About Content Commons

Discover and share public diplomacy content from the U.S. Department of State

The Content Commons is the portal to search and share content from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA).

Share, embed, or download public diplomacy content to use on any channel or website — a campaign, program, or Embassy website, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

How the Content Commons works

The Content Commons is powered by the Content Distribution Platform (CDP), the backend technology that provides the functionality to index and sync different content types from multiple sources.

Content is added to the CDP through a plugin or directly uploaded within the platform. This content is then searchable in the Content Commons and the CDP always keeps content up to date by resyncing when changes are made at the source.

The Content Commons allows users to search, discover, and share content from a variety of different sources and content types. Currently the Content Commons contains videos and articles with plans to add images, PDFs, audio, and more.

The Content Commons makes finding and sharing public diplomacy content a better experience, to reach more people, tailor content to your audiences, and increase the influence of your content.

To ask questions, or provide feedback send us an email at [email protected].

Contact GPA

For more information about the Content Commons and the Content Distribution Platform (CDP), or to discuss opportunities to share or host content from GPA or the Department of State on your website, contact GPA.

To explore the Department’s global social media presence, see a list of links to official social media accounts managed by U.S. embassies, consulates, and other missions.

About GPA

The mission of the Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) is to serve the American people by effectively communicating U.S. foreign policy priorities and the importance of diplomacy to American audiences, and engaging foreign publics to enhance their understanding of and support for the values and policies of the United States.

Terms of Service

No additional permission is needed to share videos in their entirety from this website. However, portions of videos on this website may contain licensed copyrighted material (for example, in the form of a photograph, image, video footage, or music). Should you wish to use any copyrighted material from videos on this website, you should obtain appropriate permission from the holder(s) of copyright in such material.