Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia James Kulikowski (front right in orange tie), USAID Mission Director Susan Fritz (front center in yellow scarf), and senior European Union representative Peter Wagner (front left in purple tie) hold a joint meeting in Berdyansk, Ukraine, with representatives of recently formed civil society groups to discuss ways to improve city development in the Sea of Azov region. Photo by Nadiya Vertebna

Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia

Opening photo: Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia James Kulikowski (front right in orange tie), USAID Mission Director Susan Fritz (front center in yellow scarf), and senior European Union representative...
The speakers are shown on a screen on the left, while a laptop has the ADA 31 logo on it in front.

Employees highlight 31st anniversary of the ADA in panel event

In commemoration of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (bottom center) hosted and moderated a virtual roundtable featuring four Department...
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman (third from right), Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (far right), and glifaa President Jeff Anderson (second from right) help raise the Progress flag at the Department of State’s Harry S. Truman Building, June 25. Photo by James Pan

EAG celebrates Pride Month

By Hammad B. Hammad During June, the employee affinity group (EAG) glifaa—LGBTQI+ Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies—commemorated Pride Month by collaborating with leaders, bureaus, and other EAGs, bringing awareness and standing strong for LGBTQI+ issues...

Systemic Progress | Transcript

Click here to read interactive version By Amanda McCarthy  In 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the demographic composition of the Department of State’s workforce. GAO’s report, which reviewed fiscal years 2002 through 2018, found...

ConGen Lagos sponsors workshop for regional journalists

Public Affairs Officer Stephen Ibelli (seated, 3rd from left) met with a group of journalists during a two-day regional investigative healthcare reporting workshop in the Enugu State, June 23. The workshop encouraged more robust...

Embassy Dushanbe provides trauma care training

Embassy Dushanbe’s Civil-Military Support Element from the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade provided training on emergency trauma care to representatives from Tajikistan’s Committee for Emergency Services and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in Tajikistan,...
A musician plays Taps on his bugle while Ambassador Kenneth Merten (left) and Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR) President James Dandridge II (second from left) lay a wreath at the DACOR memorial monument, May 31. Photo by Jenifer Morris

Foreign Affairs leaders honor Department employees’ sacrifices

By Tom Brannan On the last Monday in May, Americans observe Memorial Day, honoring members of the U.S. military who have died in service of their country. On that same day at a small cemetery...
Retirements

Retirements | August 2021

Civil Service Albin, BarbaraAllen, Mark C.Ambrose, Mary A.Burkes, Todd L.Carlo, Michael P.Chapman, Nilda B.Chisolm, JacquelineChoate, Robert R.Coates, Leon D.Cook, Celenne G.Dedomenic, Mark J.De La Barre, R. RobinEdelkamp, Fredrick S.Foster, Amy K.Gilbert, Kathryn A.Kurrus, Kris R.Langevin,...
Mission Australia’s office management specialists stand outside of the chief of mission residence at Embassy Canberra. Photo by Timothy Dolstra

Mission Australia hosts OMS workshop

By Scott Kennedy and Lisa Cantonwine Embassy Canberra hosted an office management specialist (OMS) workshop for Mission Australia staff, May 7. Participants from the embassy and the consulates in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney gathered at...
President Ronald Reagan (far left) meets with Senior Advisors George Shultz (far right), Kenneth Duberstein (third from left), Colin Powell (second from left), Rozanne Ridgway (second from right), and Jack Matlock (third from right) in Helsinki, May 27, 1988. Photo courtesy of the National Archives Catalog

Triumph Amid Turmoil

Opening photo: President Ronald Reagan (far left) meets with Senior Advisors George Shultz (far right), Kenneth Duberstein (third from left), Colin Powell (second from left), Rozanne Ridgway (second from right), and Jack Matlock (third...

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