☷In Celebration of Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month United States Department of State
U.S. Department of State ( By Press Release office)
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This month , the United States celebrates Asian American , Native Hawaiian , and Pacific Islander ( AANHPI ) Heritage Month and the diverse contributions of these communities to all fields and , especially , public service . The Asian American community is diverse , dynamic , and growing , encompassing a wide range of experiences from Native Hawaiians , to 1800s pioneers from East Asia and the Philippines , to immigrants from South and Southeast Asia . At the Department of State , we are proud to have Asian Americans serving at the highest levels of leadership , from Under Secretary Uzra Zeya and Assistant Secretaries Michele Sison , Eliot Kang , and Donald Lu , to Special Envoy and Ambassador Sung Kim , Executive Secretary Kamala Lakhdhir , and several of our Ambassadors proudly serving their country at posts around the world . We tremendously appreciate these and the many other talented Asian Americans who are tackling the foreign policy challenges of the 21st century and representing the United States at home and abroad .
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