United Nations

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United States elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

The U.S. will occupy a seat on the council for a three-year term, working to protect the rights of all humans, including marginalized groups.
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To support democracy, fight corruption

The U.S. and international partners are working to prevent and expose corruption around the world. Learn more about those efforts.
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U.S. will donate 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide

The U.S. already donates more COVID-19 vaccine doses than all other countries combined and will be donating an additional 500 million doses.
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Biden: ‘We must work together as never before’

Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, President Biden pushed for global cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and the climate crisis.
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The African diaspora thrives in the United States

In honor of the U.N.'s first International Day for People of African Descent, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.
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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.
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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.