Department of State Government Agency

Purpose

Promotes foreign policy

Negotiates treaties and agreements

Represents the United States

Protects US citizens abroad

Assists US businesses in the international market

With nearly 70,000 employees, the state department operates on a domestic and international level to promote the initiatives set by the government.

Office of Procurement

Annual budget is approximately $47.4 billion

Funds projects overseas

Contracts private companies for government initiatives

With 307 embassies, consulates, diplomatic missions around the world, the state department has global influence on the perception of the US abroad. DOS develops the countries where it has offices through scholarship such as the Fulbright program, language courses, and American curriculum.

General Information

Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

United Nations Ambassodor: Nikki Haley

Mission statement: "To shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere."

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