IGC in Vienna marks gender equality fight anniversary

Ambassador to the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Laura S. H. Holgate (front row, second from left) chaired an International Gender Champions (IGC) Vienna Hub meeting, June 14, acknowledging their 5th anniversary....

Flashback: August-September 1983

The cover of the August/September 1983 issue of “State: The Newsletter” shows, from left: Fire Protection Officer Eddie O. Smith and Russian Caretaker Victor Yashin testing a smoke detector at the U.S. ambassador’s residence...

DG mints 189 diplomats during first in-person swearing-in ceremony since pandemic

Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent (DG) Marcia S. Bernicat administered the oath of office to 189 new diplomats, July 5, at the Department of State’s first in-person Foreign...

Loan Forgiveness Waiver nearing expiry

Department of State employees may be eligible to receive credit for student loan payments that previously did not qualify for the Public Loan Service Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The PSLF Limited Waiver, which reimburses qualified...

Embassy Phnom Penh hosts YSEALI orientation

Embassy Phnom Penh’s public affairs section hosted a pre-departure orientation for seven professionals selected for the Spring 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professionals Fellowship program in the United States, June 9. Their...

Embassy Lima inaugurates INL substance abuse treatment program

Ambassador Lisa Kenna (back row, eighth from right) inaugurated the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) substance abuse treatment program at the San Juan...

ConGen Munich community celebrates Pride

The U.S. Consulate General in Munich celebrated Pride during the month of July, from supporting the “queer:raum” event in which 20 LGBTQIA+ artists performed, to participating in the largest Pride parade in southern Germany,...

Media Mentorship Program strengthens Liberian journalist network

The public affairs section at Embassy Monrovia recently worked with its first cohort of young, up-and-coming Liberian journalists to help build capacity, create a support network, and link the group with professional U.S.-based speakers...

Ambassador visits Central American food and agriculture projects

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome Cindy McCain traveled to Guatemala and Honduras, July 23-30, to visit the ongoing U.S.-funded U.N. food and agriculture projects and meet with government officials, U.N....

EUR wellness days alleviate employee stress

In June, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) held two bureau-wide “Wellness Days” designed to relieve employees from the stress of their jobs to focus on their mental, emotional, and physical health....

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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 Kasirat "Bo" Villa. Villa smiles on the right.