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Date: 11/05/2013 Description: New York state seal © Public Domain
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Diplomatic
Fast Facts

Former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles of New York had diplomacy in his blood; both his grandfather and his uncle, also from New York, served as Secretaries of State. More»

New York has been the state of residence for the greatest number of Secretaries of State: 16. More»

 

The State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on to learn how the work of the Department benefits this state’s residents.

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

  • New York City is home to the United Nations Headquarters, which includes the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Secretariat, UNICEF, UN Women and other key agencies. The United States Mission to the United Nations is based here also. (IO)
  • New York hosts the UN General Assembly every September, which brings in millions of dollars in revenue, and is estimated by many high-end hoteliers to raise profits by at least 40% during the three weeks of UNGA (not counting restaurants, shopping and other revenue streams). (IO) More»
  • New York hosted 31,304 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based Exchange Visitor Program in 2016. (ECA) More»
  • In FY17, New York-based companies received approval to export $4,415,687,422 worth of defense articles and services licensed by the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (PM) More»
  • New York-based companies were approved to provide approximately $1.83 billion in defense equipment and services to U.S. partners under the Foreign Military Sales program, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. (PM) More»
  • In 2017, one partnership was created between a New York-based small business center and small business center in Mexico under the Small Business Network of the Americas Small Grants Program. (WHA) More»
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory received just over $3,000,000 from the Department of State for the Program of Technical Assistance to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards. These funds are provided to BNL for the International Safeguards Project Office to manage the U.S. Support Program to the IAEA Safeguards Department and to contract with U.S National Laboratories and U.S. contractors who perform work in response to IAEA requests. (ISN/MNSA) More»
  • Brookhaven National Labs and Elysium Industries received a total of $98,687 from the Department of State to invest in the U.S. Program of Technical Assistance to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards which funds the U.S. Support Program and provides budgetary assistance for peaceful nuclear research and development projects on technical safeguards. (ISN/MNSA) More»
  • The Department of State, in partnership with agencies across the federal government, creates jobs for American workers by opening markets and eliminating trade barriers overseas and by attracting foreign direct investment to the United States. Goods exports of $75.3 billion (2017) support approximately 295,293 New York jobs (2016). Foreign direct investment into New York supports an additional 474,000 jobs (2015). (EB) More»
  • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in New York. (HR)
  • Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Usha Pitts): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers or Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»
  • 165 Scholars, Students and Teachers from New York were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 588 international students received a Fulbright to study in New York in academic year 2017-18. (ECA) More»
  • 118,424 international higher education students studied abroad in New York in academic year 2016-17. (ECA) More»
  • 1,728 exchange visitors from overseas visited New York, and 955 New York residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs in 2015. (ECA) More»
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health/International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs serve as the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative Coordinating Center, which coordinates a number of partnerships in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, and Zambia. (S/GAC) More»
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory received $313,748 to organize and conduct a workshop on Additional Protocol activities and to organize and conduct a training course on Design Information Verification for Research Reactors for international experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency. These training courses provided and reinforced skills required to conduct international nuclear safeguards inspections. (ISN/MNSA) More»
  • Human Performance Analysis Corporation received $123,464 to conduct a training needs analysis for radiation safety training for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to develop and conduct a communication skills training course and an observational skills training course for international experts from the IAEA. These training courses provided and reinforced skills required to conduct international nuclear safeguards inspections. (ISN/MNSA) More»
  • In 2015, U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, along with the binational U.S.-Argentina Fulbright Commission, launched the Friends of Fulbright Undergraduate Student Exchange Program. This Public-Private Partnership sent 50 undergraduate students to study in the United States for six weeks in 2016. Another 145 students traveled in 2017, and there were 289 students in the 2018 cohort. Twenty students in the 2017-2018 cohort studied at St. John’s University. (WHA) More»
  • The College of Staten Island, together with the Universidad Iberoamerica from Costa Rica, re-designed a study abroad program to allow greater collaboration and exchanges for students who study health sciences at both universities. These exchanges were part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, the dynamic public/private sector collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, Embassies, NGOs, companies, and foundations that inspires U.S. universities and colleges in the United States to team up with higher education institutions in the rest of the Western Hemisphere region. (WHA) More»
  • FAE Centro Universitário (Brazil) and Siena College worked together to overcome the challenges of making study abroad accessible for all students with a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. FAE Centro Universitário implemented a Brazilian Portuguese program for foreign students, created an international student office, and developed a training program for student mentors. (WHA) More»
  • Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud Fundación H.A. Barceló (Argentina) with Stony Brook University School of Medicine (U.S.). With funding from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, the project will provide U.S. medical students with a first-hand experience of the social and health realities of underserved and marginalized populations in a remote area of Argentina through a one-month medical mission. Argentine medical students will learn about the current technologies and procedures used in hospitals through a month of clinical rotations at Stony Brook University Hospital. (WHA) More»
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (U.S.) with Instituto Profesional Duoc UC (Chile) are working together with funding from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund to initiate a sustained flow of students in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Textile Surface Design, and International Trade & Marketing in both directions by providing the opportunity for a full-semester exchange in locations considered to be centers for design, textile production, and economics. Students will experience first-hand the real-world activities of global businesses and train to work in international trade and global fashion companies. (WHA) More»
  • Instituto Tecnológico de La Laguna (Mexico) with Monroe Community College, State University of New York (US), Instituto Tecnológico de Carrillo Puerto (Mexico), and Instituto Tecnológico de Durango (Mexico), with the assistance of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, are developing a program to improve income generation for families, support empowerment of women, and provide better nutrition for children in Petronilas, a rural community located in the state of Coahuila in northern Mexico. Partnering institutions are working collaboratively to create prototypes to overcome food poverty using solar energy to power a rudimentary drying oven. (WHA) More»
  • Farmingdale State College, State University of New York (U.S) with Instituto Tecnológico de Zacatepec (Mexico) are collaborting on a program in technology and computer systems designed to strengthen U.S.-Mexico relations through an immersive cohort model leading to educational and cross-cultural business collaboration with funding from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. They will promote a strong global workforce through quality software management and production curricula and will strengthen international relations and cultural exchange. (WHA) More»
  • The U.S. Fulbright Commission and the Peruvian Ministry of Education awarded scholarships to 30 Peruvians to travel to the United States to participate in different programs at 24 U.S. universities. One public administration graduate student is completing a two-year program at Columbia University. A communications graduate student is completing a two-year program at New York Film Academy. A civil engineering graduate student is completing a two-year program at SUNY Buffalo. An economics graduate student is completing a two-year program at University of Syracuse. (WHA) More»
  • Partnerships

