Embassy podcast strengthens U.S. support for The Gambia

Staff member from Embassy Banjul and former national broadcaster Fatoumata Ceesay (left) interviewed Emmanuel D. Joof (right), chair of the Gambian National Human Rights Commission, for “U.S. Embassy Gambia Today,” a podcast series featuring...

Artists’ stories provide a welcome activity for the people of Shanghai

The public affairs section at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai hosted three artists, June 8, for a virtual event in honor of Pride Month called “Art Brings Beauty to Our World: SPACE 33...

“CAREERS and the disABLED” magazine names DS colleague 2022 Employee of the Year

Collin Walsh, a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s (DS) Office of Rewards for Justice, earned a 2022 Employee of the Year award from “CAREERS and the disABLED” magazine for his...

Embassy Bogota celebrates Pride Month

To kick-off Pride Month activities at Embassy Bogota, Chargé d’Affaires Francisco Palmieri (center in light gray suit between flags) hosted an unveiling ceremony of a 40-foot Progress Pride Flag, June 15, displayed publicly through...

Secretary meets YLAI fellows at Summit of the Americas

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center right) met five Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) fellows (from left) Facundo Cajen from Argentina, Georgia Barbosa Silva from Brazil, Gerardo Perez from the Dominican Republic,...

Independence Day celebration relaunches diplomatic events in Bahrain

Embassy Manama held its first post-COVID Independence Day celebration, relaunching Bahrain’s diplomatic events calendar and engaging a record number of top-tier government officials, May 16. Ambassador Steven C. Bondy (center, in navy suit) highlighted...
The main entrance of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels is easily noticeable from the highway by its signature 30 flags and large steel NATO Star sculpture. Photo courtesy of USNATO

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The main entrance of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels is easily noticeable from the highway by its signature 30 flags and large steel NATO Star sculpture. Photo courtesy of USNATO By Tammy...
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Shining the spotlight on human trafficking

By Sarah Evans and Sylvia Amegashie On July 19, Secretary of State Antony Blinken released the 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which includes narratives and tier rankings for 188 countries and territories, including the...
Ambassador Caryn McClelland (front row, seated fourth from left) and Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan staff and family members join the Brunei-U.S. Association’s Ramadan charity drive in Temburong, Brunei, April 2022. The annual event helps distribute household necessities to families in need. Photo by Sarina Yasmin Mueller

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Ambassador Caryn McClelland (front row kneeling, fourth from left) and Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan staff and family members join the Brunei-U.S. Association’s Ramadan charity drive in Temburong, Brunei, April 2022. The annual event helps...

Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges

By Sarah Schornstein   The Under Secretariat for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, known colloquially as the E family, includes three bureaus and four offices, led by Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez. The E family...

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