DEPARTMENT OF STATE
2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520
Phone, 202-647-4000. Internet, www.state.gov.
SECRETARY OF STATE Colin L. Powell
Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator J. Cofer Black
Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Carl W. Ford, Jr.
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
Assistant Secretary for South Christina B. Rocca
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
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 www.state.gov/m/a.
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, www.state.gov/t/ac/.
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 www.travel.state.gov.
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...