Flashback: May 1981

The cover of State Magazine’s May 1981 issue highlighted the Department of State’s growing interest in using renewable energy at posts abroad. The photo, taken at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M, showed an early...

Embassy Islamabad breaks ground on educational foundation

Chargé d’Affaires Angela P. Aggeler (center) broke ground on the first permanent headquarters of the U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) along with USEFP’s Executive Director Rita Akhtar (right), and the Ministry of Foreign...

UNVIE’s Neil Armstrong spacesuit statue tours Europe

The U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE) was selected as the only non-U.S.-based recipient of a Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Neil Armstrong spacesuit statue. Since September 2019, the statue—an exact replica of Neil...

Smuggled artifacts returned to Iraq

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) arranged two major repatriations of ancient artifacts to the people of Iraq, demonstrating U.S. respect for Iraqi culture and adherence to the rule of law. The largest...

Chargé d’Affaires tries hand at traditional New Year’s game in Seoul

Chargé d’Affaires to the Republic of Korea Chris Del Corso (center) learned how to play yutnori, a traditional Korean Lunar New Year game, from Korean youth outreach coordinators at the American Center in Seoul,...

Mozambican and American youth inspire through art collaboration

In the Khongolote neighborhood of Maputo, a mural of a young boy holding a skateboard underneath a yellow sun greets Mozambicans each morning. The mural is one of four collaborative works in Mozambique and...

Migrant youth revives Little League in Chile

Nearly 450,000 Venezuelans—driven from their country by political turmoil, socio-economic instability, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis there—have sought refuge in Chile in recent years. One of the cultural treasures the migrants have brought with...

DCM hosts carpool karaoke in Azerbaijan

Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Dickerson (right) and Azerbaijani Eurovision winner Eldar Gasimov (left) introduced the embassy’s new electric vehicle in a viral “carpool karaoke” style video, Feb. 18. The car, which is the...

OSCE member states sign the Moscow Mechanism

Ambassador to the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) Michael R. Carpenter joined 44 other Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe member states in signing the...

OBO breaks ground on new U.S. Consulate General in Lagos

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) celebrated the groundbreaking for the new U.S. consulate general project in Lagos, Nigeria, March 31. The new consulate, designed by Ennead Architects, is located on a 12.2-acre...

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