United Nations

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Partnership or extortion? U.S. vs. Iranian models for the Middle East

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells the U.N. Security Council how the U.S. works with other countries to pursue Middle East peace while Iran uses violence.
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Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.
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U.N. report confirms torture, killings in Venezuela

Venezuelans have been victims of "torture and ill-treatment, sexual violence and killings" under the illegitimate Maduro regime, the United Nations says.
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Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.
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World Water Day focuses on access to clean water and sanitation...

March 22 is World Water Day. Watch this video to learn more and see the progress communities are making toward access to clean water and sanitation.
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At U.N., Pompeo reaffirms support for Venezuelan people [video]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke before the United Nations Security Council in support of the people of Venezuela and their hope for a better future.
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Trinidad and Tobago helps fleeing Venezuelans [video]

The United States is working with the government of Trinidad and Tobago to help the Venezuelans who have fled the corrupt regime of Nicolás Maduro.
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U.S. helps Venezuelans in Colombia

A new $2.5 million initiative will help provide food and medical care to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled poverty, hunger and tyranny.
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U.N. condemns Iran’s human rights abuses

The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution censuring Iran's human rights record, including torture and imprisoning human rights defenders.