Woman showing girl how to brush her teeth using large model of teeth (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Bringing smiles and dental care to Djibouti

U.S. army soldiers are teaching children in Djibouti about nutrition and dental health. Learn more about the difference they are making.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt at lectern with many microphones as two men sit behind him (© AP Images)

Promoting human rights is essential to U.S. policy

Almost 80 years after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous Four Freedoms speech, the United States continues to champion human rights abroad.
People waiting in line on street (© Ramon Espinosa/AP Images)

The American people are helping Cubans in crisis

The U.S. embargo against Cuba still allows nongovernmental organizations, private citizens and religious groups to send aid to Cuba.

The U.S. protects the right to protest injustice [video]

People in the United States use the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to change their government and work towards a more perfect union.
Family of three walking by people in uniform in and near police truck (© AP Images)

U.S. and partners rally support for Burmese democracy

Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed for a return to democracy in Burma during recent meetings with international partners.
Opening shot of video with headshots of 25 MacArthur grant winners (© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Celebrating the 2021 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ innovators [video]

The MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of its annual "genius grants." Read about how the winners are using their creativity.
Illustration of two hands passing money in envelope (State Dept./D. Thompson)

To support democracy, fight corruption

The U.S. and international partners are working to prevent and expose corruption around the world. Learn more about those efforts.
Screenshot of Jalina Porter and words 'What Can You Do About Human Rights Abuses?" (State Dept.)

What can you do about human rights abuses? [video]

Everyone can help fight forced labor and other human rights abuses. Watch this video to learn how you can make a difference.
People releasing smoke in the colors of the rainbow (© Mikheil Meparishvili/Equality Movement)

9 ways USAID strengthens democracy [photo gallery]

See USAID in action through these award-winning photos of programs in Georgia, Serbia, Ukraine, Jordan, Iraq, Mongolia and Jamaica.