EXBS conducts visit, board, search, and seizure training for Yemen Coast Guard to interdict illicit weapons trafficking. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Global Maritime Crime Programme

Export Control and Border Security

Visit, board, search, and seize training for Yemen Coast Guard to interdict illicit weapons trafficking. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Office of Drugs...
The Office of Conservation and Water’s 20-person team works to protect nature for people’s benefit worldwide, while also supporting the U.S. private sector. Photo by Amanda J. Richard

Office of Conservation and Water

By Annie Arbuthnot Tigers poached in India, trees illegally felled in Peru, seeds stored in Morocco, and the quality of drinking water in Southeast Asia...
Burning candles are a symbol of Holocaust Remembrance Days around the world. Photo by Irisphoto1

Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues

Opening photo: Lit candles are a symbol of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. By Deborah Guido-O’Grady In his first public remarks as secretary of state, Antony Blinken...
From left: Broadcast Engineers Ron Depas and Frank Maketa monitor feeds from the Broadcast Division’s studio master control room during the recording of an event during the secretary’s virtual trip to Africa, April 2021. Photo courtesy of GPA Video

The Office of Video

From left: Broadcast Engineers Ron Depas and Frank Maketa monitor feeds from the Broadcast Division’s studio master control room during the recording of an...

Office of Global Social Media

Opening illustration: The Department of State’s flagship social media accounts communicate foreign policy priorities to a global audience. Images of tweets from flagship @StateDept,...
Members of the Department’s OSDBU, (from left) George Price, director; Thelma Edmunds, procurement analyst, Shahrokh “Peter” Zahirieh, senior procurement analyst; Patricia Foster, administrative manager; Rich Vinnacombe, deputy director; Anna Urman, senior procurement analyst, Renee M. Hill, small business liaison; and Dr. J. Anthony Josey, senior procurement analyst. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

By Anna Urman Small businesses are the engine of America’s economy and an unparalleled source of innovation, creating nearly two million jobs annually. Eight million...
Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia James Kulikowski (front right in orange tie), USAID Mission Director Susan Fritz (front center in yellow scarf), and senior European Union representative Peter Wagner (front left in purple tie) hold a joint meeting in Berdyansk, Ukraine, with representatives of recently formed civil society groups to discuss ways to improve city development in the Sea of Azov region. Photo by Nadiya Vertebna

Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia

Opening photo: Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia James Kulikowski (front right in orange tie), USAID Mission Director Susan Fritz...
Former Mexican President Peña, U.S. President Trump and Canadian Premier Trudeau sign a joint statement proclaiming the conclusion of a new free trade agreement, Nov. 30, 2018, which was translated by Language Services. Photo courtesy of the White House

Office of Language Services

By Lefteris Kafatos When U.S. leaders converse with representatives from non-English speaking nations, translation plays an imperative role in ensuring successful communication. In 1789, when...
A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Danish Demining Group

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement

Opening photo: A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Danish...
The International Disability Rights policy team includes, from left: Foreign Affairs Officer Lynne Madnick, Special Advisor Ann Cody, and Foreign Affairs Officer Charlie Kellett. Photo by Robin Smith

International Disability Rights

By Charlie Kellett Disability rights are human rights. As the United Nations’ (U.N.) Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, all human beings are born free...