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In Stormy Seas, Stay the Course

Foreign Ministers of the 57 participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation gather this week in Hamburg, Germany, for the annual OSCE Ministerial Council.

My Quest To Learn How the United States and United Nations Are Working To #EndHunger

Just after Thanksgiving, I traveled to Rome, Italy -- home to the three principal international organizations dedicated to food and agriculture at the center of efforts to combat world hunger and promote sustainable development.

Displaying Artifacts from Trailblazers in the Field of Diplomatic Security

“When I think of being the first woman security officer, what I think of most is I hope I have done the best job I can, and that it will be easier for those who follow.”

Data Collaboratives for Local Impact: A Model for Building Country-Level Capacity to Use Data

Here at MCC, we believe that harnessing the power of data is critical to end the fight against HIV/AIDS. More data has been created in the past two years than ever before, and technologies supporting data collection and generation are following suit.

International Information Programs Modernizes for the Future of International Outreach

Secretary Kerry recently cut the ribbon to open the Department’s most innovative and modern workspace, pioneered by the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP).

Moving On: Bringing a Legacy of Hope to Laos

Twenty thousand people in Laos have been killed or injured by unexploded munitions from the Vietnam War. But those who survive are learning new ways to forge ahead.

Havana Flights Mark Important Milestone in Reengagement with Cuba?

Last week, for the first time in more than 50 years, a scheduled, commercial flight took off from the United States and landed in Havana, Cuba.

There’s No Going Back: The World is Acting on Climate Change

My message to my international colleagues — and their message to me — is straightforward: progress must continue because the climate change problem is both severe and urgent, and the wind is at our backs.

U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Turns Orange For #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

In honor of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the United States Embassy in Islamabad will be illuminated with orange lights for several nights.

Overcoming the Stigma of HIV/AIDS: Two Brave Women Inspire Hope in Central Asia

Takhmina Khaidarova, 29, was devastated when she learned she had contracted HIV from her husband in 2008? -- ?a status that carries huge stigma in Tajikistan.

United States and Canada: Celebrating 25 Years of Cleaner Air

Air pollution is one of the world’s leading threats to human health, and it respects no boundaries. Over 25 years ago the United States and Canada realized we had a shared acid rain problem that required a shared problem-solving strategy.

U.S. Assistance Lets Children Play Without Fear of Landmines

In Tshopo province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a peaceful game of soccer can be potentially life-threatening despite the seemingly picturesque surroundings.  “If we played ball and it landed far away from the playing field, we would simply leave it because we knew that we

World AIDS Day: Reaffirming Our Commitment to End the AIDS Epidemic By 2030

On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease.

How Our Former Nuclear Explosive Test Site Has Transformed Into a National and International Asset

Today, the Department of State, in partnership with Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, will host “Nuclear Explosion Monitoring: 60 Years of Science and Innovation,” from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50.

In the Western Hemisphere, More Action Needed to Address Early and Forced Marriage

Around the world, advocates, journalists, community workers, diplomats and girls are sounding a rallying cry against early and forced marriage.

Fulbright Arctic Week Brings the Arctic to the U.S. Capital

Loud applause greeted the announcement by Mark Taplin that a second round of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative would begin in 2017. Mr.

Security Technical Specialists—Experts Who Think Outside the Box

In 2014, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asked the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia for assistance with opening three large safes recovered after they went missing during the country’s civil war.

Testing a State-of-the-Art Medevac Unit for a Flight You Hope to Never Take

From the outside, the Containerized Bio-Containment System (CBCS) looks like a huge, nondescript shipping container. But underneath this unassuming exterior is the next step in our fight against global epidemics.

Small Businesses and Trade Agreements – A Big Deal

As Small Business Saturday approaches we reflect on why small businesses matter. One main reason is because they provide over half of the jobs in the United States, and recently have created over two-thirds of all net new jobs.

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