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...

American military service members build preschool for Timorese children

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeff Knoll (right) welcomes a Timorese preschooler at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new preschool in Maubara, Timor-Leste, which was constructed by U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines in coordination with...

Special Envoy helps secure first nationwide truce in Yemen

In April 2022, Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking (far right in right photo) helped secure the first nationwide truce in the Yemen conflict in six years. This truce is a major milestone in...

Young leaders in Eswatini discuss progress at monthly embassy event

Embassy Mbabane hosts a monthly “Donuts & Dialogue” series which provides a safe place to convene young leaders and experts for powerful discussions. In the wake of civil unrest and a polarized media environment,...

Ambassador highlights U.S.-Mexico business relations during Ford plant visit

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar visited the Ford Motor Company plant in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, May 16. Salazar’s visit highlighted the benefits of U.S. companies working in Mexico and underscored the strong ties...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, chairs the Security Council meeting on technology and security under maintenance of international peace and security.

U.N. Security Council rotating presidency offers opportunities

The United States used its rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) in May to shine a spotlight on two priority issues: conflict-driven food insecurity and the use of digital technologies in the...

Former-DG visits ConGen Kolkata

Prior to her retirement, then-Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (third from left) visited the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, May 23. The visit was part...

Ceremony celebrates progress of new embassy in Honduras

Ambassador Laura Dogu (right) and Honduras Foreign Minister Enrique Reina (left) commemorated the topping out—a builders’ rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction—of...

Flashback: July 1962

Sandra F. Sheskin, featured on the cover of the July 1962 issue of the Department of State Newsletter (later State Magazine), impresses the Great Seal of the United States on a presidential commission. The...

U.S.-Oman campaign focuses on creating high paying business opportunities

Embassy Muscat partnered with the Omani government and the American business community to launch a successful campaign to highlight the benefits of the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement. The campaign featured a mix of specially...

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