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...
Members of Marine Security Guard Detachment Karachi demonstrate a method of carrying an injured person without a stretcher during Karachi’s Emergency Preparedness Fair, Feb. 25. Photo by Narendar Kumar

Team Readiness

Members of Marine Security Guard Detachment Karachi demonstrate a method of carrying an injured person without a stretcher during Karachi’s Emergency Preparedness Fair, Feb. 25. Photo by Narendar Kumar By Rylan Hussey “If we wait until...

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,...
Local Guard Force trainers Burim Hamiti (left) and Oliver Spirkovski (right) provide instruction on packing a wound to Oksana Onasenko from post’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement section, as part of first aid training at the Military of North Macedonia’s Ilinden Barracks, during a mission-wide disaster drill, May 16. Photo by Tatjana Hadji-Andova

Skopje’s Health Unit implements innovative training program

By Holly Paul Health Units (HU) at U.S. embassies worldwide have long played a key role in providing medical preparedness training and ensuring that diplomats serving overseas are safe and ready for medical emergencies.   Embassy Skopje’s...

Mission Türkiye hosts Juneteenth event

The U.S. Consulate in Adana hosted Mission Türkiye’s first Juneteenth reception—a Texas-style barbeque with a multimedia educational component, June 1. Approximately 45 guests, who were early and mid-career members of civil society, business, and...

A Pet’s Journey

By Maureen Johnston and Sarah Genton Thousands of pets accompany U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas, which comes as no surprise to those who cherish their furry family members. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and even horses (among...
Illustration courtesy of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

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...
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

USNATO

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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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 Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.