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International Human Rights Day 2019

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Learn more about the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos from around the world.
Illustration of open vault with gold bars showing (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Corrupt Maduro props up regime with Venezuelans’ gold

International Anti-Corruption Day is December 9. Learn how Maduro sells off Venezuela's gold reserves to fund his authoritarian regime.
Hernan Urbina and woman standing by cash register (Courtesy of Ice Break)

Ice cream shops, one in Texas and one in Belize, share...

A young entrepreneur in Belize sharpened his focus on employee development after interning at a chain of Texas ice cream parlors.
Three women seated, talking (© European Young Innovators Forum)

Here’s one way women-owned startups find financing

In Denmark, the U.S. Embassy teamed up with a local organization to equip female entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed.
Two women looking at tablets (USAID)

Mapping Niger to deliver malaria medicines

A U.S.-backed program is helping to get malaria medicine delivered in Niger by making sure maps accurately show the location of health facilities.
Flags of many countries waving on flagpoles (© Shutterstock)

Pompeo: Meaningful multilateralism means outcomes, not gestures

The U.S. supports "meaningful and effective multilateralism" for more peaceful relationships. Learn how these tactics have resolved crises in the past.
Young girl getting help putting on winter coat (© Eugene Gologursky/Getty Image)

Americans donate millions to charities on Giving Tuesday

Americans donate to charities on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to give back to their communities and help around the world.
Chinese flag behind razor wire (© Gred Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing’s attack on Uighurs isn’t counterterrorism

The Chinese government claims its oppression of Muslims is counterterrorism. But the evidence shows that they are cracking down on religious minorities.
Mike Pompeo sitting (© Timothy D. Easley/AP Images)

U.S. defends South American democracies with ‘realism and restraint’

The United States is seeking to protect free expression of democratic values in the hemisphere through policies that blend "realism and restraint."