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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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A free press requires an open internet

Free expression on the internet is a human rights issue, and organizations such as Access Now and the Freedom Online Coalition are standing up for it.
Man sitting on floor of tent holding mobile phone as two young girls look on (© Ghaith Alsayed/AP Images)

U.S. increases support for displaced Syrians

The U.S. is providing additional humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people. Learn how this aid will help displaced Syrians.
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U.S. provides $80 million in aid to the Sahel

The United States is providing emergency assistance to the Sahel region. Learn more about how this aid will help people in five African nations.
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Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield represents the United States at the U.N.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Learn about her background and the new challenges she'll face.
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U.S. supports global COVID-19 response efforts

The United States is working with the international community to expand the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.
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U.N. rebukes Maduro for torture, executions, disappearances

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and a 2020 independent U.N. report detail Maduro's human rights abuses in Venezuela.
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Commemorating the United Nations Declaration

Learn how a document signed by Allied nations during World War II helped pave the way for victory — and for today's United Nations.
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China’s manipulation of international organizations

Chinese Communist Party officials subvert international organizations to support the party's priorities and evade criticism for China's human rights abuses.