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Protesters holding up hands in street (© Sakchai Lalit/AP)

Standing with the people of Burma 2 years after the military...

Two years after its coup, the military regime in Burma continues to carry out a brutal campaign of violence against its own people.
Group of people posing for photo in front of blackboard with Arabic words (Courtesy of Lizz Huntley)

Americans’ desire to learn Arabic continues

More American students are choosing to study Arabic. For World Arabic Language Day, we look at their experiences.
Woman placing arms around another woman while sitting outdoors (© Vadim Ghirda/AP Images)

Holding Russia to account for its atrocities in Ukraine

The United States supports international efforts to investigate and examine atrocities in Ukraine and to bring perpetrators to justice.
Illustration of oversized hands protecting vulnerable woman (Graphic: State Dept./M. Gregory. Image: © GoodStudio/Shutterstock.com)

Supporting human rights defenders

Human rights defenders face dangers for their efforts to protect universally recognized rights. Learn the State Department's role
Convoy of trucks on mountain road (WFP)

A program for the world’s hungry

David Beasley, who leads the largest humanitarian organization on the planet, explains why feeding vulnerable people fights more than hunger.
Health worker collecting swab sample from woman's nose (© Mahmud Hossain Opu/AP Images)

COVID-19 testing, oxygen programs launched

Learn more about how U.S.-led COVID-19 programs will improve access to medical oxygen and other vital supplies.
Monica Medina speaking at lectern (State Dept.)

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.
Mural of girl riding horse under the word "freedom" (© @superkant and @CyVisualsMiami for @StreetArtMankind)

Street mural exhibit in Houston aims to inspire

A collection of new murals in Houston draws attention to universal issues such as climate change and education.
Solar panels on semicircular hotel rooftop overlooking large swimming pool, with arid mountains in background (© Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

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.