U.S. Department of State turns 230

The U.S. Department of State reaches a milestone of 230 years of diplomacy on July 27. As the leader of America’s oldest executive agency — the State Department was called the Department of Foreign Affairs when it was created in 1789, with Thomas Jefferson as its head — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo advises the …

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Secretary’s Remarks: Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Today, on the annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we mark 70 years of UN peacekeeping, and the service and sacrifice of thousands of uniformed and civilian personnel. UN peacekeepers serve under dangerous and uncertain circumstances, and too often pay the ultimate sacrifice. We honor in particular today the more than 3,700 peacekeepers who …

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