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Singaporean to lead U.N. intellectual property agency

Daren Tang, from Singapore, was elected to become the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
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U.N. high commissioner: Violence continues in Venezuela

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights and 55 countries called for an end to the human rights abuses still occurring in Venezuela.
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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.
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Seized missiles show Iran’s regime flouting U.N. resolutions

The United States seized Iranian-made missiles headed to Yemen. See how Iran's regime continues to fuel conflict despite its people's demands for change.
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Securing Africa’s future through private investment

American-style free enterprise has boosted economies around the world. Learn more about the values that help lift countries and people from poverty.
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What you can do to stop human traffickers [video]

Governments, businesses, law enforcement and people around the world all have a role to play to fight human trafficking. Learn more.
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International Human Rights Day 2019

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Learn more about the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos from around the world.
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Pompeo: Meaningful multilateralism means outcomes, not gestures

The U.S. supports "meaningful and effective multilateralism" for more peaceful relationships. Learn how these tactics have resolved crises in the past.
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The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.