DEPARTMENT OF STATE
2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520
Phone, 202-647-4000. Internet, www.state.gov.
OF STATE Colin L. Powell
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 Elaine K. Shocas
Civil Service Ombudsman Ted A. Borek
Counselor of the Department of State (vacancy)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Barbara Pope
Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights
Director, Policy Planning Staff Richard N. Haass
Inspector General Clark Kent Ervin
Legal Adviser William H. Taft IV
Special Assistant to the Secretary Maura Harty
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 R. Lucas Fischer, Control Acting
Assistant Secretary for John S. Wolf
Assistant Secretary for Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Political-Military Jr.
Assistant Secretary for Edward J. Lacey, Verification and Acting
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 R. Rand Beers
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Oceans Anthony F. Rock, and International Acting
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 Mary A. Ryan
Assistant Secretary for David G. Carpenter
Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions
Assistant Secretary for Fernando Burbano
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 Otto J. Reich
Assistant Secretary for Near William J. Burns
Assistant Secretary for South Christina B. Rocca
Assistant Secretary for (vacancy)
International Organization Affairs
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy Charlotte L. Beers
and Public Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Public Richard Boucher
Affairs and Spokesman for the Department of State
U.S. Coordinator, International John P. Dwyer
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.
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. It is also responsible for all issues involving nuclear weapons 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-
8478. Fax, 202-736-4472.
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 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 investigations, and issues security clearances. It protects the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and many cabinet-level foreign dignitaries and other foreign officials who visit the United States. The Bureau also assists foreign Embassies and consulates in the United States in the protection of their diplomats and facilities, and arranges for training in the United States for foreign civilian police who return to their own countries better able to fight terrorism.
For further information, contact the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Phone, 202-663-0067. Fax, 202-663-0100. Internet, www.ds.state.gov.
Economic and Business Affairs The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs has overall responsibility for formulating and implementing policy regarding foreign economic matters, including resource and food policy, international communications and information policy, international energy issues, trade, economic sanctions, international finance and development, and aviation and maritime affairs.
For further information, contact the...