An ariel photo of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC shows a large stone plaza with a fountain in the middle, surrounded by stone pillars with large wreaths to represent each state. Crowds of people can be seen.

As we commemorate Memorial Day this weekend, the State Department's Veterans Affinity Group recommends taking a self-guided walk to honor our nation’s fallen...

Zaina and her twins sit alongside other caregivers and their malnourished children during a cooking demonstration at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, part of an outpatient therapeutic care program. / Kate Consavage, USAID

With USAID support, Ugandan nutritionists educate mothers on the best food to feed their children so they grow up healthy. Zaina, a new mother in eastern...

Special Agent Scott Kim, posted to Seoul, South Korea, is monitoring more than 50,000 protestors gathered outside the U.S. Embassy Seoul in 2009. (Personal Collection)

Special Agent Scott Kim grew up in a small, blue-collar town in the shadow of New York City’s metropolitan skyline. Living among predominantly Irish and Italian...

J.R. deLara poses for a photo, along the Silk Road, during an 850-mile bike ride to promote American education and media.

Sometimes diplomacy means taking a message directly to the people, even if you need to bike across the country to do it. I undertook a two-week bike trip...

Police and Gendarme officers from Gabon and Senegal converse during the Civilian-Police-Military relations course. (CoESPU photo)

During National Police Week in the United States, we highlight the U.S. partnership with Italy’s Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units. This is a joint...

President Reagan and Pope John Paul II sit on a ivory couch, talking. The Pope has his arms crossed.

Since taking up my post as United States Ambassador to the Holy See on December 22, 2017, I’ve often been asked to explain the benefits of maintaining an embassy...

Facebook Live Discussion on International Religious Freedom

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver remarks on the release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF) at 9:00 AM ET on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Watch the Secretary's remarks streamed live on and

Afterwards, join Ambassador-at-Large Sam Brownback for a Facebook Live chat to discuss international religious freedom at 1:30 PM ET on May 29. Submit your questions here now!