About the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.
Foreign Affairs Manual and Handbook
The FAM and FAH govern how we do our work.
We Are the U.S. Department of State
Watch career employees and ambassadors discuss our work in this video series.
Joint Strategic Plan
Guides how the State Department and USAID implement U.S. foreign policy and development assistance.