Major Department of State Publications

Annual Budget Requests
Summary and Highlights provides information about the 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. Congressional Budget Justification provides detailed information about the Foreign Operations portion of Function 150.
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 before they are sent to press for GPO subscribers.
Country Commercial Guides
Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) 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 CCGs were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, a multiagency task force, to consolidate various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community.
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.
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 practices.
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 Relations.
Foreign Consular Offices n the U.S.
This publication contains a complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the United States, and recognized consular officers.
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 affairs agencies.
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.
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 terrorism).
Collection of transcripts from testimony by Department Officials appearing before the Congress.
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.
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
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 of Documents.