Kerry’s historic visit to Somalia

For the first time in history, a sitting U.S. secretary of state visits Somalia. Secretary Kerry announces a plan to re-establish a diplomatic mission.
Nikki Haley speaking (© Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu/Getty Images)

The gavel passes quickly for U.N. Security Council presidents

No one can run for president of the United Nations Security Council. The job simply rotates each month among the 15 nations.
Rescue workers preparing humanitarian aid for Venezuelans (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

The world steps up to help Venezuelans

The world has pledged more than $100 million in humanitarian aid to Venezuela. On February 14, the interim government gathered donors to discuss the crisis.
Man walking with bag of dates (Alaa Badarneh for USAID)

With water projects in West Bank and Gaza, U.S. cultivates hope

The U.S. is connecting Palestinians to water treatment systems that keep people safe and promote jobs. The possibility for peace is growing in the process.
Woman holding young girl, with man and young boy sitting on couch in background (© AP Images)

Building new lives in the U.S.

People seeking refugee status in the U.S. go through a rigorous process that includes applications, interviews and medical exams before they are resettled.
Woman with two children (© John Owens/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images)

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.
Akie Abe, Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump and Melania Trump (© AP Images)

Trump and Japan’s Abe affirm ‘very crucial alliance’

President Trump and first lady Melania welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, to Florida over the weekend.
Man with beard and cap (© Elizabeth Dalziel/AP Images)

Who are the Uighurs?

Uighur Muslims are an ethnic minority in China. The Uighurs are persecuted by the Chinese government, with hundreds of thousands held in detention camps.
President Trump and Moon Jae-in walking on red carpet (White House)

President Trump to visit Republic of Korea

President Trump will visit the Republic of Korea this week to meet with President Moon and emphasize the importance of the U.S.-Korea relationship.