The embassy’s façade takes advantage of solar orientation with an integrated approach to sun shading through breezeways, deep overhangs, and porches. Photo courtesy of Embassy Asunción

Building Sustainability

The windows on Embassy Asunción’s north façade are oriented north and south to avoid heat gain from direct sunlight, keeping the building cool in summer and warm in winter. Photo courtesy of Embassy Asunción By...
Embassy families including, from left, Sophia, William, and Jacob Tippets board a charter flight that departed, Jan. 28. Photo courtesy of the Kyiv Community Liaison Office

Together Apart 

Embassy families including, from left, Sophia, William, and Jacob Tippets board a charter flight that departed, Jan. 28. Photo courtesy of the Kyiv Community Liaison Office. By Rebecca Metzger, Alexandra Schumann, and Fran Selkovits  In...
An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers

The Office of Marine Conservation

An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers By Tanya Brothen Affectionately referred to as the “fish office,” the Office of Marine Conservation (OMC) pursues United...
Retirements

Retirements | July 2022

Civil Service Bradley, Donna-MarieCoffin, Grazyna A.Crenshaw, Byron F.Dious Jr., Robert A.Earl, P. MarkElahi, Asghar M.Escobar, Mario A.Hawk, David W.Hooper, Don E.Hudson, Lewis C.Kane, Steven W.McCathran, William W.Mokhtare, Ali R.Munoz, SilviaOzdal, Ece F.Peterson, Willia M.Ranly, George...

Flashback: July 1962

Sandra F. Sheskin, featured on the cover of the July 1962 issue of the Department of State Newsletter (later State Magazine), impresses the Great Seal of the United States on a presidential commission. The...
Volunteers of the Charities and Activities Committee at Embassy Mexico City gather together, April 26. Photo by Roxanne-marie S. Patlan

Mexico City’s Charities and Activities Committee makes a difference

By Michael Popil Volunteers of the Charities and Activities Committee (CAC) at Embassy Mexico City know that diplomacy defies time, boundaries, and titles. This volunteer group of U.S. direct hires, locally employed (LE) staff, and...

Former-DG visits ConGen Kolkata

Prior to her retirement, then-Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (third from left) visited the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, May 23. The visit was part...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, chairs the Security Council meeting on technology and security under maintenance of international peace and security.

U.N. Security Council rotating presidency offers opportunities

The United States used its rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) in May to shine a spotlight on two priority issues: conflict-driven food insecurity and the use of digital technologies in the...

Young leaders in Eswatini discuss progress at monthly embassy event

Embassy Mbabane hosts a monthly “Donuts & Dialogue” series which provides a safe place to convene young leaders and experts for powerful discussions. In the wake of civil unrest and a polarized media environment,...

Special Envoy helps secure first nationwide truce in Yemen

In April 2022, Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking (far right in right photo) helped secure the first nationwide truce in the Yemen conflict in six years. This truce is a major milestone in...

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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, Tommye Grant. Grant smiles on the right.