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,...

Program in Somalia expands education access

Embassy Mogadishu recently highlighted USAID Somalia’s Bar ama Baro (Teach or Learn) program working on expanding access to education for Somali children who were not previously in the classroom. Program staff started by assessing...

Embassy Chisinau inaugurates renovated healthcare clinic

Deputy Chief of Mission Martin McDowell inaugurated the renovated Healthcare Clinic in the village of Dubasarii Vechi, Moldova, May 21. The $160,000 project, funded by U.S. Armed Forces European Command and implemented through Embassy...

Seattle Passport Agency observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ben Lesser, a Holocaust survivor, founder of the Zachor Foundation, and author of “Living A Life that Matters: From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream,” spoke remotely to more than 30 staff members of the...

Strategic initiative helps locals obtain land titles in Colombia

Through its Land For Prosperity activity, USAID/Embassy Bogotá supports mayors’ offices in Colombia to address urban land titling and to trigger social investment in schools and health centers through the establishment of municipal land...

ConGen Monterrey team celebrates Pride Month

Consul General William Duncan (center) and the U.S. and locally employed staff at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey hold rainbow flags in honor of Pride Month, June 1. In a social media post,...

Canberra vaccinations off to a musical start

During the designated vaccine administration weeks in April and May, the Health Unit at Embassy Canberra arranged live acoustic guitar music by Brian Hennessey (center). He played for vaccine recipients as they remained in...

Embassy Mexico City hosts Memorial Day ceremony

The Marine Security Detachment at Embassy Mexico City presented the colors, as Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer led a ceremony on Memorial Day to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate price for...

PDAA honors outstanding PD initiatives

The Public Diplomacy Association of America (PDAA)—a not-for-profit, voluntary association of public diplomacy professionals—announced winners of its annual awards for excellence in public diplomacy by honoring individuals who, during the COVID-19 pandemic, used creativity...

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,...

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