Ambassador visits Central American food and agriculture projects

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome Cindy McCain traveled to Guatemala and Honduras, July 23-30, to visit the ongoing U.S.-funded U.N. food and agriculture projects and meet with government officials, U.N....

EUR wellness days alleviate employee stress

In June, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) held two bureau-wide “Wellness Days” designed to relieve employees from the stress of their jobs to focus on their mental, emotional, and physical health....

Flashback: September 1972

Ambassador J. Raymond Ylitalo (back row, second from left) and Asunción Bi-National Conference (BNC) Director Wallace Keiderling (back left) appeared on the September 1972 cover of the Department of State’s Newsletter with a team...

Independence Day celebration relaunches diplomatic events in Bahrain

Embassy Manama held its first post-COVID Independence Day celebration, relaunching Bahrain’s diplomatic events calendar and engaging a record number of top-tier government officials, May 16. Ambassador Steven C. Bondy (center, in navy suit) highlighted...

Secretary meets YLAI fellows at Summit of the Americas

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center right) met five Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) fellows (from left) Facundo Cajen from Argentina, Georgia Barbosa Silva from Brazil, Gerardo Perez from the Dominican Republic,...

Embassy Bogota celebrates Pride Month

To kick-off Pride Month activities at Embassy Bogota, Chargé d’Affaires Francisco Palmieri (center in light gray suit between flags) hosted an unveiling ceremony of a 40-foot Progress Pride Flag, June 15, displayed publicly through...

“CAREERS and the disABLED” magazine names DS colleague 2022 Employee of the Year

Collin Walsh, a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s (DS) Office of Rewards for Justice, earned a 2022 Employee of the Year award from “CAREERS and the disABLED” magazine for his...

Artists’ stories provide a welcome activity for the people of Shanghai

The public affairs section at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai hosted three artists, June 8, for a virtual event in honor of Pride Month called “Art Brings Beauty to Our World: SPACE 33...

Embassy podcast strengthens U.S. support for The Gambia

Staff member from Embassy Banjul and former national broadcaster Fatoumata Ceesay (left) interviewed Emmanuel D. Joof (right), chair of the Gambian National Human Rights Commission, for “U.S. Embassy Gambia Today,” a podcast series featuring...

Mission Türkiye hosts Juneteenth event

The U.S. Consulate in Adana hosted Mission Türkiye’s first Juneteenth reception—a Texas-style barbeque with a multimedia educational component, June 1. Approximately 45 guests, who were early and mid-career members of civil society, business, and...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Michelle Yerkin. Yerkin smiles on the right.