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  • 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. (Source: Bureau of International Organization Affairs) – More: http://usun.state.gov/ 
  • 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). (Source: Bureau of International Organization Affairs) – More: http://www.un.org/en/ga/ 
  • U.S. Embassy Valletta documentary grant supported a documentary called "The Motor City," which was created by two Maltese producers who interviewed Maltese immigrants in New York and Detroit. The documentary was screened in a number of local film festivals, and was highlighted during a celebration of "90-Years of Ford" in Malta, an event supporting commercial diplomacy and bilateral investment by showcasing memorabilia from Maltese migrants who worked at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. (Source: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) New York hosted 30,107 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based Exchange Visitor Program. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://j1visa.state.gov/basics/facts-and-figures/ 
  • Contracts to New York-based companies help to support the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs foreign assistance programs, such as Site Solutions Worldwide, who provided logistical support for a Cabo Verde law enforcement study visit to Boston. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs)
  • 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. In 2018, goods exported totaled $81.4 billion. Those exports supported approximately 295,293 New York (2016) and foreign direct investment into New York supports an additional 499,100 jobs (2016). (Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs) – More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/ny.pdf 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) An entrepreneur from Alexpath was awarded funds by the U.S.-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund to commercialize cervical cancer diagnostic technology with a partner in India. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: https://www.iusstf.org/usistef/us-india-science-technology 
  • The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs advocates in meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) for conservation of pollinators, which contribute $24 billion to the national economy and $357 million to the economy of the state of New York for apples and another $256 million for alfalfa – vital to the production of cattle for beef and dairy – and hundreds of millions more for other agricultural products like grapes, potatoes, beans, squash, and many others. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag_Overview/stateOverview.php?state=new%20york&year=2017 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-political-military-affairs/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-political-military-affairs/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: https://partner.state.gov/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-international-security-and-nonproliferation/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-international-security-and-nonproliferation/ 
  • Information about Department career recruitment events in New York. (Source: Bureau of Human Resources) – More: http://careers.state.gov/engage/events 
  • The Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Programs encourage applications from minority groups historically underrepresented in the U.S. Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Each fellowship provides financial assistance towards the completion of a two year master’s degree in a field related to the Foreign Service, academic funding, mentorship and two internships – one in the U.S. and the other abroad at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Fellows commit to a minimum of five years in the Foreign Service. Currently, there are 108 active participants from the state of New York. – More: http://www.global.howard.edu/ralph-j-bunche/fellowship/ 

Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Tiffany McGriff): 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. (Source: Bureau of Human Resources) – More: http://careers.state.gov/connect/dir 
  • 190 Scholars, Students and Teachers from New York were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 632 international students received a Fulbright to study in New York. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright 
  • 274 students from New York received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, awarded to students of limited financial means. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 
  • 121,260 international higher education students studied abroad in New York. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://educationusa.state.gov/ 
  • 3,263 exchange visitors from overseas visited New York and 1,067 New York residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://exchanges.state.gov/ 
  • State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College’s professors and 20 film students traveled to Benin in 2017 under the Ceinenomad project, in partnership with the Institut Supérieur des Métiers de l'Audiovisuel (ISMA). Purchase College professors returned to Benin in January 2018, and U.S. Embassy Cotonou used its network to connect them to leading figures in the arts, music, theater, dance, and other cultural fields. Building on these connections, Purchase College established lasting partnerships and annual academic exchanges for cross-cultural documentary and narrative film production. (Source: Bureau of African Affairs) – More: http://www.purchase.edu/live/news/789-transnational-filmmaking 
  • Syracuse University is a member of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affaris supported Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction. ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs)
  • SUNY Westchester Community College New York University Silver School of Social Work and Finger Lakes Community College are members of the INL supported Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction. ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention, treatment and public health interventions. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs)
  • 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. (Source: Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy) – More: http://www.pepfar.gov/partnerships/initiatives/nepi/index.htm 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: https://ar.usembassy.gov/education-culture/programs/friends-of-fulbright/ 
  • A group of female high school students participated in a STEM program organized by the Secretary of Education in Sonora and the U.S.-Mexico Foundation in June 2018. The program consisted in a 8-day exchange in New York with the objective to promote STEM between students and motivate them to pursue higher education. This program was funded by the Sonora Secretary of Education. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) New York University along with Universidad del Rosario and Universidad Popular del Cesar (Colombia). These universities will implement the Indigenous Peace-Strengthening Program (IPSP), designed to increase the peace-making capacity of indigenous grassroots leaders in the Sierra Nevada and the Amazon regions of Colombia. 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • Cornell University along with Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar and Corporación Universitaria del Caribe (Colombia) will collaborate on a series of activities designed to exchange knowledge, experiences, methods, and research initiatives regarding the role of local and regional food systems in rural peace building. 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • Cornell University and Magdalena University, Santa Marta (Colombia) will implement a bilateral, student exchange program that will prioritize minority students who otherwise may not have the opportunity for global learning. The program aims to improve students’ skills in teaching and research and enhancing their vision of future directions and goals in STEM-related work. 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • In 2018, Rochester Institute of Technology in partnership with Universidad del Pacífico (Peru) are collaborating to internationalize their hospitality and business curricula through the integration of a two-week bi-directional, faculty-led exchange in a course on the food and beverage supply chain. 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • Rochester Institute of Technology along with Universidad Autónoma de Occidente and Corporación Universitaria Comfacauca (Colombia) are collaborating to provide students with product development skills. RIT graduate students will work collaboratively with UAO and UniComfacauca students to design a product architecture proposal, build and test the design, then implement their final solution in Colombia. 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • Siena College and FAE Centro Universitário (Brazil) 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • The U.S. Fulbright Commission 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. Two graduate students began two-year programs in 2018: a law student at New York University and a public policy student at Cornell University. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.fulbright.pe/ 
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada) with Syracuse University, Cornell University, and the University at Buffalo-SUNY are partnering institutions will collaborate on a pilot exchange program that aims to increase the mobility of indigenous students between Canada and the United States. 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • In September 2017, the U.S. Mission in Canada gave a grant to the University of Buffalo (New York) in the amount of USD $11,259 to partner with a Canadian-based organization (Gaspe Beaubien Foundation) to bring six U.S. speakers to participate in a stakeholder outreach bus tour of the harmful algal blooms (HABs) on the Canadian Lake Ontario shoreline. The speakers delivered a "lessons learned" post-tour debriefing session from the Lake Erie context. The tour assessed and raised stakeholder awareness of harmful algal bloom in Lake Ontario; it was the first step towards the development of a cross-border community of practice among governments, NGOs, academics and other interested constituencies. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.buffalo.edu/ 
  • The U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, in cooperation with the U.S.-Argentina Binational Fulbright Commission, brought three U.S. scholars to Argentina to conduct research on the Zika virus, and to work with Argentine colleagues to identify potential threats and help prevent Zika virus outbreaks. The research was carried out at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas y Tecnológicas (IIByT) CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, one of the most prestigious CONICET centers researching this kind of virus. The selected scholars were: Dr. Anna Stewart, Director of the Latin America Research Program of the Center for Global Health and Translational Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University; Dr. Michael Robert, Assistant Professor, University of the Sciences, and Dr. Todd Livdahl, Professor Emeritus of Biology and Research Scientist, Department of Biology, Clark University. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: https://ar.usembassy.gov/collaboration-in-zika-research/ 
  • Monroe Community College, SUNY and Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco (Colombia) are partnering to provide interpretation between Geographic Information System (GIS) and Environmental Engineering students as they support the development of mapping apps to monitor water quality and support humanitarian mapping efforts along the coastline of Cartagena, Colombia. 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. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 