  • Columbia University, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Syracuse University are participating schools in the Diplomacy Lab partnership led by the Office of Global Partnerships. Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at universities across the country. (S/GP) More»
  • UNICEF (headquartered in New York, NY), IDE, the Bangladesh Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), and Rangpur Foundry Ltd. (RFL) were recognized for their partnership “Sanitation Marketing Systems in Bangladesh.” The partnership won the 4th annual P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Award was presented at the Concordia Summit in September 2017 by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, and Concordia. The award recognizes public-private partnerships (P3s) that are changing our world in the most impactful ways. More information on the P3 Impact Award can be found here and the five 2017 finalists here. (S/GP)
  • Upwardly Global (headquartered in New York, NY) and Accenture were recognized for their partnership “Skills to Succeed.” Their partnership won the 4th annual P3 Impact Audience Choice Award. The P3 Impact Award was presented at the Concordia Summit in September 2017 by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, and Concordia. The award recognizes public-private partnerships (P3s) that are changing our world in the most impactful ways. More information on the P3 Impact Award can be found here and the five 2017 finalists here. (S/GP)
  • Goldman Sachs’ partnership “10,000 Women” was recognized as one of five finalists for the 4th annual P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Award was presented at the Concordia Summit in September 2017 by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, and Concordia. The award recognizes public-private partnerships (P3s) that are changing our world in the most impactful ways. More information on the P3 Impact Award can be found here and the five 2017 finalists here. (S/GP)
  • Concordia (headquartered in New York, NY) is a partner for the U.S. Department of State’s annual P3 Impact Award and Global Partnerships Week. More information on the P3 Impact Award can be found here and Global Partnerships Week here. (S/GP)
  • 50 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in New York on one of the Young Leaders initiatives in 2017. (ECA) More»
  • New York residents in the Global Ties U.S. network volunteered 8,240 hours of their time in 2017 to host or support International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange participants who visited the state. (ECA) More»
  • Refugee Arrivals in Fiscal Year 2017: 3,098. The Department works with nine domestic non-governmental organizations, which place refugees with more than 325 affiliates in roughly 190 communities around the country. These local affiliates work closely with community partners, congregations, volunteers, and state and local officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. Refugee communities have historically enhanced the economic dynamism and cultural vitality of our nation. Refugees contribute to the United States in numerous ways, including by starting businesses and joining the U.S. military. This program helps the world’s most vulnerable refugees find permanent homes, and it demonstrates the immense generosity of the American people. (PRM) More»
  • INL has formally partnered with the New York Police Department (NYPD) since 2010. In 2017, the NYPD hosted members of Peru’s National Police and Ministry of Interior to develop an understanding of contemporary police professionalization programs. NYPD also wrapped up a multi-year program to implement a community police development program in Haiti in concert with the Haitian National Police. (INL) More»
  • The INL Bureau partners with John Jay College for programming involving Mexico and El Salvador. John Jay provides the Mexican Federal Police the skilled personnel, educational material, and management practices needed to continue to promote efficiency, transparency and anti-corruption values among in-service personnel and cadets. 880 cadets and active personnel with the Mexican Federal Police were trained in FY17 on John Jay’s curriculum, as were 11 certified Mexican trainers. John Jay College is also developing and training Salvadoran prison officials on an improved prison classification system in order to reduce overcrowding, via INL Bureau support. In 2017, John Jay College hired 18 psychologists, social workers, and student attorneys to serve on three technical teams reviewing case files and identifying candidates who have met the requirements of their sentence or are otherwise eligible for diversion programs. (INL) More»
  • In October 2017, INL Bureau personnel at the US Embassy in San Salvador and DHS reached out to the Suffolk County, Long Island Police Department (SCPD), which submitted to El Salvador's Border Integration and Coordination Center (GCIF) a list of individuals suspected of gang affiliation. GCIF identified and provided to SCPD potential residential locations of a known gang member and an individual wanted in El Salvador. INL and interagency partners will continue to facilitate information exchanges between New York law enforcement and Salvadoran law enforcement. (INL) More»
  • The Department of State facilitates the New York National Guard’s State Partnership Program with South Africa founded in 2003. (PM) More»
