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The pride of the LGBTQ community [video]

Learn why Americans and millions around the world celebrate LGBTQ Pride during the month of June.
Men talking around a small, glass-topped circular table (U.S. Embassy Jerusalem/Matty Stern)

U.S. officials underscore desire for Middle East peace [video]

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and expressed the Trump administration's commitment to achieving a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Woman sewing label into fabric bag (© Sseko Designs)

U.S.-Ugandan partnership helps fashion business thrive

Thanks to AGOA, a Ugandan apparel manufacturer can compete in the U.S. market at the same time the U.S. benefits from open markets in AGOA countries.
Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo walking down hall(© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo: ‘Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights’

The United States' departure from the United Nations Human Rights Council follows a year of failure by the council to make the needed reforms.
Woman in helmet and breastplate in front of women and girls in Greek costume in front of neoclassical building (Library of Congress)

An inspiration for women fighting for their rights

Women who fought for the vote in the U.S. faced stiff opposition. The way they prevailed serves as an example for women around the world fighting for their rights.
Map showing several countries in circle and center one in red

Iran nuclear deal didn’t stop Iran’s aggression

During the time the Iran nuclear deal has been in effect, the Iranian government has forcefully continued the behavior the deal was supposed to prevent.
Illustration of a man with his mouth taped shut drawing a talk bubble (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Some protesters get creative

See how Iranians and other activists in the world challenge their governments' illegal actions using civil, nonviolent methods.
Map of world overlaid with dollar signs (© Shutterstock)

The world counts on the dollar

The world has 180 currencies, but the U.S. dollar is used in more international transactions than any other thanks to its stability.
Hundreds of people walking along river (© Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Pompeo: Religious freedom is ‘a universal human right’

The 2017 International Religious Freedom Report assesses religious freedom in countries around the world. "The state of religious freedom is dire," says Ambassador Brownback.