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...
Santa and Mrs. Claus board his “sleigh” as the Kringle Detail prepares to spread holiday cheer and deliver presents to young and old alike in Washington, D.C., and the nearby Virginia suburbs, Dec. 7. State Department photo

DSS’ “Kringle Detail” brings gifts and holiday cheer

By Barbara Gleason In early December, the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) provided an unusual protective detail for a visiting foreign dignitary, Kriss Kringle (a.k.a. Santa Claus). The annual visit, the 21st anniversary...
A large suspension bridge connecting Brazzaville's city center to the presidential palace is a prominent landmark along the city's popular multi-use Corniche.

Brazzaville

Above: A large suspension bridge connecting Brazzaville's city center to the presidential palace is a prominent landmark along the city's popular multi-use Corniche. Story and photos by Isaac D. Pacheco Coursing through the heart of Africa,...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam | February 2020

James C. Clemons Jr., 93, died Oct. 7, in Bluffton, S.C. Clemons served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was later employed by U.S Forces in Vienna prior to joining the...
Exercise directors meet with role players during the exercise to answer their questions. Photo by Judy Emmert

Collaborating for a Safer America

By Lynda Kasonde Every minute federal, state, and local agencies are working to protect nearly 330 million people in the United States and active shooter drills have come to the forefront of emergency preparedness training...

Embassy Dakar engages Senegalese influencers

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) at Embassy Dakar hosted a roundtable discussion with Senegal’s top social media influencers, activists, and professionals, Dec. 11. The discussion centered on the role that influencers play in Senegalese...

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...
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...

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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 Pablo Paganini. Paganini smiles on the right.