Department of State



2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520

Phone, 202-647-4000. Internet,

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)

Agricultural Affairs

Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy, and David Nelson, Acting

Business Affairs

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

Organization Affairs

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 Nations

United States Representative for Special Rosemary DiCarlo

Political Affairs in the United Nations

United States Representative on the Economic and (vacancy)

Social Council

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

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...

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