Glossary Terms

U. S. Congress

The U. S. Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Congress meets in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both representatives and senators are chosen through direct election. Members are affiliated to the Republican Party or to the Democratic Party, and only rarely to a third-party or as independents. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators.

U. S. Department of State

U. S. Department of State

The United States Department of State (DoS), often referred to as the State Department, is theUnited States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

U.S. Embassy in Riyadh

For over sixty years, the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have enjoyed a strong relationship based upon mutual respect and common interests. Diplomatic relations were established in 1933. The U.S. Embassy opened in Jeddah in 1944 and moved to Riyadh in 1984. In addition to the Embassy, the American government maintains consulates […]

U.S. Energy Information Administration

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council

The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) is the premier U.S. organization that assists U.S. companies in identifying business partners in Saudi Arabia.

UN Counterterrorism Center

In 2006 all Member States of the United Nations acknowledged that the question of creating an international centre to fight terrorism could be considered as part of the international efforts to counter terrorism, as stipulated in the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (A/RES/60/288).

UN Framework Conference for Climate Change UNFCCC

In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to cooperatively consider what they could do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable.

UNESCO

UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

United Nations

United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter.

United Nations Security Council

The UN Charter established six main organs of the United Nations, including the Security Council. It gives primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security to the Security Council, which may meet whenever peace is threatened. According to the Charter, the United Nations has four purposes: 1) to maintain international peace and security; 2) to […]

United States Central Command (CENTCOM)

United States Central Command (CENTCOM)
With national and international partners, U.S. Central Command promotes cooperation among nations, responds to crises, and deters or defeats state and nonstate aggression, and supports development and, when necessary, reconstruction in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity.

United States Department of Commerce

The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers.

United States Trade Representative

American trade policy works toward opening markets throughout the world to create new opportunities and higher living standards for families, farmers, manufacturers, workers, consumers, and businesses. The United States is party to numerous trade agreements with other countries, and is participating in negotiations for new trade agreements with a number of countries and regions of the world.