clearance operations, receives a large percentage of this funding. 

The United States is the world’s leading provider of financial and technical assistance for the clearance of explosive remnants of war, and looks forward to continued collaboration with its partners in the region.  Since 1993, the United States has invested more than $2.4 billion in aid to more than 90 countries to help alleviate the threat of unexploded ordnance, landmines, conventional weapons, and munitions. For more information on U.S. humanitarian demining and Conventional Weapons Destruction programs, check out the latest edition of our annual report, To Walk the Earth in Safety at http://go.usa.gov/Mc3A.
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“It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime” is the theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day on March 3. This week, the United States will join the international community in commemorating World Wildlife Day and raising awareness about the urgent need to combat wildlife trafficking.

How do you think the international community can encourage the development of new tools and ideas to fight wildlife crime?
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+Rodney K Rodney that is hilarious
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This week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the U.S. Congress on the FY 2016 State Department and USAID budget.

In his testimony, the Secretary said, “…The funds that we devote to the entire range of foreign policy programming … all of that amounts to less than 1 percent of the federal budget. And yet it’s not an exaggeration to say that that 1 percent probably has an impact on 50 percent or more of the history that will be written about this era.”

Read more about how the Department will carry out its work on DipNote at http://t.co/GvtiGAJsV0.
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US spent this much, over two years ago!Kerry is such a loser!
$37,680,000,000: That’s How Much the U.S. Spent on Foreign Aid in 2012 — Here’s a Chart That Helps Explain It
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/19/37680000000-thats-how-much-the-u-s-spends-on-foreign-aid-heres-a-chart-that-helps-explain-it/
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The U.S. Department of State welcomes you to its Google+ page, featuring the latest official videos, photos, blog entries and news about U.S. foreign policy.  Content includes remarks by Secretary Kerry, daily press briefings, special video collections based on U.S. foreign policy issues, and candid interviews of U.S. diplomats. Comment Policy.