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America's Overseas Presence in the 21st Century
The Overseas Presence Advisory Panel (OPAP) is evaluating how best to organize and manage the United States overseas presence represented by thirty Federal agencies (excluding military) to reflect recent changes in technology, and world politics and economy. Only extensive and fundamental reform of America's overseas presence will enable the U.S. to maintain the global presence necessary to protect its interests and promote its values.
Annual Budget Request
Summary and Highlights provides information about International Affairs category of the federal budget, called Function 150, which includes funding for the programs and activities of four cabinet departments, seven independent agencies, three foundations, and numerous other international organizations. Budget in Brief provides more specific information about the Department of State budget.
Battling International Bribery
Annual report by the Department of State on enforcement and monitoring of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Consular Notification and Access
Instructions for Federal, State, and other Local Law Enforcement
and Other Officials Regarding Foreign Nationals in the United
States and the Rights of Consular Officials to Assist Them.
- Country Background Notes
These handy guides provide information on a country's leaders,
politics, economy, and relations with the U.S. Note: Background
Notes appear on the Department's web site at before they are sent
to press for the GPO subscription.
- Country Commercial Guides
Country Commercial Guides (CCG's) are prepared annually by U.S.
embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies.
These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial
environments, using economic, political and market analysis. The
CCG's were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion
Coordinating Committee, a multi-agency task force, to consolidate
various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community.
- Diplomatic List
This publication contains the names of the members of the diplomatic
staffs of all missions and their spouses. Members of the diplomatic
staff are the members of the staff of the mission having diplomatic
rank. These persons, with the exception of those identified, enjoy
full immunity under provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic
- Dispatch Magazine
The United States Department of State Dispatch has provided key speeches and testimony by senior State Department officials as well as current U.S. treaty actions since 1990. As the Internet has become a more popular source of current, timely information, the magazine ended with the December 1999 issue. Back issues from January 1993 through December 1996 are available on the Department's archive through the federal depository library of the University of Illinois at Chicago at http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/. For issues beginning with January 1997 and ending with December 1999, Dispatch continues to be available on the Department's main web site at http://1997-2001.state.gov/publications/dispatch/index.html.
- The U.S. Department of State: A Guide to Doing Business
Lists useful information concerning the Department's procurement
opportunities, points of contact, subcontracting opportunities,
etc. This can be obtained in hard copy from the Superintendent
- The Great Seal of the United States
A publication on the history and official use of The Great Seal
of the United States. [Note: You will need to use Adobe Acrobat
Reader to access this 980KB .pdf file.] This publication, No.
10411, also is available for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
- Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Annual report submitted to the Congress by the Department of State
regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights
- International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
Annual report submitted to the Congress by the Department of State,
in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act, which describes
the efforts of countries, including those that received U.S. assistance,
in the fight against drugs, and on Presidential narcotics certification
determinations on drug producing and transit countries.
- International Religious Freedom Report
The Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, and government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with P.L. 105-292 (105th Congress) and is cited as the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
- Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts
This directory lists key officers and their telephone and fax numbers from the Departments of State and Commerce, and other U.S. agencies at Foreign Service posts who assist American business representatives around the world.
Annual Report on Military Expenditures
These reports are submitted to the Committee on Appropriations of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Appropriations of the U.S. House of Representatives by the Department of State in accordance with section 511(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1993.
- Patterns of Global Terrorism
Annual report submitted to the Congress on detailed assessments
of foreign countries where significant terrorist acts occurred,
and countries about which Congress was notified pursuant to the
Export Administration Act of 1979 (the so-called terrorism list
countries that have repeatedly provided state support for international
- Country Reports On Economic Policy and Trade Practices
Annual report submitted to the Congress with economic policy and
trade practices of countries with which the United States has
significant economic or trade relationships.
- Foreign Relations of the United States
This historical record of American foreign policy is produced
by the State Department's Office of the Historian. First published
in 1861, Foreign Relations of the United States preserves a key
part of American history in more than 350 individual volumes.
Each volume documents the major foreign policy decisions and diplomatic
activity of the U.S. Government and contains declassified records
from the White House, the Department of State, and other foreign
- Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.
This publication contains a complete and official listing of the
foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized
- State Magazine
Published monthly by the Department to facilitate communication
between management and employees at home and abroad and to acquaint
employees with developments that may affect operations or personnel.
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