Friday, June 28

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma has led the U.S. delegation to the 54th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Asunción, Paraguay, this week. The deputy secretary is engaging regional partners in discussions to strengthen the rule of law, advance respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and defend democratic institutions.  

Today, in Geneva, Switzerland, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Deterrence, and Stability Mallory Stewart is attending the celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Anne Witkowsky is in the United Kingdom, participating in the Stabilization Leaders’ Forum (SLF) hosted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. She and USAID Acting Assistant to the Administrator for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Brittany Brown will also discuss conflict risk analysis and strategic conflict prevention, data analytics collaboration, atrocity prevention and response, and Women, Peace and Security initiatives with their British counterparts.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the deputy and assistant secretaries of state to seek God’s guidance as they engage in international forums and discussions.
  • For Secretary Blinken and U.S. Foreign Service personnel to be discerning as they engage foreign officials.
  • That the president and his diplomatic advisors would receive wisdom from the Lord as they enter into agreements with other nations.

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