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Men holding signs protesting slavery at sea (© Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

How the U.S. uses trade to deter forced labor

The United States blocks products made with forced labor from entering the country. Learn more about this and other efforts to deter forced labor worldwide.
Woman standing outside building with hands on hips (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Turkish American women tackle the challenges of government

Turkish Americans proudly serve in the U.S. government, part of the diverse community that makes U.S. foreign policy so strong.
Person on dog sled surrounded by ice and snow (© Martin Zwick/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

What is Arctic diplomacy and why does it matter?

The U.S. is working with partners on the Arctic Council to address climate change and the changing environment in the Arctic region.
Woman getting vaccinated while others wait (© Rajanish Kakade/AP Images)

United States announces worldwide vaccine donations

The United States announced that it will be donating 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to COVAX and directly to countries facing pandemic crises.
Cicada nymphs crawling through grass (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

The Brood X cicadas arrive by the billions

Once every 17 years, billions of cicadas emerge from underground in more than a dozen U.S. states. Learn more about this strange natural wonder.
Doctor listening to child's heart with stethoscope as child sits on mother's lap (USAID/Riaz Jahanpour)

Africa Day: U.S. partnerships with African nations endure

The United States is a partner with Africa. Learn how America is supporting public health and economic growth in African nations.
Kamaltürk Yalqun shows his father's book in April 2019 in Philadelphia. Yalqun Rozi, who is imprisoned in the People's Republic of China, devoted his life to Uighur literature and education. (© Jacqueline Larma/AP Images)

Uyghur educators face prison, death in China

The People's Republic of China sentences Uyghur educators to prison as part of a campaign of repression against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, critics say.
Workers picking cotton in a field (© Timur Karpov/AP Images)

How the U.S. supports workers’ rights around the world

The U.S. fights for the rights of workers worldwide. Learn more about U.S. efforts to improve working conditions in countries around the world.
People waiting in line seen through a COVID-19 vaccine sign (© Altaf Qadri/AP Images)

U.S. rushes to aid India amid dire COVID-19 outbreak

The U.S. is providing emergency aid to India, from ventilators and oxygen to rapid testing kits, to fight India's surge in COVID-19 cases.