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What is Arctic diplomacy and why does it matter?

The U.S. is working with partners on the Arctic Council to address climate change and the changing environment in the Arctic region.
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Africa Day: U.S. partnerships with African nations endure

The United States is a partner with Africa. Learn how America is supporting public health and economic growth in African nations.
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U.S., international partners support Burma’s path to democracy [rolling updates]

The United States and partner nations support the Burmese people's calls for democracy. Learn more about efforts to deter human rights violations in Burma.
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United States is a committed partner in the Arctic

The United States is working with Arctic partners to ensure a peaceful, prosperous and environmentally healthy future for the region.
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The United States is committed to promoting a prosperous Africa

Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the United States' commitment to Africa through his first virtual trip to Nigeria and Kenya on April 27.
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U.S. defends religious freedom, a universal right

The State Department's Report on International Religious Freedom tracks assaults on the right to worship. Learn how the U.S. defends religious freedom.
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Blinken: America stands for peace and cooperation

Mutual respect and collaboration are central to tackling modern challenges. Learn about Secretary Blinken's call to defend the rules-based order.
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The Biden-Harris administration is the most diverse ever

A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority — and new data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.
Left: Engraving of Moses A. Hopkins (Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine) Right: Portrait of Oliver Hazard Perry (U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection)

State Department honors its forgotten heroes

A memorial at the U.S. Department of State is gaining 71 new names of those who died serving on diplomatic missions. Learn about some of these heroes.