Encouraging Women to Excel in STEM Fields
July 13 - Ambassador Caroline Kennedy spoke to female students in STEM fields at Tokyo Institute of Technology, encouraging the students to study in the United States to "discover a career that is more interesting than you could possibly imagine."
News from the Embassy
July 28 - Secretary of State John Kerry, in presenting this year's Trafficking in Persons report, said, "We want to bring to the public's attention the full nature and scope of a $150 billion illicit trafficking industry."
July 15 - After two years of negotiations, the United States and its international partners achieved a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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July 28 - The State Department has issued its annual Trafficking in Persons Report for 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry said, "We want to bring to the public's attention the full nature and scope of a $150 billion illicit trafficking industry."
Secretary Kerry's Remarks
2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
State Dept. TIP Office
July 29 - Secretary of State John Kerry announced the latest Religious Freedom Report calling it a "demonstration of the abiding commitment of the American people to the advancement of freedom of religion worldwide."
June 25 - In his introduction to the latest Human Rights Report, Secretary of State John Kerry wrote, "We at the Department of State will continue to press governments to uphold fundamental freedoms. We remain committed to advocating on behalf of civil society and speaking out for the protection of human rights for all individuals." More »
Sept. 20 - "The TPP will boost our economies, lowering barriers to trade and investment, increasing exports, and creating more jobs for our people ... the TPP has the potential to be a model not only for the Asia-Pacific but for future trade agreements." - President Barack Obama More »
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