Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes (far left), then-nominee to be assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration, speaks with Department of State volunteers supporting Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Sept. 1, 2021. Photo by Isaac Pacheco

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Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes (far left), then-nominee to be assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration, speaks with Department of State volunteers supporting Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Sept. 1, 2021. Photo...
Local children sing the U.S. national anthem at Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium, during the last in-person Memorial Day ceremony before it shifted online for two years during the pandemic, May 26, 2019. Photo by Serge Vandendriessche

Young voices honor the fallen

By Danielle Smith-Llera This Memorial Day, a tradition returns in-person to Flanders Field American Cemetery in Belgium. It’s not a spectacular fly-over like Charles Lindberg’s in 1927 when he dropped red poppies from the “Spirit...

Blinken hosts town hall with Embassy Kyiv’s team in Poland

Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a town hall with members of the Embassy Kyiv team working in Poland, while visiting the country, March 5. During the town hall, Blinken acknowledged the challenges the...

Special Advisor on International Disability Rights warmly welcomed in Lebanon

In March, Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Sara Minkara traveled to Lebanon as part of her first official visit abroad to meet government officials and representatives of civil society and to promote the...
From left: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., and Paramount Chief Reklai Raphael Bao Ngirmang cut the ribbon for Embassy Koror’s solar energy project, April 12. Photo courtesy of Embassy Koror

SPEC visits first Net-Zero Energy diplomatic facility

By Evan Lewis and Stephanie Christel Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry joined Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland and the Embassy Koror team in Palau to visit a new photovoltaic installation that will make the embassy...
Vice Consul Hiram Bingham in Marseille. He and his colleague Myles Standish issued visas to refugees at the U.S. Consulate in Marseille, saving hundreds of lives in the process. Image courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Vice Consul Hiram Bingham in Marseille. He and his colleague Myles Standish issued visas to refugees at the U.S. Consulate in Marseille, saving hundreds of lives in the process. Image courtesy of the U.S....

Medan

An aerial view of the North Sumatran countryside west of Madan shows fertile terraced farmlands amid a lush tropical setting. Photo by Pavel Kirillov By Jessica Chesbro In ancient Sanskrit texts, Sumatra island was known as...
The Harlem Globetrotters wowed Expo audiences with their basketball tricks and entertaining skills during a cultural performance representing U.S. talent and diversity. Photo courtesy of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

World’s Fair Outreach

The Harlem Globetrotters wowed Expo audiences with their basketball tricks and entertaining skills during a cultural performance representing U.S. talent and diversity. Photo courtesy of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai By Nadia Ziyadeh The...
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, U.S. Ambassador Erik Ramanathan (center) hosted a roundtable discussion with a diverse group of Swedish female leaders to discuss the shared goal of a more equal and just society. Photo by Jenny Sigurs

Embassy Stockholm celebrates International Women’s Day

By Jacqueline Jin International Women’s Day, commemorated every year on March 8, is a time to reflect on the challenges women have overcome and on the obstacles and inequality they still face today. This year’s...

International Gender Champion meeting hosted in Geneva

Ambassador Sheba Crocker, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, hosted the Geneva Hub’s International Gender Champions (IGC) Annual Meeting, March 7. More than 80 gender champions from Geneva missions, civil society,...

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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.