The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea and the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) fulfilled America’s promise to the families of fallen World War II service members at a repatriation ceremony for remains of American service members at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, Oct. 14. The...
U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations Laura S.H. Holgate (far right) and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Deputy Assistant Secretary Heide Fulton (second from right) co-led a roundtable discussion with civil society organizations (CSO), Oct. 17. During the event, held at the Vienna...
Mission New Zealand and Samoa’s public diplomacy section, working with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of Sports Diplomacy, recently engaged in a three city, two country Sports Envoy program with Dr. Jen Welter (left), the first woman to coach in the NFL, and Phaidra Knight, USA...
Just as State Magazine has been celebrating 75 years of publication in 2022, the combined November/December issue in 1997 highlighted the publication's half century milestone. Published at the end of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s first year with the Department of State, the issue features a letter on page...
Participants in Embassy Almaty and Youth Excellence on Stage Academy’s arts program gather onstage following their gala concert, Aug 5. Photo courtesy of Embassy Almaty
By Anand Krishna Drawing together 25 aspiring artists of diverse backgrounds from eight Kazakhstani cities, the public affairs section (PAS) at Consulate General Almaty ran a 10-day musical theater program in conjunction with the Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy—a U.S.-based NGO by American Voices—and Funky Town Dance Studio. Broadway...
A young visitor engages with a virtual gaming station at the U.S. embassy pavilion at Expo Prado, September 2022. Photo by Juan Francisco Casal
By Heather Murphy Expo Prado is Uruguay’s largest and most important national-level agricultural fair. The 10-day event—held every September—showcases commercial, diplomatic, and agricultural entities from across Uruguay, along with hundreds of livestock competitions representing nearly 2,000 farms. This key engagement opportunity for Embassy Montevideo not only provides large-scale, direct contact...
The photovoltaic system at Embassy Niamey harnesses electricity for more than half of the embassy’s needs and produces up to 750kW, the second-highest capacity at any U.S. embassy to date. Photo courtesy of B.L. Harbert International
By David Shaffer and Cynthia Bensburg In August, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) installed its first ever large-scale renewable battery energy storage system at the new U.S. Embassy in Niger. The installation enhances the campus’s energy efficiency by maximizing the storage and use of solar power and marks...
Chargé d’Affaires Hugo Guevara (top) assists with installing the solar panels on the secure storage project at the chancery. The solar panels will provide 100% of the energy required to operate the facility during daylight hours. Photo by Alys Spensley
By Naomi Anisman In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden laid out his plans to prioritize climate change in foreign policy strategy: “We will lead not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example.” Shortly thereafter, this strategy was reflected in Executive Orders on...
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (center, left) pays respects to the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia, Sept. 18. Photo by David Hakobyan
By Jen McAndrew U.S. Embassy Yerevan welcomed a U.S. congressional delegation led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Armenia, Sept. 17-19. Speaker Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to visit the country. The speaker was joined by Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Rep....
The Federal Benefits Open Season runs Nov. 14-Dec. 12, offering eligible employees an opportunity to enroll, change plans or plan options, change enrollment type, or cancel their enrollment for the following: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Account...