ABSTRACT

Equity Action Plan: U.S. Department of State   [open pdf - 478KB]

From the Executive Summary: "Addressing systemic racism and strengthening democracy worldwide is a core tenet of President Biden's foreign policy. The U.S. Department of State ('State Department') is the lead foreign affairs agency within the Executive Branch for conducting diplomacy. On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 13985, mandating all federal agencies ensure their missions advance racial equity and support for underserved communities. The State Department established an Agency Equity Team in response to this executive action. [...] The Agency Equity Team outlined five key priorities for integrating E.O. 13985 into the State Department's foreign affairs work: (1) foreign assistance, (2) foreign policy development and implementation, (3) public diplomacy, (4) consular services, and (5) procurement, contracts, and grants. [...] This Agency Equity Action Plan outlines specific actions, metrics, and accountability efforts to improve the State Department's efficiency and effectiveness for successfully integrating E.O. 13985 into all aspects of its foreign affairs mission."

Publisher:
Date:
2022-04-13
Series:
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Department of State: https://www.state.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations