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  • Secretary Blinken speaks from behind a lectern with the flags of the United States and Tonga behind him. Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala are seated in chairs on stage. People in the audience are watching the dedication of the new U.S. embassy in Tonga, in Nuku'alofa

    Spotlight on Embassy Nuku‘alofa, Tonga

    As part of Secretary Blinken’s Modernization Agenda, the State Department has been focused on ensuring that our workforce and pr…

  • File photo: Visitors light memorial candles during the annual Names Reading ceremony to commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on May 2, 2016, in Washington. (© Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Their Legacy Compels Us to Serve

    January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day to remember the six million Jews and millions of others targeted fo…

  • Dr. Simone Bamba, pastor of Mission Maranatha in Boston, welcomes Ibrahim, a refugee from Somalia, to the church. The Welcome Corps program brought them together. Welcome Corps / Axie Breen

    Welcome Corps: First Year of Refugee Private Sponsorship a Big Success

    When Edwige* left Cameroon seeking refuge and political freedom, she resettled in the United States. Now, through Welcome Corps, a…

  • The 2023-2024 U.S.-UK Fulbrighters pose for a group photo.

    Fulbright in the UK: Cheers to the Special Relationships

    Grab some Earl Grey, a fry-up, maybe a crumpet or two — in 2023, the Fulbright Program marked its 75th anniversary in the United…

  • Cultural artifacts from North America, South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and in Indo-Pacific regions fill a room.

    Pursuing Tech-Driven Solutions to Disrupt Trafficking in Cultural Property Worldwide

    The U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center leads the United States cultural heritage diplomacy efforts through gran…

  • Acting Deputy Secretary Victoria Nuland provides opening remarks at CT’s annual CAPE event. She speaks on stage, from behind a lectern and a U.S. flag is on her right side.

    Working to Protect America from Terrorism Abroad

      Keeping America Safe and Secure from Terrorism Abroad In late October and early November, 2023, the U.S. Department of Stat…

  • Deputy Secretary Verma speaks at a USCIS Naturalization Ceremony in Roseville, California. [State Department photo]

    A Long-shot Tale: My Story of Becoming an American and Serving My Country

    When I had the honor of speaking to new U.S. citizens at their naturalization ceremony in California, I reflected on my own journe…

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