U.S. Diplomats Celebrate Earth Day 2018

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U.S. Diplomats Celebrate Earth Day 2018

On April 22, American diplomats serving around the world joined their counterparts and local communities in celebrating Earth Day. This year, U.S. diplomats highlighted the need to curb the dramatic growth in the world's mismanaged waste and marine debris. These are some of the ways that embassies and consulates participated.

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Today, the United States Senate confirmed Philip Goldberg, Charge d'Affaires ad interim at the United States Embassy in Cuba, David Hale, United States Ambassador to Pakistan, Michele Sison, United States Ambassador to Haiti, and Daniel Smith, Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, as Career Ambassadors. According to the Foreign Service Act of 1980, the President is empowered with the advice and consent of the Senate to confer the personal rank of Career Ambassador upon a career member of the Senior Foreign Service in recognition of especially distinguished service over a sustained period. There have only been 59 Career Ambassadors confirmed prior to 2018. In recognition of this honor, we congratulate the Ambassadors and invite you to learn more about them. Philip Goldberg