Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

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Mission Statement: Promoting a healthier planet through science and partnership.

Date: 09/28/2012 Location: Washington, DC Description: Judy Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES).  - State Dept Image The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, often referred to as “Oceans, Environment and Science” or “OES,” was created in 1974 by Congress.

OES is currently headed by acting Assistant Secretary Ambassador Judith G. Garber and works to advance U.S. foreign policy goals in such critical areas as climate change, wildlife trafficking, water, polar issues, oceans policy, infectious diseases, science and technology, and space policy, to name a few.

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“We need to elevate the environment in everything we do.”

Secretary Kerry,
March 7, 2014