To celebrate the VSFS program, (from left) eDiplomacy Business Practice Advisor Naomi Walcott and members of the VSFS team, Bridget Roddy and Tristan Williamson, spread the good news about the program at an anniversary event outside of the HST cafeteria, May 13. Photo by Amanda J. Richard
The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a valuable Department of State program that connects students with projects that allow them to gain experience while advancing the work of the government on multiple fronts. This year the program will feature nearly 3,000 internships from...
In 1950, on the second anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, students at the U.N. International Nursery School in New York viewed a poster of the historic document. U.N. Photo
By Amanda J. Richard December 10 marked the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which identified common rights and freedoms for all people. The Department of State released a press statement and video describing the celebration and recommitting to the protection and promotion of these essential...
Chargé d’Affaires Hugo Guevara (top) assists with installing the solar panels on the secure storage project at the chancery. The solar panels will provide 100% of the energy required to operate the facility during daylight hours. Photo by Alys Spensley
By Naomi Anisman In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden laid out his plans to prioritize climate change in foreign policy strategy: “We will lead not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example.” Shortly thereafter, this strategy was reflected in Executive Orders on...
During Black History Month in February, Passport Specialist Yaneth Birch, a recent Pathways graduate, interviewed 12 Black women and shared their stories with her team at the Seattle Passport Agency. In March, in honor of Women’s History Month, Birch interviewed women from different levels in government and again shared...
Mission Canada prioritizes diversity and inclusion, both in the workplace and in their engagement with the Canadian public. To mark Capital Pride Week, the Progress Pride flag hung prominently from Embassy Ottawa’s chancery, Aug. 26. Displaying the flag was part of a broader commemoration in which the embassy joined...
As part of its Go for Gold campaign, the Public Affairs Section in Tokyo sponsored a skate clinic and speaking program with 2010 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek, Feb. 20. Held at Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena, this was Lysacek’s last stop on a four-city visit, which...
Participants in Embassy Almaty and Youth Excellence on Stage Academy’s arts program gather onstage following their gala concert, Aug 5. Photo courtesy of Embassy Almaty
By Anand Krishna Drawing together 25 aspiring artists of diverse backgrounds from eight Kazakhstani cities, the public affairs section (PAS) at Consulate General Almaty ran a 10-day musical theater program in conjunction with the Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy—a U.S.-based NGO by American Voices—and Funky Town Dance Studio. Broadway...
Ambassador Mike Hammer visits Garamba National Park in Haut Uele to observe a USAID-supported dog training project to improve park management and protection of endangered species. With support from the Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, these extraordinary dogs are trained to help the courageous park...