ConGen Nuuk’s all-female team tackles Arctic challenges

An all-female country team takes on the challenges of the Arctic in the Department of State’s northernmost post—the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk, Greenland. The consulate reopened in 2020, reflecting a mutual desire to deepen...

Flashback: March 1998

The contributions of women in society was the primary focus of State Magazine’s March 1998 issue. In addition to feature articles on International Women’s Day and the Office of Women’s Issues, the magazine highlighted...

Celebrating an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’

Posts around the world celebrated the third annual Foreign Service National (FSN) and Locally Employed (LE) Staff Recognition Day, Nov. 17, 2021. Missions highlighted the contributions of their LE staff in unique ways, including...

U.S. demonstrates respect for cultural heritage protection in Nepal

Nepalis reinstalled a centuries-old sculpture of two Hindu gods at a temple in Kathmandu, Dec. 4, 2021, nearly 40 years after it was illegally trafficked. Ambassador Randy W. Berry (left) attended the reinstallation ceremony,...

Diplomats march for equality in Geneva Pride 2021

Colleagues from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva joined counterparts from the local diplomatic community to march behind the Diplomats for Equality banner at Geneva Pride 2021,...

Teen social media star visits Department after virtual adventure abroad

Thirteen-year-old Florida native Matthew Hill visited the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), Dec. 10, 2021, following a four-month adventure that saw him exchanging letters with the chargé d’affaires in Algiers and tweets with...

YSEALI alumni serve community in Singapore

Singaporean alumni of the Department of State’s-sponsored Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) clean the beach at Singapore’s East Coast Park, December 2021. YSEALI alumni organized beach clean-ups and tree plantings across Singapore throughout...

YALI project fights corruption in Cameroon

The public affairs section at Embassy Yaoundé and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumni launched an “Anti-Corruption Tour” project at a Yaoundé school with a high percentage of students internally displaced by the crisis...

Embassy Quito counters environmental damage

Large foreign fishing fleets off the coast of Ecuador and neighboring states cause long-term environmental damage and threaten the economy and food supply. In September 2020, the public affairs section at Embassy Quito launched...

Flashback: February 2001

Department of State employees crowd the C Street lobby to welcome 65th Secretary of State Colin Powell on his first day at work. Powell was sworn into office Jan. 26, 2001, after previously having...

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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, Jordan Hall. Hall smiles on the right.