Partnerships

  • Columbia University, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Syracuse University are part of the Diplomacy Lab network 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. (Source: Office of Global Partnerships) – More: http://diplomacylab.org/ 
  • 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 in 2017. 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. (Source: Office of Global Partnerships) 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 in 2017. 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. (Source: Office of Global Partnerships) Goldman Sachs’ partnership “10,000 Women” was recognized as one of five finalists for the 4th annual P3 Impact Award in 2017. 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. (Source: Office of Global Partnerships) Concordia (headquartered in New York, NY) is a partner on the annual P3 Impact Award. 916 New York residents hosted or supported 614 International Visitor Leadership Program participants who visited the state, volunteering a total of 9,395 hours of service. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp 
  • 53 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in New York on one of the Young Leaders Initiatives. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) – More: https://exchanges.state.gov 
  • U.S. Embassy Tbilisi and Open World Program - Parliament Staff Members sent five Georgian Parliament staff members to NY on the Open World program, where they were introduced to the work of both local and Federal government and met with representatives of all three branches of the government. (Source: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) – More: https://www.openworld.gov 
  • U.S. Embassy Vilnius partnered with Art Symposium “MALONNY” on an art program that introduced Lithuanians to innovative architecture and art trends in the U.S. and featured musicians and artists from New York City, NY. (Source: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) – More: http://malonnyart.lt/en 
  • U.S. Embassy Moscow’s Cultural Support Grant brings 20-30 American music groups to Russia each year. This grant brings American music groups to Russia each year and provides the opportunity for musicians and music groups from all fifty states to travel to Russia to play at public venues. (Source: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) – More: https://www.fcengage.org/fceabout/ 
  • The U.S.-China EcoPartnership between the New York Institute of Technology and Peking University enables effective detection, protection and monitoring of groundwater resources. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) – More: http://ecopartnerships.lbl.gov/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) – More: http://ecopartnerships.lbl.gov/ 
  • The U.S.-China EcoPartnership between Columbia University and the Baotou Steel Group focuses on recycling iron and steel slag waste. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) – More: http://ecopartnerships.lbl.gov/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: http://www.glfc.org/ 
  • Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, American Museum of Natural History, Boyce Thompson Institute, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Cornell University, City University of New York, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Fordham University, Icahn School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, Rockefeller University, Brooklyn College, the University of Rochester, and Yeshiva University received grants from the OES-supported U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for joint research projects with Israeli scientists. Selected through a peer-reviewed process, the BSF research funding advances our bilateral relationship and shared scientific priorities. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: http://www.bsf.org.il/ 
  • Companies from New York received grants from the OES-supported U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD) for joint ventures with Israeli companies. Selected through a competitive process, the BIRD funding generates mutually beneficial cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)
  • Researchers from Dhurjaty Electronics LLC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and New York University were awarded funds from the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum to conduct workshops or host joint centers related to cooperation between the United States and India on affordable defibrillators, nanoscale research, air pollution and health, and clean energy generation and storage. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: https://www.iusstf.org/ 
  • The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs awarded funds to Pure Earth to pilot the recovery and interim storage of mercury from contaminated tailings produced by Colombia’s artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) – More: http://www.pureearth.org/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/bureau-of-population-refugees-and-migration/ 
  • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has formally partnered with the New York Police Department (NYPD) since 2010. In April 2018, NYPD hosted 28 police personnel from six Pakistani law enforcement agencies to provide training on how to effectively manage public demonstrations and crises, covering topics such as crowd dynamics, team tactics, and the appropriate use of non-lethal force. NYPD-trained master trainers have since trained 5,000 police personnel, including the entire 565-member Islamabad Anti-Riot Unit. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs) The INL Bureau partners with John Jay College for programming involving El Salvador. John Jay College is training and advising Salvadoran prison officials on an improved prison classification system in order to reduce overcrowding, via INL Bureau support. In 2018, John Jay College’s team of psychologists, social workers, and student attorneys reviewed 2,198 case files and identified 2,051 candidates who met the requirements of their sentence or are otherwise eligible for diversion programs. Of those candidates, 865 were approved for phase progression (work-release or probation), directly contributing to reduced overcrowding in prisons. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs) – More: https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/criminal-law-investigations-workshop 
  • During July and August 2018, Suffolk County New York Police Department Detectives were imbedded with the INL-supported National Civil Police (PNC) Special Victims Homicide Investigation Team in El Salvador, serving as mentors and sharing investigative techniques and best practices. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs) – More: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/police 
  • Red Hook Community Justice Center hosted a visiting delegation of Chinese officials interested in learning about drug demand reduction in the United States. They were able to demonstrate their approach to substance use disorder treatment and answer questions about alternatives to incarceration that promote recovery. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs) – More: https://www.courtinnovation.org/programs/red-hook-community-justice-center 
  • The Department of State facilitates the New York National Guard’s State Partnership Program with South Africa founded in 2003. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) – More: http://www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/Joint-Staff/J-5/International-Affairs-Division/State-Partnership-Program/ 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism) – More: https://www.justice.gov/criminal-opdat 
  • 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. (Source: Bureau of International Information Programs) The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons awarded grants to the following organizations in New York to combat human trafficking: $750,000 was awarded to the International Rescue Committee to strength services for victims of human trafficking in Serbia; $500,000 was awarded to Covenant House International to enhance regional collaboration to provide comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking and youth and young adults at-risk. (Source: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/office-to-monitor-and-combat-trafficking-in-persons/ 
  • U.S.-Taiwan International Environmental Partnership (IEP) Eco-Campus Project paired 21 elementary schools with sister schools in Taiwan to promote environmental education. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) – More: http://www.iep-global.org/programs/eco-campus-partnership/ 

Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2018: 1,389,610. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) – More: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/statistics.html 
  • The Buffalo Passport Agency comprises government employees and contract employees. The New York City Passport Agency comprises government employees and contract employees. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 640. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) – More: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx 
  • In Fiscal Year 2017, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 192 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. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) – More: https://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en/about-us/statistics.html 
  • The Statue of Liberty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Source: Bureau of International Organization Affairs) – More: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/307 
  • Diplomatic Security New York Field Office: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities. (Source: Bureau of Diplomatic Security – Resident Office: Buffalo Investigative Field Office) – More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-management/bureau-of-diplomatic-security/ 

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