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Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013.  - State Dept Image

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.

Date: 12/11/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, on December 11, 2014, before meeting with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala.  - State Dept Image

Climate Change: A Test of Global Leadership

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 11): "Wherever we live, whatever our calling, whatever our personal background might be, this issue affects every human on the planet, and if any challenge requires global cooperation and effective diplomacy, this is it." Full Text» Trip Page» DipNote»

Date: 12/10/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on the 20th anniversary of the Summit of the Americas, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on December 10, 2014. - State Dept Image

20th Anniversary of the Summit of the Americas

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 10): "Twenty years ago this week, President Clinton – hard to believe it’s 20 years already – brought together 34 democratically elected leaders in Miami for the first Summit of the Americas." Full Text» DipNote»

Date: 12/08/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry announces the release of the U.S. Department of State's "To Walk the Earth in Safety," a report summarizing the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program, at the Department in Washington, D.C., on December 8, 2014.  - State Dept Image

"To Walk the Earth in Safety" Report

Secretary Kerry (Dec. 8): "The report that we are issuing today ... details the efforts to rid the world of the lasting impacts of landmines and other deadly remnants of war." Full Text» Report»Fact Sheet» More» DipNote»

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