international cooperation

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City leaders pledge to strengthen democracy

City leaders from around the world, from Argentina to South Africa, exchanged ideas about strengthening democracy.
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U.S. Army, Smithsonian join forces to protect art

A military-civilian partnership aims to preserve vulnerable cultural heritage, while reviving the mission of a famous World War II Army unit.
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New chocolate factory signals deepening U.S. ties with Ghana

Ghanian chocolate producer Niche Cocoa plans to open a new factory in Wisconsin, part of a growing U.S. economic partnership with Ghana.
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Making the world’s case for water and biodiversity

Monica Medina is the first U.S. special envoy for biodiversity and water resources. She will champion nature protection measures abroad.
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International exchanges shape leaders of communities and countries

Since 1946, U.S. educational and cultural exchange programs have had a wide-ranging impact, broadening the horizons of 1.7 million alumni worldwide.
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COP27 takes place in a moment of challenge and opportunity

The United States and more than 190 other countries are heading to Egypt for COP27 in November. Learn more here.
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$100 million U.S. initiative boosts Ukrainian agriculture

Learn more about a USAID program that helps get Ukrainian farmers and the country's agricultural sector moving again.
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Tons of Ukrainian grain shipped via U.N. Black Sea initiative

The U.N.'s Black Sea Grain Initiative is helping deliver more Ukrainian grain and food products to countries. Learn more about the program.
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What is the International Atomic Energy Agency?

Learn more about the global agency that promotes safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear technologies around the world.