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The United States commends actions by French military forces, in coordination with regional forces, to begin the process of restoring security to the peopl...
Ambassador Daniel Baer, U.S. representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, provides a closing statem...
“As Mandela takes his place in history, we grieve with the people of South Africa and … we rededicate ourselves to carrying his legacy forward — not only t...
In 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his vision for a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
Many barriers to education persist. Learn how to overcome these barriers to help all students realize their full potential.
On August 28, 1963, an estimated 250,000 people marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington where they heard Martin Luther King Jr. give a speech destin...
What makes U.S. government uniquely American ... its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of “checks and balances,” the decentralized roles ...
This Black History Month, we are reminded of how far we have come as a country on equal rights for all.
The U.S. Ambassadors Find for Cultural Preservation has supported projects to preserve cultural heritage in more than 125 countries around the world. Learn...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, discusses Nelson Mandela and the power of words.
Countries that respect the rights of all citizens are more just, prosperous and secure, National Security Advisor Susan Rice says at a Washington meeting o...
President Obama says on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela that he was “one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good...
President Obama believes the United Nations can be extraordinarily constructive and an important partner in bringing peace, stability and security to the ...
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve...
Images of refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in their new U.S. communities and beyond.
As an avid sports fan, U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake plans to build teamwork between the U.S. and Indonesia.
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann shares her thoughts on why breaking barriers is important for society.
State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann’s experiences led to her commitment to fighting for disability rights.
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