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December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

"At its core, corruption is the transfer of wealth from the powerless to the powerful," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has said. Learn how much.
Illustration of someone cutting puppet strings connected to a globe (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Sovereignty: What it means and what it doesn’t

When President Trump speaks of sovereignty, he means something very specific that lies at the heart of America's democracy.
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In the U.S., people power dismantled political machines

A century ago, corrupt political machines that made their leaders rich thrived in U.S. cities. But people came together to reform the system.
Mihrigul Tursun (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A tale of torture in a Chinese internment camp for Uighurs

A young Uighur mother now in the United States says she was subjected to horrifying conditions in one of China's detention camps for Uighur Muslims.
Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
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U.S. goes after Iranian hackers who attacked city, hospital computers

Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
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Nicaragua’s people under attack by their own government [video]

An attack on student protesters in July was among the incidents prompting President Trump's executive order pressuring Nicaragua to restore the rule of law.

Support people with disabilities. Download this free poster.

People with disabilities have valuable talents that benefit society. Help them have the best chance to use them. Spread the word. Download this free poster.
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U.S. joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

More than one in three women have experienced gender-based violence. Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps women learn about their rights.