Department of State



2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520

Phone, 202-647-4000. Internet,


Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator J. Cofer Black

for Counterterrorism

Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Carl W. Ford, Jr.

and Research

Assistant Secretary for Legislative Paul V. Kelly


Chairman, Foreign Service Grievance Edward Reidy


Chief of Protocol Donald B. Ensenat

Chief of Staff Lawrence B. Wilkerson

Civil Service Ombudsman Thomas Jefferson, Jr.

Counselor of the Department of State (vacancy)

Assistant Secretary for the Office Barbara Pope

of Civil Rights

Director, Policy Planning Staff Richard N. Haass

Inspector General Anne Sigmund, Acting

Legal Adviser William H. Taft IV

Special Assistant to the Secretary Karl Hoffmann

and Executive Secretary of the Department

Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage

Under Secretary for Arms Control and John R. Bolton

International Security Affairs

Assistant Secretary for Arms Stephen G. Rademaker


Assistant Secretary for John S. Wolf


Assistant Secretary for Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Political-Military Jr.


Assistant Secretary for Paula A. DeSutter

Verification and Compliance

Under Secretary for Economic, Alan P. Larson

Business, and Agricultural Affairs

Assistant Secretary for Economic Earl Anthony Wayne

and Business Affairs

Under Secretary for Global Affairs Paula J. Dobriansky

Assistant Secretary for Lorne W. Craner

Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Assistant Secretary for Paul Simons, Acting

International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Assistant Secretary for Oceans John F. Turner

and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Assistant Secretary for Arthur E. Dewey

Population, Refugees, and Migration Affairs

Under Secretary for Management Grant S. Green, Jr.

Assistant Secretary for William A. Eaton


Assistant Secretary for Consular Maura Harty


Assistant Secretary for Francis X. Taylor

Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions

Assistant Secretary for Bruce Morrison, Acting

Information Resource Management and Chief Information Officer

Assistant Secretary for Resource Christopher B. Burnham

Management and Chief Financial Officer

Director and Chief Operating Charles E. Williams

Officer of Overseas Buildings and Operations

Director General of the Foreign Ruth A. Davis

Service and Director of Human Resources

Director of the Foreign Service Katherine H. Peterson


Under Secretary for Political Marc I. Grossman


Assistant Secretary for African Walter H. Kansteiner Affairs III

Assistant Secretary for East James A. Kelly

Asian and Pacific Affairs

Assistant Secretary for European A. Elizabeth Jones

and Eurasian Affairs

Assistant Secretary for Western J. Curtis Struble, Hemisphere Affairs Acting

Assistant Secretary for Near William J. Burns

Eastern Affairs

Assistant Secretary for South Christina B. Rocca

Asian Affairs

Ambassador and Coordinator for David T. Johnson


Assistant Secretary for Kim R. Holmes

International Organization Affairs

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy Patricia de Stacy and Public Affairs Harrison, Acting

Assistant Secretary for Public Richard Boucher

Affairs and Spokesman for the Department of State

Assistant Secretary for Patricia de Stacy Educational and Cultural Harrison


U.S. Coordinator, International Stuart W. Holliday

Information Programs

Permanent Representative of the Roger F. Noriega

United States of America to the Organization of American States

United States Mission to the United Nations\1\

799 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

United States Permanent Representative to the John D. Negroponte

United Nations and Representative in the Security Council

Deputy United States Representative James B. Cunningham

to the United Nations

United States Representative for Richard S. Williamson

Special Political Affairs in the United Nations

United States Representative on the Sichan Siv

Economic and Social Council

United States Representative for Patrick F. Kennedy

U.N. Management and Reform

\1\A description of the organization and functions of the United Nations can be found under Selected Multilateral Organizations in this book.


The Department of State advises the President in the formulation and execution of foreign policy and promotes the long-range security and well-being of the United States. The Department determines and analyzes the facts relating to American overseas interests, makes recommendations on policy and future action, and takes the necessary steps to carry out established policy. In so doing, the Department engages in continuous consultations with the American public, the Congress, other U.S. departments and agencies, and foreign governments; negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign nations; speaks for the United States in the United Nations and other international organizations in which the United States participates; and represents the United States at international conferences.

The Department of State was established by act of July 27, 1789, as the Department of Foreign Affairs and was renamed Department of State by act of September 15, 1789 (22 U.S.C. 2651 note).

Secretary of State The Secretary of State is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and supervision of U.S. foreign relations and for the interdepartmental activities of the U.S. Government abroad. The Secretary is the first-ranking member of the Cabinet, is a member of the National Security Council, and is in charge of the operations of the Department, including the Foreign Service.

Regional Bureaus Foreign affairs activities worldwide are handled by the geographic bureaus, which include the Bureaus of African Affairs, European Affairs, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Near East Affairs, South Asian Affairs, and Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Administration The Bureau of Administration provides support programs to the Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates. Direct services provided to the public and other U.S. Government agencies include: authenticating documents used abroad for legal and business purposes; responding to requests under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts and providing the electronic reading room for public references to State Department records and information access programs; printing official publications; and determining use of the diplomatic reception rooms of the Harry S Truman headquarters building in Washington, DC.

For further information visit our Web site at

Arms Control The Bureau of Arms Control is responsible for strengthening national security by formulating, negotiating, and implementing effective arms control policies, strategies, and agreements. The Bureau directs U.S. participation in both bilateral and multilateral arms control negotiations and in implementing bodies such as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. In the Department of State, it is responsible for issues involving U.S. nuclear strategy, nuclear weapons programs, and nuclear delivery systems, as well as monitoring technology developments as they relate to arms control and weapons developments.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Arms Control at 202-647-

6946 or 202-647-8681. Fax, 202-647-4920. Internet,

Consular Affairs The Bureau of Consular Affairs is responsible for the protection and welfare of American citizens and interests abroad; the administration and enforcement of the provisions of the immigration and nationality laws insofar as they concern


the Department and Foreign Service; and the issuance of passports and visas and related services. Approximately 7 million passports a year are issued by the Office of Passport Services of the Bureau at the processing centers in Portsmouth, NH, and Charleson, SC, and the regional agencies in Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Stamford, CT; and Washington, DC.

For further information, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs Web site at

Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. policy on democracy, human rights, labor, and religious freedom. The Bureau undertakes dialog with foreign governments and builds partnerships in multilateral organizations in order to build global consensus in support of democratic rule and universal human rights principles. It is responsible for preparing the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices which are regarded as the most comprehensive and objective assessment of human rights conditions around the world. Through the Human Rights and Democracy Fund, DRL provides comprehensive technical and financial support for democracy and human rights, which helps prosecute war criminals, promote religious freedom, monitor free and fair elections, support workers' rights, encourage the establishment of the rule of law, and facilitate the growth of civil society.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at 202-647-2126.

Diplomatic Security The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provides a secure environment for conducting U.S. diplomacy and promoting U.S. interests worldwide. Overseas, the Bureau develops and maintains effective security programs for every U.S. Embassy and consulate abroad; protects U.S. diplomatic personnel and missions from physical, chemical, biological, and electronic attack as well as technical espionage; and advises U.S. Ambassadors on all security matters. Through a network of

24 field and resident offices in the United States, the Bureau investigates passport and visa fraud, conducts personnel security...

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