Embassy Bujumbura promotes socio-economic empowerment

Ambassador Melanie Higgins (front, third from left) joined program participants at the Ministry of Gender and U.N. Population Fund in the official launch of the “Nje Mu Bandi” Center in Burundi, March 25. The...

Ambassador meets with Japanese film writer and director

Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel (center) and his wife Amy Rule (left) congratulated Hamaguchi Ryusuke (second from left), director of the 2022 Oscar winning Best International Feature Film, “Drive My Car,” during his visit...

U.S.-Oman campaign focuses on creating high paying business opportunities

Embassy Muscat partnered with the Omani government and the American business community to launch a successful campaign to highlight the benefits of the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement. The campaign featured a mix of specially...

The Office of Foreign Missions

By Mary Kate Godfrey, Carina Sarracino, and Aaron Yost With a clear congressional mandate, minimal staff, seven domestic locations, and the ability to positively influence the lives and working conditions of U.S. diplomats around the...
From left: Project Director for Overseas Buildings Operations James Cuilla, Qatar Director of the American Affairs Department Ambassador Essa Mohamed Al-Mannai, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, Director of Engineering and General Services Ambassador Ismail Ali Abdulla Al-Emadi, Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, and Michael Kowalski Procurement engineer and design manager at American International Contractors, Inc. break ground on the new embassy campus in Doha, May 9. Photo courtesy of Embassy Doha

OBO breaks ground on new U.S. embassy building in Doha

By Evan Lewis Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, joined Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, May 9, for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on the new U.S. embassy in...
From Left: Rebecca Nieves, certified physician assistant at the Kampala Health Unit (HU), Dr. Amy Boore, program director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda Division of Global Health Protection; Dr. Marek Ma of the Kampala HU; Dr. Julie Harris, CDC resident advisor for the Uganda Field Epidemiology Training Program in Kampala; Thomas Nsibambi, CDC Uganda Laboratory Systems and Policy Team lead; and Dr. Jennifer Galbraith, sustainability advisor for CDC Uganda. Photo courtesy of Embassy Kampala

Embassy Kampala study published in scientific journal

By Marek Ma, Julie R. Harris, and Amy L. Boore Results from an Embassy Kampala investigation into COVID-19 breakthrough infections at post were published in the June volume of the scientific journal, “Emerging Infectious Diseases.”...
Ambassador Larry André Jr. (right center) provides closing remarks at the Somali National Weapons and Ammunition Management Coordination Meeting in Mogadishu, March 20. Photo courtesy of the Somali Office of National Security

U.S. and Somalia partner to save lives

By Oznur Alturk Embassy Mogadishu’s interagency participation in Somalia’s National Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) Coordination Meeting reiterated the U.S. government’s strong commitment to increasing security and assisting the Somali government with peacebuilding efforts to...
The American Citizen Welcome Center was set up at the SPA Gloria Hotel in Przemysl, Poland. Photo by Adam Brock

Mission Poland welcomes Americans fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

By Michele Giovia In the early hours of Feb. 24, 2022, Mission Poland’s American Citizen Welcome Center in the southeastern border town of Przemyśl received its first visitors—a family who had fled Ukraine as news...
Under Secretary for Management John Bass (center) and other Department of State leaders gather with Greening Diplomacy Initiative award winners, April 21. Photo by Robert Stewart

Greening Diplomacy Initiative Award winners announced

By Peter Brukx At an event celebrating Earth Day, April 21, Under Secretary of State for Management and the Department of State’s Chief Sustainability Officer John Bass announced the winners of the Department’s 2022 Greening...

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