“From our family to yours, wishing our State Department team and the American people we serve a very Merry Christmas, a happy holiday season, and a happy new year! May your days be full of peace and your New Year filled with joy. Look forward to seeing you around the world in 2019!” – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks and administers the Oath of Office to the 150th Foreign Service Specialist Class, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on December 14, 2018. Go to https://careers.state.gov to learn more.
This week, as we released To Walk the Earth in Safety, the Department’s annual report on U.S. support worldwide for clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war, Under Secretary of State Andrea Thompson reflects on one of her most powerful and moving experiences this year.
To Walk the Earth in Safety 17th Edition: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction
The United States is the world’s single largest financial supporter of efforts to address humanitarian hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries and to reduce the availability of excess, loosely-secured, or otherwise at-risk weapons and munitions. The release of the 17th edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, the Department of State’s annual report summarizing the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program, highlights our enduring commitment to making post-conflict communities safer and setting the stage for their recovery and development.