Sunset over lake (USAID)

Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits Japan on first trip to Asia

The alliance between Japan and the United States "is devoted to peace, prosperity and freedom in the Asia-Pacific region," Secretary Tillerson says.
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Helping girls grow up to be engineers [video]

GoldieBlox — toys that combine construction projects and stories of a girl engineer named Goldie — foster spatial skills, and perhaps future engineers.
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GIST March 14 webchat: Advice for startups in developing markets

On March 14, talk with Habib Haddad, managing director for the MIT Media Lab's E14 fund, and Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted.
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For small farmers in East Africa, a new tool for getting...

A new digital platform called 2KUZE is set to revolutionize how farmers get their goods to market in East Africa and make more money for them.
Aerial view of many shipping containers (Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography)

Do sanctions work?

Sanctions provide an option for U.S. policymakers to alter the behavior of a foreign nation or a specific group of people without military conflict.
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Diaspora Voices

On March 8 the State Department will host #DiasporaVoices, a live-streamed interactive video webchat for diaspora communities.
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Canada’s Trudeau, Ivanka Trump encourage businesswomen

President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs.
Illustration of people standing on an arrow, looking through telescopes (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

What is the Dow Jones average?

Why does anyone care about the Dow Jones breaking through the 20,000 mark? Find out about the origins of the index and how it shows the economy's strength.