Department employee affinity groups, the Disability Action Group (DAG) and Veterans@State, co-hosted a roundtable conversation with representatives from the organization Hope for the Warriors. This organization provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans and military families that are focused on health and wellness, peer engagement, transitions and connections to community resources. Specifically, the guest speakers highlighted their art therapy program, a widely practiced activity that aims to improve or restore a client’s functioning and sense of personal well-being. All services provided by Hope for the Warriors can be found on their website at www.hopeforthewarriors.org.

Empowering people living with disabilities

Department employee affinity groups, the Disability Action Group (DAG) and Veterans@State, co-hosted a roundtable conversation with representatives from the organization Hope for the Warriors. This organization provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans...
Attendees at the Veteran Employment Information Fair absorb information from a booth at the event. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Department of State Veteran Employment Information Fair

The second annual Veteran Employee Information Fair, April 16, was sponsored by the Bureau of Human Resources’ Office of Civil Service Human Resource Management (CSHRM). The event provided information about leave and retirement, services...
The Book Tuk, one of nine American Spaces in Nepal, brings America to the neighborhoods of Kathmandu. American Spaces exemplifies the U.S. commitment to citizens’ right to free access to information. Launched in 2016, the Book Tuk, an electric tuk-tuk adapted from a decommissioned embassy vehicle, continues to expand its outreach to enhance U.S. and Nepal people-to-people connections. During outreach visits, the Book Tuk team not only introduces amazing books to hundreds of children, but also organizes interesting and creative activities. Furthermore, the Book Tuk conducts strategic and thematic programs to advance U.S. foreign policy goals, including enhancing entrepreneurship, encouraging democracy and ensuring inclusivity. Photo courtesy of Embassy Nepal

Book Tuk makes big impact in Kathmandu communities

Photo courtesy of Embassy Nepal | The Book Tuk, one of nine American Spaces in Nepal, brings America to the neighborhoods of Kathmandu. American Spaces exemplifies the U.S. commitment to citizens’ right to free...

ConGen Kolkata celebrates empowered women

Durga puja, a spectacular celebration of women’s empowerment, is India’s official nomination for UNESCO’s 2020 list of intangible cultural institutions. The Consulate General Kolkata community marked the beginning of Goddess Durga’s journey towards earth...
The project team, shown here at a souk in Doha, undertook a multiyear effort to acquire the NEC site in a new Diplomatic Quarter of Doha, Qatar. Photo by Faisal Madi

Department acquires site in Doha for new embassy

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations recently completed the acquisition of a New Embassy Compound (NEC) site in Doha, Qatar. The project team, shown here at a souk in Doha, undertook a multiyear effort...

OSCE member states sign the Moscow Mechanism

Ambassador to the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) Michael R. Carpenter joined 44 other Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe member states in signing the...

Department highlights employees for Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15–Oct. 15, the Department of State recognized the contributions and important presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans within the workforce by publishing biographies of Hispanic employees who...

Newest ambassador to U.N. Agencies in Rome presents credentials

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome Cindy Hensley McCain (left) presents her diplomatic credentials to the Director-General of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Dr. Qu Dongyu (right),...

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,...

Shared wisdom across 100 classes

The Orientation Division within the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) has partnered with HR’s Office of Continuity Counseling to facilitate employee-centric mentor dialogue sessions for new Foreign Service officers in orientation training. Most recently, members...

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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, Jordan Hall. Hall smiles on the right.