Embassy Kathmandu collaborates to provide PPE

During the height of the COVID-19 crisis in spring 2021, Nepal was overwhelmed by a second wave of the coronavirus, quickly running out of hospital beds, ventilators, and oxygen reserves. Despite international travel restrictions,...
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (center) at a roundtable with women leaders in energy and climate in India, April 2021. State Department photo

Climate envoy travels to United Arab Emirates, India, and Bangladesh

By Emma Sylves-Berry As the first-ever Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), former Secretary of State John Kerry leads U.S. diplomatic efforts to reassert U.S. climate leadership and raise global ambition to meet the world’s daunting climate challenge. After traveling to London, Brussels, and Paris in March, Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi, New...

Retirements | June 2021

Civil Service Dieye, Seydou Ford, Tracy R.Foster, Patrick R.Fredrick, Mark D.Gordon, Marian R.Hallahan, JanmariKnestaut, Andrew T.Levant, Arthur L.Morgan, Rod Quander, Rhoda M.Roots, LindaRussea-Williams, Carol P.Schilling, Michael R.Sigmon, Jane N.Stewart, Craig R.Swanson, Tinya M.Swartz, Tom M.Thompson, Griffin M.White,...
Broadcast journalism students conduct a live interview with Ambassador Jeanne Maloney (left) at UNESWA FM 88.2, March 31. Photo by Stephanie Sandoval

Embassy Eswatini establishes new radio station for Emaswati youth

By Stephanie Sandoval Ambassador Jeanne M. Maloney launched the “American Voices” radio show on University of Eswatini (UNESWA) FM 88.2, the newest radio station in Eswatini, March 31.   Embassy Eswatini’s public affairs section awarded a grant...

Managing Progress Transcript

State Magazine: What would you say to employees who have continued to advance the Department’s mission despite pandemic-related challenges?  D-MR Brian P. McKeon: First, I just want to say that Department employees have been amazingly...
“I Still Believe in Our City” posters were designed by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya for free usage at protests and rallies in speaking up for the Asian American community. Illustration by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Employee Affinity Groups stand against anti-Asian violence

By Malene Carr and Moshtayeen Ahmad The recent murders of eight people in Atlanta—including four Korean and two Chinese women—a brutal assault on a Filipino woman in New York City, an attack on a Chinese...

Post of the Month

Office Spotlight

Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.