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Welcome to the U.S. Department of State's People Page. Employees of the Department of State touch the lives of Americans every day both at home and abroad. The State Department seeks to recognize and share with the public the accomplishments of the people who work here. This is your Department of State. We hope your visit to our home page will show you how we work to improve your life.
Some of the things people at State do:
Protect the peace and security of the American people by managing diplomatic relations.
Promote peace through diplomacy to keep our armed forces at home.
Create jobs for Americans by opening markets abroad.
Combat threats to American security from terrorism, crime, and drug trafficking.
Prevent nuclear weapons proliferation; today no nuclear weapons are pointed at Americans.
Protect Americans from the threat of environmental degradation-which knows no borders.
Provide a variety of services to Americans traveling or living abroad, such as:
- Finding medical assistance;
- Getting emergency funds;
- Locating travelers;
- Making arrangements in the event of death;
- Assisting in the event of arrest;
- Coordinating with other agencies and notifying families during international crises or emergencies; and
- Assisting in international child custody disputes.
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