Office of the Under Secretary for Global Affairs [Department of State] Law and Legal Definition

The Office of the Under Secretary for Global Affairs is a part of the Department of State that coordinates U.S. foreign relations on a variety of global issues, including democracy, human rights, and labor; environment, oceans, health and science; population, refugees, and migration; and combating trafficking in persons.

The bureaus overseen by the Office of the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs are:

a. Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES);

b. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL);

c. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM);

d. Office of the Science and Technology Adviser (G/STAS); and

e. Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP)