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FY24-25 Priority Goals

Implementation plans that include quarterly updates of goal progress will be available starting this spring, 2024.


In countries supported by The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR), the U.S. Department of State and USAID aim to achieve and sustain control of the HIV epidemic and end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

  • By September 30, 2025, State and USAID will help supported countries attain the 2025 Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS ) 95-95-95 targets* and 86 percent population viral load suppression (PopVLS).
  • By September 30, 2025, PEPFAR will 1) ensure that the four** PEPFAR-supported countries that have already achieved 86 percent PopVLS sustain that progress, and 2)support eleven*** additional countries to achieve 86 percent PopVLS to reach the 2025 UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets.

*The UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets are defined as 95 percent of people living with HIV knowing their status, 95 percent of those who know their status receiving treatment, and 95 percent of those on treatment being virally suppressed.

**Countries at 86 percent PopVLS include Botswana, Eswatini, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe.

***Countries that are targeting 86 percent PopVLS by September 30, 2025 include Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Joint goal with USAID.

Ambassador Dr. John N. Nkengasong

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy (DOS)

Dr. Atul Gawande

Assistant Administrator

Bureau for Global Health (USAID)

Climate Change

Combat global climate change by advancing climate resilient, net-zero emissions development globally.

  • Strategic Engagement: By September 30, 2025, U.S. Government (USG) is actively implementing a climate engagement strategy in 60 countries with clearly defined mitigation and/or adaptation objectives.
  • High Impact Results: By September 30, 2025, USG diplomatic, technical, or financial support contributes to the achievement of 30 outcomes that reflect significant new progress toward keeping a 1.5°C future within reach and/or strengthened resilience to climate impacts in line with President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE).
  • Nationally Determined Contributions: By September 30, 2025, USG technical, financial, or diplomatic support to 20 countries contributes to those countries developing and submitting updated and more ambitious NDCs in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
  • Inventory and Transparency: By September 30, 2025, USG technical, financial, or diplomatic support contributes to 20 countries enhancing their institutional frameworks and capacity to deliver timely, high-quality National Inventory Reports and Biennial Transparency Reports.

Joint goal with USAID

Trigg Talley

Senior Director

Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change (DOS)

Gillian Caldwell

Chief Climate Officer and Deputy Assistant Administrator


Equity Across Foreign Affairs Work

Further advance equity and support for members of marginalized communities. By September 30, 2025, the Department further institutionalizes equity in its foreign policies, programs, and processes by 1) amplifying equity leadership and strengthening equity-specific capacity and implementation in diplomatic engagement, foreign policies, foreign assistance reporting, budgeting, and related processes; and 2) increasing engagements with bi- and multilateral partners and civil society.

Ambassador Robert S. Gilchrist

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Increase the use of data to identify trends in workforce patterns and assess impacts so that potential barriers to equal opportunity can be identified and mitigated. By September 30, 2025, the DEIA Data Working Group will: conduct at least 4 additional data or barrier analyses at the enterprise-wide level; identify and train bureau-level DEIA data points of contact to champion data-informed decision-making at the bureau level; and develop policies and procedures that facilitate the ability of bureaus to mitigate or eliminate barriers to equal opportunity through the use of data.

Constance Mayer

Acting Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (S/ODI)

Data-Informed Diplomacy

The Department’s global workforce will be empowered with the skills and tools to derive actionable mission insights from data, and its data assets will be securely shared and effectively managed. By September 30, 2025, in alignment with its Enterprise Data and AI Strategies, the Department will double in-person training hours and the number of domestic data experts; increase data capacity at Post by training Chief of Missions (COMs) and Deputy Chiefs of Mission (DCMs); stand up a dozen Post Data Programs; double adoption of enterprise analytics infrastructure; increase workload efficiencies through use of AI and AI pilots; publish the Department’s first AI strategy, and modernized data governance.

Matthew Graviss

Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer

Office of Management Strategy and Solutions


Strengthen the effectiveness of the Department’s cybersecurity program in alignment with the goals set forth in the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (E.O. 14028). By September 30, 2025, the Department will achieve at least 90 percent compliance for FISMA systems requiring annual penetration testing; 90 percent for annual FISMA system contingency plan testing; and ensure at least 90 percent of all Department FISMA systems maintain a current Authorization to Operate (ATO).

Kelly E. Fletcher

Chief Information Officer