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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: 10/04/2015 Description: Part of World's Ocean System as Seen From Secretary Kerry's Aircraft En Route to 'Our Ocean' Conference in Chile - State Dept Image

Secretary's Travel

Secretary Kerry is in Valparaíso, Chile, on October 5 to attend the second Our Ocean conference, hosted by the government of Chile Secretary Kerry will stop in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 6 during his return to Washington. Trip Page»

Date: 09/29/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Major Economies Forum Ministerial in New York City - State Dept Image

Major Economies Forum

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 29): "Despite all the other challenges that we face -- and there are many -- addressing the global threat posed by climate change has to remain an absolute top priority." Full Text»

Date: 09/27/2015 Description: Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at a Post-2015 Development Panel Discussion in New York City - State Dept Image

Leave No One Behind

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 27):"'Leave no one behind' is a ... key to unlocking long-term economic growth, and also a key to meeting the challenge of tens of millions of young people in countries that are either failing or that have failed in terms of governance." Full Text» Trip Page» More»

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