DEPARTMENT OF STATE
2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520
Phone, 202-647-4000. Internet, www.state.gov.
SECRETARY OF STATE Hillary Rodham Clinton
Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Jacob J. Lew
Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for (vacancy)
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul
Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Richard R. Verma
Chairman, Foreign Service Grievance Board Ira F. Jaffe
Chief of Protocol (vacancy)
Counselor and Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills
Civil Service Ombudsman (vacancy)
Counselor of the Department of State Cheryl Mills
Director of the Office of Civil Rights John M. Robinson
Director, Policy Planning Staff Anne-Marie Slaughter
Inspector General Harold W. Geisel, Acting
Legal Adviser Harold Koh
Special Assistant to the Secretary and Executive Daniel B. Smith
Secretary of the Department
Under Secretary for Arms Control and Rose Gottemoeller, International Security Affairs Acting
Assistant Secretary for International Security C.S. Eliot Kang, and Nonproliferation Acting
Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Frank J. Ruggiero, Affairs Acting
Assistant Secretary for Verification, Rose Gottemoeller
Compliance, and Implementation
Under Secretary for Economic, Energy, and (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy, and David Nelson, Acting
Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, Karen B. Stewart, and Labor Acting
Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Reno L. Harnish III, Environmental and Scientific Affairs Acting
Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, Samuel M. Witten, and Migration Acting
Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy
Assistant Secretary for Administration Steven J. Rodriquez, Acting
Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Janice L. Jacobs
Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Eric J. Boswell
Director of the Office of Foreign Missions
Assistant Secretary for Information Resource Susan Swart
Management and Chief Information Officer
Assistant Secretary for Resource Management and James Millette, Acting
Chief Financial Officer
Director and Chief Operating Officer of Overseas Richard Shinnick, Buildings Operations Acting
Director General of the Foreign Service and Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Director of Human Resources
Director of the Foreign Service Institute Ruth A. Whiteside
Director, Office of Medical Services Thomas W. Yun
Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns
Assistant Secretary for African Affairs (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Daniel Fried
Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics David Johnson
and Law Enforcement Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.
Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey D. Feltman, Acting
Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Richard A. Boucher
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan and Paul Jones
Assistant Secretary for International Esther Brimmer
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Ian Kelly
Spokesman for the Department of State
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural (vacancy)
Coordinator, International Information Programs Jeremy Curtin
Permanent Representative of the United States of Hector E. Morales, Jr.
America to the Organization of American
United States Mission to the United Nations
799 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
United States Permanent Representative to the Susan E. Rice
United Nations and Representative in the Security Council
Deputy United States Representative to the Alejandro Daniel Wolff
United States Representative for Special Rosemary DiCarlo
Political Affairs in the United Nations
United States Representative on the Economic and (vacancy)
United States Representative for United Nations (vacancy)
Management and Reform
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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 and Eurasian Affairs, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Near East Affairs, South and Asian Affairs, and Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Administration The Bureau of Administration provides support programs and services to Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates. These functions include administrative policy, domestic emergency management, and management of owned or leased facilities in the United States; procurement, supply, travel, and transportation support; diplomatic pouch, domestic mail, official records, publishing, library, and language services; support to the schools abroad that educate dependents of U.S. Government employees assigned to diplomatic and consular missions; and small and disadvantaged business utilization. Direct services to the public and other 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 reference to State Department records; and determining use of the diplomatic reception rooms of the Harry S Truman headquarters building in Washington, DC.
For further information, contact the Bureau of Administration at 703-
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 of State and Foreign Service; and the issuance of passports and visas and related services. Approximately 18 million passports a year are issued by the Bureau's Office of Passport Services at the processing centers in Portsmouth, NH, and Charleston, SC, and the regional agencies in Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Aurora, CO; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Norwalk, CT; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; and Washington, DC. In addition, the Bureau helps secure America's borders against entry by terrorists or narco-traffickers, facilitates international adoptions, and supports parents whose children have been abducted abroad.
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. DRL dialogs with foreign governments and builds partnerships in multilateral organizations in order to build global consensus in support of democratic rule and human rights. It prepares 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. It participates in the Inter-Governmental Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, encouraging governments and private industry to eliminate child labor. DRL also works to advance liberty in and access to electronic communication through the Secretary's Task Force on Global Internet Freedom.
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 to promote U.S. interests at home and abroad. The Bureau's mission includes the protection of the Secretary of State and other senior Government officials, resident and visiting foreign dignitaries, and foreign missions in the United States; the conduct of criminal...