Embassy San Salvador presents donated school supplies

Embassy San Salvador’s Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes led a ceremony with U.S. Army Col. Brian Blackstone. They presented 1,150 school supply kits valued at $26,000 for elementary school children from Centros Escolares in Caluco,...
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...
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...
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...
“Stay Safe” by Pony Ma from Santa Monica, Calif., is one of the 23 murals being showcased through “Art for the People.” This mural is located at the embassy’s east gate. Photo courtesy of Embassy Beijing

Embassy Beijing promotes American values through “Art for the People”

By Justin Walls When COVID-19 pandemic restrictions kept American diplomats behind embassy walls, Beijing’s public affairs section (PAS) turned the embassy’s sprawling exterior into a canvas for American street art—a visual rejoinder to the People’s...
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...

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