DRC students graduate from embassy language school

Graduates of the Congo American Language Institute (CALI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) celebrated their achievement at a ceremony, Dec. 14. The graduates have completed all six levels of the class...

COMs champion diplomacy

A diverse group of leaders from U.S. Missions around the world traveled to Washington, Feb. 24-28, to attend the Department's annual Global Chiefs of Mission Conference. The cohort attended leadership seminars and participated in...
Appointments

Appointments | February 2020

Stephen E. Biegun - Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun of Michigan is the new Deputy Secretary of State. Previously Biegun served as the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea. Biegun has three decades...
In 1950, on the second anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, students at the U.N. International Nursery School in New York viewed a poster of the historic document. U.N. Photo

Department highlights human rights

By Amanda J. Richard December 10 marked the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which identified common rights and freedoms for all people. The Department of State released a press statement...

Announcing the Bureau of Global Talent Management

Director General Carol Z. Perez announced the new name of the Bureau of Human Resources, Feb. 19. The Bureau of Human Resources is now officially renamed the Bureau of Global Talent Management (GTM). “Global...
Retirements

Retirements | February 2020

Civil Service Adams, Ronald M.Atayi, Solomon A.Bowling, Alison M.Brown, VerleneCaswell, Martin A.Deveaux, Sheila H.Diab, AwatifDuckett, Charlotte W.Edmondson, Susan H.Fuentes, VeronicaGarrett, Edwin G.Grady, VickiGraham, CatherineGrisby, Darrell W.Harmon-Meyers, Mildred J.Harnish, Leslie A.Holly, Rene M.Kamdar, Minar N.Kidane, AssefaKrutzky...
From left, front row: Economic Officer Jorge Banavides from Embassy Pretoria, Information Management Specialist Jason Truax, and Information Security Service Officer Chickelle Woody provide a presentation on cybersecurity to the Cape Academy of Math, Science and Technology in the Western Cape Province. Photo by Angie Naidu

Promoting cybersecurity awareness in South Africa

By Chickelle Woody The U.S. Mission to South Africa conducted outreach through a collaborative campaign that focused on providing cybersecurity awareness to the local government, students at universities and high schools, and NGOs in the...

Embassy Freetown wears orange

Ambassador Maria Brewer and Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone, staff showed their support for “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” by wearing orange, Dec. 6. The color is symbolic of hope, in this case...

Sharing eco-awareness with Indonesian students

Eco-Z camp, a three-day environmental workshop for Indonesian high school students in Mamuju, helps students identify and propose solutions to environmental problems within their schools. Indonesian Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumnus Rifai...
The Bureau of Human Resources will host the third episode of its new informal morning talk show style webinar series, Let’s Talk Talent. The beginning of a new year is a great time for employees to review career milestones and set new professional growth and development goals. This episode will focus on professional development for both civil service and Foreign Service employees and will discuss resources, opportunities, and ways to navigate challenges related to professional development. Guests from the Office of Civil Service Human Resource Management, and the Office of Career Development and Assignments will discuss professional development and answer participants’ questions in real time. Join the live webinar online, Feb. 13 at 8:00AM ET. (Accessible via OpenNet and internet, but not via GO.) Photo by Luis A. Jimenez

HR video series focuses on professional development

The Bureau of Human Resources will host the third episode of its new informal morning talk show style webinar series, Let’s Talk Talent. The beginning of a new year is a great time for...

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Making a Statement

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