This is why we should care about our ocean.
Congratulations to actress Emma Watson on her appointment as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador!
“Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting,” she said.
Read more about Ms. Watson and her work advocating for girls’ education.
Photo credit: Carter Bowman
The Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, as seen by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew during their tour after arriving in Beijing for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue.
When Walter Hines Page presented his credentials to King George V on May 30, 1913, he could not have imagined how world events would unfold. During his tenure, Page’s duties shifted from dealing with peacetime trade disputes to navigating U.S. neutrality at the outbreak of World War I to…
Acclaimed actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton recently stopped by the UN to say that he’s for climate action!
Find out here how you can join him and step up to tackle climate change.
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, enjoys patriotic cupcakes on the 4th of July. What foods do you eat to celebrate the 4th of July?
Happy 4th of July!
How do our embassies around the world celebrate the 4th of July? Check out our photo album on Flickr to see how!
Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is lit in red, white, and blue in honor of the #FourthofJuly to testify the unity between the U.S. and #Brazil.
Happy 4th of July! Charles Peale’s portrait of Thomas Jefferson shows the former President and Secretary of State in 1791, fifteen years after he penned the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4th in 1776. Test your American history knowledge:
1) He was only 33 years old when he authored the Declaration of Independence.
2) Five years before he became the country’s first Secretary of State, he served as a diplomat in France.
3) He died on July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
4) President John Adams died on the same day as Jefferson. Jefferson’s last words were “Adams still survives.”
Which of the above statements about Jefferson isn’t entirely true?