Washington, DC - Friday, the Director of Policy Planning Staff, David McKean, traveled to Singapore to meet with senior government officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and experts from think tanks and academia on a range of strategic issues.

Washington, DC - We are deeply concerned with the detention of opposition member of Parliament, Nurul Izzah.

Vanuatu - Tens of thousands of children are in urgent need of assistance in Vanuatu after tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through the island.

Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and the U.S. negotiating team will travel on March 15 to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they will join Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Iranian officials. These bilateral consultations take place in the context of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran and thus include Deputy Secretary General for the EU's External Action Service Helga Schmid and her team.

Washington, DC - As Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced today at an event marking the fourth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, the U.S. Department of State is working with Congress to provide nearly $70 million in new non-lethal assistance.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State releases today the 2015 State of Global Partnerships Report, which highlights the most innovative and scalable public-private partnerships from around the Department. The release is part of the annual Global Partnerships Week celebration occurring from March 9-15.