  • With State Department support, through the Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ/OPDAT), federal prosecutors from New York have been deployed to Argentina and the United Arab Emirates to serve as Resident Legal Advisors responsible for providing specialized training and mentoring on terrorism-related investigations and prosecutions in South America and the Arabian Peninsula. (CT) More»
  • Under the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program, Cynthia Hellen, founder and chief executive officer of SMPLCT Lab, engaged more than 200 Nicaraguan entrepreneurs and young technologists on the development of innovative business practices, business storytelling, and leveraging technology for startups. Her trip to Nicaragua resulted in four emerging Nicaraguan entrepreneurs visiting New York City to meet with U.S. companies to share expertise and develop lasting business ties. Each visiting entrepreneur stayed in New York from one to two weeks, and left better-positioned to contribute to further economic growth and job creation. (IIP) More»
  • Under the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program, Patrick McGinnis, managing partner of Diringo Associates, engaged audiences in Mongolia and Jordan on the necessary regulatory framework to increase investments in startups, and encouraged the public to pursue entrepreneurship on a part-time basis. His Mongolia program includes the connection of U.S. investors with members of the Mongolian start-up community, directly resulted in the development of several mentor partnerships. Additionally, McGinnis plans to add a chapter to his book The 10% Entrepreneur, highlighting his experiences as a U.S. Speaker participant with entrepreneurs in Jordan and Lebanon. Embassy Amman is translating the book into Arabic, with plans for limited distribution to all Near East Asia bureau posts, likely resulting in McGinnis’s book being included as a resource in university business programs and professional training across the region. (IIP) More»
  • U.S.-Taiwan International Environmental Partnership (IEP) Eco-Campus Project paired 21 elementary schools with sister schools in Taiwan to promote environmental education. (EAP) More»
  • The U.S.-China EcoPartnership between the New York Institute of Technology and Peking University enables effective detection, protection and monitoring of groundwater resources. (EAP/OES) More»
  • The U.S.-China EcoPartnership between Stony Brook University and Tongji University in Shanghai is testing a suite of cutting-edge landfill-gas-to-liquids technologies to produce alternative fuels. (EAP/OES) More»
  • The U.S.-China EcoPartnership between Columbia University and the Baotou Steel Group focuses on recycling iron and steel slag waste. (EAP/OES) More»
  • The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs contributed nearly $2 million to Green Belt Movement International, whose U.S. office is in Brooklyn, to support the creation and scaling up of the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in Nairobi, Kenya. The Hub will empower women entrepreneurs from around the world by training on best practices in clean energy entrepreneurship, creating a platform for exchange visits, and monitoring and evaluating clean energy technologies in use. (OES) More»
  • The commercial and recreational fisheries of the Great Lakes employ thousands of Americans and generate billions of dollars in economic activity each year in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Through the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission (GLFC), established by a treaty concluded in the 1950s, the United States and Canada cooperate to coordinate research into these shared fisheries and develop measures to ensure their long-term sustainability. The GLFC also coordinates efforts to eradicate parasitic sea lamprey, an invasive species that entered the Great Lakes in the early 20th century and nearly decimated populations of Great Lakes trout, salmon, whitefish, and other fish. Through its sea lamprey control programs, funded by OES through the International Fisheries Commissions account, populations of sea lamprey are sharply down, and the fish stocks are rebuilding.” (OES)
  • Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2017: 1,480,475. (CA) More»
  • The Buffalo Passport Agency comprises 38 government employees and 18 contract employees. The New York City Passport Agency comprises 68 government employees and 42 contract employees. In total, the two passport agencies employ 95 government and 28 contract staff. (CA)
  • 727 Passport Application Acceptance Facilities. (CA) More»
  • In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 220 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from New York. Intercountry adoption is one CA's highest priorities. CA's Office of Children’s Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process and works diligently to establish and maintain intercountry adoption as a viable option throughout the world. (CA/OCS) More»
  • The Statue of Liberty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (IO) More»
  • The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State and maintains one of eight domestic field offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey that covers in its area of responsibility New York City. Regional responsibility includes protecting the integrity of U.S. travel documents by investigating passport and visa fraud, serving on federal and state law enforcement task forces, combatting terrorism and human trafficking, as well as protecting the Secretary of State and other domestic and foreign dignitaries. (DSS) More»