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...

Mission Fiji celebrates 60th anniversary of Peace Corps

Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel (center) was joined by Fijian Permanent Secretary Yogesh Karan (left) and Peace Corps Country Director Kury Cobham (right) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps,...

Embassy partners with Special Olympics to bolster solidarity in Burkina Faso

Embassy Ouagadougou recently partnered with Burkina Faso’s Special Olympics Committee on an eighteen-month campaign to promote inclusion of individuals with disabilities through sports. The campaign will introduce Burkinabé journalists and other media influencers to...

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...

Flashback: May 1981

The cover of State Magazine’s May 1981 issue highlighted the Department of State’s growing interest in using renewable energy at posts abroad. The photo, taken at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M, showed an early...

Embassy Islamabad breaks ground on educational foundation

Chargé d’Affaires Angela P. Aggeler (center) broke ground on the first permanent headquarters of the U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) along with USEFP’s Executive Director Rita Akhtar (right), and the Ministry of Foreign...

UNVIE’s Neil Armstrong spacesuit statue tours Europe

The U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE) was selected as the only non-U.S.-based recipient of a Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Neil Armstrong spacesuit statue. Since September 2019, the statue—an exact replica of Neil...

Smuggled artifacts returned to Iraq

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) arranged two major repatriations of ancient artifacts to the people of Iraq, demonstrating U.S. respect for Iraqi culture and adherence to the rule of law. The largest...

Chargé d’Affaires tries hand at traditional New Year’s game in Seoul

Chargé d’Affaires to the Republic of Korea Chris Del Corso (center) learned how to play yutnori, a traditional Korean Lunar New Year game, from Korean youth outreach coordinators at the American Center in Seoul,...

Mozambican and American youth inspire through art collaboration

In the Khongolote neighborhood of Maputo, a mural of a young boy holding a skateboard underneath a yellow sun greets Mozambicans each morning. The mural is one of four collaborative works in Mozambique and...

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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, Elizabeth Latham. Latham smiles on the right.