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    Nepal’s Seven Summits Women Promote Female Empowerment
Nepal’s Seven Summits Women Promote Female Empowerment

Women mountain climbers from Nepal meet with Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington.

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State Official on 2013 Religious Freedom Report

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski briefs reporters on the annual International Religious Freedom Report for...


Obama at Young African Leaders Summit in Washington

President Obama speaks and answers questions at the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit in Washington.


Kerry on Release of 2013 Religious Freedom Report

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the department’s rollout of the annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2013.


Pamphlets

2014-06-06

    Michelle Bachelet: Physician, Military Strategist, Head of State
Michelle Bachelet: Physician, Military Strategist, Head of State

She’s a political prisoner turned public servant who, as as a government minister and Chile’s president, worked to establish a stable democracy during the ...

2014-03-24

    A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics
A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics

A Poynter Institute expert provides practical examples of how to apply journalism ethics in the digital age.

2014-03-06

    Starting and Maintaining a Blog
Starting and Maintaining a Blog

Whether you're a political junkie or a fashion maven, blogs provide a platform for you to voice your opinion and share your story.

Publications

2014-04-02

    EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today
EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today

LGBT rights are a work in progress in the United States. New attitudes are ushering in change. States are legalizing gay marriage. Businesses are protectin...

2014-03-05

    EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out
EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out

Explore college newsrooms where student journalists practice their Constitutional right to a free and unfettered press. This issue also offers news for mov...

2013-12-05

Outline of U.S. Government

What makes U.S. government uniquely American ... its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of “checks and balances,” the decentralized roles ...

Articles

2014-07-23

    U.S. Adds $4.8 Million to End Child, Early, Forced Marriage
U.S. Adds $4.8 Million to End Child, Early, Forced Marriage

The United States will spend over $4.8 million for 2014 on programs to end child, early and forced marriage in South Asia, Africa and the Near East.

2014-07-22

    U.N., U.S. Denounce ISIL Persecution of Iraqi Minorities
U.N., U.S. Denounce ISIL Persecution of Iraqi Minorities

The United States and the U.N. Security Council denounce the persecution of Iraqi minorities under the control of radical Sunni militants.

2014-07-18

    Mandela’s Legacy of Inspiring New African Leaders Lives On
Mandela’s Legacy of Inspiring New African Leaders Lives On

President Obama shares the late Nelson Mandela's desire to inspire a new generation of great African leaders, as demonstrated by the Young African Leaders ...

Photo Galleries

2013-07-01

The United Nations: Partner in Peace, Stability, Security

President Obama believes the United Nations can be extraordinarily constructive and an important partner in bringing peace, stability and security to the ...

2012-12-28

    Historic Inaugurations
Historic Inaugurations

"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...

2012-06-18

Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference

Images of refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in their new U.S. communities and beyond.

Videos

2014-07-03

Meet Mike Hankey, Consul General for Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Mike Hankey, the new American consul general in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is excited to take on his new position and help strengthen the friendship between th...

2014-06-24

Chris Brand on Playing LGBT Hockey

"There's a big disconnect between being an athlete and being gay," says LGBT community member Chris Brand. "We put our skates on the same way, we skate the...

2014-05-19

Meet the New U.S. Ambassador to Belize, Carlos Moreno

"Respect for others is the basis of peace," and those words are guiding the relationship between the United States and its Central American neighbors, says...