Funded by the United States, a member of HALO's Weapons and Ammunition Disposal (WAD) team prepares to destroy excess Angolan National Police weapons.

To prevent illicit diversions, increase the safety of Angolan citizens, and strengthen Angola's national security, the United States assists the Government...

Rwandan police demonstrate how to operate a weapons marking machine. The box in the foreground programs the machine to engrave a unique code on each weapon. (Department of State photo)

The countries of the Great Lakes region, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, are located at the crossroads of the African continent.

Two remaining elephants.

You might be surprised to hear that elephants significantly shape ecosystems, environments, and landscapes in Africa and Asia with their movements and behaviors...

A Guinean peacekeeper serving with United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) conducts a sweep for landmines and improvised explosive devices

In recent years, international peacekeeping missions have become more complex and more dangerous. From 2015-2018, a total of 154 United Nations (UN) peacekeepers...


American and Micronesian experts and students working on two complementary U.S. Department of State programs to conserve and document cultural heritage in...

A block in Charleston, South Carolina with the words "State4States" and "South Carolina"

From Greenville to Charleston, the State Department has a positive impact on South Carolinians through environmental advocacy, exchange programs, and...

Picture of US Department of State seal

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