A panel discussion at the fourth anti-trafficking in persons conclave in Ranchi, in the state of Jharkhand of India, March 27, 2015. The conclave brought together 275 delegates representing civil society, law enforcement, and local government from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, and the United States. At the end of the conclave, the Jharkhand state government announced new legislation to ensure the registration of domestic-labor placement agencies and to require that the proceeds from the property of convicted traffickers could be used to help their victims. Photo by Amit Bhatt

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By Eric Chu  For ten days each year in September or October, the city of Kolkata, in the state of West Bengal, India, celebrates Durga Puja, a festival that pays homage to the Hindu mother-goddess,...
The personnel of the Civilian Observer Unit, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Multinational Force and Observers

Promoting Peace

The personnel of the Civilian Observer Unit, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Multinational Force and Observers By Sean Lane Near the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, a lone military base sits nestled among...
An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and read mechanism. Photo by Ron Przysucha

Equity Equation

An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and read mechanism. Photo by Ron Przysucha By Heidi Howland “o have a...

Beyond Guadalcanal

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy (left) poses with descendants of Solomon Islanders Eroni Kumana (center) and Biuku Gasa (right), to whom she presented medals, Aug. 7. State Department photo By Jason Raskin The arrival of thousands of U.S....
Retirements

Retirements | October 2022

Civil Service Allridge, Nayda R.Al-Mahdi, Ibrahim K.Barnes IV, James M.Benham, Renate M.Booth, Sherry L.Burton, BarbaraButts, Gerald C.Carhart Jr., Robert N.Chaisson, Karen M.Claytor, Martin J.Fijn Van Draat, Jenny E.Gomez, Berta M.Hadrick, Susan D.Hopkins, Robert L.Jarvis, Geucileia...
Ambassador Mark Brzezinski (back wall, fourth from right) and guests welcomed YouTube global Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki (back wall, fifth from right), May 4. Photo by Karolina Gontarek

Mission Poland speaker series advances U.S. policy goals

By Madison Krstich A month after submitting his credentials, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski launched the Businessperson/Statesperson Speaker Series, centered around the notion that business leaders of today have unique insights to share. Invited...

Director General welcomes combined Foreign Service class

Director General of the Foreign Service Marcia Bernicat (right) leads the combined 166/212 Foreign Service class through the oath of office during a ceremony at the Harry S Truman Building in Washington, Sept. 11....

Embassy Prague mailroom clerk honored for 50 years of service

Embassy Prague honored locally employed staff member Miroslav Bartunek (left) with a Certificate of Appreciation for 50 years of service presented by Ambassador Michael J. Dodman (right), chargé d’affaires to U.S. Embassy Prague, during...

Suriname Speaker’s Program hosts NASA engineer

The public diplomacy section at Embassy Paramaribo hosted NASA Engineer Z. Nagin Cox as part of a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Speaker’s Program, Aug. 8-12. This event supported the section’s programming on...

U.N. breakfast celebrates International Youth Day

U.S. Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield hosted a breakfast meeting to celebrate International Youth Day at the chief of mission’s residence in New York, Aug. 12. Guests included the U.N. Secretary-General’s...

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Making a Statement

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