The United States Foreign Service is the primary personnel system used by the diplomatic service of the United States federal government , under the aegis of the United States Department of State. It consists of over 13, professionals  carrying out the foreign policy of the United States and aiding U. Created in by the Rogers Act , the Foreign Service combined all consular and diplomatic services of the U. In addition to the unit's function, the Rogers Act defined a personnel system under which the United States Secretary of State is authorized to assign diplomats abroad. Members of the Foreign Service are selected through a series of written and oral examinations.
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Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, was appointed on Monday as the country's first woman foreign secretary. Earlier, local media reports had said Pakistan's high commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, and its envoy to China Masood Khalid were among the front-runners. Janjua is a seasoned diplomat with a career spanning over 32 years. Janjua has a rich experience of working in bilateral and multilateral domains, both at headquarters and missions abroad, the statement said. She has also served as spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Pakistan's envoy to Italy. According to Dawn , Janjua joined the Pakistan Foreign Service in — she is a career diplomat and her experience has been in multilateral diplomacy.
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Between and , lawmakers in at least 32 states introduced bills to restrict the circumstances in which state courts can consider foreign or religious laws in their decisions. The 10th U. The other five states still have their restrictions on judicial consideration of foreign or religious law on the books.