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Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaking at lectern with poster behind her (Loey Felipe/United Nations )

Exposing human rights abuses associated with Russia’s filtration operations in Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged the United Nations to act on Russia's filtration sites in Ukraine.
Doreen Bogdan-Martin standing in front of Palais des Nations building (State Dept.)

Working to deliver a truly worldwide web

With decades of experience, Doreen Bogdan-Martin would lead the U.N. International Telecommunication Union with integrity and accountability.
Photo from 2021 of woman carrying Ukrainian flag next to photo from 2022 of woman standing near destroyed building (Graphic: State Dept./M. Gregory. Photos: © Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters and © Kostiantyn Liberov/AP Images)

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine at 6 months

Ukraine celebrates its national independence day August 24 as Russia's full-scale invasion reaches a grim six-month milestone.
Cynthia Yue at microphone, speaking and gesturing (Courtesy of Cynthia Yue)

Cynthia Yue has her finger on the pulse of American youth

Learn why the 2021–2022 U.S. Youth Observer to the U.N. is so committed to human rights and how her childhood shaped her worldview.
Illustration of people carrying key to lock fastened around bomb (State Dept./D. Thompson)

America’s unwavering support for nuclear nonproliferation

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons has helped prevent nuclear war. Learn how the U.S. is working to strengthen it.
Woman and man sitting behind table full of vegetables (USAID)

U.S. to tackle food insecurity during U.N. events

Armed conflict, climate crises and supply chain delays are among main causes of food insecurity. Learn more about U.S. food relief efforts.
Three children in old photograph (Courtesy of Ambassador Michèle Taylor)

U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
Man standing amid rubble from bombed house (© Emmanuel Duparcq/AFP/Getty Images)

Overwhelming majority of nations demand Putin end war in Ukraine

In a historic demonstration of global unity, the U.N. General Assembly voted to condemn the Russian government's attack on Ukraine.
Sign reading 'flight cancelled' (© Mario Tama/Getty Images)

World isolates Putin’s regime after Ukraine invasion

From blocking financial transactions to stopping energy imports, nations acted to hold Russia's leaders accountable for the attack on Ukraine.