2022 Federal Benefits Open Season

The Federal Benefits Open Season runs Nov. 14-Dec. 12, offering eligible employees an opportunity to enroll, change plans or plan options, change enrollment type, or cancel their enrollment for the following: Federal Employees Health...

Mission New Zealand connects with entrepreneurs

The U.S. Mission to New Zealand hosted a reception, Sept. 7, for more than 40 local entrepreneurs, creative sector founders, business advisors, startup founders, and venture capitalists—many with U.S. business ties or looking to...

Ambassador joins Filipino partners to celebrate relaunch of Baguio Museum

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson (center, right of artwork) attends the unveiling of Ernesto Dul-Yang’s wood carving, “The Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita,” at the Baguio Museum during her first visit to...

State wins Departmental Tennis League division title

The U.S. Department of State-USAID tennis team met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Aug. 15, to celebrate their first-place finish in the 2021 Departmental Tennis League (DTL) “A” division, with a record of...

Human rights conference highlights Russia’s abuses in Ukraine

The U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) co-hosted a panel discussion at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Sept. 27, on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the...

Flashback: November 1992

The November 1992 cover of State Magazine references the pressing issue (at the time) of “going metric.” In 1988, Congress enacted a law that said metric was the way to go “as the preferred...

Colombian exchange students visit Main State

Afro-Colombian students of the 100K Strong in the Americas project, Diaspora Connect, visited the U.S. Department of State, Sept. 13, during their exchange program with Howard University in Washington. This 100K Strong partnership between...

Ambassador participates in historic visit

In a landmark first visit by an American ambassador to the Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures, and her own first visit to the Northern Territory of Australia, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy (right) traveled to remote...

U.N. breakfast celebrates International Youth Day

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield hosted a breakfast meeting to celebrate International Youth Day at the chief of mission’s residence in New York, Aug. 12. Guests included the U.N. Secretary-General’s...

Suriname Speaker’s Program hosts NASA engineer

The public diplomacy section at Embassy Paramaribo hosted NASA Engineer Z. Nagin Cox as part of a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Speaker’s Program, Aug. 8-12. This event supported the section’s programming on...

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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.