Clean Energy Workshop participants in Suva, Fiji, Oct. 4. From left, front row wearing garlands: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Strategic Lead for Pacific Women Lead Programme Mereseini Rakuita; SPC Deputy Director-General for Science and Capability Dr. Paula Vivili; Bureau of Energy Resources Deputy Assistant Secretary Laura Lochman; Tuvalu High Commissioner Dr. Eselealofa Apinelu; and U.S. Embassy Suva Chargé d’Affaires Tony Greubel. Photo by Bettylyn Matakitoga
By Maxine Lunn and Marina Kelly On the heels of the first-ever U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit in Washington, a three-person delegation from the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), led by Deputy Assistant Secretary Laura Lochman, visited Fiji, Oct. 3-6. The ENR visit reinforced the Department of State’s support for the...
Journalists from rural parts of Ghana received Embassy Accra-sponsored training, Oct. 12, through Dubawa Ghana, a fact-checking organization based in Accra that directly debunks false reporting, provides analysis and training for journalist organizations, and encourages media literacy for young people. Embassy Accra’s public affairs section is supporting the program...
The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea and the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) fulfilled America’s promise to the families of fallen World War II service members at a repatriation ceremony for remains of American service members at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, Oct. 14. The...
U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations Laura S.H. Holgate (far right) and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Deputy Assistant Secretary Heide Fulton (second from right) co-led a roundtable discussion with civil society organizations (CSO), Oct. 17. During the event, held at the Vienna...
Mission New Zealand and Samoa’s public diplomacy section, working with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of Sports Diplomacy, recently engaged in a three city, two country Sports Envoy program with Dr. Jen Welter (left), the first woman to coach in the NFL, and Phaidra Knight, USA...
Just as State Magazine has been celebrating 75 years of publication in 2022, the combined November/December issue in 1997 highlighted the publication's half century milestone. Published at the end of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s first year with the Department of State, the issue features a letter on page...
Participants in Embassy Almaty and Youth Excellence on Stage Academy’s arts program gather onstage following their gala concert, Aug 5. Photo courtesy of Embassy Almaty
By Anand Krishna Drawing together 25 aspiring artists of diverse backgrounds from eight Kazakhstani cities, the public affairs section (PAS) at Consulate General Almaty ran a 10-day musical theater program in conjunction with the Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy—a U.S.-based NGO by American Voices—and Funky Town Dance Studio. Broadway...
A young visitor engages with a virtual gaming station at the U.S. embassy pavilion at Expo Prado, September 2022. Photo by Juan Francisco Casal
By Heather Murphy Expo Prado is Uruguay’s largest and most important national-level agricultural fair. The 10-day event—held every September—showcases commercial, diplomatic, and agricultural entities from across Uruguay, along with hundreds of livestock competitions representing nearly 2,000 farms. This key engagement opportunity for Embassy Montevideo not only provides large-scale, direct contact...
The photovoltaic system at Embassy Niamey harnesses electricity for more than half of the embassy’s needs and produces up to 750kW, the second-highest capacity at any U.S. embassy to date. Photo courtesy of B.L. Harbert International
By David Shaffer and Cynthia Bensburg In August, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) installed its first ever large-scale renewable battery energy storage system at the new U.S. Embassy in Niger. The installation enhances the campus’s energy efficiency by maximizing the storage and use of solar power and marks...
Chargé d’Affaires Hugo Guevara (top) assists with installing the solar panels on the secure storage project at the chancery. The solar panels will provide 100% of the energy required to operate the facility during daylight hours. Photo by Alys Spensley
By Naomi Anisman In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden laid out his plans to prioritize climate change in foreign policy strategy: “We will lead not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example.” Shortly thereafter, this strategy was reflected in Executive Orders on...