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The Top Tweets from Secretary @JohnKerry in 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at some of our favorite tweets from Secretary of State John Kerry’s busy year.

#JKTweetsAgain: Back in Action

This past February, on his one-year anniversary as Secretary of State, Secretary Kerry victoriously reclaimed his personal Twitter account, @JohnKerry.  He wasted no time jumping back into action and engaging with his followers from all over the world about his experiences as the United States’ top diplomat.

It only took a year but @StateDept finally let me have my own @Twitter account. #JKTweetsAgain

— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) February 4, 2014

#SecretarialSelfie: A First Time for Everything

After discussing global climate change with a group of students in Jakarta, Indonesia, Secretary Kerry grabbed his smart phone and joined with them in the audience to take his first-ever ‘selfie’ to commemorate the occasion.

Warm welcome from students in #Jakarta/@atamerica-talked #ActonClimate.Terima kasih banyak atas perhatian Anda semua! — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) February 16, 2014

#UnitedforUkraine: Solidarity with the Ukrainian People 

In March, Secretary Kerry visited the Shrine of the Fallen in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he paid his respects to the victims of the recent violence and aggression in Ukraine.      

Incredibly moving visit to Shrine of the Fallen.Courageous,proud people.We stand w/ Ukrainians for self-determination — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) March 4, 2014

#WorldCup2014: Fever Hits the State Department

While Secretary Kerry’s plane stopped to refuel in Cape Verde during a trip back from Africa, he had a chance to kick around the soccer ball with staff , chat about the upcoming World Cup in Brazil…and even take some calls from his foreign counterparts in between.

Stopped to refuel in #CapeVerde – nice to stretch legs/kick around soccer ball. Ready for #2014WorldCup to start! — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) May 5, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls: U.S. Sends Team to Help

After a group of Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, Secretary Kerry, on behalf of President Obama, jumped on the phone to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan.  He pledged the United States’ support in helping to bring back the girls safely, including sending a security team to help assist the Nigerian government’s ongoing efforts.

On behalf of #POTUS spoke w/ #Nigeria’s Pres GJ earlier. US will send security team to help #BringBackOurGirls safely — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) May 6, 2014

#OurOcean2014: A Threat Too Great to Ignore

In June, Secretary Kerry hosted his “Our Ocean” Conference at the State Department, which brought together nearly 400 participants from more than 80 nations, including government officials, scientists, private companies, and leading international institutions, to join together in determining concrete actions that can help protect ocean ecosystems.

We’re kicking off #OurOcean2014 because the threat to our ocean is too great to ignore. Join to make a difference: — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) June 16, 2014

#USChina: A Little Music Diplomacy

During Secretary Kerry’s trip to Beijing for the U.S.-China Strategic Dialogue, he received a special request from China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong to play some music with the performers at the Great Hall. The Secretary dusted off his guitar skills and joined right in with the group.

Guitar skills a little rusty, but couldn’t turn down Vice Premier Liu Yandong’s invitation to join in at Great Hall! — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) July 10, 2014

#USAfrica: Welcoming 51 Leaders to the State Department

In August 2014, President Obama and Secretary Kerry welcomed leaders from across the African continent to the State Department for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. The Summit’s focus was on fostering stronger ties between the United States and Africa.

Joining with President Obama in welcoming 51 #African leaders to the @StateDept today. #USAfrica — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) August 6, 2014

#USDC: The Secretaries Break Ground

In September, Secretary Kerry was in good company when he was joined by five former Secretaries of State – Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, James Baker, and Henry Kissinger – at the State Department, to break ground on the brand new U.S. Diplomacy Center, a state-of-the-art museum and education center, that will dedicate 40,000 square feet to bringing the story of American diplomacy to life.

Officially broke ground – an honor to have Henry, James, @madeleine, Colin & @HillaryClinton here today. #USDC — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) September 3, 2014

#ActOnClimate: A Global Commitment

In December, Secretary Kerry traveled to Lima, Peru where he addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference regarding the need for a global commitment to tackle the growing threat of climate change.

#ClimateChange is personal to me, but I’m here today in #Lima because it should be personal for everybody. — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) December 11, 2014